Green Surgery Conference

Thursday, November 4, 2021 - 12:00 - 14:30

The Center for Sustainable Healthcare, in collaboration with a supportive group of partners, is delighted to announce the Green Surgery Conference will take place on November 4th 12:00 to 14:30.

The conference invites delegates to imagine surgical care being transformed to be more environmentally (as well as socially and financially) sustainable, and it showcases five surgical teams from the United Kingdom that have taken on the challenge of achieving this goal through the Green Surgery Challenge 2021 initiative:

  • Peter Labib, Bryony Ford and their team: Maximising reusable surgical instrument use, including laparoscopic ports, for a sustainable appendicectomy pathway at Derriford Hospital Trust.
  • Aaron Quyn, Adam Peckham-Cooper and their team: Innovative, gasless appendicectomy procedure: lean instrument trays: reducing pre-operative urinary catheterisation: for a sustainable laparoscopic appendicectomy pathway at Leeds Teaching Hospital Trust
  • Alyss Robinson, Shameen Jaunoo, Mansoor Khan and their team: Reducing blood testing in the pre-operative work-up for laparoscopic cholecystectomy at University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust.
  • Preetham Kodumuri, Prash Jesudason and their team: Reducing energy use by moving out of the operating theatre: streamlining surgical sets: reducing single-use instruments: for a sustainable carpal tunnel release pathway at Wrexham Maelor and Ysbyty Gwynedd.
  • Jasmine Winter Beatty, Jonathan Gan and their team: Substituting local in place of general anesthesia for inguinal hernia repair and introducing reusable surgical gowns at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust.

The presidents of the Royal College of Surgeons, England and Edinburgh, Professors Neil Mortensen and Mike Griffin, will give the keynote address at the conference. Delegates will have the opportunity to participate in breakout sessions aimed at scaling and spreading the challenge's initiative, network with other members of the surgical community interested in sustainable surgical practice, and hear valuable insights from the challenge's panel of judges which includes the President of the Institute of Healthcare Improvement, Kadar Mate MD, Vice President of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, Tim Goodacre, and the Medical Director of the Centre for Sustainable Healthcare, Dr Frances Mortimer. 

Register for the conference, here.

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