In this session, moderated by Dr. Geraldine McGinty, two radiologists and a health care emissions researcher explore the value of data and interdisciplinary collaboration in driving climate-smart radiology practice.
Session participants will:
1. Understand how data and research, including life cycle assessment, guide advancement of climate-smart radiology
2. Learn how radiology contributes to health care emissions along with opportunities to make radiology more sustainable
3. Hear how clinician leadership, cohort groups, and interdisciplinary collaboration can drive changes in both culture and practice
4. Be inspired by how radiologists are engaging professional societies to increase sustainability, advocacy, and awareness
Charting a course to net-zero health care emissions will require bold leadership and action from all health professionals - from the operating room to the boardroom to the radiology reading room. However, health professionals must first be engaged and educated about the climate impact of health care delivery and their roles in diminishing these impacts by advancing climate-smart health care.
In addition, the creation of scalable and effective interventions to reduce emissions reductions across the health care sector requires research, data, and interdisciplinary collaborations.
Historically, attention has focused on the operating room, and it is common for surgeons, anesthesiologists and perioperative clinicians to be engaged in research and other efforts aimed at reducing the impact of surgical care. Increasingly, other clinicians, including radiologists, are recognizing the importance of measuring and reducing emissions from their clinical practice and departments.
In this session you will learn about the value of research in advancing clinical sustainability, and how radiologists are collaborating with researchers, engaging professional societies and colleagues, and creating a sustainability movement within the field of radiology.