For the last several years, attendees of our annual HEALTHCARE DESIGN conference have been able to accumulate Continuing Education Units via several accrediting bodies who grant credits for attending education sessions. Now, HEALTHCARE DESIGN readers can earn CEUs from simply reading the magazine every month from the comfort of home.

The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) and HCD publishers Vendome Group are pleased to begin this program in this very issue. By reading the selected article(s)-this issue's is on page 32, and there are others available online that complete the program requirements-and completing the corresponding online exercise and exam, HCD readers can earn CEUs quickly and affordably. A new course will be included in each issue. CEUs are accredited by the Interior Design Continuing Education Council (IDCEC) and are accepted by ASID, IIDA, IDC, IDEC, and many state regulatory boards. Architects seeking credits must request it using the AIA/CES Self-Report form.

The online program and more detailed information can be found at, as well as being linked to our own Web site. Also, look for the ASID Uni logo on the pages of our magazine and our contents page to indicate the articles that are a part of the program.

Speaking for the HEALTHCARE DESIGN magazine staff, we are all very excited at this opportunity to directly benefit our readership even further. CEUs are vitally important to industry professionals; given that the economy and the cost of travel these days have made it more difficult for many of our readers to collect CEUs via in-person events, I'm thrilled to be able to offer this opportunity. My personal thanks also go out to the staff members at ASID and Vendome who were instrumental in putting this program together.

And of course, as with anything presented in our pages and our Web site, my door is always open to your comments and questions about this new program. Please don't hesitate to drop me a line at and let me know what you think! HD

Todd Hutlock, Editor-in-Chief


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Healthcare Design 2009 August;9(8):10