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Surgery International to host free ‘Sustainability in Surgery’ webinar

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Global news hub Surgery International will host a free-to-attend educational webinar that will delve into the future of surgery and consider its profound impact on our planet.

The Sustainability in Surgery webinar is part of the Talk Surgery series and will take place on Thursday, 14 March, at 19:00 (GMT).

The webinar is being hosted in collaboration with The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, JAV Medical, and Orascoptic.

Continuing Surgery International’s commitment to exploring the multifaceted realms of surgery, this event will shine a spotlight on the pivotal role sustainable practices play in shaping the field’s trajectory.

Distinguished surgeons and leading authorities will consider transformative initiatives and discuss how the medical community can embrace environmentally conscious practices to curtail waste and mitigate ecological footprints.

The panel will look at integrating sustainable surgical techniques and pioneering innovations, showcasing a paradigm shift towards a greener, more sustainable future for surgery.

Hosted by Tim Lane, consultant urological surgeon and robotic surgeon at Lister Hospital, Stevenage, UK, the event’s stellar line-up of speakers includes:

  • Professor Shafi Ahmed, the world’s most-watched surgeon, known for his pioneering work in medical education and digital healthcare.
    • Lucinda Cruddas, a research fellow at the University College London. Lucinda is also a vascular registrar, a Royal College of Surgeons of England Sustainability Champion and has a special interest in theatre sustainability.
    • Aneel Bhangu, Professor of Global Surgery and a Consultant Colorectal Surgeon dedicated to improving surgical care and outcomes globally. His research focuses on developing sustainable solutions to address surgical disparities.
    • Addie MacGregor, sustainability manager at the Association of British HealthTech Industries, where she leads initiatives to promote environmental stewardship and corporate social responsibility within the healthcare industry. She collaborates with stakeholders to develop and implement sustainable practices that benefit the industry and the environment.
    • Ingo Aicher, MD of JAV Medical, a leading medical technology company specialising in innovative healthcare solutions. Under his leadership, JAV Medical has established itself as a critical player in the medical device industry, delivering cutting-edge products and technologies to improve patient care worldwide.

Professor Ahmed said: “Surgical excellence isn’t just about skilful hands, it’s also about conscious minds. Surgery International’s Sustainability in Surgery webinar explores how integrating sustainability into surgical practice preserves the environment and enhances patient care and global health outcomes.

“The Sustainability in Surgery webinar is a must-attend for surgeons, medical professionals and anyone interested in the intersection of healthcare and sustainability. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to gain valuable insights into the forefront of surgical solutions addressing climate change.”

Register here to secure your spot at this ground-breaking event and connect with like-minded individuals.

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