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WEBINAR | New Lighting Technology & Design Strategies that Improve Neuro Patient Care

When: July 11, 2024
Time: 10:00am Pacific
Price: $65 Individual View/$150 Group View

1 unit EDAC continuing education
1 unit AIA continuing education
IDCEC credit also available**

CEU forms available for download during webinar

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Too much light. Too intense. Too dim. Too little daylight. 

Inadequate or inappropriate lighting conditions can wreak havoc on neurological patients suffering from a wide range of disorders, conditions and injuries – stroke, brain tumors, head trauma, epilepsy, autism, Alzheimer’s and other dementias, migraines and many more.

New lighting technologies and design strategies are producing significant benefits for patients sensitive to light and its intensity, or who experience limited exposure to natural daylight due to physical constraints or stages of recovery.

This webinar will help designers create tailored lighting solutions using cycled white light, dim-to-warm, and tunable lighting technologies, and explore their potential circadian benefits in fostering healing within patient rooms. 

Using two different case studies, we’ll identify opportunities for implementing these technologies across various clinical spaces, and examine further technological prospects, such as comprehensive software integration within patient rooms, voice control functionality, intuitive imagery that facilitates multi-lingual comprehension, and even breath-controlled features. 

Join us as we shed light on these new technologies, design strategies, lessons learned, client expectations and budget considerations.


Learning Objectives

  • Understand the importance of tailored lighting design for neurological patient care.
  • Gain insight into how balanced circadian rhythms contribute to improved sleep quality.
  • Learn about effective design strategies for implementing advanced lighting technologies in patient rooms.
  • Recognize the significance of intuitive design elements in promoting accessibility and communication in clinical spaces.


Presenting Faculty

Lauren Schwade, LC, EDAC, IALD, IES, Senior Associate | Healthcare Lighting Lead, MAZZETTI

Lauren Schwade is Mazzetti’s healthcare lighting expert, with more than 16 years of experience and a portfolio filled with notable clients and facilities such as MD Anderson and MSK. With a specialty in healthcare and smart design, she is committed to delivering lighting solutions that meet patient, family and staff needs 24/7, ensuring an environment that is fully conducive to health, wellness, and healing. Lauren is actively involved in advancing her industry. She sits on the IES Healthcare Committee, serves as the Communications Chair within her local Women in Healthcare Chapter and is an affiliate member of The Center for Health Design. 


Katie Andersen, RA, LEED AP, BD+C, Lean Black Belt, Associate Principal, Health, Perkins&Will

Katie Andersen has worked on healthcare projects both domestically and internationally, including some of Perkins&Will’s most complex projects. Her responsibilities include project management, medical planning, project development through all design and construction phases, coordination with consultants, and actively engaging with client stakeholders and users. She enjoys process improvement, and as a Lean Black Belt and technology leader within the firm has led efforts to streamline workflows and improve team communication practices. Her favorite part of projects is developing trusting relationships with clients and user groups to move a project from initial concept to reality, ultimately creating beautiful, efficient, functional, and healing healthcare spaces.