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Clinical sustainability: environmental stewardship at the bedside

As part of the CleanMed Virtual Series, on October 29, 2020, Dr. Jodi Sherman, Director of the Yale Program on Healthcare Environmental Sustainability, joined Health Care Without Harm and colleagues Dr. Cassandra Thiel (NYU Grossman School of Medicine) and Dr. Jonathan E. Slutzman (Harvard Medical School) for an exploration of clinical sustainability as an important strategy in advancing climate-smart health care.

Covid-19, Climate Change and Supply Chain Resiliency

Tuesday, November 10, 2020, 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM EST

The Covid-19 pandemic has exposed vulnerabilities in the global healthcare supply chain. Supply chain shocks stem from both interruptions in manufacturing and transport, and surges in demand for drugs and materials greatly exceeding supply capacity. The urgent adaptation to the COVID-19 pandemic presents opportunities for establishing a more robust and resilient supply chain, with lessons drawn from the sustainable healthcare movement to address both mitigation and adaptation to climate change. This first webinar in our series offers insights from healthcare leaders, for clinicians, healthcare administrators, business leaders and regulators, intent on building a sustainable healthcare system.

The Yale Program on Healthcare Environmental Sustainability and the Nordic Center for Sustainable Healthcare present this webinar and moderated discussion exploring healthcare sustainability focusing on supply chain resilience.

Registration is required and can be completed via EventBrite.

Speakers and Topics

Rosemary Kumwenda, MD, MPH
United Nations Development Program; Sustainable Procurement in Healthcare Coordinator
“Lessons from sustainable procurement in the health sector: challenges & opportunities”

Patrick Kenney, MD
Associate Professor of Urology, Yale School of Medicine; Medical Director of Corporate Supply Chain, Yale New Haven Health System; Founder and Chair, Supply Chain Physician Collaboration, Large Integrated Delivery Network
“Covid-19, physicians & supplies: Inability to supply PPE is not the true supply chain crisis”

Benn Lawson, PhD, MCIPS
Associate Professor of Operations Management, Judge Business School, University of Cambridge
“Design and management of a resilient supply chain”

Ornella Benedettini, PhD, ING-IND
Visiting Research Fellow, Judge Business School, University of Cambridge
“The servitization business model: From products to use-oriented services”

Andreas Hagnell
SKR (Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions)
“Carbon disclosure in Swedish healthcare: How to include the scope 3 emissions”

Adam Robinson, BS
Former Chairperson, Association of Medical Devices Reprocessors; Regional Director, HoverTech International
“The reprocessing industry and the impact of Covid-19 on the reverse supply chain”


Jodi Sherman, MD
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Epidemiology in Environmental Health Sciences Director, Program in Healthcare Environmental Sustainability, Yale University

Daniel Eriksson
Founder / CEO, Nordic Center for Sustainable Healthcare

Joe Bialowitz
Director, Sustainability Solutions, ENGIE Impact