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Enriching Patient Experiences by Optimizing the Environment

40th Annual Conference of the
Canadian Healthcare Engineering Society

September 20 - 22, 2020
Halifax Convention Centre
Halifax NS 



Speaker abstracts are now being accepted for the 2020 CHES National Conference. This national conference attracts leaders from across Canada and around the world in the field of healthcare facilities engineering, operations and maintenance. This year, the CHES 2020 conference theme is “Enriching Patient Experiences by Optimizing the Environment”.

CHES members play a key role in ensuring quality in our healthcare system which can have a direct impact on the patient experience. From patient experience to infection control, what happens in the engineering, design and maintenance of our healthcare facilities has a profound impact on how every individual perceives their experience in those buildings. We are seeking leaders from Canada and beyond to inspire, demonstrate, educate and share with CHES members the stories, tips, trials, methods and solutions to help us to improve building occupant experience now and in the future.

CHES members are recognized as key players in shaping the environment within which healthcare is provided and can be the key drivers to implement environmental solutions to eliminate disease transmission and improve patient safety. The CHES 2020 education program aims to give our members the knowledge and expertise critical for success. Other topics of interest include the impact of engineering, design and maintenance on other patient health outcomes as well as the patient’s experience within our healthcare facilities in addition to ensuring the continued operations under the multitude of pressures facing CHES members, and the expectation of the ability to deliver health care with aging infrastructure, increasing environmental demands from climate change and natural disasters.

Accepted speakers will be notified by February 2020. Bios and abstracts will be required at this time. Speakers are requested to electronically submit their complete PowerPoint presentations by August 15, 2020. Speakers shall agree to provide CHES with a signed release for video and future use of the presentation.