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Join Us at the Healthcare Design Expo & Conference
Changemaker Award Ceremony and Meet Roger Ulrich

Named the 2015 Changemaker, Roger Ulrich PhD, EDAC will accept the award in a keynote presentation at Healthcare Design Expo & Conference on Monday, November 16, 2015.

Ulrich is a professor of architecture at the Center for Healthcare Building Research at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden, and is adjunct professor of architecture at Aalborg University in Denmark. He is the most frequently cited researcher internationally in evidence-based healthcare design.

The recipient of many awards, his work has directly impacted the design of billions of dollars’ worth of hospital construction and improved the health outcomes and safety of patients around the world. His recent work has dealt with subjects as varied as the effects of single versus multibed patient rooms on infection transmission; the negative impacts of hospital noise on patients and nurses; and how nature, gardens, and art can lessen pain, stress, and healthcare costs. A founding board member at The Center for Health Design, Roger is also a co-founding director of the Center for Health Systems and Design at Texas A&M University, an interdisciplinary center housed jointly in the colleges of architecture and medicine. From 2005-2006, at the invitation of Britain’s National Health Service, he served as senior adviser on patient care environments to create scores of new hospitals

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.

 Pre-Conference Sessions You Won't Want to Miss
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.



Be a Part of Our VIP Reception at Healthcare Design

Each year at Healthcare Design Expo & Conference, we get together at our VIP reception with top industry professionals and organizations who are a part of our CHD Affiliate and this year, our new Affiliate+* member community.  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 - contact Callie Unruh to learn of membership options and decide which is best for you.  All members are invited to join us in Washington DC at our VIP reception at Healthcare Design Expo & Conference.  

*Questions about Affiliate or Affiliate+ membership? Contact Callie Unruh, Membership and Development Manager at 925 521 9404, ext. 121 or


Get Registered for the HCD Facility Tours
HCD Expo & Conference attendees have the opportunity to choose from seven facility tours on November 14, 2015: Sibley Memorial Hospital, Inova Women’s Hospital & Inova Children’s Hospital, Merrifield Center, Fort Belvoir Community Hospital, The Conway Health and Resource Center – Community of Hope Health Center, Whitman-Walker Health Center, and Holy Cross Germantown Hospital. But hurry, tours are filling up fast.  More information,  here.


NIghtingale Award Now Open for Submissions
Sponsored by Contract and Healthcare Design magazines in conjunction with The Center for Health Design, the Nightingale Product Design Awards recognize the best new products exhibited at the annual Healthcare Design Expo & Conference. Entries are now being accepted until October 26, 2015. More information, here.
Save the Date for EFA
Environments for Aging Conference will be
April 9 - 12, 2016 at the Austin Convention Center, Austin, TX.  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 coming soon. 



Need CEUs?  
On-demand ICONS and Innovators webinar library increases offerings
with over 50 on-demand webinars, there are now more CEU choices. Watch any or all on-demand ICONS and Innovators webinars at your convenience, 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.
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.
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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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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