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0800-1400 The Great CHES Golf Game
1830-2030 Opening Reception
0700-0800 Breakfast
0740-0845 Opening Ceremonies
0845-0930 KEYNOTE ADDRESS - Sponsored by Honeywell
  Hayley Wickenheiser
Hockey Legend and Four-Time Olympic Gold Medalist

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A decorated Olympian, Hayley Wickenheiser is regarded as one of the best female hockey players in the world with an uncompromised determination and dedication to her sport. However, it’s not just her lethal slapshot that is respected by her teammates, fans and peers; Hayley is also an award winner, community leader, mentor, history-maker and an accomplished businesswoman. Today she helps in the fight in healthcare against COVID-19 on her journey to her medical degree.

0.75 credits 
Change as a Path to Greatness

Hayley shares the importance of always looking for improvements or opportunities for change within your life. 

A Common Language of Design & Planning for New Hospitals
  Peter Sellars, IHEEM
Paul Fenton, IHEEM
Planning, Design, & Construction
0.1 credits
IHEEM, the Bartlett School and EUHPN are working collaboratively to produce an evidence-based document “A Common Language of Design & Planning for New Hospitals” which will set out how to bring together hospital “master” planning, design and operational management based on the following 3 elements:
• Acuity, as an expression of demand, and the system, service and setting responses to acuity changes
• System-wide economic modelling
An integrating health infrastructure planning framework
  At the end of this session, participants will be able to
1. Explain the key drivers and methodology of how the three organisations produced the document ie: using a common voice and shared approach
2. Explore the rationale and proposed approach in terms of a common language and acuity of care to ultimately lead to a new economic model that is revenue/capital driven using data that is available to define specific outputs.
TRACK 2A: Oakville Hospital: Innovative Excellence in Challenging Environment 
  Martin Payne, General Manager, Facilities Services (EDFS), EllisDon
Finance Management
0.05 credits  
As a true state-of-the-art community hospital, Oakville Trafalgar Memorial is a project that set the standard for healthcare construction, design and operations in Canada, combining innovative architecture and the latest technology to deliver high-quality, efficient, patient and family centered healthcare. Learning from its success is key for future healthcare projects looking to maximize the value and benefits of P3 procurement.
  At the end of this session, participants will be able to
1. Identify key players in the success of a healthcare environment
2. Highlight the strategies / technologies to achieve high sustainability standards
3. State the current available technologies optimizing processes and performance
 TRACK 2B: Determining the Correlation Between Hospital's Architecture and Medical and Hospital Equipment by Studying OMID Hospital During Design, Construction and Operation Phases 
  Samira Ramezani, Iran 
Maintenance & Operations
0.05 credits 
A general 200 bed-hospital in Tehran was chosen as a case study. The development and redesign process has been investigated in aspects of medical/hospital equipment and architecture, from primary design (1994) until 3 years after The hospital operation (2017). 
 TRACK 2C: Designing Security for Healthcare Environments in Dangerous Times: The New 2020 IASHH Security Guidelines 
  Randy Atlas, Atlas Safety & Security Design Inc. 
Planning, Design, & Construction
0.05 credits 
The presentation will discuss the latest security gudielines developed by the IAHSS for 2020, and how they improve securiy in permenant and alternative healthcare environments. The use of CPTED is now a critical componenet of the new security standards that have been updated and adopted. Key issues addressed are access control, visitor badging, parking, medical supply storage, security vestibules, boundary defeintion, triage protection, cueing and staging, touchless and handsfree security technolgies, etc. 
1130-1200  TRACK 3: CONCURRENT SESSIONS 3A, 3B, & 3C 
 TRACK 3A: Hamilton Health Science Response to COVID-19 
  George Pankiw, PEng, CCHFM, SASHE, CHFM, Director Capital Development, Hamilton Health Sciences, McMaster University Medical Centre, Hamilton ON
Dave Thompson, Walter-Fedy
Planning, Design, & Construction
Maintenance & Operations 
Hamilton Health Sciences is a 9 site health care system with 13,000+ employees. Hamilton General Hospital Site played a major role in the organizations' response to Covid 19 pandemic. The Engineering department of Hamilton General was impacted by the pandemic in both daily operations and involvement in major projects. This presentation will describe the Engineering response to the Pandemic in support of clinical operations and the support provided by our main consultants WalterFedy.
0.05 credits  At the end of this session, participants will be able to
1. Impact on Engineering Operations
2. Engineering Involvement in Covid projects
3. Lessons Learned
 TRACK 3B: Aging in the Arctic - Long Term Care Design in Canada's North 
  Jeff Penner, Verne Reimer Architecture Incorporated
Catherine Orzes, Blouin Orzes architectes  
Planning, Design, & Construction
0.05 credits 
VRA + BOA were selected by the Government of Nunavut to design Nunavut's first Long-Term Care Facility in Rankin Inlet. The new facility will be the first of a series of buildings across the Canadian North and will allow 24 elders to remain at the heart of their community and maintain their role of passing on traditional culture and skills to future generations. This is our story.. 
  At the end of this sessions, participants will be able to:
1. Learn about the context of health + eldercare in the artic.
2. Describe the process of design in a COVID-19 era with consultants across Canada
3. Share lessons learned and new applications that will benefit other projects to come. 
 TRACK 3C: Working Toward World-Class Energy Efficient Hospitals 
  Ian Jarvis, Enerlife Consulting Inc.
Maintenance & Operations
0.05 credits 
Since 2007, almost 20 new hospitals have opened across Ontario under the province’s P3 delivery model. A growing number are achieving exceptional levels of energy efficiency, including the 1,800,000 sf Humber River Hospital in north Toronto which consumed 114.1 kBtu/sf (1.30 GJ/m2) of electricity and natural gas in 2020. This session will present actual energy use and trends together with lessons learned about design, operations and contractual incentives for achieving and sustaining high performance
  At the end of this session, participants will be able to:
1. Understand and adopt design and operational characteristics of world-class energy efficient hospitals
2. Apply building system benchmarking to measure, model and manage the energy demands of individual systems
1200-1230  TRACK 4: CONCURRENT SESSIONS 4A, 4B, & 4C 
 TRACK 4A: CSA Z8004 Long-term care home operations and infection prevention and control  
  Buvana Balasubramania, P.Eng., Project Manager, Health & Well-being, Canadian Standards Association (CSA Group)
Alex Mihailidis, Ph.D., P.Eng., Chair, CSA TSC Z257.17 on Long-term care homes; Associate Vice- President – International Partnerships & Professor University of Toronto; Scientific Director AGE-WELL
Code Compliance
0.05 credits
Canadian Standards Association (CSA Group), launched a project to develop a new National Standard of Canada (NSC) for Long-term care home operations and infection prevention and control (CSA Z8004). The purpose of this standard is to provide guidance for the implementation of systems and processes for infection prevention and control in LTC homes. The National Standard of Canada (NSC) is focused on safe operating , and infection prevention and control in LTC homes.
  At the end of this session, participants will be able to:
1. Provide high level summary of Z8004
2. Describe the scope of Z8004 Standard
3. Explain the CSA Group standard development process
4. Summarize the supporting enhanced engagement activities
 TRACK 4B: The Future of Hospitals: Harnessing Smart Buildings Technologies and Data to Improve Patient Care and Facilities Operations 
  Akira Jones, HH Angus and Associates Ltd.
Planning, Design, & Construction
0.05 credits
This discussion will explore an approach to smart hospital solutions that implement purpose-built small-scale systems on a scalable platform to address specific challenges typically faced by an existing healthcare facility. We will use a real-world example to illustrate the opportunities and key considerations focused on updating existing infrastructure.
  At the end of this session, participants will be able to:
1. Learn how data collection can support space usage and planning in HCFs to optimize existing infrastructure
2. Learn to identify opportunities for using data and tech to improve clinical processes in existing HCF
 TRACK 4C: Microgrids! Powering the Future of Healthcare Power, Sustainability, Resiliency, and High-Value Financial Performance 
  Walter Vernon, Mazetti
Code Compliance
0.05 credits
The 2023 edition of the National Electrical Code was just published. For the first time, the NEC will permit the use of renewable energy microgrids for providing both “normal” and “emergency” power for healthcare buildings. At the same time, the IRA in the US is releasing tremendous financial incentives for the development of such microgrids. And, the State of California has been investing in demonstration projects, showing the feasibility of this new development. Coupled with advances in technology, this perfect alignment of the stars means that healthcare buildings can now make rapid advances in decarbonization. This presentation will describe all of these forces, with a special focus on the engineering of these renewable energy microgrids.
1230-1300  TRACK 5: CONCURRENT SESSIONS 5A, 5B, & 5C
TRACK 5A:  We Are What We Breathe - The Historic Burden of Shared Air and the Future of Indoor Air Quality 
  Andrew Brimble, Stantec
Tariq Amlani, Stantec
Patrick Chambers, Stantec 
Code Compliance
0.05 credits 
This presentation will unpack the theory of indoor air quality and its impact to human health. Providing a comparison on the historical evolution of the practice of ventilating buildings, summary on emerging trends relating to healthy building design, and commentary on the impact of emerging research , including the gaps that are being targeted in order to work towards innovative solutions for providing enhanced indoor air quality outcomes for the buildings of tomorrow. 
  At the end of this session, participants will be able to
1. Discuss the Theory of Indoor Air Quality and its impact to human health
2. Present Emerging trends relating to healthy building design
3. Provide forward-thinking ideas for real time monitoring of indoor air quality via networks of power over ethernet smart sensors, coupled to digital twins and demand-based exhaust systems 
 TRACK 5B: Canadian Electrical Safety System (and application to the International Electrical Code) 
  Ark Tsisserev, AES Engineering 
Planning, Design, & Construction
Code Compliance
This seminar will discuss the essence of the Canadian Electrical Safety System and its impact on application of electricity in health care facilities and on the development of the international electrical safety codes and standards under the IEC system. The subjecta of presentation will include correlation between construction of electrical products (and particularly of medical electrical equipment), certification of this equipment to the Canadaian/CSA safety standards, and installation of this equipment in accordance with the Code. 
 TRACK 5C: Solidarity Architecture for Hospitals in Emergency Situations: Planning For the Future 
  Fábio Bitencourt, IFHE
Planning, Design, & Construction
0.05 credits
During the COVID-19 pandemic, many environments were closed or stay without any activity for a long time, when they could be in solidarity with other functions that the moment and care circumstances defined as urgent need. This was a common scenario in healthcare in Brazil and other regions of the world. This work presents the need for shared functioning and the solidary use of buildings for health as a design practice and a management strategy.
  At the end of this session, participants will be able to:
1. Understand planning strategies for hospitals in the future
2. Identify project solutions for hospitals in emergency situations
 1500-1530 TRACK 6: CONCURRENT SESSIONS 6A, 6B, & 6C 
 TRACK 6A: Ventilation System Resiliency in Existing Hospitals 
  Amandeep Deol, Enerlife Consulting Inc.
Harry Vandermeer, Alberta Health Service 
Maintenance & Operations
0.05 credits 
The pandemic has accentuated the importance of ventilation systems in maintaining safe indoor environments for hospital staff and patients. System recommissioning and upgrades for health and safety require testing, rebalancing, enhanced controls and refurbishment – the same measures that go into improved energy efficiency. This session will present the systematic approach and results achieved by Alberta Health Services across multiple facilities to deliver the win-win of reconciling COVID response with emissions reductions and utility cost. 
  At the end of this session, participants will be able to
1. Use system testing to uncover opportunities for improving health and safety AND lowering energy use and emissions
2. Implement ventilation control strategies which drive the biggest energy savings in hospitals 
TRACK 6B: A.I. and the Tool Guy - The Interaction Between Man and Machine 
  Denton Smith, Head of Engineering and Health Care Technology, Western Cape Government Department of Health, South Africa
Planning, Design, & Construction
0.05 credits
This presentation will discuss the lived relationship between the ever growing influx of Artificial Intelligence (A.I) and the Hospital Engineering / Maintenance Teams (Tool Guy). It will focus on points ranging from the alteration of Hospital Infrastructure in order to support Surgical Robots, PET-CT Scanners, Linear Accelerators, Server Rooms to the final disposal of the A.I Asset and the journey of its life with the many interactions between Tool Guy and Machine. We will cover the “additional extras” and how they are often not mentioned at the time of sale of the shiny new A.I. Machine and the steep learning curves that must be faced in order to ensure that there is little to no machine down time as this adversely affects patient care. We will also discuss the impact of external systems like electrical, water and medical gas reticulations, supply chain and international delivery logistics and just how they impact on the locations and installations of such new equipment. This session will deal with the lived experiences of the Groote Schuur Hospital Engineering Team when it comes to installing and maintaining First World Tech in an older Hospital in a 3rd World Country.
 TRACK 6C: Solutions for the Healthcare Environment in an Urban Hospital During the COVID-19 Pandemic 
  Hiroshi Yasuhara, Tokyo Teishin Hospital 
Planning, Design, & Construction
0.05 credits 
During the recent COVID-19 surge, hospitals needed to boost admission capacity and to secure testing and immunization facilities in response to the abrupt increase in infected patients. Urban hospitals, however, are likely to have difficulties securing an area in the neighborhood. Moreover, hospital administrations may be unwilling to support the construction of new buildings because of the high contingent expenses. We, herein, present our low-budget solutions to integrate the functions of urban hospitals.
1530-1600 TRACK 7: CONCURRENT SESSIONS 7A, 7B, & 7C 
TRACK 7A:  Using Active IAQ and Remote Sensors to Monitor the Continued Health of Buildings 
  Stephen Booth, Pinchin Ltd. 
Maintenance & Operations 
0.05 credits
As we move to re-occupy offices, schools and other public spaces during the COVID-19 pandemic, the workforce and general public will be looking to building owners and Facility Manager to provide a safe indoor environment by minimizing the risks around the transmission of SARS-CoV-2, the strain of virus that causes COVID-19. Minimizing risks are directly tied to enhancing monitoring capabilities to manage not only physical areas of potential concern, but also the perception of safety to provide peace of mind on a consistent, daily basis while efficiently managing their assets. 
  At the end of this session, participants will be able to
1. Demonstrate how, by using remote sensor technology, we can pro-actively identify areas of concern in a building, so reactive and agile mitigative actions can be taken to optimize the performance of a ventilation system.
2. Show how the collected data can be monitored remotely through a data management portal resulting in data driven reports being delivered on the fly.
3. Show how the use of continuous data collection techniques will improve employee and building user confidence leading to a more productive workforce. 
 TRACK 7B: New Frontiers for Healthcare Leadership and Innovation 
  Dr. Jaason Geerts, Director of Research and Leadership Development, The Canadian College of Health Leaders
0.05 credits
Distributed leadership, along with hybrid leadership and care, partnerships and coalitions, and an innovative and strategic foresight mindset are needed for health systems to survive and thrive in the evolving pandemic context and beyond.

The presentation will share the foundations of a commonly used healthcare leadership framework as well as key imperatives for health leaders during the Recovery Stage of a crisis. The key imperatives for the Recovery Stage of a crisis are the findings of an international research study involving 32 authors from 17 countries that was published in JAMA Network Open in July 2021. The content will also be informed by two years of researching perspectives of healthcare CEOs across the country. The role of healthcare engineers in these leadership imperatives will be explored.

The learning objectives of the workshop are to:

• Introduce a leadership framework that is commonly used in health leadership across Canada
• consolidate the key leadership imperatives for leading in a crisis with the role of healthcare engineers
• discuss leadership needed to lead health organizations in the evolving pandemic context

 TRACK 7C: Survey Report on Damage Status and Medical Care Activities of Hospital During Power Outages Throughout the Region 
  Kana Egawa, School of Science and Engineering, Japan
Maintenance & Operations
0.05 credits
In order to consider design methods for hospital construction and equipment, we conducted oral surveys of three hospitals in a disaster area that were affected by power outages throughout the region. This report presents the status of acceptance of casualties for the three days after the disaster, the status of infrastructure (lifelines) damage/restoration, medical care activities, and other factors.
1800-1900 President's Reception 
1900-2400  Gala Banquet 
0700-0830 Breakfast
0830-0930  KEYNOTE ADDRESS - Sponsored by Chem-Aqua
  Dr. Dave Williams
Record-breaking Astronaut, Aquanaut and Leadership Expert

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A true Canadian hero, Dr. Dave Williams is an emergency room specialist, former hospital CEO, aquanaut, astronaut – and the only non-American to hold a directorship at NASA. He has extensive experience leading organizations where uncontrolled risks can have significant consequences, and offering unique images to help tell the many stories he shares. 

Planning, Design, & Construction
1.0 credits 
Environmental Stewardship

From someone who has seen earth from a unique perspective, up high in space and from underwater as well as a scuba diver, Williams gives his thoughts on the importance of the effects of human habitation, the history of the human condition and our approach to planetary stewardship.

1315-1345  TRACK 8: CONCURRENT SESSIONS 8A, 8B, & 8C 
 TRACK 8A: New Techniques to Realize Large Scale Construction Projects With Immense Risks in a Post-COVID Era
  Ludo Vereecken, AZ Sint-Lucas
Planning, Design, & Construction
0.05 credits
After 1.5 years of covid crisis, precarious, large-scale construction projects are started in Belgium. The risks are enormous: an incomplete building programme, time pressure, technical problems, a possible flare-up of the pandemic. New techniques to reduce these risks: matrix structure for the user consultation and involvement of all stakeholders. Formal relational contract in which both the hospital an contractors have a vested interest in a win-win situation instead of relationship based on punishment.
 TRACK 8B: There is something in the water. Do you know what it is and how it can hurt you?
  Jessica Fullerton, M.Sc., CIC , IPAC Project Lead, Planning and Development, The Ottawa Hospital
Marianne Lee
, P.Eng., ing., LEED AP, Principal , H.H. Angus & Associates Limited Consulting Engineers
Planning, Design. & Construction
0.05 credits
Plumbing systems in Canadian health care facilities (HCFs) are being recognized for the critical role they play in the day-to-day operations of the HCF. They can be sources of various infectious disease transmission such as CPE and legionella. As such, they must be designed, operated and maintained to contribute to patient and worker safety. This presentation will provide an overview to better understand which various pathogens are present within the plumbing system, the signs and symptoms of an outbreak, and how proper design and on-going maintenance can mitigate the risk in existing, new and renovated HCFs.

The presentation will, also, incorporate the best practices recommended in the new Z317.1:21, Special Requirements for Plumbing Installations in HCFs, and identify key strategies to address the challenges presented by pathogens within the plumbing systems in HCFs.

Finally, case studies will provide examples of successful risk reduction strategies in response to cases or outbreaks. The presentation will then provide an overview of the new requirements in Z317.1:21 related to implementing a water management plan, incorporating risk management, the importance of a multidisciplinary team (MDT) and various other updates related to preventing the disease transmission via the plumbing system. nce.
  At the end of this sessions, participants will be able to:
1. gain an appreciation for the microbiological world within the plumbing systems in HCFs;
2. understand the clinical impacts of a poorly managed and maintained plumbing system;
3. develop strategies for managing, operating and designing the plumbing systems in HCFs;
4. understand how Z317.1:21 can be used to support facility managers.
 TRACK 8C: Placing the Patient First: Innovative Infrastructure Renewal and Energy Efficiencies for Nova Scotia Health 
  Robert Barss, CET, CCHFM, CHFM, Manager Environmental Stewardship, Building Infrastructure & Asset Management, Nova Scotia Health
Maintenance & Operations
0.05 credits 
The mission of Nova Scotia Health (NSH) is to achieve excellence in health, healing and learning through working together. Balancing the financial pressures of aging infrastructure, rising energy costs, and keeping critical systems within compliance requirements is a delicate balance to strike. Working with a partner, NSH is delivering on their mission of excellence in health with an eye on sustainability to achieve their vision of healthy people, healthy communities, for generations to come. 
  At the end of this session, participants will be able to:
1. Learn how an infrastructure and energy assessment provided the roadmap for the key areas to address in the revitalization of an aging physical infrastructure to optimize healing.
2. Gain insight on the processes for renewing aging automation infrastructure, including the effective use of both the facilities team resources and third-party resources, to result in improved energy efficiency, addressing non-compliant systems, and positioning NSH for future sustainability goals in building healthy communities. 
1345-1415  TRACK 9: CONCURRENT SESSIONS 9A, 9B, & 9C 
 TRACK 9A: Designing for Air Source Heat Pumps in Cold Climates 
  Kurt Monteiro, Smith + Andersen
Will Rea, P.Eng., HTS
Code Compliance
0.05 credits 
Air Source Heat Pumps (ASHPs) have yet to gain popularity in cold climates, such as Ontario. With the push to reduce GHG emissions in Canada, understanding the design requirements surrounding this technology – particularly in the stringent requirements of a healthcare setting – can lead to greater operational efficiencies and reduced emissions. 
  At the end of this session, participants will be able to
1. Learn de-carbonization strategies for your building
2. Gain design and operational awareness related to the implementation of an Air Source Heat Pump (ASHP) system in a cold climate.
3. Gain confidence in deploying solutions to possible challenges associated with alternative solutions. 
 TRACK 9B: Creating Smart Hospitals: Enhancing patient experiences, reducing staff workloads and improving operating results using IoT and other technologies 
  Jerry Folsom, Siemens 
Maintenance & Operations
Finance Management
0.05 credits 
Improving patient experiences, driving better operating results and enhancing clinical and operational staff experiences are central to the healthcare vision for the future. In this presentation, we will explore using IoT technologies and integrated solutions to enable visionary patient experiences, reduce clinical workloads and streamline to reduce costs. Also, we will look at two industry examples of smart hospitals located in Belgium and Turkey.
  At the end of this sessions, participants will be able to:
1. Identify opportunities that exist to improve patient experiences, reduce clinical workloads and improve operating results with smart hospitals.
2. Describe the IoT capabilities and integrated technologies that can be used to create the smart hospitals.
TRACK 9C: Decarbonizing Healthcare 
  Walter Vernon, Mazetti
Planning, Design, & Construction
0.05 credits 
In 2020, the California Energy Commission, pursuant to the state’s overall carbon reduction goals, kicked off the creation of a Guidebook to decarbonizing healthcare. This presentation will provide an overview of work to date to achieve this difficult vision.
  At the end of this session, participants will be able to:
1. Describe strategies for decarbonizing healthcare
2. Describe the free, on-line forum for participating in the Guidebook creation project, including ways to provide input and to derive information.
 1415-1445 TRACK 10: CONCURRENT SESSIONS 10A, 10B, & 10C 
 TRACK 10A: Retrofitting a Heat Recovery System into an Existing Hospital - Sustainability Cutting Emissions and Costs 
  Bjorn Richt, Vancouver Island Health Authority
Code Compliance
0.05 credits
The presentation will highlight the benefits and challenges of an electrification retrofit project in an existing hospital where the goal is to cut carbon emissions and energy costs. This three year project installed water-to-water heat pumps to capture waste heat from cooling data centres and medical imaging equipment and transfer it into the heating system. It is estimated that this project will cut carbon emissions by 886 tCO2e/year and decrease annual energy costs by $134,000.
  At the end of this session, participants will be able to
1. Explore the challenges of electrification in an existing hospital.
2. Demonstrate the innovative solutions used to overcome the challenges.
3. Demonstrate the financial benefits of electrification in an existing hospital.
4. Demonstrate the non-energy benefits of electrification in an existing hospital
 TRACK 10B: Born in Pandemic 
  Marinelly Vásquez, [M] ARQ | Marinelly Arquitectura
Planning, Design, & Construction
0.05 credits
The Covid-19 pandemic has revealed the impoverished state of public health, even in rich countries, and the cost of that neglect. Costa Rica, on the other hand, appears as an alternative, since public health has been a priority for decades. I will use the case of my 4-month-old son as a backbone to exemplify the impact of the integrality public health in Costa Rica, the correlation of our health system and its hospital infrastructure.
  At the end of this sessions, participants will be able to:
1. Identify the ways to support the architecture for the integrality of health improvement.
2. Describe the aspects for which Costa Rica has a higher life expectancy.
 TRACK 10C: Electrifying Your Campus: Engineering bottom line advances for healthcare providers 
  Jeff Urlaub, Salas O'Brien
Maintenance & Operations
0.05 credits  
Healthcare providers worldwide prioritize patient care and human wellbeing, which includes implementing reliable, resilient, and low energy intensity systems to reduce their carbon footprint. All-electric heating and cooling systems utilize waste heat, solar thermal, air and ground for energy. These scalable site-, climate-, and energy-tailored technologies achieve exceptional cost savings and drastic carbon emissions reductions, reallocating operating resources to clinical care while improving the air quality of surrounding communities.
  At the end of this session, participants will be able to:
1.  Convey the impact of utilizing a subset of energy sources to heat and cool a campus to meet the electrification future – designing the right systems to meet healthcare facility requirements for temperature, humidity, filtration, and resiliency.
2. Provide a fundamental basis for assessing the viability of existing facilities for conversion to an all-electrification system, considering domestic water heating, humidification, sterilization, etc.
 1445-1515 TRACK 11: CONCURRENT SESSIONS 11A, 11B, & 11C
TRACK 11A: Excellence in Healthcare as a Product of Comprehensive Innovation 
  Maria Delicia Soria, Biomedical Engineer, Metodologia Lean Healthcare, Argentina
Planning, Design, & Construction
0.05 credits
A new hospital digital and with hight technology was created since its conception as a highly complex institution designed to provide high quality medical care, with an unprecedented Public-Private model in the Argentine Republic. Recognizing the future of health linked to the evolution of translational medicine and quality of care. Creating an interdisciplinary team that encompasses the three essential resources for the future (infrastructure, technology and system) to solve the problems that arise.
 TRACK 11B: How It Started vs. How It's Going: Engineering for Canadian Healthcare Pre- and Post-COVID-19 Pandemic 
  Langdon Baker, Smith + Andersen
Bertha Lai, Smith + Andersen
Brandon Hayes, Smith + Andersen
Planning, Design, & Construction
0.05 credits 
A closer look at engineering and design decisions before, during, and after the COVID-19 pandemic. We will review the design decisions that positioned some Canadian healthcare facilities well, as well as the emergency requirements that arose for some existing facilities as the pandemic reached its heights. We will discuss innovative engineering practices that have risen to the forefront, as well as resilience considerations already underway in healthcare projects across Canada. 
  At the end of this sessions, participants will be able to:
1. Understand the variance in mechanical, electrical, and technology systems design requirements across different healthcare settings (pre-pandemic vs. post pandemic), as stipulated by Canadian healthcare clients.
2. Examine the unique emergency design requirements and requests from Canadian healthcare facilities that arose in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
3. Assess future innovative mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, and technology systems design requirements that support resilience and sustainability and deserve further consideration / prioritization.
4. Leverage analytics to inform operational decisions, automate processes and support a more efficient healthcare environment.
5. Understand design practices that maximize immediate and long-term flexibility. 
TRACK 11C:  Augmented Healthcare Design of the Future
  Mikael Pontoppidan, LINK Arkitektur A/S
Jan Buthke, LINK Arkitektur A/S
Planning, Design, & Construction
0.05 credits 
As one of Scandinavia’s leading hospital architects, LINK Arkitektur is a pioneer in creating healing healthcare environments. Through our latest hospital project, we have started the development of a new healthcare design toolset based on AI, with the aim to (1) automate and assist actions related to the planning of large hospital projects (augmentation) and (2) improve the operation of large hospitals by AI driven spatial and programmatic optimisation through sensor motion tracking (optimisation).
  At the end of this session, participants will be able to:
1. Improve understanding of the potential of augmented architecture through artificial intelligence
2. Exemplify how augmented healthcare design weaves the powerful potentials of artificial intelligence with empirical knowledge built up through experience
  Global Net Zero Future: Risk or Opportunity for Healthcare? 
  Ryan Duffy, Blackstone Energy Services Inc. 
0.05 credits 
Climate commitments have escalated to the top of government and corporate agendas, inevitably encroaching into healthcare and healthcare engineering territory. Global momentum is insinuating an imperative to price carbon pollution at international, national and sub-national levels. To ensure that healthcare can focus on patient care and family experience, Blackstone Energy Services will illustrate innovative solutions to manage your carbon and energy risk. 
  At the end of this session, participants will be able to:
1. Educate the audience on international carbon/climate sentiments in a voluntary and regulatory capacity
2. Identify the intersection of healthcare engineering, energy and carbon to illustrate how carbon will appear on the balance sheet
3. Showcase innovative solutions to mitigate carbon risk and capture opportunities for healthcare engineering, ensuring that patient and family care remains top priority. 
  Meet the Winners of the IFHE Global Healthcare Energy Awards