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Submit Your Proposal for the 2018 Greening the OR Contest

Thursday, May 31, 2018  
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This contest is designed to facilitate discourse between healthcare providers about environmental responsibility in the operating room through reduction of energy use, preservation of natural resources, and/or effective waste management.

Please submit an innovative solution that has been or can be implemented in the operating room to protect and/or restore the environment. Open to all students, residents, physicians, nurses, and allied health professionals. Entries will be judged on originality, feasibility, and potential impact.



The character limit for your proposal is 3500 characters including spaces. You are limited to 1 submission.

Proposals are due by June 25.

Your proposal should include a brief abstract, description of the targeted problem, proposed solution (include information about the budget, personnel required, need for training, etc.), and outcome measures. You are welcome to include figures and photos if you wish. Please specify this submission is free from copyright restrictions.

If you are considered a finalist, you will be expected to give a poster presentation on your proposal at the 2018 AWS Annual Conference in Boston and to write an update to be featured on the AWS Blog on Earth Day about the progress of your proposal.

You will receive a $200 monetary prize and complimentary registration to the 2018 AWS Conference. You will be notified of your status on August 15, 2018.

Please contact with any questions. We look forward to receiving your application!