Event description

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

Join Us!

Gain insights and perspectives from leaders in innovative change and how these innovations make a  real difference in access, efficiency and care

Learn about new innovative approaches in how facility design supports evolving care models from the first digital hospital in North America

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

Topics / Speakers Include:

Day 1

Virtual care – Advancing Technologies for Healthcare Delivery in Urban and Rural Settings
Dr. Ivar Mendez, Fred H. Wigmore Professor and Unified Head of the Department of Surgery at the University of Saskatchewan and Saskatoon Health Region

Humber River Hospital’s SMART Hospital, Innovative Design and Technologies and Lessons Learned
Peter Bak, Chief Information Officer, Humber River Hospital, Toronto

Calgary’s Cancer Centre Project and Design Overview
Joanne Aime, Senior Project Director, Cancer Care Projects, Alberta Health Services
Dr. Sunil Verma, Tom Baker Cancer Care Centre, Alberta Health Services

Innovation and the Patient Experience in Cancer Care
Dr. Tony Fields, Chair, Health Quality Council of Alberta, Professor Emeritus, Department of Oncology, University of Alberta, Governor General Award Winner

Digital Transformation in New & Existing Healthcare Facilities
Marco Buccini, Design Architect, Ellis Don
Thanos Lambrinos, Director Business Development for Energy Solutions
William Bailey, Vice-President Development, Halton Healthcare, Oakville, Ontario (TBC)

Emerging Technologies, Art and Wayfinding Standards
Robin Snell, Principal Parkin Architects Limited
Wayne McCutcheon, Partner, Entro

Innovative Designs and Funding Models for Specialized Populations
Kirsten Reite, Principle, KRA Architecture, BC
Stef Scheidon, Vice-President, Corporate and Real Estate Leader, Fraser Health Authority, BC

Experience Technology Yourself – Virtual Reality and Clinical Design Innovation
Kristin Moore, DIRTT Environmental Solutions, Calgary
Offered in breaks throughout the conference on both days!

Day 2

Bedrest and Beyond:  How Hospitals can Better Heal our Elderly Patients through Practice and Design
Kathleen hunter, PhD, RN, NP, GNC (C), Researcher/Gerontological Nurse with the University of Alberta

South Health Campus – A Five Year Retrospective (Panel) from Initial Vision and Design Intent to Reality
Lori Anderson, Senior Operating Officer, South Health Campus, Calgary
Dr. DeCastilho, Facility Medical Director , South Health Campus, Calgary
Pat McInenley, Director, Facilities Maintenance and Engineering, Calgary
Beverley Wilson, Designer, Project Manager, Capital Management, Calgary

Going Beyond Minimums for Infection Control during Construction – Building it Right Now to Save Lives for Years to Come
Bob Bedard, Senior General Superintendent, Graham Construction, Grande Prairie, AB.
Gordon Burrill, President, Teegor Consulting Inc., Fredericton, NB

Structured Interactive Sessions on Innovative Thinking
Barriers & Solutions
Mike Hickey, President, MF Hickey Inc., Prince George, BC
Gordon Burrill, President, Teegor Consulting Inc.

Tours of Innovative spaces @ The Foothills Medical Centre, award winning ICU, Ward of the 21st Century,  and Alberta Children’s Hospital

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 – 2:00  pm.

Tours: 2:00 pm – 4:00pm  Selected areas of The Foothills Medical Centre, University of Calgary & The Alberta Children’s Hospital

Block rates were reserved for $155 per night plus taxes) at the Delta Hotel Calgary, Downtown. Get this rate until October 9th. 

Book your group rate for Canadian Centre for Healthcare Facilities Room Block

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 & Innovative Presentation  ideas, contact Rita Mezei, (416) 278-3611, ritamezei@cchf.net

Copyright © 2017 Canadian Centre for Healthcare Facilities



Kristin Moore

Kristin Moore

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

Dr. Sunil Verma

  • Alberta Health Services
  • Medical Director of the Tom Baker Centre, Medical Lead, New Calgary Cancer Centre

Dr. Ivar Mendez

  • University of Saskatchewan and Saskatoon Health Region
  • Professor and Unified Head of Surgery

Joanne Aime

  • Alberta Health Services (AHS)
  • Senior Project Director, AHS Project Lead Calgary Cancer Project

Lori Anderson

  • South Health Campus, Alberta Health Services
  • Senior Operating Officer

Pat McIninley

  • South Health Campus, Alberta Health Services
  • Director of Facilities Maintenance and Engineering