Speed Sessions

A new way of looking at things

New this year at CleanMed, we are hosting 5-7 minute “Speed Sessions” in the Learning Garden in the center of the Expo Hall. Presenters in these sessions will impart a big idea, a novel concept, a new line of argument, in the area of health care sustainability. Some of these will be traditional talks, others may involve a cooking demonstration for example. All are designed to grab listeners’ attention and offer a new way of looking at things.


Tuesday, May 8 | Lunch session | 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Alexandra Destler, SafetyNESt  (12:15 pm)
Transforming Prenatal Care for Toxic Free Babies

Kelly Hostetler, Luum (12:30 pm)
How Hospitals Can Leverage Technology to Solve Employee Commute and Parking Challenges

Jonathan Slutzman, M.D. (12:45 pm)
That’s a lot of Stitches! The Lowly Suture Kit is a Complex Example of Cradle-to-Grave Environmental Assessment.

Tuesday, May 8 | Afternoon reception session | 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Abby Massey, The Common Market (4:15 pm)  
Road Map to Farm to Hospital Success

Sarah Diamond, Food Recovery Network (4:30 pm)
Hospitals and Food Recovery: How Ending Food Waste Helps Hospitals Achieve Their Sustainability Goals

Lauren Pitts, The Humane Society of the United States (4:45 pm)
Plant-Based for the Planet: A Hands-On Approach to Sustainable Plant-Strong Meals

Wednesday, May 9 | Lunch session | 11:45 am – 1:15 pm

Mike Waller, Rochester Regional Health (12:15 pm)
How one Healthcare System Successfully Developed Renewable Energy Projects in Less than 6 months

Kendra Martz, Construction Specialties (12:30 pm)
Creating Healthy Hospitals by Avoiding Chemicals of Concern

Parynaz Mehta, Johnson & Johnson (12:45 pm)
Quantifying Environmental Impact Through Product Design