Building for the Ages: 2014 PDC Summit Registration Opens

CHICAGO, Ill. — Registration is now open for the 2014 International Summit & Exhibition on Health Facility Planning, Design & Construction, which brings together senior leaders involved in healthcare planning, design and construction to address challenges and innovations on the horizon for hospitals and other healthcare facilities.

The PDC Summit offers peer-reviewed education sessions and networking opportunities for attendees representing all aspects of the healthcare design process, including hospital administrators, architects, healthcare facility managers, construction professionals and interior designers. The programming theme for the event is “building for the ages,” with sessions focusing on maximizing the healthcare building’s return on investment as facilities age, while meeting the changing needs of a multi-generational staff and patient population.

The 2014 conference to be held March 16-19 in Orlando, Fla., features more than 50 sessions, including:

  • Keynote speaker Daniel H. Pink, bestselling author of A Whole New Mind and Drive, will discuss how top organizations are innovating in the workplace.
  • A Facility Guidelines Institute session on how to maximize the benefit of functional programs as referenced in the 2014 Guidelines for Design and Construction of Hospitals and Outpatient Facilities, which will be published in late January.
  • A healthcare update from Capitol Hill from Richard Pollack, executive vice president for advocacy and public policy with the American Hospital Association.
  • A session on the trends, forces and technologies driving the healthcare shift presented by Ameer Ali, PharmD, director of clinical content for the Center for Connected Medicine.

Early-bird registration rates are available until Feb. 3, 2014. More information—including online registration forms, the conference schedule and exhibitor information—is available at

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Posted November 12, 2013

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