The COVID-19 pandemic has had a substantial impact on all aspects of healthcare, including its sustainability. The need for more sustainable systems is now clear as never before, and from 23 November till 3 December healthcare leaders are sharing ideas, innovations, challenges and solutions at CleanMed Europe, Europe’s leading conference on sustainable healthcare.
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“We know from past editions of CleanMed Europe that one of the things our attendees value the most is connecting with like-minded sustainable healthcare leaders with similar interests and challenges. Knowing that you’re not alone and sharing experiences with one another helps inspire and motivate us every day,” says Healthcare Without Harm, the conference organisers, in a statement.
This year CleanMed Europe is being held in the virtual space for the first time. It focusses on leadership for sustainable healthcare and on ways to not only reduce healthcare sector’s environmental footprint but also drive the change at the policy and market levels, necessary to reduce environmental harm and support human health and well-being. Bringing together healthcare professionals, policy-makers, sustainability practitioners and healthcare leaders, the conference showcases cutting-edge practices in sustainable healthcare and provides an opportunity for meaningful discussions. The sessions are grouped into themed conference tracks covering topics such as climate-smart healthcare, sustainable food, or circular healthcare.
Opening panel - Perspectives on leadership for sustainable healthcare
Ensuring transparency and increasing sustainability in the pharmaceutical supply chain
Circular healthcare: Where to start?
Green buildings/infrastructure in healthcare
Decarbonisation of pharmaceutical and medical devices: Perspectives on the roadmap
Plant forward diets: Good for your health and the planet
Medical textiles - why tackling chemistry is critical
Infection prevention: Is there a room for safer disinfectants and sustainable use of antimicrobials?
Creating engagement: Sustainable nutrition in healthcare facilities
Enhancing AMR education in European medical schools
Low-carbon healthcare in the Mediterranean Region
Safer medical devices: 2020 Progress checklist
Clinicians engaging with the global environmental movement
(Zero) waste in Circular Healthcare
How clinicians can reduce the environmental impact of healthcare
Reducing pharmaceutical waste and improving access to medicines
Leadership for a Carbon Net Zero Health System: The Power of Collaboration
Carbon impacts of operating theatres/rooms
Collaborating to achieve healthcare circularity
Sustainable Procurement Guide and case studies
Reusable PPE: Before and after COVID-19
How Nurses can take climate action: Presenting the Nurses Climate Challenge
Climate leadership in European healthcare
Leadership in Action: Becoming the world's first net-zero health service
Detailed agenda is available here.
Participation is free. You can register here and attend any number of sessions.