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Early Bird Registration for the Functional Workshop

Date: Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Location: Steelcase WorkLife Center
4 Columbus Circle
New York, New York 10019

Early Bird Registration:  $465
After August 21, 2015: $565

“This workshop was done very well. I enjoyed the fact that the presenters would cycle around the groups and interject information at key points, and also just sit and spitball ideas with us.  Enjoyed the visonary presentations that were refreshingly executed.”
2014 Functional Program Workshop attendee 

How important is the functional program really?   

This workshop will provide a complete understanding of not only what the functional program is, but how it can affect every aspect of the experience you are creating in your design.  Attendees will have the opportunity to work with The Center for Health Design’s Environmental Standards Council (ESC) to understand how the functional program should be created with an interdisciplinary team, is an opportunity for innovation and can be used as a basis to identify preliminary project costs. 

More workshop information can be found here.

Workshop attendees are invited to stay for Health Design Insights networking event with cocktails and hors d'oeuvres immedidately following the workshop.

Thanks to our workshop sponsor:

 High Value, Exclusive Pre-Conference Sessions
Plus An Opportunity to 
Take the EDAC Exam Risk Free* 

Kick off your Healthcare Design Expo & Conference experience with these exclusive pre-conference sessions that explore the practical application of evidence-based design, and then get prepared for the EDAC Exam with a comprehensive study session taught by industy experts.   

Saturday, November 14, 2015

‚Äč"I found this inspiring, really exciting, I had no idea that there was this intelligent thoughtful and really amazing group supported by tons of research - a fantastic group of people and wonderful references."
Ann Showan-Slade, MD, consultant, 2014 Coaching Workshop attendee

  • The 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 16

EDAC Exam 

11:00 am - 1:00 pm OR 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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.  Register by October 5, 2015 to avoid a walk in fee, use code HCD15. 

Here’s how: reserve your seat for the exam with your conference registration and then complete the exam applicationuse code HCD15 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 "Gaylord National Resort & Conference Center" location on November 16, 2015.

*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.


Attention Healthcare Providers, Architects, Designers:
Essential Evidence-Based Design Book
...Now at 50% Off!
"A must read . . . that helps design practitioners and their clients understand the practical and detailed implications of evidence-based design for healthcare facilities.  Bravo!"
D. Kirk Hamilton, FAIA, FACHA, EDAC
A Visual Reference for Evidence-Based Design, the definitive guide to bold, fresh approaches to patient care, is now on sale, but only for a limited time.  EBD Pioneer, Jain Malkin's lively writing style makes research read like an adventure story with fascinating discoveries at every turn.  Two themes - the patient experience and patient safety are interlaced throughout every chapter, making this a necessary reference for the entire healthcare community.  
This guide provides inspiration and answers to the daunting challenges facing healthcare organizations today: 
  • the rapidly escalating cost of construction 
  • pay for performance
  • patient safety initiaties
  • integraton of information technology
  • the re-engineering of patient care delivery and
  • figuring out what to build to optimize return on investment and enhance the patient's experience. 

All explained with over 300 annotated, full color project photos and space plans. 

Author Information:
Jain Malkin, CID, AAHID, EDAC, is founder of the firm Jain Malkin Inc., a leader in the field of evidence-based design for healthcare facilities. The author of several books on healthcare design, she consults from her studio in La Jolla, California. Malkin serves on the board of The Center for Health Design and lectures widely on excellence in healthcare facility design.  

Until September 30, this book is on sale for $99.00 - that's a savings of $100.00!



Next  EBD Journal Club on 9/2
FREE, open to all and provides the chance to hear and interact with authors who have recently published EBD papers and articles in peer-reviewed journals such as the HERD Journal. Join us September 2, 2015, for "An Emperical Examination of the Impacts of Decentralized Nursing Unit Design." Register here.



New Investigator Research Award Applications Due 9/14
The New Investigator award supports new researchers whose research is likely to fill critical gaps in the field of evidence-based design. The winner will receive $10,000, free registration to attend the 2016 Healthcare Design Expo & Conference and will serve as a member of CHD’s Research Coalition for one year. Applications due September 14, 2015.  More information here.

NYC Health Design Insights
Come meet and connect with CHD Affiliate members and the regional healthcare design community at "Innovations in Healthcare Design" - informal, energetic, creative, short format presentations, (worth one EDAC/AIA credit) at 5:00 p.m., followed by cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. September 16, 2015

4 Columbus Circle, New York, New York.  More information here.


The Center's Research Services 
 Our team of experienced researchers can work directly with you in a variety of ways - from actually doing small research projects to providing much needed research support in many different areas.  More information here.
Wicked Problem of Waiting Rooms Webinar - 50% Off
"The Wicked Problem of Waiting Rooms -  It's About People not Process", is on sale for 50% off during the month of August. This webinar focuses on the current state of the spaces we design for waiting, and will pose the question: “What does a waiting area need to be?”  A design checklist is also provided. More informaiton here.
Safety Risk Assessment Toolkit
The Center has developed a Safety Risk Assessment (SRA) toolkit to help healthcare design teams proactively identify and mitigate built environment conditions that may impact patient and worker safety in healthcare environments.  A downloadable PDF version of this toolkit is available FREE.  Get more information 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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