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ABOUT THE CONFERENCE

Healthcare Design Conference + Expo 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.

The 2024 Call for Presentations is open now.

Please see below for the 2023 lineup.

Interested in earning CEUs?

We offer many opportunities for attendees to receive continuing education credits from several accrediting organizations, simply by participating in facility tours, pre-conference workshops, keynotes, and educational breakout sessions.

Conference Program Tracks

AIA-AAH FORUMS

Addresses critical themes related to major issues and trends in healthcare facility design.

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CLINICAL PERSPECTIVES

Shares clinical perspectives and information in relation to healthcare design solutions. These programs are CE-certified for nursing clinicians but applicable to all attendees.

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DEEP DIVE

Designed to provide the opportunity to delve deeper into various topics including new initiatives, case studies, and innovative processes. And includes in-depth presentations and interactive group discussions.

DESIGN FOR DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION

Highlights projects/programs that advance equality and care access.

DESIGN FOR RESILIENCE AND SUSTAINABILITY

Offers approaches that enable facilities to continue patient care during unforeseen events and that limit environmental impact.

FACILITIES AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Presents an array of topics that cover the spectrum of facility management and today’s critical issues.

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INTERACTIVE ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS

Offers a focused yet fun and informal programming experience, where session leaders will share the latest information and set the stage for open dialogue with participants.

MENTAL AND BEHAVIORAL HEALTH

Delivers an overview of recent developments in mental and behavioral health and the various environments and design factors that support effective care delivery.

NEW TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION

Offers trailblazing projects and approaches that are leading the industry and advancing health outcomes.

PEDIATRIC ENVIRONMENTS

Shares the latest developments in pediatric care and the various environments and design factors that support effective care delivery.

PROGRAMMING, PLANNING AND DESIGN

Presents myriad case studies and project delivery methodologies, as well as outcomes achieved. This track offers tools, techniques, and approaches that lead to success.

REPURPOSING AND RENOVATION

Examines cost-effective strategies that support creative ways to redesign inspiring new settings.

SPECIALTY POPULATIONS

Offers insight into new environments and care delivery models that serve the unique needs of various specialty populations.

 The Healthcare Design Conference + Expo is an annual conference focused exclusively on the design of hospital and clinic environments. The educational program is driven by industry experts who share case studies, research, best practices, and new approaches throughout the three-day learning experience.

To create the annual program, a call for presentations is opened, with submissions selected via a rigorous review process. All conference sessions must qualify for continuing education units, with four distinct learning objectives and one hour of content delivered.

The Center for Health Design is HCD's educational partner for the conference and manages the call for presentation process. Follow the link below to view the form on The Center’s website and submit a presentation proposal.

Top-of-mind topics for sessions include but are not limited to: patient safety and satisfaction, ambulatory care, remodeling, renovation and conversions, impact of technology, clinical perspectives, the high-performance hospital and sustainable practices, design for wellness, innovations in facility planning and management, design challenges and solutions, specialty facilities and departments (i.e., oncology, pediatrics, behavioral health, OR, ED), strategies for financing and operations, international trends and practices, and projects and initiatives that advance equality and social justice. 

Join us Oct. 5-8, 2024, in Indianapolis for the ultimate healthcare design education, networking, and product-sourcing event!