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ASCRS Annual Meeting Instruction Course – Sustainability in Ophthalmology: Decrease Costs and Waste While Increasing Quality of Healthcare

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This course from the 2022 ASCRS Annual Meeting provides data on the financial, access, and quality benefits from making environmental improvements in your practice and how to achieve them. It also goes into detail on the growing body of interest and research on the impact of climate change on planetary health and healthcare delivery. 


Course Introduction

Barbara Erny, MD 

Sustainability in Health Care, Life Cycle Assessments, and OR Waste Reduction

Cassandra Thiel, PhD

Low Carbon Eye Care – Aravind Model

Rengaraj Venkatesh, MD

Physician Attitudes and Initiatives to Reduce O.R. Waste in Ophthalmology

David F. Chang, MD

Reducing Topical Drug Waste in Cataract Surgery

David Palmer, MD

Calculating and Benchmarking the Surgical Carbon Footprint

Gitanjali Baveja, MD

Sustainable Procurement

Cathleen McCabe, MD

Health Impacts of Climate Change

Barbara Erny, MD

Clinic Sustainability

Aakriti Garg Shukla, MD