News Release: Sustainability
Mar. 15, 2010
Emory To Host "Greening Health Care" Conference March 26
On Friday, March 26, Emory University's Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing will host "Greening Health Care: Sustainable Practice in Atlanta," a half-day conference aimed at exploring sustainability issues in Atlanta's health care industry.
The conference will focus on five key sustainability issues facing the health care industry: environmental health, recycling, green building, sustainable food and energy awareness.
Howard Frumkin, MD, MPH, DrPH, will deliver the keynote address. Frumkin serves as the special assistant to the director for climate change and health at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), where he works to identify and understand the adverse health impacts of climate change. He is a professor in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, Rollins School of Public Health of Emory University.
Additional conference speakers will include Linda McCauley, PhD, RN, FAAN, professor and dean of Emory's School of Nursing and environmental health expert, Ciannat Howett, Emory director of sustainability initiatives, and A.B. Short, co-founder and CEO of MedShare.
"The School of Nursing is pleased to host this unique conference that's focused on sustainability and health care," says McCauley. "Health care is a $2.5 trillion industry in the United States and it has the power to singlehandedly shift the entire economy toward sustainable practices. This conference will serve as a forum for encouraging the paradigm shift to green health care in Atlanta."
For conference information and registration, visit: www.nursing.emory.edu.