Deadline for Submissions: December 15, 2007
Notification of Acceptance: February 11, 2008

Online Conference Presenter Application
Mail-in Conference Presenter Application (word)

CleanMed 2008 is accepting abstracts for presentations and posters. A variety of leading edge presentations on health, environment and safety make CleanMed the premier conference on environmental stewardship in the health care industry. Our presenters include health care professionals, food service managers, nutritionists, environmental and occupational health managers, purchasers, engineers, architects, and designers - the people shaping the environmental profile of health care.

The tracks for CleanMed 2008 are:
  1. Green Buildings & Operations
    • Building systems, products, materials, and maintenance; water and energy conservation; and integrated pest management.
  2. Nutritious, Sustainable Food and Food Systems
    • Programs that purchase fresh, local or regional food products; organic food; or fair trade food.
  3. Safer Chemicals and Materials
    • Initiatives to reduce the use of products containing: mercury, latex, polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plastic, di-2-ethylhexyl phthalate (DEHP), or brominated flame retardants.
  4. Environmentally Preferable Purchasing (EPP)
    • Activities that integrate the environment into purchasing decisions, including: tools, resources, and policies; as well as the purchase of specific environmentally preferable products such as electronics.
  5. Waste Management
    • Recycling, waste reduction, disposal options for medical waste, and managing pharmaceuticals.
  6. Role of Health Care Professionals in Creating Healing Environments
    • Actions nurses, doctors, and other health care professionals are taking to integrate issues of health, environment, and safety into hospitals.
  7. Climate Change
    • Activities that health care organizations are taking to reduce their generation of greenhouse gases.

Submission options for CleanMed 2008 are:
  • an individual paper presentation,
  • a panel presentation (panels are 75 minutes) or
  • a poster presentation.

  • We are seeking abstracts that focus on specific strategies for achieving improved environmental performance. Submission topics need to clearly relate to one (or more) of the tracks listed above. Building case study presentations are encouraged from both the owner and design professionals. However, if you have an innovative project or topic that does not quite fit into any of these categories, please submit (as we will consider a few innovative projects outside the boundaries of the conference tracks). First consideration will go to projects that are unique, innovative, or otherwise new material. Please be sure to note in your session description why your topic/project is different.

    Clean Med 2008 will include poster exhibits for green buildings, H2E Award Winners, and other topics within CleanMed 2008's conference tracks, meshing with the conference theme, Creating Healing Environments.

    Proposals must be submitted online at or electronically by email to Do not submit presentations. Use the online form to submit your proposal. Only complete submissions will be considered.

    The Cleanmed Proposal Team will review and evaluate proposals for individual merit and in comparison with other proposals. The review period will begin after the proposal deadline. We will contact you no later than the notification date to inform you whether your submission has been accepted.

    Latest date to submit proposals: December 15, 2007
    Notification: February 11, 2008
    Completed presentations due: April 30, 2008

    Note that you must register for the conference separately. Registration opens January, 2008. Selected presenters will receive waived conference registration fees for the main conference. Presenters wishing to also attend the pre-conference sessions on May 20 must register separately for the pre-conference day and submit that payment.

    Thank you for your interest in presenting at the conference. We look forward to seeing you in Pittsburgh!

    Online Conference Presenter Application
    Mail-in Conference Presenter Application (word)

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