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Day 1: Sustainability frameworks for the US healthcare sector

11:00-11:20 AM Opening Remarks (All times are Eastern Daylight Time)

Course Directors:

  • Todd Cort, PhD, Lecturer in Sustainability, Yale School of Management
    'Reporting frameworks for HCOs and suppliers-risks and opportunities'
  • Jodi Sherman, MD, Director, Yale Program on Healthcare Environmental Sustainability
11:20-11:30 AM Special Brief: Dr. Victor Dzau, President of the National Academy of Medicine, and Chair of the Action Collaborative on Sustainable Healthcare

11:30-12:30 PM Panel 1: Measuring sustainability performance in U.S. Healthcare Delivery

Experts from across industry will examine sustainability metrics and their utility for healthcare sustainability accounting and accountability against science-based targets and the Sustainable Development Goals. They will also discuss the state of sustainability disclosure guidelines and their utility for US healthcare institutions. This in-depth dialogue will cover themes such as metrics standardization, mandated ESG reporting, and the rapid evolution of disclosure regulations.

Speakers:

  • Terri Scannell, MBA, Senior Director, Social Responsibility and Community Benefit, Vizient, Inc.
    'Reporting frameworks for HCOs and suppliers-risks and opportunities'
  • Mike Wallace, Partner, Environmental Resources Management
  • Kelli Okuji-Wilson, MBA, Sector Lead for Healthcare Analyst, Sector Lead – Health Care, Project Manager – Human Capital, Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB)
    'SASB Health Care Delivery Standard'

Moderator:

  • Robert Klee, MEM, JD, PhD, Lecturer, Yale School of the Environment

12:30-1:30 PM Panel 2: Social challenges for Healthcare Delivery: From Equity to Human Capital

What does social responsibility mean for healthcare organizations? Healthcare has a social mission, by design. However, it must look beyond individual patient care. This panel will explore equity in human capital and workforce diversity; as well as discuss healthcare institutions' roles in supporting business and community.

Speakers:

  • Cheryl Holder, MD, Interim Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, Inclusivity, and Community Initiatives; and Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
    'Social dimensions of healthcare: what should the role of the hospital be?'
  • Lisa Nichols, MSW, Associate Vice President, Intermountain Healthcare
    'Health Systems as Community Stewards: Understanding and Addressing Community Needs'
  • Gregory Norris, PhD, Director, Sustainability and Health Initiative for NetPositive Enterprise, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    'Handprints of Healthcare'

Moderator:

  • Keith Churchwell, MD, President, Yale-New Haven Hospital, Associate Clinical Professor of Internal Medicine (Cardiology)

1:30-2:15 PM Featured Speaker: Andrew Winston, Author, The Big Pivot, Green to Gold and Net Positive (coming October 2021)

'Supply chains, scope 3 and beyond: an expanded view of corporate responsibility'

Moderator:

  • Todd Cort, PhD, Lecturer in Sustainability, Yale School of Management


2:15-2:25 PM Break

2:25-3:20 PM Panel 3: Beyond the Hospital Doors: Supply Chain and Scope 3 Challenges

The supply chain is responsible for 70% of healthcare carbon emissions, yet accounting for these Scope 3 emissions presents major challenges for organizations. This panel will explore how sustainability measurements and monitoring extend across the healthcare value chain, offering valuable insights to healthcare managers, clinicians and executives alike.

Speakers:

Moderator:
  • Jodi Sherman, MD, Director, Yale Program of Healthcare Environmental Sustainability

3:20-3:30 PM Closing Address:

  • Sten Vermund, MD, PhD, Dean and Anna M.R. Lauder Professor of Public Health, Yale School of Public Health; Professor of Pediatrics, Yale School of Medicine

Course Directors:

  • Todd Cort, PhD, Lecturer in Sustainability, Yale School of Management; Faculty Co-Director, Yale Center for Business and the Environment
  • Jodi Sherman, MD, Director, Yale Program of Healthcare Environmental Sustainability; Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, Yale School of Medicine; Associate Professor of Epidemiology in Environmental Health Sciences, Yale School of Public Health; Medical Director, Yale-New Haven Health System Center for Sustainable Healthcare

Day 2: Lessons from the Greener NHS Initiative: challenges and opportunities on the road to net zero healthcare.

11:00-11:15 AM Opening remarks

Course Directors:

  • Jodi Sherman, MD, Director, Yale Program on Healthcare Environmental Sustainability
  • Marina Romanello, PhD, Lead Data Scientist, The Lancet Countdown, and Research Fellow, University College London Institute for Global Health

11:15-11:30 AM Special address by Course Director, Ian Hamilton, MSc, PhD, Executive Director, The Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change: Climate change, mitigation and health co-benefits

'Climate change, mitigation and health co-benefits'

11:30-12:30 Panel 1: Facilities and Operations Management

Healthcare facilities are highly energy intensive, with continuous operations, complex diagnostic and therapeutic equipment. Energy demand reduction from buildings is widely recognized as a key component of greenhouse gas abatement strategies. Reliable measurements are essential for guiding evidence-based mitigation and improving resilience. Panelists will discuss state of the art measurements, improvement opportunities for energy use and the adoption of new sources of power generation and heating, drawing on examples from the Net Zero Carbon programme developed for the National Health Service in England. Healthcare facilities are, however, organizationally complex. Their goals are oriented toward human health rather than carbon emissions. Thus, multi-level efforts to create institutional and individual behaviour change where staff have varying reasons and abilities (or lack thereof) to act on energy efficiency interventions will also be addressed.

Speakers:

  • Paul Ruyssevelt, PhD, Professor of Energy and Building Performance and Deputy Director, University College London Energy Institute, Chair of Energy and Building Performance, The Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment, University College London; Analytical consultant-NHS Net Zero Project
    'Decarbonizing healthcare estates and facilities in NHS England'
  • Katy Janda, PhD, Principal Research Fellow in Organisations and Non-Domestic Buildings, University College London Bartlett Energy Institute, Faculty of the Built Environment
    ‘Socio-technical aspects of reducing carbon: changing technologies, organizational behaviors, and professional practices’

Moderator:

  • Marina Belén Romanello, PhD, Data Scientist at Lancet Countdown: Tracking Progress on Health and Climate Change; Analytical lead consultant-NHS Net Zero Project

12:30-1:15 PM Keynote address: Nick Watts, MD, Chief Sustainability Officer, National Health Service, England

'Lessons from a greener NHS initiative'

Moderator:

  • Jodi Sherman, MD, Director, Yale Program on Healthcare Environmental Sustainability

1:15-2:15 PM Panel 2: Supply Chain Emissions Measures and Strategic Management

70% of health sector emissions stem from the supply chain, or Scope 3 emissions. Accounting for procurement emissions is vital to healthcare organization strategic management and tracking progress. This panel will cover methods of integrated accounting for medical and non-medical equipment supplies, and how these can guide interventions that are impactful and feasible to implement.

Speakers:

  • Matt Eckelman, MS, MPhil, PhD, Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Northeastern University; Adjunct Associate Professor, Yale School of Public Health; Analytical consultant-NHS Net Zero Project
    ‘Lessons Learned in National Health Care Supply Chain Carbon Emissions Accounting’
  • Sarah Ouanhon, MSc, Senior Net Zero Delivery Lead, National Health Service, England
    'Reducing NHS supply chain emissions through a multifaceted partnership-based approach'
  • Jerome Baddley, CEnv FIEMA, Senior Advisor in Environmentally Sustainable Healthcare, Aga Khan Development Network
    'Accounting and reducing emissions in the supply chain: The Aga Khan Development Network'

Moderator:

  • Jodi Sherman, MD, Director, Yale Program of Healthcare Environmental Sustainability
2:15-2:30 PM Break

2:30-3:20 PM Panel 3: Transformation in Modes of Care

How clinical care is delivered ultimately determines health system emissions, including through building and energy use, transportation, and supply chain consumption. Mitigating the healthcare footprint requires interventions both to the healthcare system and to the factors driving demand. Shifts that have already taken place or are underway will be highlighted, such as. low-carbon clinical care pathways (where known), telehealth, social and green prescribing, and more. Here, we present a framework for constructing environmentally sustainable health systems, placing health equity and the social determinants of health at the forefront of sustainable health systems.

Speakers:

  • Andrea MacNeill, MD, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, and Director of the Planetary Healthcare Lab, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    'A oanetary healthcare framework'
  • Olivia Bush, MBBS, BSc, MRCP, Clinical Programme Director, the Centre for Sustainable Healthcare
    'Sustainability in quality improvement’
  • Jodi Sherman, MD, Director, Yale Program of Healthcare Environmental Sustainability
    'Infection control and the harm of the zero harm quest’

Moderator:

  • Marina Belén Romanello, PhD, Data Scientist at Lancet Countdown: Tracking Progress on Health and Climate Change; Analytical lead consultant-NHS Net Zero Project

3:20-3:30 PM Closing remarks:

  • Sten Vermund, MD, PhD, Dean and Anna M.R. Lauder Professor of Public Health, Yale School of Public Health; Professor of Pediatrics, Yale School of Medicine

Course Directors:

  • Ian Hamilton, MSc, PhD, Executive Director, The Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change; Associate Professor, University College London Energy Institute, The Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment, University College London, Analytical consultant-NHS Net Zero Project
  • Marina Belén Romanello, PhD, Data Scientist at Lancet Countdown: Tracking Progress on Health and Climate Change; Analytical lead consultant-NHS Net Zero Project
  • Jodi Sherman, MD, Director, Yale Program on Healthcare Environmental Sustainability; Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, Yale School of Medicine; Associate Professor of Epidemiology in Environmental Health Sciences, Yale School of Public Health; Medical Director, Yale-New Haven Health System Center for Sustainable Healthcare; Analytical consultant-NHS Net Zero Project

Day 3: Lessons from the Nordic sustainable healthcare experience

11:00-11:15 AM Opening remarks

Course Directors:

  • Jodi Sherman, MD, Director, Yale Program on Healthcare Environmental Sustainability
  • Sten Vermund, MD, PhD, Dean and Anna M.R. Lauder Professor of Public Health, Yale School of Public Health; Professor of Pediatrics, Yale School of Medicine

11:15-12:00 PM Keynote address & live Q&A: Daniel Eriksson, Founder, CEO, Nordic Center for Sustainable Healthcare

'Lessons from the Nordic States on Sustainable Healthcare'

Moderator:
  • Jodi Sherman, MD, Director, Yale Program on Healthcare Environmental Sustainability

12:00-1:00 PM A paradigm for sustainable healthcare

For over 30 years, Nordic hospitals and regional governments have formulated and adopted sustainability and environmental strategies to minimize adverse public health effects emerging from healthcare activities. Nordic Innovation, the intergovernmental organization, has therefore aptly described sustainable healthcare as a ‘Nordic stronghold’ within the region’s healthcare industry.

On this panel, we will discover how the Nordic region has emerged as a frontrunner in sustainable healthcare. The panelists will delve into the region’s strategic development agenda that includes policies and legislations, local culture, innovative companies, and progressive hospitals and regional administrations. The session aims to provide practical and actionable insights to decision makers and stakeholders in US healthcare.

Speakers:

  • Teppo Rantanen, MA, CEO, Smart Healthy Cities, Finland
    ‘Smart cities: social determinants of health in a data-driven sustainable healthcare system’
  • Jenni Nordborg, MSc, PhD, National Coordinator for Life Sciences, Head of the Office for Life Sciences at the Government Offices, Sweden
    ‘Swedish government sustainability strategy in biomedical sciences and healthcare’
Moderator:
  • Jodi Sherman, MD, Director, Yale Program on Healthcare Environmental Sustainability

1:00-1:15 PM Break

1:15-2:15 PM Sustainable health care system exemplars

This panel drives the focus on to sustainability implementation at the hospital system level. Speakers will present examples of Nordic sustainable healthcare strategies and results while referencing the costs, risks and impact reduction measures of local healthcare institutions. Since the transformation towards a sustainable healthcare framework has occurred over several decades, there are valuable lessons to be learned: from mistakes to avoid and successes to fast-track in the implementation of environmentally and public health-friendly healthcare.

Speakers:
  • Ole Gerner Jacobsen, MS, Chief Consultant, Green Transition, Copenhagen
    ‘Towards greener healthcare – results and best practice from the Capital Region of Denmark’s health systems’
  • Maria Gaden, MS, Chief Manager, Center for Sustainable Hospitals, Central Denmark Region
  • Hulda Steingrimsdottir, MSc, Environmental Manager, National Hospital of Iceland
    ‘Implementing sustainability at Icelandic hospital Landspitali’
Moderator:
  • Jodi Sherman, MD, Director, Yale Program on Healthcare Environmental Sustainability

2:15-3:15 PM A diverse ecosystem of stakeholders

Speakers hail from different parts of the Nordic states, and include both national and subnational change-drivers. They will shed light on diverse regional aspects, spanning sustainable procurement and supply chains, energy-efficient hospitals; as well as actions that paved the way for the implementation and management of sustainable healthcare strategies, and the reporting of outcomes. The session will also cover financial themes including cost-reductions through better supply chain management, efficient energy use, improved waste management, innovative financing, and much more.

Speakers:

  • Johannes Brundin, MS, Energy and Climate Manager, Nordic Center for Sustainable Healthcare; Project Manager, Stiftelsen
    ‘Energy and climate-smart technologies at hospitals in the Nordics’
  • Josephine Sundqvist, PhD, Secretary-General and CEO, Läkarmissionen International
  • Trude Ertresvåg, MSc, Environmental Manager, Sykehusinnkjøp
    Supply chain procurement systems: calls for a unified voice across countries?’
Moderator:
  • Jodi Sherman, MD, Director, Yale Program on Healthcare Environmental Sustainability

3:15-3:30 PM Closing remarks

Course Directors:

  • Daniel Eriksson, Founder, CEO, Nordic Center for Sustainable Healthcare
  • Jodi Sherman, MD, Director, Yale Program on Healthcare Environmental Sustainability; Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, Yale School of Medicine; Associate Professor of Epidemiology in Environmental Health Sciences, Yale School of Public Health; Medical Director, Yale-New Haven Health System Center for Sustainable Healthcare
rev. 6.7.2021