Building Connections in Healthcare Design

Healthcare Facilities Symposium & Expo Fosters Collaboration & Innovation in Annual Chicago Conference

in Healthcare Design

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The Healthcare Facilities Symposium & Expo is the original event that examines the trends in healthcare and the trends in healthcare design as one single movement. Industry leaders from design firms to healthcare owners come together for three days of education and collaboration. The Healthcare Facilities Symposium & Expo will take place September 30 - October 2, 2014 in Chicago with pre-conference events on September 29, 2014.

Resonating through the event is the theme of . The Healthcare Facilities Symposium & Expo is known as a collaborative environment where connections are formed through networking opportunities, sparked by creative ideas, and answering the challenges of attendees by connecting them with solution providers or expert speakers. A hallmark of the event is the willingness of attendees to look past competition and share ideas to further the mission of turning brilliant design into improved healthcare delivery.

is also echoed by keynote presenter John S. Milne, MD, MBA, FACEP, Founder and CEO, Avnew Health. Milne will explore the rapid transformation of healthcare delivery and discuss trends including ACO structures, mobile apps, and big data. “I am incredibly excited to be addressing healthcare planners and facility designers at this year’s Healthcare Facilities Symposium & Expo,” says Milne. “I hope that through my presentation, they will see the connections between care delivery trends and the built environment and be inspired to transform the way patients experience healthcare.”

The conference program will feature sessions presented by leading healthcare facilities and design firms. Case-studies and instructional sessions will tackle issues challenging design teams today including integrating technology, influence of the Affordable Care Act, sustainability, renovation projects, and the task of doing more with less.

Returning for the second year is the Student Charette sponsored by CannonDesign and in partnership with AIA Chicago, the AIA Chicago Healthcare Knowledge Community and The Caritas Project. Promoting interaction and idea exchange between university students and attendees, this year’s design challenge will be

: The 2014 Healthcare Facilities Symposium & Expo includes:

: Navy Pier600 East Grand AvenueChicago, IL 60611(312) 595-PIER

: Healthcare Facilities Symposium & ExpoConference: September 30 – October 2, 2014Pre-Conference: Sept. 29, 2014Exhibits: October 1, 2014, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

: To request media credentials, please contact Liz Miller,  or (203) 371-6322

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