The annual Healthcare Facilities Symposium and Expo will take place at the Charlotte Convention Center in North Carolina, September 19-21. The event is one of the country’s largest shows dedicated to healthcare design and facilities and is now in its 36th year. Each year, the event is attended by architects, designers, engineers, contractors, healthcare providers, and government agencies who share their research and ideas and provide fresh perspectives on the ever-changing healthcare industry.
Attendees will be able to attend compelling keynote presentations, networking events, and informative sessions. The educational and insightful sessions, case studies, and keynotes are meant to inspire and improve current and future healthcare facilities. There will be more than 60 sessions over the 3-day event where attendees can hear from architects, engineers, contractors, and healthcare providers, and gain takeaways to implement in their current and upcoming projects, as well as earn up to 15.25 CEUs from the AIA, IDCEC and EDAC. The sessions will span multiple topics including Pediatrics, Behavioral Health, Community Health, and others that are making an impact on the healthcare design industry.
The event will be attended by some of the country’s top manufacturers and providers, many of which will be launching new and exciting products at the event. Attendees will be able to experience the latest furnishings, technology, flooring, modular, and healthcare consulting from companies such as WIELAND Healthcare, eVideon, Tarkett, Modular Services Company, ECG Management Consultants, a Siemens Healthineers Company, and many more. More than 100 exhibitors will be featuring their innovative products and services for the healthcare facilities industry in the event hall and there will be mini-sessions held on the Exhibit Floor at the Design Solutions Theaters. These 15-minute presentations make design team galleries come alive, and there will be two design solutions theaters to double the chance to hear about the latest projects in this exciting format.
The closing keynote is titled, “What is This Thing Called Heart and How is it Relevant to Care | Design | Impact?”, and features Susan Black, Principal and Director, Perkins Eastman Black Architects Inc. Black will challenge and inspire attendees with provocative questions, probing an examination into: how can our shared professions and related industries be more impactful; how can an investment in heartfelt determination be not only scalable, one project at a time, but be parlayed into a global phenomenon; and how can these disciplines of ours shake the world?
For the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic, there will be an opportunity to take part in tours of two of the newest healthcare facilities in the Charlotte area: The Atrium Health Union West Campus, a greenfield, 37-acre full-service hospital campus in Stallings, and Novant Health’s Ballytyne Medical Center. Ballytyne Medical Center opened in June 2023 initially as a 48-bed hospital but has the built-in flexibility to expand to 150 beds with minimal disruption to the operation of the hospital. Attendees will learn about the hospital’s expansion strategies, built-in flexibility, and the lessons learned during design and construction. The tours will take place on September 18, 1-5 pm.
The Symposium Distinction Awards will be issued at the event to recognize the design teams, projects, and individuals who have made a profound contribution to the healthcare design industry, and the new Symposium Emerging Leaders Scholarship Program gives recognition to individuals with less than 10 years (non-consecutive) of experience in healthcare design and construction including research and/or education.
The Symposium Emerging Leaders Scholarship Program opened for submissions on June 5, 2023, and submissions must be received by July 28. Notifications will be made in the week of August 14. Recipients will receive a full access registration to the 2023 Healthcare Facilities Symposium & Expo, a welcome breakfast for all emerging leaders to meet each other at the beginning of the event, recognition at the Opening Keynote at the 2023 HFSE, recognition on a display board at the 2023 HFSE, an invitation to the VIP Reception at the 2023 HFSE with a chance to network with the HFSE Advisory Board, and will be featured in the October 2023 Leaflet issue
“After a hugely successful event in Long Beach, CA, we’re thrilled to bring the 36th annual Healthcare Facilities Symposium and Expo to Charlotte, NC, one of the top three markets in the country for healthcare construction,” said Jenabeth Ferguson, Vice President, Symposium Director. “Each year, we look forward to bringing together healthcare design’s industry leaders for powerful keynotes, informative sessions, the latest product innovations and new this year, we will be welcoming Emerging Leaders.”
The 2023 Healthcare Facilities Symposium and Expo
September 19-21, 2023
Charlotte Convention Center
Charlotte, North Carolina
For more information on the event and to register, visit http://www.hcarefacilities.com
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