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Day 1 - Tuesday, November 8, 2022

8:45
Co-Chairs’ Opening Remarks
9:00

Lighting Talks

Rapid Fire Report on 3 Major Healthcare Projects in Eastern Canada
9:45
Fireside chat on the Future of Ontario’s Healthcare System
10:15
Morning Coffee and Networking Break
10:45

CSA ROUNDUP

Examining the Implications of New, and Evolving Standards for Healthcare Facilities
11:30

Industry Roundtable

How to Manage Construction Budgets, Schedules, and Support Your Project Team in the Current Landscape
12:15
Networking Lunch
1:15

ROUNDTABLE

Co-Design Think Tank: Reimagining Healthcare Infrastructure in Canada
2:30
Networking and Refreshment Break
3:30
Integrating IPAC from the Get-Go: Perspectives on How to Plan, Design and Build Healthcare Projects with Infection Control in Mind
4:15
From P3 to IPD: How to Mitigate Healthcare Project Risks, and Contract Disputes
5:00
Day One Concludes

Day 2 - Wednesday, November 9, 2022

8:30
Co-Chairs’ Opening Remarks
8:45
Forecasting the Future of Procurement in Ontario: Analysis of What’s Working, What’s Not and Opportunities to Create Better Outcomes for Hospital Projects
9:30

Case Study on Alternative Procurement Models

Whole of life Considerations: Leading Asset Management Practices in DBFM and non DBFM Hospitals
10:15
Morning Coffee and Networking Break
10:45
Future-Proofing Hospitals: How to Develop a Scalable Digital Infrastructure Strategy for Current and Future Healthcare Needs
11:45
Integrating Indigenous Perspectives in Planning and Design to Create Culturally Safe Healthcare Infrastructure
12:30
Networking Lunch
1:30

Special Afternoon Keynote

How to Design, and Deliver an Age-Friendly Healthcare Experience at Hospitals
2:00
Private in a Public World: Examining Key Design Considerations for Non-Hospital Surgery Centres
2:45
Afternoon Networking and Refreshment Break
3:00
How to Combat Employee Burnout through the Built Environment: Exploring Opportunities to Optimize Hospital Workflows, and Design for Well-Being
3:45

GREENING THE HEALTHCARE SYSTEM

Identifying the Low Hanging Fruit at Your Healthcare Facility: Practical Steps Aimed at Greening the Supply Chain, Facility Energy Systems
4:30
Design and Implementation Strategies for Architecturally Significant Equipment in Healthcare Projects
5:15
Conference Concludes

Day 1 - Tuesday, November 8, 2022

8:45
Co-Chairs’ Opening Remarks

Ian McDermott
Executive Director, Planning & Integration/Research Facilities
Facilities Management - Planning, Redevelopment & Operations (FM-PRO)

University Health Network

Patsy Poulin
Principal
Cumulus Architects Inc.

9:00

Lighting Talks

Rapid Fire Report on 3 Major Healthcare Projects in Eastern Canada

This session will provide a snapshot of three distinctive healthcare projects that are either currently underway or recently reached completion. Each lightning talk will highlight innovative approaches to design, as well as lessons learned during the delivery process, and post occupancy. Presentations will be followed by an interactive Q&A.

9:45
Fireside chat on the Future of Ontario’s Healthcare System

Christine Elliott
Counsel
Fasken

10:15
Morning Coffee and Networking Break
10:45

CSA ROUNDUP

Examining the Implications of New, and Evolving Standards for Healthcare Facilities

This session will provide an examination of new and impending technical standards for the planning, design and construction of healthcare facilities, the intent behind them, and insights on how your team can start working towards operationalizing them. CSA leads will discuss how lessons learned from the pandemic are being integrated into key standards, while also highlighting other key changes.

11:30

Industry Roundtable

How to Manage Construction Budgets, Schedules, and Support Your Project Team in the Current Landscape

Gain practical insights on the strategies being leveraged to help health projects forge ahead at a time of high escalation, labour shortages, and supply chain disruptions. Hear a diverse range of industry perspectives on the current landscape, learn how to carry out the planning process in this time of uncertainty, and how to pivot during the construction phase.

  • Examining how the pandemic changed owner perspectives, and approaches to projects
    • Glean leadership best practices for navigating uncertainty
  • Analyzing the true impact of supply chain and labour challenges in the region and how project teams are pivoting to keep projects moving forward
    • Tips on how to adapt to the ebb and flow of labour
  • Developing strategies to approach the planning process for a project with current market conditions
    • Determining how to schedule, and cost projects, especially those with long lead times
    • Identifying opportunities to streamline processes, and improve communication

12:15
Networking Lunch
1:15

ROUNDTABLE

Co-Design Think Tank: Reimagining Healthcare Infrastructure in Canada

Pia Kontos, PhD
Senior Scientist, KITE Research Institute, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute
University Health Network

A unique opportunity to engage smaller group conversations aimed reimagining healthcare infrastructure in Canada. This think tank invites attendees to share and explore perspectives on the pragmatic and experiential considerations from the vantage point of their discipline, as a springboard to inform future healthcare infrastructure decision-making.

Key areas of exploration include:

  • Opportunities to align science, and design, technology, and policy and what’s hampering progress
  • Examining the impact of social, economic factors on healthcare in Canada
  • Global trends, and how they are impacting people and place

2:30
Networking and Refreshment Break
3:30
Integrating IPAC from the Get-Go: Perspectives on How to Plan, Design and Build Healthcare Projects with Infection Control in Mind

  • Determining what enhancements and retrofits should be made to existing healthcare facilities, including hospitals and LTC homes
    • Analysis of ventilation best practices for different healthcare settings within a hospital
      • Determining how many pressurized spaces are needed in your facility
    • Identifying scientifically validated technology that can support IPAC at facilities and determining when and where to incorporate different tools
  • How to set healthcare facilities up for IPAC success
    • How to effectively integrate IPAC into planning and design decisions
  • Identifying infection control risk factors
    • What are reasonable design specifications for healthcare
    • Key spatial considerations: Patient separation, and implications for clinical staff

4:15
From P3 to IPD: How to Mitigate Healthcare Project Risks, and Contract Disputes

  • Examining P3 to IPD project risks and how to mitigate them
  • Analyzing COVID-19 implications for stakeholders on healthcare infrastructure projects
  • Understanding the impact of recent case law on which party bears unexpected pandemic related risks from the perspectives

5:00
Day One Concludes

Day 2 - Wednesday, November 9, 2022

8:30
Co-Chairs’ Opening Remarks

Ian McDermott
Executive Director, Planning & Integration/Research Facilities
Facilities Management - Planning, Redevelopment & Operations (FM-PRO)

University Health Network

Patsy Poulin
Principal
Cumulus Architects Inc.

8:45
Forecasting the Future of Procurement in Ontario: Analysis of What’s Working, What’s Not and Opportunities to Create Better Outcomes for Hospital Projects

Moderator:

Cliff Harvey
Chief Planning Officer
Niagara Health

This forward-thinking, solution-oriented panel will examine opportunities to improve the procurement process in Ontario, track trends in how projects are being delivered across the country and, provide insights on how the province’s approach could evolve.

9:30

Case Study on Alternative Procurement Models

Whole of life Considerations: Leading Asset Management Practices in DBFM and non DBFM Hospitals

  • Exploring the Cowichan District Hospital Replacement project specifications, schedule, and why the alliance model was chosen
  • Deep dive into the alliance process, lifecycle, and key features
    • How the concept of collective responsibility is working in practice
    • Best practices for team integration and lessons learned
  • Examining owner/alliance risks

10:15
Morning Coffee and Networking Break
10:45
Future-Proofing Hospitals: How to Develop a Scalable Digital Infrastructure Strategy for Current and Future Healthcare Needs

  • How to develop a digital roadmap with standardized processes, that achieves purpose-built space
    • Gain insights on the development of CSA standards and guidance on where to start, when evaluating and integrating technology
  • How to foster collaboration between clinical and industry specialists to transform patient care based on current, and anticipated health needs
  • Identifying opportunities for data-driven decision making
    • Where clinical staff can be supported in day-to-day operations by digital tools?

11:45
Integrating Indigenous Perspectives in Planning and Design to Create Culturally Safe Healthcare Infrastructure

  • Discovering how to engage, and partner with First Nations, Metis, and Inuit peoples on major healthcare infrastructure projects
    • Examining practical steps towards integrating indigenous perspectives throughout the lifecycle of a healthcare project
  • Identifying opportunities to build a health system that honours the Indigenous traditional health and wellness practices, values, and practices into the design: smudging rooms, healing gardens
    • How to construct these spaces in consultation with indigenous partners
  • Recognizing community specific health service priorities
    • Ensuring culturally safe care is provided and accounting for them in building specifications
  • Exploring examples of impactful project elements created with indigenous community partners

12:30
Networking Lunch
1:30

Special Afternoon Keynote

How to Design, and Deliver an Age-Friendly Healthcare Experience at Hospitals

This special keynote will explore how to improve hospital care for older adults through the built environment. University Health Network will offer a closer look at its first geriatric emergency room.

Points of discussion include:

  • Examining the need for Geriatric specific programs and spaces
  • Identifying key program elements that improve Geriatric care and outcomes
  • Exploring design elements that improve the experience for the patient and caregivers
  • Overview of UHN’s project highlights and timelines

2:00
Private in a Public World: Examining Key Design Considerations for Non-Hospital Surgery Centres

Private healthcare in Canada has been available for many years in the form of elective and cosmetic surgery. However due to demand, primarily driven by COVID-19 and the associated wait times, it’s growing. This will be an engaging and provocative session reviewing an emerging care delivery model in the Canadian health care system.

Key points of discussion will include:

  • The role of these facilities in overall healthcare ecosystem and its ability to improve access to
  • Design impacts of these Non-Hospital facilities specifically concerning CSA, accreditation and building systems impacts compared to hospital facilities

2:45
Afternoon Networking and Refreshment Break
3:00
How to Combat Employee Burnout through the Built Environment: Exploring Opportunities to Optimize Hospital Workflows, and Design for Well-Being

  • Finding opportunities to eliminate duplicate activities for improved efficiency, and reduces staff burden
    • Assessing whether technological tools are a hindrance or a help in different scenarios
  • Respite space: how to design, and construct spaces that go beyond the typical break room, to foster mental and physical well-being
  • Identifying how to design spaces, with both patients and clinical staff in mind, for ease of workflow, and optimal care

3:45

GREENING THE HEALTHCARE SYSTEM

Identifying the Low Hanging Fruit at Your Healthcare Facility: Practical Steps Aimed at Greening the Supply Chain, Facility Energy Systems

Health and the environment are inextricably linked making climate resiliency and sustainability of the utmost importance when designing, delivering, and operating healthcare facilities. This session will provide a clearer view of the impact healthcare is having on the environment and practical measures.

  • Sustainability roadmap for leadership: How to score your hospital on sustainability
  • Th Peach Tree: Examining low to higher cost green initiatives and the ROI for health facilities and the environment
    • How to start greening the supply chain through the 4 Rs
  • Energy considerations for building operations

4:30
Design and Implementation Strategies for Architecturally Significant Equipment in Healthcare Projects

  • Defining Architecturally Significant Equipment (ASE)
  • Examining key considerations for ASE design and implementation
  • Analyzing ASE planning pitfalls and how to avoid them using practical examples

5:15
Conference Concludes