Apr 22, 2024  |  8:00pm - 9:30pm

Canadian Anesthesiologists' Society's Earth Day Webinar

Climate crisis continues to affect humanity and our health. Many health care institutions are prioritizing ‘Green’ practice. The theme for Earth Day 2024 is "Planet and Plastics." This webinar will discuss the invisible plastics in our daily practice in health care, and how to be the leaders in advocating environmentally sustainable practice. 

After participating in this activity, participants will be able to: 

  1. Recognize areas to reduce carbon footprint within health care 
  2. Examine own practice and areas to promote environmentally sustainable practice in anesthesia 
  3. Consider being a steward and leader in advocating environmentally sustainable practice in health care 

This event is moderated by CAS Environmental Sustanability Secretary Dr Matthew Walker. (bio)  

TitlePlastic and Medical Waste
SpeakerDr Carole Lin (bio)

After participating in this activity, participants will be able to:  

  1. Discuss the scope of medical waste, particularly plastics, in healthcare.  
  2. Review the AWISH: Addressing World Inequity via Sustainable Healthcare: a medical waste reduction program, highlighting its key components and the potential benefits to cost savings, carbon footprint reduction, and global medical inequity. 
  3. ​Discuss best practices and strategies for reducing plastic and medical waste in healthcare settings and    consider implementing similar waste reduction programs, such as AWISH, in their organizations. 

Title: Political Advocacy for the Environment in Health Care
SpeakerDr Anita Rao (bio)  

After participating in this round, participants will be able to: 

  1. Review why physicians are ideal advocates and should partner with politicians to improve the Canadian health care system.
  2. ​Discuss an approach to engaging with politicians and their policy experts, and how to get attention for a cause by collaborating with professional associations that have established government relationships.
  3. Discuss how to overcome political barriers by anticipating resistance and providing solutions, strategies for risk mitigation and reassurance. 

This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and approved by the Canadian Anesthesiologists' Society. You may claim a maximum of 1 hour (credits are automatically calculated).

Registration is required. Register here.