President's Conference: Sustainability in Healthcare

 16/11/2022 08:45    

 Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow / Online   

 6 CPD Approved

One year on from COP26 in Glasgow, this year’s President’s Conference will examine the impact of climate change on health and healthcare delivery.

Book Now Closing date: 16 November 2022


One year on from COP26 – Where are we now?


In 2021, Glasgow hosted the UN’s seminal Climate Change Conference, COP26. Since then, our College has prioritised this global issue, working with partner organisations and hosting webinars to discuss, inform and improve the current status. 


Our President’s Conference will be a culmination of this year’s work.  It will present an in-depth look at sustainability in healthcare and the impact of climate change on our health and healthcare delivery. Featuring informative, thought-provoking discussions, we’ll invite international perspectives and offer solutions and ideas to take forward on a personal and institutional level. 


Opening with an introduction from College President Mike McKirdy, the conference will feature interactive sessions chaired by renowned and influential figures including Professor Dame Parveen Kumar, Professor Adrian Stanley, Hugh Montgomery OBE and Dr Richard Smith.


Confirmed speakers include:


Dr Marina Romanello, Lancet Countdown

Dr Nick Watts, Chief Sustainability Officer, NHS England

Caroline Lamb, Chief Executive of NHS Scotland

Dr Diarmid Campbell-Lendrum, WHO

Dr Elaine Mulcahy, Director, UK Health Alliance on Climate Change


Please note, this is a hybrid event and in-person availability is limited.



16 November

08:45 - 09:15


16 November

09:15 - 09:20

Welcome and Introduction

Mr Mike McKirdy

16 November

09:20 - 09:45

Extreme weather & flooding

Dr Marina Romanello

16 November

09:45 - 10:10

Clean Air

Sarah Woolnough

16 November

10:10 - 10:35

Sustainability in Food and Nutrition

Professor Lindsay Jaacks
Global Academy of Agriculture and Food Systems
he University of Edinburgh

16 November

10:35 - 10:50

Panel Discussion

16 November

10:50 - 11:10

Refreshment break

16 November

11:10 - 11:35

Green initiatives and active response – NHS England

Dr Nick Watts
Chief Sustainability Officer
NHS England

16 November

11:35 - 12:00

NHS Scotland’s response to the triple planetary crisis

Caroline Lamb
Chief Executive of NHS Scotland and Director-General for Health and Social Care
Scottish Government

16 November

12:00 - 12:25

Sustainability in Surgery

Miss Jasmine Winter Beatty
Surgical Spr
Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, Sustainability Champion
Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

16 November

12:25 - 12:50

Challenges and opportunities in the quest for sustainable oral health

Prof Michael Glick
Professor and Executive Director
Centre for Integrative Global Oral Health
University of Pennsylvania, USA

16 November

12:50 - 13:05

Panel Discussion

16 November

14:00 - 14:25

Climate change & health: international solutions

Dr Diarmid Campbell-Lendrum

16 November

14:25 - 14:50

The impacts of climate change on gender-based violence, mental health and wellbeing

Professor Tahseen Jafry
Director Mary Robinson Centre for Climate Justice
Glasgow Caledonian University

16 November

14:50 - 15:15

Views/update from COP27


16 November

15:15 - 15:30

Panel Discussion

16 November

15:50 - 16:15

The influential role of health professionals in the climate emergency

Dr Elaine Mulcahy
Director at UK Health Alliance on Climate Change

16 November

16:15 - 16:40

A Public Health Approach to Tackling the Climate Crisis: Where Next

Professor Kevin Fenton
President, Faculty of Public Health

16 November

16:40 - 16:50

Scottish Government plans

Humza Yousaf

16 November

16:50 - 17:00

Panel Discussion

16 November

17:00 - 17:00

Thank you & Closing remarks

Mike McKirdy




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