Event description

Innovations in Planning & Design & Technologies: Case Studies, Panel, Thought Leaders and Structured Group Sessions.

Join Us!

Gain insights and perspectives from leaders in innovative change

Learn about new innovative approaches in how facility design supports evolving care models

Learn how innovations are improving patient experience, efficiencies and outcomes

Network with your fellow leaders in healthcare facilities and innovators

Tour innovative areas of the Foothills Medical Centre Campus, Innovation Centre and Ward of the 21st Century



New models of clinical care utilizing remote sensing devices and telemedicine are reshaping facilities, improving access and outcomes in Saskatchewan. Dr. Ivar Mendez, the leading pioneer in Canada in this work will share outcomes from servicing remote communities.

Hear from cancer care leader and Governor General award winner and current Chair,Health Quality Council of Alberta’s Chair of the Board, Dr. Tony Fields,  about the role of innovations in improving quality in cancer care and vision for the future of cancer care facilities given changing patient/ family care needs and expectations, treatments and technologies.

Learn from the executive lead Chief Information Officer, Peter Bak, how innovations and converging technologies at North America’s first digital Hospital, Humber River Regional Hospital (HRRH), are improving performance and outcomes and the lessons learned to date.

HOpe Centres in BC is redesigning mental health support for youth with mental health and substance abuse challenges, through state-of-the-art design and integrated care programs supporting independence and socialization.

Acquiring and building healthy real estate to facilitate community health innovation projects: reducing pressures in emergency care and providing the right services at the right time in BC

Experience first hand how DIRTT Environmental Solutions is using VR technologies and space simulation to streamline and enhance the clinical design process to optimize spaces to improve clinical workflow, reduce errors and improve efficiencies and patient flow

University of Calgary’s Ward of the 21 Century and Health Quality Council of Alberta’s, ROI assessment of human factors design in the case study of operating rooms provides insight into where to emphasize high value design

CSA Wayfinding standard and design and emerging technology innovations are supporting improvements for patients, staff and families helping hospital staff improve patient throughput and optimize clinical flows, particularly given increase cross-collaboration of teams.

How do we optimize existing buildings to meet current technological needs? With downwards pressures on operational and capital expenditures and the need to constantly improve care and the patient experience an intelligent hospital roadmap will help us get there. 

Tours of Innovative Spaces at the Foothills Medical Centre, W21, Innovation Centre

Interactive, structured group session on innovation challenges and opportunities.

Itinerary (subject to change)

Conference Day 1

Thursday October 26, 2017  Sessions: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Auditorium, Foothills Medical Campus, Calgary

Networking Reception 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm ($75 extra fee).

Conference Day 2:
Friday, October 27 Sessions: 8:00 am – 1:00  pm.

Tours: 1:00 pm – 3:30pm  Selected areas of The Foothills Medical Centre, University of Calgary & The Alberta Children’s Hospital (locations to be confirmed)

Two day conference fees ($1,390 plus taxes and $900 (plus taxes) for hospitals, government (Alberta Health Services, Alberta Infrastructure) & not-for-profits includes: networking breakfasts, lunches and breaks, conference materials and presentations & tours. Join us for a networking reception after the first day of the conference. One day rates available.

Cancellation Policy
Fees are non-refundable. Registrants may be replaced by a colleague of the same organization, if written notification is given prior to the event. Note that CCHF does not guarantee all speakers. There may be substitutes due to availability or the need to make program changes.

Sponsorship & Presentation ideas, contact Rita Mezei, (416) 278-3611




Kristin Moore

Kristin Moore

  • DIRTT Environmental Solutions
  • Director of Healthcare, LEED® AP