We are excited to welcome our members, business alliances, friends, and partners to Minneapolis for CleanMed 2017! Since our very first conference back in 1995, Practice Greenhealth and Health Care Without Harm have focused on building CleanMed as a platform where healthcare professionals, researchers, designers, vendors, and others can work together to accelerate the healthcare sector’s commitment to environmental sustainability. We look forward to another great year of celebrating the work of our peers.

For our 14th conference, we’ve crafted an education program full of impactful sessions with insights from leaders in our sector. We’ve selected a group of companies who will showcase their products and services in answer to your specific requests in the healthcare sector on our expo floor. We are also honored to have Winona LaDuke, the internationally renowned activist, working on issues of sustainable development, renewable energy and food systems, to be our featured speaker at the event. As always, we will end the conference with the annual Practice Greenhealth Environmental Excellence Awards Ceremony and Gala Dinner in celebration of leadership in sustainability.

In addition to these great traditions, we also have some new and exciting initiatives. Specifically we are launching “Mind Meetings” and an updated Mobile App. Our Mind Meetings are designed to connect peers through meaningful conversation. In this year’s mobile app, each attendee will have a profile with two new fields: “Expertise” and “Suggestions I’m looking for”. For example, if you are looking for suggestions on how to start a recycling program in your OR, and you find a peer that has already started a similar program, you can request a 20-minute meeting with them through the CleanMed Mobile App and networking privately during expo hours. We’ve prepared a dedicated meeting area in the Learning Garden on the expo floor to help facilitate the conversation. As well, the new game center in the mobile app will allow attendees to accumulate points by completing different tasks: exchanging contact information with attendees, updating photos to the gallery, sending out live tweets about CleanMed, attending education session, etc. The attendee with the most points at the end of the conference will be awarded with free full-conference registration for CleanMed 2018!

We truly hope that you will take advantage of our educational sessions, earn CEU’s, make meaningful connections, and most importantly, leave with a great sense of empowerment and pride in our healthcare community.

See you in Minneapolis!