fd2s at Healthcare Design.08
by Mark Denton on October 30th, 2008
If you’re a healthcare architect or a member of a hospital facilities staff, you are probably already familiar with the annual Healthcare Design conference, which is put on by Vendome Group (publisher of Healthcare Design magazine), The Center for Health Design, and the AIA Academy of Architecture for Health.
If you aren’t already aware of it, however, you should know that Healthcare Design.08 is just around the corner, on November 8-11 at Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in Washington D.C., and that it is once again loaded with interesting educational sessions, workshops, and facility tours.
This event continues to be the best of the annual healthcare-related conferences for people interested in facility design. The American Society for Healthcare Engineering’s Health Facility Planning, Design and Construction (PDC) conference and the Institute for Family-Centered Care’s Conference on Patient- and Family-Centered Care are both interesting as well, but neither has the strong emphasis on facility design (and evidence-based design in particular) that you find at HCD.
Representatives from fd2s will be at the conference again this year, so if you are attending, and are interested in getting together to talk about wayfinding (or just to say hello), contact me and we can exchange contact information and schedule a time and place to meet.