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The mission of the AIA Design for Aging (DFA) Knowledge Community is to foster design innovation and disseminate knowledge necessary to enhance the built environment and quality of life for an aging society. This includes relevant research on characteristics, planning and costs associated with innovative design for aging. In addition, DFA provides outcome data on the value of these design solutions and environments.


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PDC Summit Presentation Abstracts Deadline, August 9.

  • 1.  PDC Summit Presentation Abstracts Deadline, August 9.

    Posted 08-01-2013 09:50 AM
    This message has been cross posted to the following Discussion Forums: Academy of Architecture for Health and Design for Aging .
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    Presentation abstracts now being accepted for the 2014 PDC Summit!



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    Share your expertise and join the roster of prestigious presenters.

    The PDC Summit is the premier industry event for senior leaders involved in the planning, design, and construction of health care facilities. It unites over 3,200 professionals to address cutting-edge topics affecting the future of the health care built environment, and offers thought-provoking presentations that focus on cross-team collaboration, PDC sustainability, designing for future generations, and technology integration, to name a few.

    We invite you to submit a presentation abstract to contribute to the value of the PDC Summit.

    The 2014 PDC Summit will embody the theme "Building for the Ages." Its programming will focus on the structural value of the health care built environment over time, as well as better ways to serve a multi-generational population with different needs, abilities, and work-style preferences. The flow of the program also supports the summit theme, starting with strategy on Monday, then moving on to building and construction on Tuesday, and culminating to performance excellence on Wednesday.

    Critical Deadlines:

    • Abstract deadline: Friday, August 9, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. CT
    • Notification of acceptance: Friday, September 6, 2013

    Review recommended education tracks and topics to tailor your presentation and provide the best value for PDC Summit attendees. Click here to get more information on the 2014 PDC Summit call for abstracts and to start your submission today!

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