Healthcare Design Expo & Conference (HCD)

Starts:  Nov 2, 2019 8:00 AM (CT)
Ends:  Nov 5, 2019 1:00 PM (CT)

Registration is open!

With 3,200+ industry professionals, the Healthcare Design Expo & Conference (HCD) is the ultimate networking, education, and product-sourcing event. See the newest products from 250+ exhibitors and learn about the latest research, trends, and strategies from both peers and experts. Leave with new connections, new ideas for current and future projects, as well as CEUs. Join us November 2-5 in New Orleans.

The Academy will have booth #746 on the expo floor. Stop by to meet staff, AAH leaders and ask questions! We'll also have sessions to attend throughout the conference.

Sessions and events that might interest you:

A03 - AIA AAH Student Design Charrette
November 1, 2:00-7:30pm

This exciting annual event is designed to highlight the brilliance and innovation of our future healthcare architects. Students from Clemson, Kansas, Cornell and Temple Universities will bring their creativity and ideas to this fun and evocative design challenge.

E09 - AIA AAH Laboratory Planning & Design Forum
November 3, 9:30-10:30am

In the last decade, New Orleans-based EskewDumezRipple has emerged as a leader in the Deep South of architectural practices integrating award-winning design excellence with high performance outcomes (measured in terms of energy performance, stormwater handling, daylighting, and indoor air quality). They drawn on lessons learned from what worked and what didn't in post-Katrina New Orleans to become recognized as a national advocate for resilient design in all building types. Their work is still grounded in the themes embodied in the vernacular architecture of the Deep South, but applies these lessons to unabashedly modern laboratory, healthcare, healthcare education, and other projects.

E39 - AIA-AAH Research-Based Design for a Neuroscience Institute: Designing for the Brain, Body and Care
November 3, 3-4pm

The clinicians, patients and researchers at the University of Cincinnati Gardner Neuroscience Institute, informed neuroarchitectural design principles based on insights from experts at their 15 centers of excellence in outpatient and diagnostic care for neurology and neurosurgery patients. Pre and post occupancy observations of clinicians and patients will be presented by design team, the client, and Prof. Quilan, MD, who is both a provider and patient. Their Patient Advisory Council represented increasingly prevalent neural conditions including stroke, neurotrauma, Parkinson’s, MS, memory and mood disorders. Evidence-based design solutions consider ambulatory, sensory and cognitive conditions, as well as clinicians delivering advanced medical care and research. Clinical observations, surveys and interviews are included in preliminary results to measure the success of their vision, and the experience of patients and clinicians.

A16 - AIA AAH Update, Reception, and Charrette Celebration

November 3, 7-9pm

Join members, friends, and leaders for an update on the latest developments within AAH, followed by a relaxed evening to connect, see old friends, and enjoy great food and refreshments. Attendees will also be able to celebrate the talented and hard-working student charrette participants. Sponsored by LF Driscoll Healthcare.

A18 - AIA AAH Tuttle and GMZ Fellowship Presentations
November 4, 9:45-11:45am

Hear from both the Tuttle Fellowship and GMZ Fellowship recipients, and learn about their inspiring and innovative work. Katy Peditto from Cornell University will present A Space of their Own: Improving Social Support and Quality of Life for Adolescents with Cancer and Navid Jamali from University of Toronto will present An application of AI in hospital design: A Review of Hospital Layout Problems. Ryan Shidler from the University of Arizona will also present his research on The Impact Particular Design Elements have on Human Health and Wellbeing Outcomes.

A24 - AIA AAH Student Design Charrette Presentation
November 4, 3:30-5:30pm

Students will give a presentation of the 48-hour charrette followed by a jury critique during this session.

I16 - AIA AAH Research Forum 2019
November 5, 8:15-9:15am

At HCD 2016 and HCD 2018, the AAH Research Initiative Committee presented a “Case for Case Studies,” and “21 Case Studies in the AIA/AAH Case Study Library” respectively. This year, the presentation will be an open discussion on this benchmarking methodology with case study results in an attempt to improve its usefulness, as we continue to build a larger database of these case studies as a benchmarking tool. We hope to identify ways to make create a more rigorous, accessible and useful tool to enrich both the Practice and Research within Design. Our aim is to facilitate a much needed larger DIALOGUE within both the Design and RESEARCH Communities.

I17 - AIA AAH Architecture + Health Education Forum
November 5, 9:30-10:30am

This forum is intended to allow educators involved in programs, studios or courses focused on healthcare architecture and design professionals interested in education to discuss issues of content, curriculum and pedagogy. It is also intended to explore ways to better integrate academia, the design profession, and the healthcare industry at large.


Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
900 Convention Center Blvd
New Orleans, LA 70130
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