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Pre-Conference Sessions at HCD You Won't Want to Miss, Plus
An Opportunity to Take the EDAC Exam Risk Free* at Conference

Want to learn more about evidence-based design and prepare for the EDAC exam all while at Healthcare Design Conference this year?  Get the most of your time by attending these pre-conference sessions and then taking the EDAC Exam during conference: 

Saturday, November 15, 2014

The D01 - Coaching Workshop, Practical Application of Evidence-Based Design, (8:30 am – 2:30 pm), is an excellent opportunity to bring EBD concepts into practice, offering an introduction to EBD as well as personal consultation about how to integrate the EBD process into your project(s).

The D06 - EDAC Examination Preparation Workshop,(3:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.), is a comprehensive study session to help prepare for the EDAC exam by offering general information about the exam, the types of questions on the exam, a detailed review of the three study guides, an overview of the five domains included on the Exam Content Outline, a summary of key concepts and time for Q&A.

Monday, November 17 

EDAC Exam, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm 
Register for the Exam by October 6, 2014 to avoid a walk in fee,
use code "HCD14".

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

Here’s how: reserve your seat for the exam with your conference registration and then complete the exam application; use code HCD14 to receive the 10% discount (total charge for exam with discount is $319.50). Once you receive the "Notice to Schedule" your exam, you will need to select the "San Diego Convention Center" location on November 17.

*Those who don't pass will be allowed to retake the exam again at a later date for free. Exam must be retaken no less than two months and no more than 12 months after registration date.

 Prepare for the EDAC Exam with EDAC Exam Prep Videos 

The series of EDAC Exam Prep Videos offers those who are getting ready to take the EDAC exam an additional  study tool.  

This on-demand series includes:

  • Three 30+ minute videos
  • A comprehensive review of the three EDAC Study Guides
  • A look at the exam format, types of questions and exam prep tips
  • Sample questions at the end of each video with answers and detailed explanations

This virtual classroom is available on- demand for one week, one month, or three months. You choose how long, where, when, and how often you want to study.  Follow along with your EDAC Study Guides, practice with sample exam questions, and get prepared to become EDAC Certified!

Get more information and order the EDAC Exam Prep Videos here.


Join Us at the Healthcare Design Conference
Changemaker Award Ceremony and Meet Avein Saaty-Tafoya

Named the 2014 Changemaker, Avein Saaty-Tafoya, MD, MBA, HCM, EDAC, will accept the award in a keynote presentation at Healthcare Design on Monday, November 17, 2014.

As the CEO of Adelante Healthcare, a federally qualified community health center with seven sites, Avein has overseen delivery of comprehensive primary care services to 40,000 patients in Phoenix and surrounding communities in Maricopa County, AZ since 2006.

Avein is an inspirational leader who has worked with community health centers, primary care associations, hospitals and health plans in various capacities since 1996. Advocating for healthcare equality and access to care in the health center movement has allowed her an opportunity to apply her education in fine art, medicine, public health and business administration in order to make a meaningful difference.

Jain Malkin, CID, AAHID, EDAC, an award selection committee member, notes, “Avein's dedication to clinical excellence is matched only by her passion for the aesthetics and functional aspects of the built environment. She views space planning as a strategic initiative to support care delivery innovation. Her approach to improving the health of the community includes offering on-site farmers market days and cooking classes focused on nutritious, local food. In addition, she has established the first LEED Platinum certified health center in the nation. She ensures sustainability statistics are presented to the community at large in an artistic manner to raise awareness of these issues. And, despite budget challenges, Avein's appreciation of art has forged close relationships with artists leading to the inclusion of original works of art throughout her facilities."

Given annually, the award honors individuals or organizations that have demonstrated exceptional ability to change the way healthcare facilities are designed and built, and whose work has broad impact on the advancement of healthcare design.


Get Registered for the 2014 HCD Facility Tours
HCD conference attendees have the opportunity to choose from six facility tours, happening
November 15, 2014,
at Healthcare Design Conference.  But hurry, tours are filling up fast.  More information found here.
Innovation and Design Excellence in Healthcare Facilities Design: Today and Tomorrow
Join architects, engineers, hospital owners, developers, general contractors and innovators from other fields to address the rapidly changing healthcare environment, 
November 21, 2014.
Save the Date for EFA
Environments for Aging Conference will be
April 19 - 21, 2015 at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront.  Experience this three-day learning experience, attendees will network with peers while learning the latest innovations and best practices in the design of long-term and residential care settings.  More information, here.


Improving Healthcare with Better Building Design
This book includes stories that will educate and inspire you not only to build a new structure, but to create the optimal healing environment for patients, staff, and visitors. Read more here.
Need CEUs?  
On-demand ICONS and Innovators webinar library increases offerings
with over 30 on-demand webinars, there are now more CEU choices. Watch any or all on-demand ICONS and Innovators webinars at your convenience, here.
Join the CHD Affiliate Members Community
Affiliate members now receive a FREE annual digital subscription to Research Design Connections, a database of more than 1,800 articles, plus discounts on certain CHD products.  Learn more about the benefits of membership, here.
About Us:
The Center for Health Design is a nonprofit 501c(3) whose mission is to transform healthcare environments for a healthier, safer world through design research, education and advocacy.

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