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Kick off your Healthcare Design Expo & Conference
experience with
these exclusive
pre-conference workshops.

W01: Coaching Workshop: Practical Application of Evidence-based Design
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Expand your understanding of evidence-based design, explore its application to your practice and projects, and get your unique questions and challenges addressed in a personal consultation with an EBD expert.

W05: EDAC Exam Prep Session
3:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Get prepared to take the EDAC exam – at HCD or after – with insights into the exam and types of questions, a detailed review of the three study guides, key evidence-based design concepts, and time for Q&A.



E24: Research Matters: Ten Picks for the Year
2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Which research matters? In this rapid-fire session, Center for Health Design experts will present key takeaways from ten significant research articles of the past year, discussing what we’ve learned and what we still need to know.


A21: Owner’s Perspectives: Key Insights and Lessons Learned During the COVID-19 Pandemic
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Hear four major healthcare provider execs from The Center’s Built Environment Network describe how they recovered, changes to their care delivery models, and impacts on the future of clinical and administrative environment design.

D02: Not All Evidence Is Created Equal: A Discussion on Evidence Quality Assessment in Healthcare Design
2:00 – 4:30 p.m.

The Center’s Vice President for Research Ellen Taylor joins a panel of the most well-respected healthcare design researchers in practice today to discuss the importance and means of assessing evidence quality in evidence-based design practice.


E66: Forget Me Not: Dementia and Aging in Acute and Ambulatory Waiting Rooms
8:15 – 9:15 a.m.

Center Research Associate Addie Abushousheh and design colleagues explore care environments supportive of aging and sensitive to dementia, with specific insights and strategies for designing waiting settings for older adults.

E80: What’s New for 2022: Changes in the FGI Guidelines
1:15 – 2:15 p.m.

2022 Health Guidelines Revision Committee members – including The Center’s Ellen Taylor – highlight 2022 FGI Guidelines changes including new and revised behavioral and mental health spaces, clinical treatment areas and patient care units.



Come grab breakfast and join us as we recognize the dedication, passion, contributions and accomplishments of these two healthcare design industry honorees.

The Center for Health Design Awards Ceremony
8:00 – 9:15 a.m.

Changemaker Award
George Tingwald, MD, AIA, ACHA, Administrative Director, Medical Planning, Stanford Health Care

Russ Coile Lifetime
Achievement Award

Frank Zilm, D.Arch, FAIA, FACHA, Chester Dean Director of the Institute of Health & Wellness Design at the University of Kansas School of Architecture & Design


Take advantage of a 10% discount and risk free offer.

HCD conference attendees have the opportunity to take the EDAC Exam at conference and take advantage of a 10% discount and risk free offer - you can retake the exam once at no charge if you do not pass.



Register and use code: HCD21

Candidates must register AND schedule through the testing administrator, Scantron, by October 21, 2021 to avoid a $50 walk in fee.

Click here to get your EDAC Study Guides, Sample Exam and Exam Prep Videos.



The Center for Health Design is a nonprofit 501c(3) organization whose mission is to transform healthcare environments for a healthier, safer world through design research, education and advocacy. Learn more. For information about sponsor or partnership opportunities, contact our VP of Relationship Development, Randy Carter

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