The Nordic Conference on Sustainable Healthcare 2019 - Espoo - Finland


The Nordic Conference on Sustainable Healthcare 2019 - Espoo - Finland

The Nordic Conference on Sustainable Healthcare will be held as a part of EHMA:s annual conference in Espoo, Finland - close to Helsinki. We will organise sessions on June 17th and June 18th. On June 19th we will announce the winners of 2019 Nordic Sustainable Healthcare awards.

The 2019 EHMA conference will have the theme healthcare management 2.0. In that concept sustainability in healthcare is a vital part and we at Nordic Center for Sustainable Healthcare will be the partner addressing that.

We are in the planning process and invite interested stakeholders to contact us.

Opportunities for members in NCSH:

  • Opportunities to speak and engage
  • Meet 500 hospital managers from all over Europe
  • 10 % discount on participation fee
  • 10 % discount on sponsorship and exhibition fees

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Sessions organised by the Nordic Center for Sustainable Healthcare 

Following sessions are part of the sustainability track and organised by NCSH.

5:00pm - 6:30pm, Jun 17
Climate and energy smart healthcare - Johannes Brundin, Irina Lindquist, Jani Valkama
Climate change is one of the greatest environmental challenges faced by societies today and action must be taken from a wide range of sectors – healthcare being no exception. In some countries as much as 15% of the carbon emissions come from health services and finding ways to reduce these emissions can therefore make a large impact. This session will focus on solutions and work procedures that can be implemented to improve energy efficiency and reduce climate gas emissions from healthcare activities. Experts will give their view on how climate and energy smart solutions for the healthcare sector can be used to create a more sustainable society.

3:45pm - 5:15pm, Jun 18
Implementing circular economy in healthcare - Daniel Eriksson, Elena Prokofyeva, Lieke van Kerkhoven, Virpi Vuori
Moving away from a linear ‘take-make-use-dispose’ economic model to a more circular use of resources requires not only retaining value in products by designing for disassembly, reparability, recoverability etc. or creating new business models, but it also requires a new mindset in organisations implementing these products and services. To reach a circular model in healthcare services, behavioural change is vital. We need to talk about how we get our colleagues and managers to act in a more conscious manner and procure products or services with more than just monetary value in mind. This session will involve experts from different backgrounds and fields discussing how to implement circular economy in healthcare from a behavioral point of view.

For more information about the sessions or if you are interested to participate as a speaker, please contact us.

Linn Grundtman: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Johannes Brundin: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


The Nordic Sustainable Healthcare Awards 2019

Nominate someone - or yourself - for the Nordic Sustainable Healthcare Awards 2019. The winners will be announced in plenary on June 19th. 

  • Sustainable Healthcare organizer of the year: A region or a hospital in the forefront, or a regional board or an environmental manager or...
  • Sustainable Healthcare innovation of the year: Something new, something fresh, that makes healthcare more sustainable.
  • Sustainable healthcare organisation of the year: A successful company, a innovative NGO or...

Winners 2017

Winners 2018 



Espoo – Dipoli (Aalto University)
Otakaari 24 
Espoo, 02150 Finland + Google Map


About EHMA

Active since 1982, the European Health Management Association (EHMA) is a non-profit membership organisation open to all those committed to improving health and healthcare. Our focus is on health management capacity and capabilities and on supporting the successful implementation of health policy and practice, so as to make a real difference to the lives of Europe’s 500 million citizens.

EHMA is the only membership organization in Europe to bring together health managers, health professionals, policy makers, researchers and educators. EHMA provides an environment where evidence, challenge and experience are valued and complex debates on current topics take place. With a secretariat located in the heart of Europe, EHMA maximizes its impact by placing its membership of over 100 members in 30 countries at the heart of all that it does.


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