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 in Evidence-Based Design Research—offers 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.
AIA 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.
Clinical 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.
Programming, Planning & Design—addresses 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.
Specialty Areas and Approaches—addresses 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.
Ambulatory Care Advancements—explores new approaches and settings for the rapidly growing arena of ambulatory care as driven by public health needs and fueled by new policies.
Facilities Management—hosted 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.
Program team members traveled through snow, ice, and subzero temperatures to convene in Washington, D.C., in February to select the Healthcare Design Conference educational sessions for 2015. It’s a solid lineup that demonstrates the power and practical necessity of good design.
Researchers at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago studied the effects of switching from a central nurses’ station in its old facility to decentralized stations in the new building, which opened two years ago. Some of the results caught the researchers--and their Healthcare Design Conference audience--off guard.
After two tumultuous years of operation, Palomar Medical Center in Escondido, Calif., still offers positive lessons in patient-centered and staff-supportive design, as seen in a facility tour during the 2014 Healthcare Design Conference.