Translating Planetary Health Principles Into Sustainable Primary Care Services

Friday, 26 April 13:30

About Dr Nicolas Senn

Nicolas Senn is Associate Professor at the Faculty of Biology and Medicine in Lausanne, Switzerland. He also heads the Department of Family Medicine at Unisanté in Lausanne, where he is responsible for teaching and research in family medicine. After initial training in general medicine, he completed a PhD in epidemiology at the Swiss TPH in Basel and worked for several years in Australia and Papua New Guinea on clinical malaria prevention research projects for children. Currently, while maintaining a clinical activity in family medicine, he is developing research projects linked to the organization of health systems and questions of the environmental sustainability of healthcare services. As such, he co-edited the book "Santé et environnement: vers une nouvelle approche globale" (Health and environment: towards a new global approach) for Editions RMS. He has also co-written a roadmap with the Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences entitled "Pour les services de santé dans les limites planétaires" (for healthcare services within planetary boundaries). From this perspective, he is interested in better understanding how environmental considerations such as global warming or biodiversity loss could be integrated into healthcare services, what influence this might have on the practice of medicine and more generally on the socio-ecological transformation of the society.

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