Event description

Join Us!
Canadian Centre for Healthcare Facilities (CCHF) is delighted to offer healthcare leaders innovations in design and technologies being applied in healthcare facilities that are redefining operationalization and patient care.

In addition, the conference includes audience involvement in structured and informal networking opportunities throughout the two-day event. A reception, a speaker’s hosted dinner, and site tours of the new Tech Acute Care Centre in Women’s and Children’s Hospital and the new The Joe and Rosalie Segal Family Health Centre – also known as the Segal Centre are also included.

Summary Agenda (subject to change)

Welcome Reception:
May 23 rd, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm @ Atlas restaurant in the Delta Burnaby Hotel and Conference Centre

Conference Day 1:
May 24, 8:00 am – 2:00 pm. Delta Burnaby Hotel and Conference Centre
Tours 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm BC Children’s Hospital & Segal Centre
Dinner 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm @ Location TBA (Ticket required).

Conference Day 2:
May 25, 8:00 am – 1 pm, Sessions, Delta Burnaby Hotel and Conference Centre
1:00 pm – 3:30 Structured Interactive Networking

Conference Fees: $1,460 (plus tax) for private sector (architects, planning consultants, financial institutions, architects, etc..) $900 (plus tax) for hospitals and government, includes: networking breakfasts, lunches and breaks, conference materials and presentations & tours. Join us for a networking dinner following the first day of the conference. Transfers to the tour sites included. One day rates are available.

Highlights of topics and speakers include:

 For the first time, Calgary’s Cancer Centre design innovations, presented by the principal design leads from DIALOG and Stantec
– the largest facility planned for the ‘Riverview’  Centre for Mental Health and Addiction, featuring a panel discussion by the senior project team from the design-build and clinical planning leaders
– Richard Tam, Executive VP and CAO Mackenzie Health presenting on building blocks of the SMART  hospital at Mackenzie Health in Vaughan, Ontario
– A report on rapidly evolving technologies Artificial Intelligence related to facial and voice recognition and evidence-based results of virtual reality care at UCSF  by Dr. Seth Bokser, University of California San Francisco
technology interfaces and platforms being used to triage, treat and monitor in-patient and out-patient mental health patients and the complementary evidence-based design of the Segal Centre facility in Vancouver

In addition, interactive networking sessions harnessing the “brains in the room” will encourage group problem solving from multi-disciplinary perspectives that can be drawn upon in your career development and everyday projects. Expand your network, ideas and learn.

Connect, Share, Innovate!

Topics / Speakers

Day 1
Advanced Technologies in Patient Care: Report from Silicon Valley
Dr. Seth Bokser, MPH, University of California San Francisco, Paediatrics & Chief Medical Officer at Oneview

Calgary’s Cancer Centre Healthcare Facility and Academic Facility – Innovative designs and their anticipated benefits
Jane Kondo, Principal, Stantec Architecture
Diego Morettin, Principal, Dialog

Surrey’s Healthcare Technology District & Personalized Health Data
Rowena Rizzotti, Vice-President Healthcare and Innovations, Lark Group
Dr. Brendan Byrne, Founder, First Steps, Former CIO, Telus Health

Centre for Mental Health and Addiction (CMHA -‘Riverview’) Redevelopment Project – Innovative Facility Design Features Supporting Clinical Care
Connie Coniglio, BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services (BCMHSUS), Provincial Executive Director, Adult Mental Health and Substance Use
Public Health Services Authority
Amir Rasheed, Director of Clinical Planning and Capital Projects, Public Health Services Authority
Lakh Bagri, Project Director, Crimson Point Consulting Inc

In-Patient / Out-Patient Mental Healthcare: ‘Virtual’ Community Care Innovations and Human-Centred Design Innovations
Monica McAlduff, Director, Mental Health and Substance Use, Vancouver Coastal Health
John Macsween, Principal, Parkin Architects Limited

Guided Site Tours: Teck Acute Care Centre  & Segal Centre

Speaker’s Networking Dinner: Location TBA

Day 2

Building Blocks of a Smart Hospital
Richard Tam, Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer, Mackenzie Health, Ontario

Virtual-Reality Mock-Ups: An Innovative Approach for Facility Design
Jonas Shultz, MSc EDAC, Human Factors Specialist, Health Quality Council of Alberta

Infection Prevention and Control Technology Innovations being Adopted Across Canada Scan
Barry Hunt, Chairman, Canadian Hospital Acquired Infection Reduction

Gigabit Passive Optical Technology Network Design in US Hospitals
Roy Hudlin, Associate, Technology Lead, Integral Group
Philip Griffiths, Tellabs

Structured Interactive Networking Sessions
An opportunity to share and learn with your fellow delegates

and so much more…!

Plus our interactive networking sessions in small groups and site tours.  Contact Rita, ritamezei@cchf.net if you want to be a group leader!



  • Owners and operators, Leadership from Health Authorities, Provincial Health Services Authority (owners and operators)
  • ‘C’ Suite Hospital Administrators
  • Clinical Leads (CMIOs, Nursing, Medical leads)
  • Capital Planning leaders and Project Directors
  • ICAT / IMIT Leaders
  • Design / Build Executives
  • Constructors / Project Managers
  • Consulting / Design Engineers
  • Architects
  • Planning Consultants
  • Infection Control Professionals
  • Quality and Patient Safety
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Capital Planners, Infrastructure Planners
  • Hospital Service Providers
  • Energy Services Companies
  • Healthcare Vendors

Payment must be received by CCHF prior to the event for entrance.

Note: Speakers and topics may change based on their availability. CCHF makes every effort to only publish confirmed speakers.

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 substitutions due to availability or the need to make program changes. In the highly unlikely event of a program cancellation, CCHF will credit your company for the same value of the next event in your area.


Lakh Bagri

  • Crimson Point Consulting Inc
  • Project Director

Connie Coniglio

  • BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services (BCMHSUS)
  • Provincial Executive Director, Adult Mental Health and Substance Use
Jonas Schultz

Jonas Shultz

  • Health Quality Council of Alberta & University of Calgary
  • Human Factors Lead & Adjunct Lecturer, Department of Anesthesia

Amir Rasheed

  • Public Health Services Authority
  • Director of Clinical Planning and Capital Projects

Richard Tam

  • Mackenzie Health
  • Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer