Environmental Sustainability and Your Practice


We encourage international participants to register and watch the program at a convenient time. CME is still available for those who watch the program as long as you register by October 1.

Have questions for the panelists? Submit your questions to greenanesthesiasig@asra.com to be addressed during an appropriate panel discussion. 

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: Inspire Change (Keynote lecture)

10:00 am: Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Healthcare: The Role of Energy

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

10:40 am: From Concept to Practice: An Introduction to the Circular Economy in Health Care

11:00 am: Panel Discussion

11:25 11:30 am ET: Break

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

11:30 am: Session Introduction

11:35 am: Creating the Roadmap Towards Sustainable Anesthesia: What Challenges Await?

11:55 am: Environmental Sustainability: The Role of a Regional Anesthesiologist

12:15 pm: Environmental Pain Approach (EPA): Sustainability in Chronic Pain Practice

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: Non-CME Ancillary Event by Blue-Zone Technologies

Volatile Anesthetics: Is a New Player Emerging in Critical Care Sedation?


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

2:15 pm: Session Introduction

2:20 pm: Not Another Priority! How to Advocate for Green Practices and Policies

2:40 pm: The Future of Health Care - Can We Fix the Climate Crisis?

3:00 pm: Panel Discussion


3:15 – 5:00 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: Sustainable Sustainability: Making a Business Case for Change

4:00 pm: Talking with Patients About Sustainable Anesthesia

4:20 pm: Surgical Perspectives on Green Anesthesia

4:40 pm: Panel Discussion


5:00 pm ET: Closing Remarks

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