Day 1 - Wednesday, October 20, 2021

9:45
Co-Chairs’ Opening Remarks
10:00
Fireside Chat with Infrastructure Ontario and Infrastructure BC
10:45
From SARS to COVID-19: Top Infection Control Takeaways for Hospitals and Other Healthcare Facilities
11:45
Break
12:15
Post-Pandemic Planning: How to How to Prepare for New Standards, Patient Expectations and Future Health Crises
1:15
Environmentally Conscious Healthcare Infrastructure: How to Account for Climate Change and the Question of Sustainability in Design, Construction and Maintenance
2:15
1:1 Networking
2:30
Break
3:00
Setting Your Project up for Success: Examining the Importance of Relationships During Complex Construction Projects
3:30
How to Drive Value-Based Decisions For Healthcare Projects through System Management
4:15

CASE STUDY

Leadership in a Crisis: Examining Strategies Leveraged to Promote Agility and Resiliency on a Brownfield Project During the Pandemic
5:00
Day One Concludes

Day 2 - Thursday, October 21, 2021

9:50
Co-Chairs’ Opening Remarks
10:00

Keynote

Identifying Gaps in Pandemic Preparedness in Hospitals and Long-Term Care and the Path Forward in Ontario
10:45

International Project Spotlight

The Danish COVID-19 Strategy: Transformative Takeaways for Healthcare Infrastructure Projects in 2021 and Beyond
11:15
Putting Patient Narratives at the Centre of Design Decisions: How to Create Healthcare Settings that are Inclusive and Conducive to Wellbeing
12:15
Break
12:45
Perspectives on Planning, Investment, and the Future of Healthcare Infrastructure on Canada’s East Coast
1:45
Assessing Opportunities to Improve Mental Health and Addictions Infrastructure
2:30
1:1 Networking
2:45
Break
3:15
Rethinking the Caregiver Experience, Patient Outcomes and Operational Performance with Technology for Real Time Healthcare
4:00

CASE STUDY

IPD to P3: How to Select the Right Delivery Model for Your Project
4:45
Day Two Concludes

Day 1 - Wednesday, October 20, 2021

9:45
Co-Chairs’ Opening Remarks

Jessica Fullerton
Construction Lead, Infection Prevention and Control Program
The Ottawa Hospital

Mitch Weimer
Director, Facilities Maintenance and Operations
Fraser Health Authority

10:00
Fireside Chat with Infrastructure Ontario and Infrastructure BC

Jeff Good
Vice-President, Healthcare and Social Infrastructure
Infrastructure BC

Bruce Gray
Senior Vice President, Health Care Portfolio Project Delivery
Infrastructure Ontario

Moderator:

Cliff Harvey
Chief Planning Officer
Niagara Health

  • Exploring the capital project pipeline in in B.C. and Ontario
  • Analyzing the impact of COVID-19 on the supply chain and schedules
  • Perspectives on procurement models
    • Overview of current process

10:45
From SARS to COVID-19: Top Infection Control Takeaways for Hospitals and Other Healthcare Facilities

Alon Vaisman, MD, MAS, FRCPC
Hospital Epidemiologist, Infection Prevention and Control Infectious Disease Specialist
University Health Network

Dr. Michelle Science
Medical Advisor for Infection Prevention & Control
The Hospital for Sick Children

Moderator:

Jessica Fullerton
Construction Lead, Infection Prevention and Control Program
The Ottawa Hospital

  • Identifying infection and control risk factors
  • Planning and designing a building to deal with infectious diseases
    • Determining how many pressurized spaces are needed in your facility
    • Implications for certain healthcare units such as operating rooms
  • Best practices for mitigating patient and staff exposure
  • Exploring IPAC measures being used in Canada and other jurisdictions

11:45
Break
12:15
Post-Pandemic Planning: How to How to Prepare for New Standards, Patient Expectations and Future Health Crises

John Marshman
Vice President, Capital Facilities and Business Development
Southlake Regional Health Services

Cathy Renaud
Director, Clinical Planning
William Osler Health System

  • How to design healthcare infrastructure for a post COVID-19 world
    • Examining lessons learned: what worked, what didn’t, identifying top priorities and how to implement them in preparation for the next pandemic
    • What enhancements can be made to existing hospital and LTC infrastructure
  • Identifying opportunities for an increasingly regional approach to leverage resources for improved health outcomes
    • Beyond the hospital, where preventative and tertiary prevention steps can be taken
  • Assessing the long-term cost of some of the infrastructure decisions made during the pandemic
    • Implications of engineered solutions versus design solutions and the implications for functionality and budgets post-pandemic
  • Mitigating healthcare demand pressures
    • Exploring how to functionally plan for improved patient flows

1:15
Environmentally Conscious Healthcare Infrastructure: How to Account for Climate Change and the Question of Sustainability in Design, Construction and Maintenance

Angie Woo
Climate Resilience and Adaptation Lead
Fraser Health Authority

  • How to design and build healthcare infrastructure that can endure current and projected weather extremes due to climate change
  • Analyzing small- and large-scale solutions to reduce energy consumption, from LED sensors and seasonal heating and cooling alternatives
  • Reviewing the latest federal carbon reduction goals and regulatory environment domestically and internationally
  • Identifying challenges to achieving a net-zero hospital and cutting-edge technology and design solutions aimed at addressing them
  • Find out what green incentives are being rolled out across the country and how to leverage these funding opportunities
  • Identifying and assessing local energy alternatives including biomass and geothermal
  • Assessing innovations being implemented outside of healthcare but that could be applied in these settings

2:15
1:1 Networking
2:30
Break
3:00
Setting Your Project up for Success: Examining the Importance of Relationships During Complex Construction Projects

Kaylen Bartoshewski
Project Manager, Facilities and Redevelopment
Halton Healthcare

  • How to improve project management communication and coordination to avoid costly project pitfalls
  • Analyzing opportunities to minimize risks associated with fluctuating materials costs
  • How to utilize BIM for energy modelling and cost validation
  • Examining practical examples of how BIM is being leveraged in Canada and internationally

3:30
How to Drive Value-Based Decisions For Healthcare Projects through System Management

Cliff Harvey
Chief Planning Officer
Niagara Health

Andrew Cole
Co-Founder
Curios Strategies

We can’t have it all – we know that, but do we know how to get the best value for money for the funding available for our capital project. In time of fiscal restraint this question looms large. The new South Niagara Hospital Project started early in the planning and design process to develop a value-design framework to improve the decision making of the project throughout the process to move from a Reactive Initiative to a Proactive Decision Process, using design management, system analysis, peer reviews, and benchmarking.

4:15

CASE STUDY

Leadership in a Crisis: Examining Strategies Leveraged to Promote Agility and Resiliency on a Brownfield Project During the Pandemic

Darnell Williams
Senior Director, Renew Sinai Phase 3A, Capital Development
Mount Sinai Hospital

Garry Bassi
Director, Medical Device Reprocessing & Support Services
Mount Sinai Hospital

  • Strengthening communication during a project with the added layer of virtual coordination
  • Understanding how to guide and provide the proper support for healthcare staff and patients when faced with uniquely challenging circumstances
  • Best practices for setting priorities, monitoring resources, and collaborating with stakeholders

5:00
Day One Concludes

Day 2 - Thursday, October 21, 2021

9:50
Co-Chairs’ Opening Remarks

Jessica Fullerton
Construction Lead, Infection Prevention and Control Program
The Ottawa Hospital

Mitch Weimer
Director, Facilities Maintenance and Operations
Fraser Health Authority

10:00

Keynote

Identifying Gaps in Pandemic Preparedness in Hospitals and Long-Term Care and the Path Forward in Ontario

Bonnie Lysyk
Auditor General of Ontario

  • The Auditor General will provide an overview of key findings from her recent Special Report on Pandemic Readiness and Response in Long-Term Care, including:
    • An assessment of operational readiness, infection prevention and control policies and procedures, and resources in long-term care
    • Insights on key recommendations to address audit findings

10:45

International Project Spotlight

The Danish COVID-19 Strategy: Transformative Takeaways for Healthcare Infrastructure Projects in 2021 and Beyond

Birgitte Gade Ernst
Partner
Arketima Architects

This session will explore the Danish pandemic strategy and how lessons from this experience are now being applied at “The Children’s Kingdom” (Copenhagen), and The Hospital Nørre and Romsdal, a new regional hospital in Norway. Learn about approaches to:

  • Separating flows, vertically and horizontally
  • Design considerations for zoning, entrance ways, waiting areas
  • Incorporating areas for depos and changing into PPE
  • Building for flexibility with healing architecture in mind for the benefit for both staff and patients

11:15
Putting Patient Narratives at the Centre of Design Decisions: How to Create Healthcare Settings that are Inclusive and Conducive to Wellbeing

Keith Francis
Senior Director of Experience Outcomes
Forge Media + Design

Frances Morton-Chang
Co-Lead, Design Dementia CoOp and Lecturer Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation
University of Toronto

The narratives and experiences of residents living with dementia, as told from their perspective, often remains a missing element in the conception of space and place. In this session our esteemed panel of industry leaders and researchers will examine:

  • Where design often fails to grasp the cognitive and affective relationships that transform institutional space into living spaces that promote well-being
  • Approaches to designing Long-term care homes with input from the persons living in those facilities
  • Analyze what recent research shows about the role gardens and other design features can create positive patient experiences

12:15
Break
12:45
Perspectives on Planning, Investment, and the Future of Healthcare Infrastructure on Canada’s East Coast

David Benoit
Senior Executive Director, Strategic Infrastructure Planning
Government of Nova Scotia

1:45
Assessing Opportunities to Improve Mental Health and Addictions Infrastructure

Devon Clark
Director, Facilities & Environmental Services
Sault Area Hospital

Tomasz Bielecki
Director, P3 Contract Management, Security and Parking
Halton Healthcare Services

Moderator:

Kaylen Bartoshewski
Project Manager, Facilities and Redevelopment
Halton Healthcare

  • Identifying existing gaps in design and construction of mental health facilities
    • Reviewing specific materials and spatial considerations for vulnerable populations
    • Identifying what is and could be standardized in the future to provide a clear roadmap that meets requirements and the needs of the patient population
  • Systematic considerations for patient populations
    • Evaluating planning, development and operations considerations based on size of community
    • How to address stigma associated with mental health services and infrastructure

2:30
1:1 Networking
2:45
Break
3:15
Rethinking the Caregiver Experience, Patient Outcomes and Operational Performance with Technology for Real Time Healthcare

Dr. Peter Chang
Vice President of Care Transitions
Tampa General Hospital

Zahava Uddin
Managing Director
GE Healthcare

Caregivers working in increasingly complex and data-heavy environments are limited in how much information they can digest while at the same time caring for their patients. Thus, investments in digital solutions to improve clinical and operational performance need to enable caregivers of every type to easily consume exactly the information they want to see, however they want to see it, and in the precise moment they need to see it so they can easily act on it. This requires technology that uses smarts and AI to remove the noise from massive amounts of patient-level data, surfacing only what needs attention right now, and adapting it in real time as care is happening. Learn how providers are using this approach to consistently achieve lower length of stay, less patient waiting, reduced cognitive load for caregivers, and improved quality of care. This is real time healthcare:

  • Spotting problems impeding patient progression & proactively intervening
  • Uncovering patient care situations not in compliance with the standard of care and taking action now
  • Unifying multidisciplinary teams with a common understanding of which patient-level tasks, activities, alerts & flags need attention now
  • Prioritizing patient queues as they are changing to make best use of finite resources
  • Anticipating stress on the system and taking action to pre-empt congestion and impact on patient care

4:00

CASE STUDY

IPD to P3: How to Select the Right Delivery Model for Your Project

Richard H. Shaban
Partner
Borden, Ladner, Gervais

Ken Jaeger
IPD Consultant
KTJ Consulting

  • Comparing and contrasting the type of models being used across Canada and current trends
  • Identifying what recent P3, Alliance and Integrated Project Design projects indicate about pros, cons and when these models should be adopted
  • Examine practical examples of how the IPD process works
    • Identifying the pitfalls and opportunities for the delivery of complex projects

4:45
Day Two Concludes