About the Conference | Healthcare Design Workshops | HCD Expo


November 10-13, 2018
Phoenix Convention Center
Phoenix, AZ

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.

HCD offers continuing education credits from several accrediting organizations – learn more here.


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


 AIA-AAH-Forums AIA-AAH Forums—this series addresses critical topical themes related to major issues and trends in healthcare 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 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.


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


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


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


 SpecialtyAreas Lessons Learned—tells the stories of providers, design teams, and projects that sought to improve healthcare settings, with valuable lessons learned.


 AdvPatientSafety Behavioral Health Practices—offers an overview of recent developments in behavioral health, and the various environments and design factors that foster effective care.


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


  FGI—premieres the 2018 edition of the Facility Guidelines Institute’s Guidelines for Design and Construction documents and the critical design implications these revisions have for a host of healthcare environments.


NewMethodologies Employing New Technologies—offers case studies for how various technologies can improve care settings and outcomes.


HCD 2018 Call for Presentations is now open!

Healthcare Design Expo & Conference welcomes presentation proposals that are suited to our educational foci, which include (but are not limited to):

Evidence-based design research studies, reports & case studies, patient safety and satisfaction, sustainable practices, ambulatory care, remodeling and renovations, innovations in facility planning and management, design challenges & solutions, technology, design for wellness, specialty facilities, financing and operations, clinical perspectives, international trends and practices, and more!