The first Nordic Conference on Sustainable Healthcare

Building consensus for greener healthcare

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JOIN US FOR NCSH 2017 IN STOCKHOLM

We invite healthcare professionals, sustainability experts, suppliers of sustainable healthcare and other stakeholders to participate in the first Nordic Conference on Sustainable Healthcare 2017. The opening conference is expected to bring 200 participants together in an easily accessible venue in the centre of Stockholm, and will be followed by annual conferences in other Nordic cities. The exhibition will be located in immediate vicinity to the plenary sessions as well as the parallel sessions, and all coffee breaks and meals will be served in the exhibition area.

BUILDING CONSENSUS FOR GREENER HEALTHCARE

The Nordic Conference on Sustainable Healthcare 2017 will focus on all the major developments that have made the Nordic countries world leaders in sustainability within the healthcare sector. The program highlights the sustainability priorities set by senior executives at major Nordic hospitals, state of the art Nordic projects that make healthcare greener, as well as new and innovative solutions on the market in everything from energy efficiency and materials to pharmaceuticals and waste management. NCSH 2017 will be a unique opportunity to participate in the network of professionals engaged in sustainable healthcare and meet with the sustainability professionals and decision-makers in the expanding and well-developed Nordic healthcare sector.

SPEAKERS CONFIRMED

More than 40 inspiring speakers will appear on stage. In addition, 10 brake-out sessions will give you the latest sustainable developments in areas of your choice. To date, speakers have been confirmed from the following actors: European Health Property Network, HCWH Europe, Healthcare Denmark, Sykehuspartner Norway, Karolinska University Hospital, Oslo University Hospital, The Swedish network for social demands in public procurement.

 WELCOME

08.00 Registration. Opening of the exhibition.

Coffee and sandwiches are served.

Themed breakfast and meet-and-greet

08.15 – 09.00 Visit the exhibition or participate in the themed breakfast

Start the day off by attending the exhibition or taking part in the pre-conference breakfast seminar hosted by The Nordic Center for Sustainable Healthcare. The Center’s member companies present the sustainable solutions they are offering the market.

  • Martin Duske, manager market segments,  Nora –  flooring that meets high environmental and sustainability demands
  • Andreas Bäckäng, ceo,  Enrad – energy efficient methods for ventilation and cooling
  • Lars Hansson,  country manager Sweden, Bauer Watertechnology AB – non-chemical technical solution for water purification
  • Johan Berhin, designer & founder of Green Furniture – sustainable hospital entrances and waiting areas

More actors may be added. Keep checking the programme for updates.

PROGRAMME

09.20 – 09.25 Opening
  • Christina Kennedy Editor in Chief  Dagens Medicin, moderator of the day

Current status

09.25 – 09.45 Why the Nordic region is progressive

In international comparison, healthcare in the Nordic countries is extremely successful in managing negative environmental and social effects. In the session, leading decision-makers and experts will take us through a discussion on operation and strategy, looking for answers for improvements and meeting future challenges.

  • Mona Truelsen, senior innovation adviser, Nordic Innovation
  • Gustav Hemming, councillor, Stockholm County Council
  • Irina Lindquist, healthcare segment manager, Schneider Electric

Study

09.45 – 10.00 Environmental and sustainability priorities for major Nordic-region hospitals

A new and unique survey of the leading hospitals in the region reveals their challenges, priorities and investments in environmental and sustainability work. Environmental and sustainability managers describe their organisational roles and their abilities to influence strategic decision-making.

  • Nordic Center on Sustainable Healthcare

Management

10.00 – 10.30 Altering focus and changing direction – experiences from Nordic-region hospitals

It is difficult to manage a large and complex organisation when faced with stringent climate goals, tighter restrictions on chemicals and finding the relevant questions for procurement and follow-up. The survey serves as the basis for a discussion on how a hospital best can manage these issues. At what level should decisions be made? Whose responsibility is it when the sustainability process slows down?

  • Tore Havellan, environment director, Oslo University Hospital
  • Gustav Eriksson, environment director, New Karolinska Solna University Hospital
  • Johanna Schelin, head of sustainable development, Kalmar County Council
  • Hulda Steingrimsdottir, Environmental Coordinator Landspitali /The National University Hospital of Iceland

Coffee break

10.30 – 11.00 coffee, networking, chance to visit the exhibition

In Depth

11.00 – 12.15 Choose one of four parallel sessions:
A:1 Ranking: Current status on environmental and sustainability work in Swedish county councils

In collaboration, the publications Dagens Medicin and Aktuell Hållbarhet rate Swedish county councils. The Nordic Conference on Sustainable Healthcare premieres their findings. The best-performing county councils and regions are on hand to share their strategies, lessons-learned, and successful projects in areas such as energy efficiency, waste treatment, chemicals and transport.

  • Moderator: Björn Anderberg, Editor, Aktuell Hållbarhet
  • Jesper Gunnarsson, journalist and project leader, County Sustainability Ranking 2017
  • Speaker TBA – the best county councils/regions (will be released the 8th of February)
A:2 Procurement as a tool and guideline

Sustainability is increasingly important in health and healthcare procurements. In Sweden, companies can join a number of regional procurement processes, while Norway is moving towards a national procurement system. This session gives insight into the differences in Nordic-region procurement processes – plus, how to prioritize and weight sustainability in procurement documentation in Norway, Sweden and Finland respectively.

  • Trude Ertesvång, special adviser on environment, Sykehuspartner, Norway
  • Pauline Göthberg, national coordinator,  National office for sustainable procurement, Sweden
  • Margareta Bergh, expert, National Agency for Public Procurement, Sweden
  • Isa-Maria Bergman, acting head of unit, Motiva, Finland
A:3 European initiatives for sustainable development (in English)

The Nordic Conference on Sustainable Healthcare looks further abroad. In this session, the speakers refer to tangible gains and strategies for sustainability in health and healthcare outside the Nordic region. They also comment on Nordic-region developments from their individual perspectives.

  • Anja Leetz, executive director, HCWH
  • Jonathan Erskine, executive director, European Health Property Network
  • Rachel Billod-Mulalic, International relations Comité pour le Développement Durable en Santé C2DS
A:4 The sustainable strategy: Linking efficient operations with low footprint to healthy finances
Hosted by: Schneider Electric

In a panel discussion supported by industry experts, we will focus on the need for innovation, collaboration and co-creation to optimize processes without sacrificing patient care standards. It also suggests how new models of care and wider technology adoption can be used to achieve maximum sustainability for smart, productive and profitable healthcare facilities.

  • Michael Sullivan, Vice President Segments, Schneider Electric
  • Prof. Matthew Bacon – RIBA FRSA – Chief Executive The Conclude Consultancy
  • Hans Erik Henriksen, CEO of Healthcare Denmark
  • Daniel Eriksson, founder, Nordic Center on Sustainable Healthcare
  • Johan Gerklev, Vice President Sustainability, SKANSKA

Lunch

12.15 – 13.15 Lunch, networking, chance to visit the exhibition


In Depth

13.15 – 14.30 Choose one of four parallel sessions
B:1 Making the entire pharmaceutical chain sustainable

With issues such as social sustainability in the supplier chain, antimicrobial resistance, and pharmaceutical waste, the pharmaceutical industry and its distributors face considerable environmental and sustainability challenges. One of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies describes how increased focus on these issues impacts marketing, research and development. A pharmacy company from Sweden describes the fierce competition sparked by deregulation and the status on sustainability issues when profit margins are squeezed. Plus, a presentation of a unique method for preventing pharmaceutical waste from entering sensitive water environments.

  • Cecilia de Pedro, environment director, Apotek Hjärtat
  • Bengt Mattson, CSR and environment director, Pfizer
  • Therese Olsen, Environmental manager, Uppsala University Hospital
  • Josef Järhult, Consultant Infectious Diseases, Associate Professor, Uppsala University Hospital
B:2 Sustainable business with healthcare in the Nordic region

Healthcare in all Nordic countries is largely publicly financed and managed, but is organised along varying principles. Despite this, the region is highly advanced in international comparison. This session discusses the different countries’ sustainability strategies with the aim of cross fertilisation.

  • Hans Erik Henriksen, CEO, Healthcare Denmark
  • Kenneth Sandströmm, senior associate, Nordic Healthcare Group Finland
  • Charlotta Brask, director of sustainability Stockholm County Council
  • Jorunn Birgitte Gjessing-Johnrud, senior advisor, Innovation Norway
B:3 Circular economy as a tool in healthcare

Healthcare’s immense material flow and high usage of disposable materials are often criticised. At the same time, there are special and high demands for safety and hygiene. Can healthcare eliminate a linear flow and still guarantee patient safety and proper care? This session goes through the arguments and points to examples of circular solutions that work in the hospital environment for technical equipment as well as mundane items such as tables and chairs.

  • Magnus Hedenmark, consultant, Re-makers
  • Lieke van Kerkhoven, PhD, FLOOW2 Healthcare
  • Jonna Bjuhr Männer, miljöstrateg, Hållbar resursanvändning Västra Götalandsregionen
B:4 Projects that push the envelope (in English)

Constant incremental improvements are not always enough – sometimes a paradigm shift is necessary. The session highlights projects in the Nordic region that represent real progress: a new hospital, a strategy for comprehensive energy-efficient renovations of existing building stock, and much more to inspire new thinking.

  • Gustav Eriksson, environment director, New Karolinska Solna University Hospital
  • Kristina De Geer, environmental strategist, EU LIFE+ project Climate Friendly Health and Care, CLIRE
  • Lena Stigh, project manager, PVCfreeBloodBag
  • Hulda Steingrimsdottir, Environmental Coordinator Landspitali /The National University Hospital of Iceland

Coffee break

14.30 – 15.15 coffee, networking, chance to visit the exhibition


Awards Ceremony

15.15 – 15.30 Nordic Conference on Sustainable Healthcare Awards

In collaboration with Dagens Medicin and Aktuell Hållbarhet, the Nordic Center on Sustainable Healthcare awards its inaugural prizes to three outstanding actors:

  • Sustainable Healthcare Organiser of the Year
  • Sustainable Healthcare Innovation of the Year
  • Sustainable Healthcare Company of the Year

Discussion

15.30 – 16.00 The healthcare dilemma – sustainability cannot come first

Unique for healthcare is its priorities: to save lives, cure and care. On top of that comes everything else. A panel of experts reflects on the special conditions imposed on an operation that exists primarily to save lives. Is there even room for a sustainability discussion?

  • Charlotta Brask, director of sustainability Stockholm County Council
  • Anja Leetz, executive director, HCWH
  • Ivana Kildsgaard, Sustainability Manager LINK Arkitektur
  • Björn Fagerberg, Prof Em, Swedish Medical Association and Swedish Doctors for the Environment

Inspiration

16.00 -16.30 After Paris – Shaping the Post-Carbon Paradigm

The Paris agreement was heralded by many as a triumph of international diplomacy. But it could very well be that the Agreement has sown the seeds of its own demise. With a focus on energy, this presentation will outline the successes and failures of the Paris process. It will conclude by arguing that climate change has now transformed into an issue of profound and rapid “system change”. Only when we concede this, will we be equipped to begin shaping our post-carbon paradigm.

  • Kevin Anderson, Zennström Visiting Professor in Climate Change Leadership at Uppsala University

Conclusion

16.30 – 16.45 The moderators summarise the conference
16.45 – 18.00 Meet-and-greet with refreshments

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Become a partner!
– a great opportunity for your business!

We offer a wide range of partnerships in order to help companies and organizations to influence a very powerful and results-oriented group of professionals in the expanding and well-developed Nordic healthcare sector.

The Nordic Conference on Sustainable Healthcare is the leading event of its kind. The venue is extremely well located in the center of Stockholm and the premises allow our partners to be creative when it comes to promotional activities.

We understand that our partners needs, budget and the willingness to engage differ, therefore we are happy to work closely with you in order to make this event a great opportunity for your business.

For partnerships and exhibition contact:
Karoline Wikström
Phone: + 46 (0)73 558 75 65
Mail: karoline.wikstrom@aktuellhallbarhet.se
or call: +46 (0) 8-409 322 21

 

PARTNER: Exhibitor 

As an exhibitor, you have a unique opportunity to present your skills, your products, or a set of good examples to the visitors. The exhibition will be located in immediate connection to the plenary sessions as well as the rooms for the breakout-sessions. It will give you maximum exposure since also all coffee breaks and meals will be served in the exhibition area.

PARTNER: Creative

As a ” creative partner ” we allow your business/organization to contribute to the conference in a unique and creative way in close cooperation with the organizers. As an example, this may involve arranging company visits while the participants are in town, organize a dinner/banquet at night, award a prize, sponsor the conference with premises, food or technology, etc.

All creative partnerships are what they are called; creative. They are only limited by your imagination and your budget.

PARTNER: Breakfast Seminar

As a ”breakfast-partner” you have a unique opportunity to arrange a breakfast seminar in the conference premises before the official program starts. When all participants are gathered in Stockholm you can have their full attention for 45 minutes. The breakfast seminar is free of charge and available for both conference-participants and others.

PARTNER: Breakout-session

As a partner and owner of a breakout session, you have a unique opportunity to engage in dialogue with the participants. You can explain complex scenarios and make the participants get a better understanding of your products, services and/or competence. The conference begins and ends in plenary session but during parts of the day we make the participants choose different ”tracks” or ”breakout sessions” according to their own interests and needs. You plan and are responsible for your own seminar of approximately 45 minutes during the actual conference day.

For partnerships and exhibition contact:
Phone: +46 (0) 8-409 322 21

REGISTRATION

Choose your registration package below.
  • Subscriber of magazine Aktuell Hållbarhet, Aktuell Hållbarhet Direkt, Analysbrevet Ekotransport or Lag & Rätt, 3900 SEK +VAT: Registration
  • Subscriber of magazine Dagens Medicin , 3900 SEK +VAT: Registration
  • Member of Nordic Center for Sustainable Healthcare (NCSH), 3900 SEK +VAT: Registration
  • Member of Swedish Doctors for the Environment, 3900 SEK +VAT: Registration
  • Group discount ticket (5 participants or more): Registration
  • Standard ticket, 4600 SEK +VAT: Registration

 

Speakers

Information

Date: 15 February 2017
Time: 8.10 am – 4.45 pm
Venue: Münchenbryggeriet, Torkel Knutssonsgatan 2, Stockholm

For questions regarding sponsorships, exhibits
and other types of cooperation please contact:

Karoline Wikström
Phone: + 46 (0)73 558 75 65
Mail: karoline.wikstrom@aktuellhallbarhet.se

For questions regarding conference program please contact:

Program coordinator Björn Anderberg
Phone +46-72 200 6471
Mail: bjorn.anderberg@aktuellhallbarhet.se

REGISTRATION

Choose your registration package below.
  • Subscriber of magazine Aktuell Hållbarhet, Aktuell Hållbarhet Direkt, Analysbrevet Ekotransport or Lag & Rätt, 3900 SEK +VAT: Registration
  • Subscriber of magazine Dagens Medicin , 3900 SEK +VAT: Registration
  • Member of Nordic Center for Sustainable Healthcare (NCSH), 3900 SEK +VAT: Registration
  • Member of Swedish Doctors for the Environment, 3900 SEK +VAT: Registration
  • Group discount ticket (5 participants or more): Registration
  • Standard ticket, 4600 SEK +VAT: Registration