Special Features

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Sunday, September 17, 2017  |  1:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Design Institute for Health Tour

The Design Institute for Health, a collaboration between Dell Medical School and the College of Fine Arts at The University of Texas at Austin, embeds design thinking into the cultural fabric of Dell Medical School, enabling unprecedented innovation in an academic health environment. Design thinking is a way to solve problems by approaching them from a new, more human perspective. It is particularly useful in moving past legacy approaches to address complex challenges, like our health system. Embedded in teams across Dell Med, the Design Institute opens up new ideas and creates nimble implementations that demonstrate a new way forward.

 

The Design Institute’s space is uncommon to academic medical environments. Designed to support the tools, processes, and rapid pace of design-led work, the studio’s open office concept is reconfigurable to adapt one space to many activities of work. There are no private offices and square footage is dedicated to project spaces and collaborative work areas where cross-disciplinary teams of internal faculty and staff and external partners will design together. Attendees will get a chance to see the studio, work that features design methodology, and a tour of the adjacent clinical facilities.

 

Sunday, September 17, 2017  |  1:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Dell Children’s Medical Center Tour

Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas is proud to be the first hospital in the world to earn platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council for outstanding Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED). This designation means that they have exceeded environmental standards in five areas: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, selection of materials and resources and indoor environmental quality.

When Dell Children’s Medical Center broke ground on the Robert Mueller Development site in 2004, the Seton Family of Hospitals had a vision of creating a “green” hospital that would set new standards. Over the last several years, world-renowned medical professionals, architects, environmentalists and elected officials have toured Dell Children’s to learn what it takes to build and operate a LEED certified hospital. HFSE attendees will get the same chance during this tour.

 

Monday, September 18, 2017

Monday, September 18, 2017  |  8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

FGI/ACEP Workshop: Reimagining the ED

The FGI is partnering with the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) to offer an Emergency Department (ED) design workshop: Reimagining the ED
 


This is intended to be the first of a series of deep-dive workshops, hosted by FGI with various clinical groups, to inform both Fundamental and Beyond Fundamentals ideas and insights.


 
This event, facilitated by human-centered design firm DC Design, will assemble select ED clinicians and design professionals, from around the country, to spend a day envisioning and tackling challenges and opportunities at the nexus of clinical operations and supporting infrastructure.

 

Attendees are also invited to take part in the Symposium Party on the exhibit floor from 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm.

 

 

                

 

Monday, September 18, 2017  |  8:30 AM - 6:30 PM

Visual Translator

Throughout the event, a visual translator will capture the ideas, conversations and highlights of our conference in a unique and powerful graphic format called Visual Translation. Come and see our ideas take shape.

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Monday, September 18, 2017  |  12:30 PM - 1:45 PM

Awards Luncheon

Join us for lunch as the Symposium Distinction Awards, Founder's Award and The Generative Space Award are presented. You can learn more about the Symposium Distinction Awards and submit an entry here. You can find out more information on the Generative Space Awards here.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Tuesday, September 19, 2017  |  7:00 AM - 5:15 PM

Visual Translator

Throughout the event, a visual translator will capture the ideas, conversations and highlights of our conference in a unique and powerful graphic format called Visual Translation. Come and see our ideas take shape.

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017  |  10:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Design Team Gallery Solutions Theater

Our design team galleries come alive in these 15 minute sessions where you hear about the projects featured.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017  |  10:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Exhibit Floor Open

Visit with the our exhibitors who are eager to provide products and solutions for your latest project.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Wednesday, September 20, 2017  |  12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Generative Space Workshop: A Case Study in Outpatient Pediatrics at Rush University Medical Center

The Chicago-based Generative Space Task Force (GSTF) is proud to be offering another annual Generative Space Program, in partnership with The CARITAS Project and the Healthcare Facilities Symposium & Expo. Hosted in the Austin office of Gensler, with lunch provided, this no-cost event follows the end of the Closing Keynote, from 12.30 - 2.00.

 

Just a short walk from the Austin Convention Center, this innovative program will be an informal discussion led by Elizabeth Melas, Director of Capital Projects, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago. Elizabeth will present a case study of a recently completed Pediatrics Oncology Infusion Unit, and specifically discuss the generative space innovations of this project. This event will be interactive and highly participatory.

 

LOCATION: Gensler 212 Lavaca Street, Suite 390 Austin, TX

 

Click here to register for this workshop. Space is limited to 20 participants. 

 

Attendees will:

1.  Learn how the Generative Space Design Approach improves patient health outcomes.
2.  Understand how the Generative Space Design Approach Integrates both the design of the physical environment and the social experience.
3.  Explore how the Generative Space Design Approach enables both systemic and sustainable improvements to be made in individual lives, organizational performance, and overall community well being.

 

Elizabeth Melas, Director of Capital Projects, Rush University Medical Center

* Events open to all Symposium conference attendees, speakers & press members.