Discover What’s Next

November 14-17, 2015
Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center. Washington, DC

Earn up to 23 CEUs!

The Healthcare Design Expo & Conference is the premier event devoted to how the design of responsibly built environments directly impacts the safety, operation, clinical outcomes, and financial success of healthcare facilities now and into the future. With roughly 4000 participants at the Healthcare Design Expo & Conference, this is the industry’s best-attended conference where attendees can earn up to 23 continuing education credits, network with peers, and influence the direction of the industry as it advances into the future.

2015 Session Tracks

advancements aia clinical programming improving specialty ambulatory methodologies advancing occupancy behavioral employing employing
advancementsAdvancements in Evidence-Based Design Researchoffers juried research studies that span the healthcare design environment. Learn the methodologies and approaches, hear the outcomes, discuss their applications, and focus on next steps.
clinicalAIA AAH Forums—addresses critical topics related to major issues and trends in health facility design. A favorite among attendees, this series is brought to you by the AIA AAH, noted thought leaders in the industry.
clinicalClinical Perspectives—offers a focus on clinical perspectives and knowledge as they relate to healthcare design. Although CE certified for nursing clinicians, these programs are applicable to all attendees.
programmingProgramming, Planning & Designaddresses a myriad of case studies, methodologies, and outcomes in the healthcare built environment processes. This track offers tools, techniques, and approaches that lead to success.
improvingImproving the Patient and Family Experienceshares innovative and effective initiatives and methodologies that advance the patient/family experience and positively impact clinical and satisfaction outcomes.
specialtySpecialty Areas and Approachesaddresses an array of population groups with unique care needs (e.g., oncology, spinal cord, etc.) as well as specialty care areas (e.g., ED, trauma, clinical units). These niche sessions offer models for developing patient-centric, outcome-oriented, and cost-effective care settings.
ambulatoryAmbulatory Care Advancementsexplores new approaches and settings for the rapidly growing arena of ambulatory care as driven by public health needs and fueled by new policies.
methodologiesNew Methodologiesoffers new insights into research approaches and data metrics.
advancingAdvancing Patient Safetyprovides new approaches and initiatives that foster patient safety in a variety of settings and scenarios.
occupancyPost Occupancy Evaluationsoffers post occupancy findings from case studies in state-of-the-art facilities.
behavioralBehavioral Health Practicesoffers an overview of recent developments in behavioral health and the environments that foster effective care.
employingEmploying New Technologiesapplies technology to improve care settings and outcomes.
employingFacilities Managementhosted by the Health Care Institute (HCI) of IFMA, this track led by noted experts in the field of healthcare facilities management. Discover an array of topics that cover the spectrum of FM and today’s critical issues.

Looking Back and Moving Ahead

Healthcare Design Conference News


Illuminating Ideas On LEDs In Healthcare

September 25, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

LEDs can make a big impact in healthcare design if you understand how the technology works and put the right maintenance protocols in place. A speaker at this year's Healthcare Design Expo & Conference shares some ideas in this conference session preview.


A Year’s Worth Of Healthcare Industry Lessons

August 25, 2015     Kristin D. Zeit, Editor-in-Chief

Break out the notebooks: It’s back-to-school time for all of us, as learning opportunities both within and outside the healthcare design community ramp up for the fall.


Fresh Start: Natural Ventilation In Healthcare

August 10, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

Speakers at the 2015 HCD Expo & Conference want to drive a new conversation about the challenges and opportunities of using natural ventilation in healthcare facilities.


Building A Better Board

July 9, 2015     Kristin D. Zeit, Editor-in-Chief

With more representation from the industry, Healthcare Design can serve the industry even better.


The Value Of Lifelong Learning

June 15, 2015     Kevin Gaffney

The show director for the Healthcare Design Expo & Conference discusses why it’s important to never pass up the opportunity to learn more about the world around you.


Pathway To Better Bariatric Care

June 2, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
During the 2015 HCD Conference & Expo, Christopher Upton will make the case for a new classification system for bariatric patients that can lead to improved care and better facility design. In this preview, he explains why it's important and the steps to change.
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