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TechMed Summer School

3 – 6 July 2023

Programme Tuesday 4 July 2023

The Green Hospital: Sustainability and Medical Technology

Time: 9:00 – 17:00
Chairs: Prof. dr. Frank-Willem Jansen & dr. Ir. Anne van der Eijk

We will inspire you with state-of-the-art in possibilities to use technology to promote sustainable care, in research, production and clinical practice.

This programme is preliminary.



Prof. dr. Frank-Willem Jansen

Due to the signed agreement of the Green Deal 2.0 by care providers, Hospitals have to implement their appointment to reduce their CO2 footprint to a neutral level in 2050. The OR is one of the most polluting areas in Hospitals. How to get a CO2 reduction in the OR and minimize its other pollution (volatile anaesthetics, use of plastic, harmful production processes)? What are the technical challenges. To measure is to know.


Sustainability in the operating room & Central Sterile Supply Department

Dr. Ir. Anne van der Eijk, Manager OR-center & CSSD, LUMC

Although health care aims to protect and improve health it also contributes significantly to the climate crisis. Health care is responsible for 7% of the Dutch carbon footprint. In this presentation we give an overview of our projects in the OR&CSSD to become more sustainable.


Sustainability in the Operating Room

Drs. Hans Friedericy, Anesthesiologist, LUMC

Sustainability in an operating room should include reducing waste, reducing wastage, saving energy and preventing greenhouse gases from entering the atmosphere. Replacing disposables with reusables and thus striving for circularity. Saving energy by looking critically at air handling systems to make sure they do not give unnecessarily high quality clean air and are not on when no one is working in the OR. Furthermore, many disposables are used based on strict hospital hygiene protocols, the question is whether this outweighs the financial and environmental impact this causes.




Title to be announced

Dr. Ir. Tim Horeman


Greencycl, recycling in the hospital

Dr. Ir. Tim Horeman


Lunch break


Medical technology in LUMC

Susanne van Engelen


Duurzaam inkopen

Judith Kaspers – Dokkum




Visit the waste processing unit in LUMC

Gerard Parlevliet

During this part of the programme, Gerard Parlevliet will take participants to the waste processing station and demonstrate how waste processing is done at LUMC. He also talks about the opportunities and challenges of sustainability with regard to hospital waste disposal.


Visit the Central Sterile Supply Department

Dr. Ir. Anne van der Eijk, Manager OR-center & CSSD, LUMC

During this visit we will show you the activities that take place in the Central Sterile Supply Department to clean, disinfect and sterilize (medical) devices.


Visit to the OR

Floris Bakhuis

TechMed Summer School at Leiden

Are you looking for an inspiring Summer School, combining Technical and Medical Science?

  • 3 – 6 July 2023

  • LUMC, Leiden The Netherlands