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"TowardsWorld Class Healthcare"


09:00-14:00 The Great CHES Golf Game
Bus departs for Course at 07:30; departs from Course to return to hotel at 14:30
11:00-16:00 City Tour of Montreal
14:00-16:00 Presentation and Facilities Tour of Pavilion K, Montreal Jewish Hospital
14:00 Pavilion K: Jewish General Hospital
Philippe Castiel Director of Planning and Real Estate Development, Jewish General Hospital, Montreal

Pavilion K, the new critical-care wing whose construction began in October 2010, is the cornerstone of a concerted effort - by the government, the Hospital and Quebecers – to improve access to life-saving treatment, reduce wait times, and continue to provide the highest level of patient care.

15:00 A guided tour of Pavilion K will be given by knowledgeable healthcare engineers from the hospital.
18:30-21:00  Opening Reception
07:00-08:30 Breakfast 
13:00-16:00 Flavours & Aromas of Little Italy (Companion Tour) 
08:30-09:00 Opening Ceremonies 
09:00-09:45 KEYNOTE ADDRESS English French
  Senator Larry Smith

On December 20, 2010, he was summoned to the Canadian Senate on the advice of Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Smith sits in the upper house as a Conservative.

Larry Smith, who was President and CEO of the Montreal Alouettes for 12 seasons, is one of the most recognized figures in the Quebec community. The Montreal fans first got to know him as a star fullback from 1972 to 1980, and then as President and Chief Executive Officer from 1997 to 2001, when he led the Alouettes’ organization through one of the most important periods of the franchise history.

After two years as president and publisher of The Gazette in 2002 and 2003, Smith reassumed the presidency of the Alouettes in March 2004 until December 2010. His return to the Alouettes allowed Smith an opportunity to add to his rich football legacy in Quebec. Smith’s first term as Alouettes’ president followed five years as Commissioner of the Canadian Football League. He has worked tirelessly for professional and amateur football over the last 30 years, playing a key role in reviving the tradition and glory of football in Montreal and the province.

Track 1: World Class Healthcare: U.S. Perspectives
  Dale Woodin, FASHE, CHFM. Executive Director, American Society for Healthcare Engineering

As the conference explores what “World Class Healthcare” means, Mr. Woodin will bring the perspective of how the United States of America has grappled with this question.  Healthcare is a political hot potato everywhere in the world, but has been publically evident in American politics over the past few years.  Mr. Woodin’s unique background in healthcare facility management in combination with his current role as executive director of ASHE has placed him at the heart of the conversions.  From discussions with representative at the American Hospital Association, to Congressional hearings to applications for Code provisions and meetings with the US Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Mr. Woodin will share his perspective on what World Class Healthcare is from his unique perspective.

10:45-11:15 Refreshment break
11:15-12:00 2 CONCURRENT TRACKS - 2A & 2B
Track 2A:  Therapeutic Design in Health Care
  Lynne Wilson Orr, Principal, Parkin Architects Limited, Toronto
Erinn Haley-Stephenson, Associate, Parkin Architects Limited, Toronto

The development of evidence based design research has led to a re-examination of the definition and application of design elements within the healthcare setting.  What was once seen as ‘nice to haves’ are now recognized as elements which have a therapeutic value for patients, visitors and staff.  This presentation will review current design research and its application within the healthcare setting.

Track 2B:  Infection Prevention and Control Requirements During Healthcare Construction and Renovation: The ICP is not the enemy
  Jessica Fullerton, Infection Control Practitioner, University Health Network, Toronto Western Hospital, Toronto

This presentation will aim to introduce the Infection Control Practitioner (ICP) to those individuals working in the healthcare construction field. It will explore construction/renovation projects through the lens of an ICP and identify the roadblocks that prevent an effective working relationship between architects, contractors, engineers, facility personnel and the ICP. Common problems will be presented using real examples and potential solutions discussed.

12:00-12:45 2 CONCURRENT TRACKS - 3A & 3B
Track 3A:  Applications for Antimicrobial Properties of Copper Alloys and Their Impact on Patient Safety
  Harold Moret, Project Manager, Copper Development Association, New York
Wilton Moran, Project Engineer, Copper Development Association, New York

Antimicrobial copper alloy surfaces kill disease-causing bacteria. Preliminary results in a recent clinical trial showed that the use of these surfaces reduced infection rates by more than 40%. These results have tremendous implications on patient safety as each year 100,000 people die from HAI’s in the U.S. Antimicrobial copper alloys can be fashioned into a variety of products such as bed rails, IV stands, and many more to provide antimicrobial protection between cleanings.

Track 3B:  Case Study: State of the Art Water Distribution System at Alberta Children's Hospital and Subsequent Water Quality Research
  Allan Roles, VP Capital Management-Calgary Zone, Alberta Health Services, Edmonton
Marc Kadziolka, P.Eng., Wiebe Forest Engineering

The new Alberta Children’s Hospital opened in 2006.  Prior to design and construction a team of Alberta Health Services (AHS) facilities staff, infection prevention and control staff, Wiebe Forest Engineering (Marc Kadziolka), a biology professor and researcher from the University of Calgary, and a researcher from the Provincial Lab formed a team to design the Alberta Children’s Hospital with a state of the art domestic water distribution system.  Among many unique features, ultra violet light water disinfection was used to treat all incoming water.  A research grant of $400,000 was secured to perform water quality and biofilm formation research over a 5 year period following the opening of the hospital.  That research is nearly complete.  This presentation will describe the innovative features of the water distribution system and high level results of the research.

12:45-15:30 Tradeshow Open
12:45-13:45 Lunch in Exhibit Hall
15:00-15:30 Refreshment Break
15:30-16:15 2 CONCURRENT TRACKS - 4A & 4B
Track 4A:  Energy Performance in Hospitals of the Future
  Laurier Nichols, Vice President-Expertise (Building), Dessau, Longueuil QC

Because of their purpose and ventilation requirements, hospitals have a much higher energy consumption rate than average buildings. Given the current problem of climate change, designs for the hospitals of the future must include mechanisms for decreasing their energy consumption.  The presentation will demonstrate that it is possible to maintain good air quality and rigorous comfort conditions, while having high-performance heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems.

Track 4B:  Emergency Management
  Norma McCormick, Founder and Principal, Corporate Health Works, Inc.

Over the past 10 years several human-caused and natural disasters have highlighted the importance of emergency preparedness and disaster response capabilities among health care facilities.  In these incidents health care providers in institutions and in communities have found themselves on the front line and this has precipitated an examination of emergency preparedness and contingency planning.  Health care organizations must be prepared not only to recover from the direct impact of a disaster on their own operations, but continue to function as first line responders.

The focus of this presentation will be the application of CSA Z1600 Emergency Preparedness and Business Continuity by health care facilities and organizations.  This standard provides guidance on the identification and assessment of risk, the assignment of the resources to prevent and mitigate impact, and strategies to improve emergency response, disaster recovery and contingency planning considering staff, supplies, facilities, communications and information technology.

16:15-17:00 2 CONCURRENT TRACKS - 5A & 5B
Track 5A:  Monitoring-based Commissioning as a Tool for Evaluating and Optimizing Energy Performance of the LEED Certified Buildings
  Boban Ratkovich, President, CES Engineering Ltd., Burnaby BC

This presentation describes the Monitoring-Based Commissioning process as a method for evaluating and optimizing the energy performance of LEED buildings during the first year of operation.  This relatively new process consists of collecting, storing, analyzing and reporting energy use data to optimize energy performance by giving end users the ability to make informed, effective energy decisions.  The methodology is elaborated through a case study of a typical hospital project utilizing synergies between building energy simulations, measurement and verification and the commissioning process.

Track 5B:  CHUM: an Intergrated Design Approach for a New, State-of-the-Art Healthcare Facility
  Nick Stark, Vice President, Knowledge Management, H.H. Angus & Associates Limited, Toronto
Andrew King, Design Principal, Cannon Design, Montreal
Azad Chichmanian, architecte associé, Partner, DCYSA Architecture + Design, Montreal

The Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal, (“CHUM”), represents the largest single healthcare development underway in Canada.  Situated within a dense urban context in downtown Montreal, the CHUM project has presented considerable challenges during the project pursuit, design and construction phases.  As well, it has offered unique opportunities to collaborate within our design team to provide realistic, efficient and cost effective solutions to these challenges.

18:00-19:00 President's Reception
19:00-24:00 CHES Gala Banquet
07:00-08:30 Breakfast
Track 6:  A Better Hospital for the Future.  Focus on Key Drivers
A Better Hospital for the Future. Focus on Key Drivers Gunnar Baekken, General Secretary IFHE (International Federation of Hospital Engineering); Facilities Director, St. Olvas Hospital, Trondheim, Norway

As the conference explores what “World Class Healthcare” means, Mr. Baekken will bring the perspective of how the international community has grappled with this question.  Mr. Baekken’s unique background in healthcare facility management in combination with his service as president of the International Federation of Hospital Engineers (IFHE) from 2002-2004 has given him a world view of healthcare from a clinical, facilities management and construction perspective.  He is now the General Secretary at the IFHE.  Having worked in a global environment and working with partners to the IFHE from all around the world, Mr. Baekken will share his perspective on what World Class Healthcare is from his unique perspective.  He will use St. Olavs Hospital in Trondheim, Norway as an example.

09:30-10:15 CHES National Annual General Meeting
10:15-10:45 Refreshment Break
10:45-11:30 2 CONCURRENT TRACKS - 7A & 7B
Track 7A:  The Treatment of Air in the Operating Room:  Requirements and Regulations.  What is being done in France and in Europe
  Jean-Michel Vanhee, Clean Process Segment Manager, Camfil-Farr/France, La Garenne Colombes, France

This session will initially focus on the standard used in France, NFS 90351 “Établissement de santé - Salles propres et environnements maîtrisés apparentés - Exigences relatives pour la maîtrise de la contamination aéroportée” (Health care facility – Clean rooms and related controlled environments – Requirements pertaining to the control of airborne contamination), focusing on several key points of air treatment equipment in operating rooms, with examples of what has been done. This will be followed by a comparison with experiences in other European countries, showing points of divergence and convergence. Finally, updated information regarding attempts at harmonization on this topic at the European level will be examined.

Track 7B:  World-Class Technical Services: Implementation of a strategic vision and completion of a distinctive project
  Serge Sevigny, Director of Technical Services, McGill University Health Centre (MUHC), Montreal QC
Antonin Bouchard, Associate Director of Engineering and Operations, McGill University Health Centre (MUHC), Montreal QC
Steven Yamamoto, Site Coordinator, McGill University Health Centre (MUHC), Montreal QC
Bassam Ajam, Chief of Services, Engineerting and Operations, McGill University Health Centre (MUHC), Montreal QC

In 1998, McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) was at a crossroads. Just renovating its buildings was no longer a solution. There was a substantial gap to be closed in terms of obsolescence, maintenance and bringing up to standard. The Department of Technical Services set itself a strategic vision: to be one of the best in the world! Action followed, as did results. The presentation will describe this extraordinary and inspiring process.

11:30-13:30 Tradeshow Open
12:00-13:00 Lunch in the Exhibit Hall
13:00-13:30 Exhibitor Draws
13:30-14:15 2 CONCURRENT TRACKS - 8A & 8B
Track 8A:  Infection and Climate Control Possibilities for Construction of Health Care Facilities
  Bob Bedard, General Superintendent, Edmonton North Area & Senior Superintendent, Fort Saskatchewan and Strathcona Hospitals, Ellis Don Construction Services, Edmonton AB
T.J. Johnson, Vice President, Cavelier Industries, Edmonton AB

The Fort Saskatchewan Community Hospital has explored innovative techniques to provide temporary heating and cooling systems while building new hospital facilities.  The importance of managing the building’s internal environment during construction is emphasized in the reduction of risk for future patient infections. This presentation will highlight new methodologies for the use of negative air machines and construction air handling equipment and show how these innovations are changing the face of future healthcare construction in Canada.  The real life experience on this site will translate into an increased awareness of how care during new hospital construction can have a lasting impact on improved patient safety throughout the life of the building

Track 8B:  Road to ISO
  Marc Dagneau, Technical Coordinator, Facilities Maintenance & Operations, Fraser Health Authority, New Westminster BC
Mitch Weimer, Director, Facilities Maintenance & Operations, Fraser Health Authority, New Westminster BC

This presentation will outline the highly evolved relationship between Fraser Health’s Facilities, Maintenance & Operations and Sterile Processing Departments; how this relationship came to be through SPD’s implementation of ISO 9001:2008; the benefits of this relationship and ISO accreditation in general; the struggles of implementation, and current efforts to maintain standards and continuously improve; the organizational pitfalls, and the necessary day-to-day coordination; what we look like now—our communication structure; our team, and its development; philosophies—past, present and future; our goals, achievements, learning outcomes, and perception of the future.

14:15-14:45  Refreshment Break
14:45-15:30 2 CONCURRENT TRACKS - 9A & 9B
Track 9A:  Exploring World Class Technologies for Healthcare
  Michael Methot, District General Manager, Quebec, Honeywell, Lachine QC

This presentation is aimed at helping the audience understand technologies that are being utilized around the globe that can be applied to Canadian healthcare facilities. State-of-the-art technologies have enabled many foreign hospitals to become a benchmark as it relates to world class facilities contributing to more favourable patient outcomes.

Track 9B:  "From 9 to 1 with the Help of LEAN": The Devlopment of Alberta Health Services Facilities Maintenance and Engineering Division
  Steve Rees, Vice President, Capital Management, Alberta Health Services, Edmonton AB
Penny Rae, Senior Vice President, Capital Management, Alberta Health Services, Edmonton AB

This presentation will review the development of the Facilities Maintenance and Engineering (FM&E) division of the Alberta Health Services Capital Management department.  It will focus on how LEAN Process Improvement was used to help improve safety, morale, staff engagement, productivity, and overall job satisfaction for the 1200 FM&E staff.

Track 10:  High Performance and Building Innovations - The Perspective of the Quebec Ministry of Health and Social Services
High Performance and Building Innovations - The Perspective of the Quebec Ministry of Health and Social Services Pierre Gauthier, Director of Expertise and Standardization, Ministry of Health and Social Services, Quebec QC
Céline Drolet, Architect/Assistant to the Director of Expertise and Standardization, Ministry of Health and Social Services, Quebec QC
Dr. Louis R. Dufresne, Director of University Affairs, Ministry of Health and Social Services, Quebec, QC

To ensure that facilities within Québec's network of public institutions provide high levels of health services, the Minister of Health and Social Services favors, for construction projects, a planning approach that promotes interaction between clinical and technical management teams at all normalization and programming levels. The presentation will deal with normalization and programming practice and tools developed on the basis of references and requirements of international and national organizations in the field, and adapted to specific and distinctive realities of Québec’s health and social services network.

16:30-17:00 Closing Ceremonies