The Healthcare Building Ideas/HEALTHCARE DESIGN Editorial team has arrived in Nashville for the HEALTHCARE DESIGN.11 conference taking place this week at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center.

Already the conference space is flowing with attendees registering for the event, heading off to meetings, and preparing for afternoon workshops and facility tours.

I hope to see some of you at today’s tour of the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center and Vanderbilt Hospital Critical Care Tower, Vanderbilt Medical Center.

In the meantime, for those of you getting settled in or who are preparing to arrive, familiarize yourself not only with the conference schedule but with the Gaylord facility by taking advantage of this year’s new mobile app. Just go to to download the tool, which provides loads of information, including the educational sessions schedule, exhibitors list, map of the convention center, and notifications, such as session cancellations or other changes to the programming.

Safe travels to all, and be sure to say “hello” as you explore the conference. Remember, use hash tag #HCD11 in your tweets and watch for coverage here at