About the Conference | Healthcare Design Workshops | HCD Expo


November 11-14, 2017
Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center
Orlando, FL

About the Conference

Healthcare Design Industry Conference, Workshops, and Best Practices

Healthcare Design Expo & Conference is 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. Conference sessions cover a broad range of topics, all relevant to today’s healthcare facilities.


AdvEvidenceBasedDesign Advancements in Evidence-Based Design Research—offers juried research studies that span the healthcare design environment. Learn the methodologies and approaches, hear the outcomes, and discuss their applications and next steps.


 AIA-AAH-Forums AIA-AAH Forums—a favorite among attendees, this series addresses critical topical themes related to major issues and trends in health facility design and is brought to you by the AIA-AAH thought leaders in the industry.


 ClinicalPerspectives Clinical Perspectives—offers programs that focus on clinical perspectives and knowledge as they relate to healthcare design. These programs are CE-certified for nursing clinicians, but also applicable to all attendees.


 ProgPlanningDesign Programming, Planning & Design—addresses myriad case studies, methodologies, and outcomes in the healthcare built environment processes. This track offers tools, techniques, and approaches that lead to success.


 ImprovingPatientFamilyExper Improving the Patient and Family Experience—shares innovative and effective initiatives and methodologies that enhance the patient/family experience and positively impact satisfaction


 TransfromInnovate Transformation and Innovation—offers trailblazing projects and approaches that are leading the industry and advancing healthcare outcomes.


 AmbulatoryCareAdv Ambulatory Care Advancements—driven by public health needs and fueled by new policies, these sessions explore new approaches and settings for the rapidly growing arena of ambulatory care.


 SpecialtyAreas Specialty Areas and Approaches—addresses an array of specialty care areas (ED, OR, neonatal, laboratory, etc.). These niche sessions offer models for developing patient-centric, outcome-oriented, and cost-effective care settings.


 AdvPatientSafety Advancing Patient Safety—provides new approaches and initiatives that foster patient safety in a variety of settings and scenarios.


FacilitiesManagement Facilities Management—hosted by the Heath Care Institute (HCI) of IFMA, this track is lead by leading experts in the field of healthcare facilities management. Discover an array of topics that cover the spectrum of FM and today’s critical issues.


 PopulationWellness Population Health and Wellness—examines new approaches that address population health needs and advance wellness initiatives within communities.


NewMethodologies New Methodologies—offers new insights into research approaches, data metrics, and their findings and application.