Environmental Sustainability and Your Practice


9:00 – 9:10 am ET: Welcome and Opening Addresses

9:00 am: Meeting Chair's Welcome

9:05 am: ASRA Pain Medicine Presidential Address


9:10 – 11:25 am ET: Why Code Red for Humanity?

9:10 am: Session Introduction

9:15 am: Environmental Impact on Humanity - How to Inspire Change? (Keynote lecture)

10:00 am: Energy in Health Care as the Main Contributor for Carbon Dioxide Emission

10:20 am: Sustainability in the Health Care Sector: Better Is Possible

10:40 am: Circular Economy / Disposable vs Reusable - What's the Right Thing to do and How to Make it Happen?

11:00 am: Panel Discussion

11:25 11:30 am ET: Break

11:30 am – 1:15 pm ET: "Greening" the Perioperative Area

11:30 am: Session Introduction

11:35 am: Providing an Environmentally Sustainable General Anesthesia - Can it Ever Be 'Clean'?

11:55 am: RA - the Role of a Regional Anesthetist

12:15 pm: Is There an Impact of Chronic Pain Management on the Environment?

12:35 pm: Maintaining Safety While Doing the Green Thing

12:55 pm: Panel Discussion

1:15 1:30 pm ET: Break

1:30 – 2:15 pm ET: Industry-Sponsored, Non-CME Ancillary Event


2:15 – 3:15 pm ET: To Waste or Not to Waste?

2:15 pm: Session Introduction

2:20 pm: Waste Management in Health Care

2:40 pm: The Future of Health Care - Are We Going in the Right Direction?

3:00 pm: Panel Discussion


3:15 – 5 pm ET: Challenges, Implementing Change, and Brightening Our Future

3:15 pm: Session Introduction

3:20 pm: Challenges in Environmental-Sustainable Practice

3:40 pm: Making a Business Case for Change

4:00 pm: Patient's Perspectives and Overall Wellbeing to Humanity

4:20 pm: Surgical Perspectives on 'Going Green'

4:40 pm: Panel Discussion

5:00 pm ET: Closing Remarks

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