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Healthcare Design Expo & Conference Attendees:
 Come and Meet the HERD Journal Editors
Monday, November 16, 2014
10:45-11:15 am 
The Center for Health Design's Booth
Next to Registration
Ever wonder what types of papers are accepted for publication or want to know how to submit an article or paper to the HERD Journal? Come and meet editors, Kirk Hamilton and Jan Stichler at The Center's booth and get answers to all your HERD Journal questions.

Kirk Hamilton, FAIA, FACHA, EDAC is co-editor of the Health Environments Research & Design (HERD) Journal, a Fellow and Interim Director of the Center for Health Systems & Design, as well as a Professor of Architecture at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, where his research area is the relationship between evidence-based design of health facilities and measurable organizational performance. He is also a Founding Principal Emeritus, WHR Architects, Houston and Dallas, Texas

Jaynelle F. Stichler, DNS, RN, EDAC, NEA-BC, FACHE,  FAAN is co-editor of the Health Environments Research & Design (HERD) Journal and a Professor Emerita of Nursing at San Diego State University, and an Academic Partner with Sharp HealthCare where she serves as a research, professional development, and publishing consultant. Her research focuses on creating work environments that optimize organizational performance and the patient and provider experience. 


Take the EDAC Exam, Save 10% and Do It Risk Free

Take the EDAC exam at this year's Healthcare Design Expo & Conference in Washington D.C. and take advantage of a 10% discount plus our risk-free offer - you can re-take the exam once at no charge if you do not pass.  A walk-in fee of $50 will apply.

Here’s how: reserve your seat for the exam with your conference registration and then complete the exam application; use 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.


And to prepare you for the exam, sign up for the EDAC Exam Prep Session on Saturday, November 14th (C03) and maximize your chance of passing the EDAC exam. The Center's EDAC experts will help you understand the five domains of the exam content outline and learn what types of questions to expect.  A detailed review of the study guides and sample exam will be conducted along with time for questions.


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 receive an invitation 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


EFA Annual Design Showcase Call for Submissions
Submit your latest projects for the 2016 Environments for Aging magazine's annual design showcase issue. Reservations are due November 20, 2015 and electronic presentations due December 18, 2015. More information here.
FREE EBD Journal Clubs Provide CEUs
The EBD Journal Club is 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 HERD. You can access all past EBD Journal Clubs and get CEUs here.
Save the Date for EFA
The Environments for Aging Conference will be
April 9 - 12, 2016 at the Austin Convention Center, Austin, TX.  During 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. 



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.
The Business Case for Building Better Hospitals through Evidence-Based Design
This free white paper offers an EBD toolkit to use when considering a major building project as well as a return-on-investment framework to evaluate the business case for each EBD feature under consideration.
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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