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Greening the OR Symposium

Practice Greenhealth

Wednesday, September 4, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (PDT)

Greening the OR Symposium

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Member (Early Bird) Ended $115.00 $0.00
Non-Member (Early Bird) Ended $215.00 $0.00
Member Ended $149.00 $0.00
Non-Member Ended $249.00 $0.00
Student Ended $75.00 $0.00
Member (Reception Only) Ended $29.00 $0.00
Non-Member (Reception Only) Ended $59.00 $0.00

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Greening the OR Symposium
September 4, 2013 | CAMLS · Tampa, FL

The OR is the epicenter of today’s hospital, generating about 42% of the hospital’s revenue. A primary source of hospital admissions, the OR drives significant costs related to equipment, supplies and personnel, and generates 20-30% of the hospital’s total waste volume. As the healthcare sector explores ways to become more sustainable, it makes sense to focus on those departments with the highest costs, greatest inefficiencies and/or largest volumes of waste. The Greening the OR Initiative works to coalesce the body of knowledge around sustainable practices in the OR, substantiate these practices with data and case studies, and develop guidance that can be shared across the sector. The financial benefits of these programs are significant, with millions of dollars in potential savings.


  • Describe the environmental footprint of the OR and the impact on human health
  • Delineate the business case for a Green OR
  • Frame the benefits of green programs in the OR from a cost, safety, engagement and environmental perspective
  • Use a virtual green OR and case study data to highlight implementation
  • Describe the need for a team approach and delineate potential stakeholders
  • Facilitate group discussion on strategies to initiate these programs.
 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Registration and Networking Breakfast at CAMLS in Tampa
 9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Welcome and Introduction to Practice Greenhealth and Greenhealth Academy
  Laura Wenger, RN, Executive Director, Practice Greenhealth
9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Why Greening the OR?
  Kaeleigh Sheehan, Project Manager, Practice Greenhealth
10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.  Reusable Linens in the OR 
  Bill Braun, President, Reusable Surgical Solutions, Synergy Health
10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.  Break 
11:00 a.m. – 12:00  noon RMW Minimization in the OR 
  Paul Harvey, Tampa General Hospital
  Lisa Manis, RN,  Tampa General Hospital
12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m. Lunch & Networking 
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.  Bluewrap Reduction, Reuse, Greening the OR Case Study 
  Holly Norris, Oak Hill Hospital, HCA 
2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.  Reprocessing in the OR/Clinical Engagement 
  Caryn Humphry, RN, Stryker Sustainability Solutions 
2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.  Break 
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.  Sustainable Anesthesia Initiatives 
  Lauren Berkow, MD, Associate Professor, Assistant Residency Director Departments of Anesthesia and Critical Care Medicine, Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
  Director of ACCM Supplies and Equipment
  Director of Difficult Airway Education
Johns Hopkins Medical Institute
4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.  Tour of CAMLS
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Happy Hour/Networking   


Pricing Guidelines  
Member Attendee: $149
Non-Member Attendee: $249
Student: $75
Member (only reception): $29
Non-Member (only recep): $59
Have questions about Greening the OR Symposium? Contact Practice Greenhealth

When & Where

CAMLS- Center for Advanced Medical Learning & Simulation
124 South Franklin Street
Tampa, FL 33602

Wednesday, September 4, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (PDT)

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