Thursday, November 2, 2023

Climate Change Begins at 7:30: Our Unstable Future in the OR

7:45 AM to 8:30 AM

Sheldon Auditorium, Towsley Center for Continuing Medical Education, 2nd Floor 

Please join us for a special Grand Rounds with Kelly N. Wright, MD, FACOG, FACS. This event is hosted by the Department of OBGYN Gynecology Division and is open to all surgeons, anesthesiologists, OR nurses, & operating room personnel.

Lecture Description

Flyer for OBGYN Grand Rounds on Nov 2, 2023 with Dr. Kelly Wright

While the negative health effects of the climate crisis are well-documented, the role the health care system plays in driving climate change is less known among medical professionals. US healthcare alone accounts for more carbon emissions annually than the entire country of the United Kingdom. There are enormous opportunities for decarbonizing US healthcare, but culture has contributed to the "throw-away" practice of medicine, creating an over-reliance on single-use items and the supply chain. This session presents evidence-based opportunities for decreasing our carbon footprint in the operating room, including actionable changes for reducing single-use items, waste, anesthetic gases, and energy use.



Kelly Wright

Kelly N. Wright, MD, FACOG, FACS

Director, Division of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery
Associate Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Cedars-Sinai, Los Angeles, California