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SHARE conference (Sustainable Healthcare Academic Research and Enterprise)

SHARE conference (Sustainable Healthcare Academic Research and Enterprise)

Friday 12 May 2023, 10am-4:30pm BST. 
This conference will be held online via MedAll.

This free event is co-hosted by Brighton and Sussex Medical School, the University of Brighton School of Sport and Health Sciences and the Centre for Sustainable Healthcare.

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About this event

Theme – Sustainable healthcare teamwork: interdisciplinary solutions in action

This conference will offer keynote talks, oral presentations and posters about sustainable healthcare teamwork: interdisciplinary solutions in action.

Students, academics, researchers, clinical and estates colleagues from a wide range of disciplines interested in sustainable healthcare are all welcome to attend.

The conference is co-hosted by the University of Brighton School of Sport and Health Sciences, Brighton and Sussex Medical School and the Centre for Sustainable Healthcare.

Keynote speakers:

Dr Chantelle Rizan – Brighton and Sussex Medical School, England

Dr Teddie Potter – University of Minnesota, United States

Dr Rengaraj Venkatesh – Aravind Eye Hospital, India


Meet our keynote speakers

Dr Chantelle Rizan:

Dr Rizan was appointed as Clinical Lecturer in Sustainable Healthcare at Brighton and Sussex Medical School in 2022, following her PhD evaluating ways to mitigate the carbon footprint of products used in the operating theatre. 

Dr Rizan seeks to translate her research into practice and policy, and is an academic advisor for a national report on Greener Surgery in collaboration with UK Health and Climate Change Alliance. Key achievements include receiving the Hillary International Health and Care Leadership Award (2022), and the Adam Weiler Doctoral Impact Award (2021) for outstanding academic impact.

Dr Teddie Potter:

Dr Potter is deeply committed to climate change education including co-founding Health Professionals for a Healthy Climate, membership in the Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments, and membership on the American Academy of Nursing Environment and Public Health Expert Panel. She is a member of the Coordinating Committee of Columbia University’s Global Consortium on Climate and Health Education and a Fellow in the Institute on the Environment at the University of Minnesota. She chairs Clinicians for Planetary Health (C4PH) and is a member of the Steering Committee of the Planetary Health Alliance at Harvard.

At the University of Minnesota, Dr Potter designed and co-teaches an interdisciplinary course titled “The Global Climate Challenge: Creating an Empowered Movement for Change”. In addition, she co-leads a Health Sciences initiative titled, “Climate Change and Health: An Interprofessional Response”. In 2019, Dr Potter was appointed the first Director of Planetary Health for the School of Nursing.

In addition, Dr Potter is Executive Editor for the Interdisciplinary Journal of Partnership Studies; a peer-reviewed, open-access, online journal promoting interdisciplinary collaboration as a solution for solving society’s grand challenges.

Dr Rengaraj Venkatesh:

Dr Venkatesh began his career as Medical officer in General Ophthalmology department at Aravind eye hospital, Madurai and later moved to Glaucoma department. At present he is the Chief Medical Officer of Aravind Eye Hospital, Pondicherry.

Dr Venkatesh graduated in medicine with a gold medal in Ophthalmology from Annamalai University and DO & D.N.B from Aravind Eye Hospital, Madurai. In 2000, he completed Basic and clinical science assessment from International council of Ophthalmology.

Dr Venkatesh’s video on High-Volume, High-Quality, Cost-Effective Cataract Surgery for the Developing World: Sutureless ECCE bagged the Best of Show Award in the AAO, 2004 at New Orleans. He has also been awarded the ASCRS Research Grant in the year 2006. Twelve of his presentations have won awards at prestigious forums, including the conference of American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) and American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ASCRS).

Oral presentation and poster categories

Our call for abstracts for oral presentations is now closed, but we are accepting poster submissions up to the 24 April 2023.

Your abstract should be about research, audit, quality improvement or education projects related to the theme of sustainable healthcare teamwork: interdisciplinary solutions in action. The abstract categories include:

  • Sustainable models of care
  • Education and collaboration
  • Digital transformation
  • Travel and transport
  • Estates and facilities
  • Medicines and prescribing
  • Equipment and supply chains
  • Food and nutrition
  • Climate resilient health systems and adaption

A Planetary Health Report Card (PHRC) poster option for students is available. For more information download the submission instructions here > or email >


Registration for this conference is free and open to all. This online conference will be held on MedAll, you can register your place now.

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