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There's Still Time to Sign Up for Pre-Conference Sessions -
Plus Walk-Ins Welcome to Take the EDAC Exam Risk Free* 

Attend one or both of the Healthcare Design pre-conference workshops listed below and get the knowledge and tools needed to address some of the cost and outcome challenges facing healthcare today.  Plus, the EDAC Exam will be given on Monday - walk-ins are welcome.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

D01 - Coaching Workshop, Practical Application of Evidence-Based Design, 8:30 am - 2:30 pm

an excellent opportunity to get one-on-one coaching from industry experts

D06 - EDAC Examination Preparation Workshop 3:15 pm - 5:15 pm
a comprehensive study session to help prepare for the EDAC exam


Monday, November 17
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

HCD conference attendees have the opportunity to take the EDAC Exam at conference risk free* - you can retake the exam once at no charge if you do 
not pass.  Candidates will have two hours to complete the exam. Walk-ins are welcome for an additional $50 fee, but space is limited and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Arrive early to register on-site. Participation in the EDAC exam preparation workshop is recommended, but not mandatory.

*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 exam registration date.


You're Invited to Join Us for the Next EBD Journal Club 

Wednesday, December 3, 2014
10:00 am Pacific/1:00 pm Eastern

The Legacy of Florence Nightingale’s Environmental Theory: Nursing Research Focusing on the Impact of Healthcare Environments
Health Environments Research & Design Journal, 7(3), 19-34, Zborowsky, T, 2014

Host: Sheila Bosch, PhD, LEED AP, EDAC

Author: Terri Zborowsky, Ph.D, EDAC

EBD Journal Clubs are FREE, open to all and provide the chance to hear and interact with authors who have recently published EBD papers and articles in peer-reviewed journals such as HERD.   Authors will not only discuss their studies, but will provide ways to translate the research behind each study into practice.  Attendees interact with the study's author(s) and have a chance to address specific questions and concerns.  Each EBD Journal Club session is one hour in length and will provide participants with one EDAC/AIA continuing education unit.


Be a Part of Our VIP Reception on Saturday at Healthcare Design

Each year at Healthcare Design, we get together with top industry professionals and organizations who are a part of our CHD Affiliate member community at our VIP Reception. These members meet not only at this annual event, but also throughout the year as our guests at regional networking receptions, that include one hour CEU sessions.  Members also enjoy discounts on most CHD products and educational tools.

Want to become a part of this prestigious community who is fostering the EBD movement and advancing our work through their support? It's easy - click here to become an Affiliate member and you will be invited to join us in San Diego at our VIP reception at Healthcare Design Conference.  

Questions?  Contact Callie Unruh, Membership and Development Manager 
925 521 9404, ext. 121,


EFA Call for Submissions
Submit your latest projects to the 2015 Annual Design Showcase. Reservations due tomorrow, November 14, 2014 and electronic presentations due December 19, 2014. More information here.
The HCD 10
Who's who in healthcare design in 2014?  The HCD 10 will honor professionals across 10 different categories. We need your help to shine the spotlight on these stars in our industry. Deadline nomination extended to 
November 21, 2014.
Save the Date for EFA
Environments for Aging Conference will be
April 19 - 21, 2015 at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront.  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.


A Living Library
The Knowledge Repository provides a one-stop, complete source of healthcare EBD research with additional key point summaries (now over 300), being added monthly, it will continue to grow and develop as healthcare design evolves.  Stop searching, start finding.
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.
EDAC Exam Prep Videos- A Virtual Classroom
Three 30+ minute videos -a comprehensive review of the EDAC Study Guides, exam format, types of questions and exam prep tips.  More information found 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.

Looking for ways to support our work?
Become EDAC Certified, Join our Community of Affiliates; Become a Pebble Partner; Add to our Knowledge RepositoryDonations make a difference; Watch our on demand webinars; Ask us about volunteer opportunities. Like us on Facebook; Contact us.


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