OCTOBER 7TH, 2021
Green Hospitals: Sharing innovative practices for a sustainable future
Participate in an interactive discussion about sustainability in healthcare
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Why Green Hospitals?
If the world's healthcare sector were a country, it would be the fifth-largest emitter of carbon emissions on the planet.
Climate change is a public health issue. Medical professionals have recognised climate change from carbon emissions as the ‘biggest global health threat of the 21st century¹. Between 2030 and 2050, climate change is expected to cause more than 250,000 additional deaths per year.
¹The Lancet Commission on Climate Change, 2009
As the impacts of climate change upon the environment and society become ever clearer, the healthcare sector needs to urgently recognise the opportunity it has to lead the way in tackling this global crisis. Across the world, healthcare professionals are at the forefront of the fight against climate change and are driving innovations to invent the 'green hospital' of the future.

Resiliency, low energy consumption, healing environments: the field of possibilities is wide. Together, the International Hospital Federation and Dialog Health have identified innovative practices from around the world and invited the experts leading these initiatives to share their insights and experiences to help you determine your next steps on the climate change agenda. Participation and innovation are key features of sustainable hospitals and will be facilitated by bringing together the participants and encouraging them to share their resources and best practices.
7 Awarded Hospitals
share their innovative practices on energy savings, sustainable buildings, waste management and new ways to engage with staff and patients.
200 International Participants
exchange on the future of healthcare with colleagues facing the same challenges around the world and learn from their experiences.
4 Interactive Activities
to go beyond traditional conference (watch pre-recorded videos, hands-on presentations, participate in small group Q&A with the experts and network with your international colleagues)
7 Awarded Hospitals
share their innovative practices on energy savings, sustainable buildings, waste management and new ways to engage with staff and patients.
200 International Participants
exchange on the future of healthcare with colleagues facing the same challenges around the world and learn from their experiences.
4 Interactive Activities
to go beyond traditional conference (watch pre-recorded videos, hands-on presentations, participate in small group Q&A with the experts and network with your international colleagues)

Dr. Komatsumoto
Keynote speaker
"With the new Ashikaga Red Cross Hospital, I wanted to build a next-generation hospital that would meet the needs of tomorrow. That is why 16 years ago, I proposed that our hospital should be eco-conscious. I wanted to create a hospital that would be beautiful and that would organically integrate all the features to meet the challenges of the future."

Dr. Komatsumoto
Keynote speaker
"With the new Ashikaga Red Cross Hospital, I wanted to build a next-generation hospital that would meet the needs of tomorrow. That is why 16 years ago, I proposed that our hospital should be eco-conscious. I wanted to create a hospital that would be beautiful and that would organically integrate all the features to meet the challenges of the future."
Program Outline
OCTOBER 7TH, 2021
14:00 – 14:05
14:00 – 14:05
Conference opening
Ronald Lavater is the Chief Executive of the International Hospital Federation.
The International Hospital Federation (IHF) is a global not-for-profit, non-governmental membership organisation. Headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, the IHF is the global voice of hospitals and health systems. Through this conference, the IHF's global community can exchange knowledge and network with different international actors around the major opportunities and challenges of 'Green Hospitals'.
14:05 – 14:20
14:05 – 14:20
Keynote: Designing a resilient hospital
Honorary Director Dr. Komatsumoto (Japan)
Ashikaga Red Cross Hospital is a next-generation green hospital in Japan, which has succeeded in creating a healing and resilient environment. Emeritus Director, Dr. Komatsumoto will share his experience building a hospital embedded in nature and some videos of the video case study.
14:20 – 14:40
14:20 – 14:40
Case Study #1: Innovating for a greener supply chain
David Lawson, Chief Procurement Officer, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust (United Kingdom).
In 2019, a truck delivery was arriving at Guy's & St Thomas' loading bays on average every three minutes with over 40,000 deliveries per year. This session will look at how the trust built the business case to establish an off-site consolidation centre, and will explore how the new service model was implemented during the pandemic. The trust will also share learnings on how large electric trucks and a new river cargo service has become the new fleet of choice as they work towards a greener NHS.
14:40 –15:00
14:40 –15:00
Case Study #2 : Sustainable food circuits for hospitals
Rudy Chouvel, Director of logistics and sustainability at the Moulins-Yzeures General Hospital &
Aline Coudray, Purchasing, Logistics and Sustainability Director at GHU Paris psychiatrie & neurosciences (France)

Efficiently buying from local farmers, reducing and reusing food waste, distributing leftover meals, the Moulins-Yzeure General Hospital and the GHU Paris Psychiatrie Neuroscience are at the forefront of sustainable hospital practices in France. Their engagement started by a work on food circuits, from finding local suppliers to increasing the quality of meal and finally reducing food waste. Rudy Chouvel and Aline Coudray will share the stakes of this project that ties together the interests of the patients, the staff and the local communities.
15:20 - 15:40
15:20 - 15:40
Case Study #3: Mobilizing the workforce to reduce hospital waste
Tide Voigt , Environmental Protection Officer / Infrastructure and Sustainability Management Department at the Charité - University Medicine Berlin (Germany)
Due to its extensive range of services, the Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin (Germany) generates a waste volume of around 10,000 tons per year. Of this, only around 2% are hazardous waste such as cytostatics, infectious waste and chemicals. More than 65 different waste fractions are collected separately and most of them are recycled. Tide Voigt will share how her team works with the hospital's workforce to achieve this results.
15:40 –16:00
15:40 –16:00
Case Study #4: Investing your leadership in reducing energy emissions
Seema Wadhwa, Executive Director of Environmental Stewardship for Kaiser Permanente (USA)
Seema Wadhwa leads a broad portfolio that spans several key issues including climate, waste, water, food and products. She's the coauthor of several books including : "Sustainability for Healthcare Management: A Leadership Imperative". She will share a case study underlining the importance of the involvement of leadership to successfully reduce hospitals' energy emissions.
16:00 –16:10
16:00 –16:10
Coffee Break
16:10 - 16:40
16:10 - 16:40
Direct discussion with the experts
Small groups for more direct Q&A sessions
A unique opportunity to connect with one of the featured experts on the topic of your choice.

Each of our presenters will lead in-depth discussions on their expert subjects for 30 minutes in special break-out rooms. Event attendees will have an opportunity to choose which room they participate in.
16:40 – 16:55
16:40 – 16:55
Networking session
Meet other international participants to share common challenges and solutions
Participants will be broken into rooms of 4 people in order to be able to really connect and discuss.

A unique opportunity to share your current challenges and get feedback and ideas from international colleagues.
16:55 - 17:00
16:55 - 17:00
Conclusion
Emilie Lebée-Thomas is in charge of Dialog Health's international programs. Dialog Health empowers the exchange of best practices among healthcare executives around the world by organising study tours, conferences and shooting video case studies in the most innovative hospitals.
Speakers
Dr. Satoru Komatsumoto
Dr. Satoru Komatsumoto, Vice-President of the Japan Hospital Association (JHA), Chief Executive Officer, Director, of Ashikaga Red Cross Hospital, Tochigi, and member of the IHF's Governing Council
David Lawson
Chief Procurement Officer NHS Trust Guy's & St Thomas (UK)
Implemented the largest deployment of automated inventory systems in Europe in 2010 to reduce excess inventory and risk of waste.
Established an urban consolidation centre in 2019 to consolidate 40,000 truck deliveries to improve local air quality and launched a river cargo pilot in July this year.
Procurement lead for NHS London's Anchor Institution Programme supporting sustainability and social value initiatives across London.
Finalist at this year's Global Action Plan City Sustainability Awards, Change Maker of the Year.
Aline Coudray
Purchasing, Logistics and Sustainability Director at GHU Paris psychiatrie & neursocience (France)
Aline's practice is dedicated to improving the sustainability of hospitals and sharing her experience with colleagues and students.
Seema Wadhwa
Executive Director of Environmental Stewardship for Kaiser Permanente (USA)
Seema leads a broad portfolio that spans several key issues including climate, waste, water, food and products. She's the coauthor of several books including : "Sustainability for Healthcare Management: A Leadership Imperative".
Rudy Chouvel
Director of logistics and sustainability at the Moulins-Yzeures General Hospital, France
"Sustainability is also promoting short food supply circuits, the development of local agriculture and the strenghening of the local economy".
Tide Voigt
Tide Voigt is the Environmental Protection Officer in the Infrastructure and Sustainability Management Department at the Charité - University Medicine Berlin in Germany
"Due to its extensive range of services, the Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin (Germany) generates a waste volume of around 10,000 tons per year. More than 65 different waste fractions are collected separately and most of them are recycled."
Get on board virtually to Japan to explore the Ashikaga Red Cross Hospital
Embedded in nature, it is the first green hospital in Japan
The Ashikaga Red Cross Hospital opened in 2011. This next-generation hospital was designed as an adaptable facility able to meet the changing needs of the patients to face natural disasters such as earthquakes and to be eco-friendly by taking advantage of the natural resources surrounding it.
Get on board virtually to Japan to explore the Ashikaga Red Cross Hospital
Embedded in nature, it is the first green hospital in Japan
The Ashikaga Red Cross Hospital opened in 2011. This next-generation hospital was designed as an adaptable facility able to meet the changing needs of the patients to face natural disasters such as earthquakes and to be eco-friendly by taking advantage of the natural resources surrounding it.
- BONUS -
You registration also includes a one month unlimited access to the video case study platform “Dialog Health eJourney" to discover innovative practices and organisations in Health care and aged care around the world.
- BONUS -
You registration also includes a one month unlimited access to the video case study platform “Dialog Health eJourney" to discover innovative practices and organisations in Health care and aged care around the world.
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Participate in the live immersive conference
Immediate access to the RCH green hospital video case study in Japan
1 month unilimited access to the video case study platform “Dialog Health ejourney" to discorver innovative practices in healthcare and aged care around the world
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*You can check if your hospital is a memeber of IHF here.
**Attendees from nations classified as Low-income by The World Bank are eligible for discounted registration. A list of country classifications can be found here.

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Type of Event
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Date of Event
October 7th, 2021