Creating Healing Environments: Healthcare Industry's Largest Sustainability Conference to be Held May 20-22 in Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH, April 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Registration is now open for CleanMed 2008, the healthcare industry's premier conference for environmentally preferable practices and green building. The event is produced by leading sustainability advocates Health Care Without Harm, along with partners Consorta, the Heinz Endowments, Kaiser Permanente and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

CleanMed attracts major health care systems, product vendors, purchasing directors, food service professionals, facility managers, architects, designers, healthcare providers and the nation's top Group Purchasing Organizations. Keynote speakers for CleanMed 2008 are Ronald M. Davis, MD, President, American Medical Association; and David W. Orr, Ph.D., Paul Sears Distinguished Professor of Environmental Studies and Politics and Chair of the Environmental Studies Program, Oberlin College.

The fifth annual CleanMed will bring together decision makers from across the healthcare supply chain to discuss the latest developments in:

-- Nutritious, Sustainable Food and Food Systems

-- Environmentally Preferable Purchasing

-- Energy Efficiency

-- Green Building

-- Safer Materials and Healthy Chemical Policies

-- Green Electronics

-- Waste Reduction and Recycling

-- Environmentally Preferable Medical Waste Treatment

"CleanMed is the preeminent forum where healthcare industry leaders come together to discuss how to protect the health of patients and workers by lowering exposures to hazardous chemicals and materials, creating safer environments and preventing pollution in their communities," said Anna Gilmore Hall, RN, executive director of Health Care Without Harm.

Space is limited, register today at www.CleanMed.org. Health care providers are encouraged to apply for scholarships to CleanMed through the Stephanie Davis Waste Reduction Scholarship. To register for CleanMed and for more information see http://www.cleanmed.org.

SOURCE Health Care Without Harm

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