Webinar: Mitigation in the Healthcare Sector
This event is hosted by the Lancet Countdown and the Yale School of Public Health Center on Climate Change and Health. It has been approved by the Federation of the Royal College of Physicians UK for 2 external (category 1) CPD credits. The Yale School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.
This webinar, hosted by the Lancet Countdown and the Yale School of Public Health Center on Climate Change and Health, is aimed at physicians and other health professionals from the UK, the USA, and around the world. It will explore in detail the sources of emissions within the health sector, present the NHS as a case study, and provide practical advice and information on the role of the health professional in addressing the healthcare sector’s carbon footprint.
Introduction and welcome: Dr. Renee N. Salas, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Introduction to the Lancet Countdown and key findings of the 2020 report: Dr. Alice McGushin, Programme Manager, the Lancet Countdown
Mitigation in the healthcare sector: Dr. Matthew Eckleman, Northeastern University and Lancet Countdown author
Healthcare waste and single use plastics: Dr. Jodi Sherman, Yale University and Lancet Countdown author
Case Study: NHS England’s Net Zero Plan: Laura Wilkes, Deputy Director, Greener NHS
Delivering care in a sustainable manner – practical considerations for health professionals: Miss Jennifer Isherwood, National Medical Director’s Clinical Fellow
Panel discussion: the role of the health professional in mitigation in the healthcare sector
Chair: Renee N. Salas
Conclusion: Renee N. Salas