The Nordic Conference on Sustainable Healthcare 2018

– Nordic insights for greener healthcare

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Welcome to The Nordic Conference on Sustainable Healthcare – the annual Nordic meeting place for everyone who wants to make a difference. The conference will reunite stakeholders of the healthcare sector for a discussion around challenges that follow the increased requirements to organisations’ environmental impacts and sustainability performance – and solutions to these challenges.

This time, we will discuss how suppliers with sustainable solutions reach their markets. We will present a unique survey that shows what expectations suppliers have from their customers – big healthcare institutions. In the survey, representatives from these institutions provided feedback to suppliers’ questions and discussed different angles of healthcare procurement.

Early Bird: 3 900 SEK excl.VAT (until January 15, 2018)
Regular price: 4 900 SEK excl. VAT

Extract from the agenda:

  • Study of interaction between hospitals and suppliers of sustainable products
  • Sustainability at Kaiser Permanente, one of the world’s biggest healthcare consortia
  • Tools for sustainable construction and maintenance of healthcare buildings
  • International knowledge from sustainable health and care systems
  • How can procurement improve organisations’ sustainability
  • Antibiotic resistance – modern day’s major healthcare challenge

The Nordic Conference on Sustainable Healthcare 2018 will look beyond the Nordics. We have invited speakers from the USA, Israel, the UK and other parts of the world. This way our participants will get a unique opportunity to broaden their network, reach new markets and get new insights in what is needed to boost environmental and sustainability efforts in the Nordic healthcare sector.

The conference and the exhibition is a meeting place for companies with sustainable solutions from a wide range of sectors – CleanTech, MedTech, Life Science etc. These companies provide services and products that address negative impacts from healthcare, both environmental and social. Moreover, we have invited companies from construction, architecture, logistics, digitalisation and many other sectors and branches that have significant influence on healthcare’s overall sustainability performance.

The conference is in English, and there are seminars in Swedish among the parallel sessions.


AGENDA

The conference is in English, and there are seminars in Swedish among the parallel sessions.

08.00 Registration, exhibition and breakfast
Registration and opening of the exhibition. Tea/coffee and sandwiches are served.

08.15-09.00 Visit the exhibition or participate in a themed breakfast
The Nordic Conference on Sustainable Healthcare 2018 gives organisations and other stakeholders an opportunity to arrange breakfast seminars. Start the day by attending the exhibition or taking part in one of the pre-conference breakfast seminars (the seminar agenda is continuously updated). Tea/coffee and sandwiches will be served during the seminars.


OPENING

09.10-09.20 Aktuell Hållbarhet and the Nordic Center for Sustainable Healthcare open the conference

  • Daniel Eriksson, founder, the Nordic Center for Sustainable Healthcare
  • Mikael Salo, editor-in-chief, Aktuell Hållbarhet
  • Moderator

KEYNOTE

09.20 – 09.45 Value creation and sustainability at one of the US largest care institutions
Kaiser Permanente, one of the largest integrated health systems in the USA, has long served as an inspiration for Nordic politicians and healthcare companies. Kaiser Permanente operates in nine American states and has a turnover equivalent to that of all Swedish county councils combined. It is a consortium governed by a foundation. Consistent with its nonprofit status, Kaiser Permanente reinvests all of its operating income into serving the health needs of its patients, members and communities. The conference gives a unique insight into how this organisation, governed by its values, has developed into a bolder leader in environmental stewardship.

  • Joe Bialowitz, senior environmental stewardship consultant, Kaiser Permanente

STUDY

09.45-10.00 Suppliers’ views of sustainability work at hospitals
A study / benchmarking was conducted in the fall 2017 with major suppliers of sustainable solutions to healthcare concerning the challenges that they face in their markets. Do top managers at big Nordic hospitals prioritise sustainability? Are they willing to try new innovative solutions to better meet the sustainability requirements? Does procurement and other tools for fair competition work properly? Join us to hear about the results of the survey presented for the first time during the 2018 conference.

  • Daniel Eriksson, founder, the Nordic Center for Sustainable Healthcare

10.00-10.30 New thoughts on interplay between the private and public sectors
The supplier survey follows up on the last year’s study where leading hospitals in the region revealed their challenges and priorities in environmental and sustainability work. The panel will discuss how the mainly state-funded sector of healthcare interplays with private companies – suppliers of products and services. How can suppliers’ innovation force make a better contribution to a more sustainable healthcare?

  • Speaker – to be updated

10.30 – 11.00 Break
Coffee/tea, networking and chance to visit the exhibition


IN DEPTH – TOOLS FOR CHANGE

11.00-12.00 Choose one of three parallel sessions:

A.1 Substitute more – the challenge of chemicals
According to scientific data, only in 10-30 percent of ordinary cancer cases the cause is other than environmental factors. In other words, environmental health is an area that needs further research and action. One of the most crucial issues here is substitution – the need to identify and replace risk chemicals.

  • Mattias Öberg, associate professor in toxicology, Karolinska Institute
  • Anders Bolmstedt, chemist specializing in health and environment, National Substitution Group for chemical products
  • Tore Havellen, adviser, Oslo University Hospital, Oslo

A.2 Sustainable procurement – cornerstone for sustainability work
Big healthcare institutions, both public and private, need well-elaborated strategies for procurement. How can these institutions guarantee lowest price and best service? How can environment, climate, resource efficiency, circular solutions and other sustainability-related criteria be included to a complex procurement process?

  • Charlotta Brask, environmental manager, Stockholm Country Council
  • Rosemary Kumwenda, coordinator, Task Team for Sustainable Procurement in the Health Sector, UNDP
  • Sören Enholm, CEO, TCO Development

A.3 Sustainable healthcare – Nordic strength
According to a recent report by the Nordic Council of Ministers and the Nordic Innovation, sustainability is one of the strongest areas of the Nordic healthcare sector and healthcare export. Why is the Nordic region so successful? How has healthcare become a focal point and how can we benefit from it? Join a moderated discussion with a panel of stakeholders from the Nordic growth and export institutions.

  • Daniel Eriksson, founder, the Nordic Center for Sustainable Healthcare
  • Speaker – to be updated

12.00 – 13.00  Lunch
Networking and chance to visit the exhibition


IN DEPTH

13.00-14.00 Choose one of three parallel sessions:

B.1 The complex life cycle of pharmaceuticals: how can we make it more sustainable?
The pharmaceutical industry and its distributors face significant environmental and sustainability-related challenges – social sustainability in the supply chain, antibiotic resistance and pharmaceutical waste in the environment, to name a few. Meanwhile, the pharma industry is strong enough to deal with the sustainability challenge. Join this session and meet a company that has been ranked as Sweden’s most sustainable for two years in a row, and a waste water treatment plant with a unique technology for treatment of pharmaceutical waste.

  • Anna Lövsén, business area director water and sewage, Tekniska Verken, Lidköping
  • Anna Rogmark, sustainability manager, Apoteket
  • Sören Enholm, CEO, TCO Development

B.2 A helping hand in sustainability work
It is both time-consuming and complex to create a system for planning and implementation of sustainability work in big organisations. One can end up re-inventing the wheel as very often existing certificates and standards provide guidance and support. The Nordic Conference on Sustainable Healthcare 2018 gives an insight and a deeper understanding of three systems that can offer a helping hand in sustainability work.

  • Sue Clark, LEED-director, Sweden Green Building Council
  • Eleftherios Zacharakis, Sustainability Consultant, WELL AP, LEED AP, WSP Sweden
  • Tina Lindh, Project Manager, Castellum
  • Linda Karen Eide, adviser, Helse-vest, Norway

B.3 IT-solutions for sustainable healthcare
Digital doctor visits, virtual surgeries, optimised logistics, facility management and other IT-solutions make a vital contribution to sustainability work within the healthcare sector. If applied properly, IT-products and systems become useful tools that can reduce environmental impacts, effectively lower costs and help healthcare institutions invest more in their principal assignment – to provide care and treatment to patients.

  • Irina Lindquist, Healthcare segment manager, Schneider Electric
  • Gustav Stenbeck, CEO, Mestro
  • Sofie Svensson, Marketing Manager, Visiba Care

14.00 – 14.30 Break
Coffee/tea, networking and chance to visit the exhibition


GETTING DEEPER

14.30-15.15 Choose one of three parallel sessions:

C.1 It’s in the walls – sustainable ideas from architects, constructors and clients
Environmental and sustainability concerns play an important role when modern hospitals are constructed and managed. However, in the complex procurement and decision-making processes construction and maintenance costs are often weighed against each other, and not all sustainability ideas turn into action. This session will give an insight into how architects and their clients plan, sketch and build sustainable energy- and resource-efficient Nordic hospitals of the future.

  • Maj-Britt Beldam, Central Concept Developer Healthcare, Ecophon Group
  • Charlotte Ruben, architect, partner, White
  • Martin Döllmeier, International Sales Manager, Cadolto
  • Anna Teghammar, Environment specialist , Region Västra Götaland

C.2 Resource management – bloodstream of the sustainable healthcare
Healthcare needs efficient systems to manage energy, material, waste and other resources in order to function properly. Any form of resource management is a vital sustainability aspect. How can healthcare use less resources while keeping the same level of care? The change will be possible only with new materials, higher energy efficiency, more re-cycling, more re-use, and new types of fuel.

  • Representative from Region Halland
  • Susanne Backer, CE Project Manager, Aarhus University Hospital
  • Daniel J. Vukelich, President Association of Medical Device Reprocessors, USA

C.3 Open session
The Nordic Conference on Sustainable Healthcare invites stakeholders of sustainable healthcare to communicate directly with the audience through this specially designed session.


15.15 – 15.30 Short break before plenary session


GLOBAL INSIGHT

15.30-16.15 International knowledge on sustainable health and care
When it comes to the modern sustainability agenda within the healthcare sector, the Nordics is one of the leading regions. However, in other parts of the world there are organisations willing to work for better sustainability. Join The Nordic Conference on Sustainable Healthcare 2018 for a round-the-world trip where leading decision-makers and experts from the USA, Israel and the UK discuss how they improved sustainability performance of their organisations. We look forward to get inspired and to find answers to some important questions. What challenges are ahead? What can we do better? Where are the threats?

  • Jodi Sherman, MD, Professor of Anesthesiology, Environmental Compliance Officer, Yale School of Medicine, USA
  • Avi Blau, head of Afeka Institute of Circular Engineering & Economy, Israel
  • Rachel Stancliffe, CEO, Centre for sustainable healthcare, Oxford, UK

AWARDS

16.15 – 16.30 Nordic Conference on Sustainable Healthcare awards
For the second year in a row, the Nordic Center for Sustainable Healthcare awards its inaugural prizes to three outstanding actors. Last year’s winners were Paxxo; Pharem Biotech and Uppsala University Hospital; Landspítali University Hospital Iceland. Who will get the awards this time?

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

CHALLENGES FOR THE FUTURE

16.30-16.55 Antibiotic resistance – a critical sustainability question
Antibiotic resistance is often cited as the most crucial sustainability question of healthcare. Today pneumonia and some surgeries such as hip replacement are associated with low risks, but they can become deadly again if the resistance to antibiotics grows. According to British officials, antibiotics resistance causes 700 000 deaths every year globally, and in 2050 the number is expected to be 10 million if nothing is done to prevent it. Joakim Larsson, professor and Director of the Centre for Antibiotic Resistance Research at University of Gothenburg, asks for more action. At The Nordic Conference on Sustainable Healthcare 2018, he will elaborate on what needs to be done by different actors to combat antibiotics resistance with a special focus on limiting environmental pollution – ranging from Indian pharmaceutical factories to day-to-day operations at western world hospitals.

  • Joakim Larsson, professor of environmental pharmacology at the University of Gothenburg

CONCLUSION

16.55 – 17.00 The moderator summaries the conference

17.00 – 18.00 Meet-and-greet with refreshments


VENUE

Konferens 7A, Odengatan 65, Stockholm

The leading Nordic conference on strategies and solutions for Sustainable development within healthcare

By becoming a partner to The Nordic Conference on Sustainable Healthcare your organisation gets a unique opportunity to show how you contribute to sustainable development within Nordic healthcare.

For consultation and booking:
Karoline Wikström Nilsson
+46 (0)735-58 75 65
karoline.wikstrom@aktuellhallbarhet.se

 

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Information

Venue: Konferens 7A, Odengatan 65, Stockholm
Date: February 15, 2018
Time: 09.10-17.00, thereafter mingle until 18.00. Registration opens 08.00.

Organizers: Aktuell Hållbarhet and TEM

Price:
Early Bird: 3900 SEK excl. VAT (until January 15, 2018)
Regular price: 4900 SEK exkl. moms

REGISTER HERE

The conference fee includes participation during all sessions as well as conference documentation, lunch and coffee during the day. Presentations are made digitally available to participants immediately after the conference.

Questions, contact:
Susanna Ullman, Project Manager
konferens@aktuellhallbarhet.se

Partner and exhibition:
Karoline Wikström Nilsson
Phone: +46 (0)735-58 75 65
E-mail: karoline.wikstrom@aktuellhallbarhet.se