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SUNDAY, August 3

Preconference Programs

7:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
Chapter Leadership Forum and Awards Luncheon
Fee: $85 per person; includes admittance to the Chapter Leadership Forum and Chapter Awards Luncheon (limited to officers of ASHE affiliated chapters) Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. with a complimentary breakfast; the program begins at 8:30 a.m.

If you are an officer of an ASHE affiliated chapter, the Chapter Leadership Forum is a must-attend event. Developed for you, by your peers, this program will provide you with the information that you need to help your chapter thrive and survive today and for years to come. The Chapter Leadership Forum is a great opportunity to develop relationships with ASHE regional directors and staff, and to obtain ideas from other chapter leaders that will benefit you as a future leader of both your chapter and organization. At the end of this program, the awards luncheon takes place to recognize the chapters that have achieved platinum, gold, silver, and bronze status based on their 2013 accomplishments.

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8 a.m.–4 p.m.
Certified Healthcare Facility Manager (CHFM) Exam Review Course
Leo Gehring, CHFM, CHC, FASHE, Principal, Gehring Health Facility Resources

Note: Attending this course does not register you to take the CHFM exam. Click here to learn how to register for the on-site exam. An additional fee is required for this workshop. Learn more >>

This preconference program, and select sessions throughout the ASHE Annual Conference, will help you prepare to take the CHFM exam. Through a combination of lectures, CHFM-formatted practice test questions, and study materials, you will gain confidence in your knowledge in each of the exam's five competency areas. This course will enable attendees to:

  • Apply your knowledge and experience in answering application and analysis questions.
  • Implement suggestions for preparing for the CHFM exam.
  • Identify the topic areas that are your strengths.
  • Assess your readiness to take the CHFM exam.

8 a.m.–4 p.m.
Health Care Water System and Management of Waterborne Pathogens
Steven Cutter, MBA, HFDP, CHFM, SASHE, Director of Engineering Services, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center; Linda Dickey, RN, MPH, CIC, Director for Epidemiology and Infection Prevention, University of California Irvine (UCI) Medical Center; and Andrew Streifel, Hospital Environment Specialist, Department of Environmental Health and Safety, University of Minnesota

Note: An additional fee is required for this workshop. Learn more >>

This one-lday program will help you identify the different uses of water in health care and the related infection risks and recognize which standards apply to them. The program will examine different waterborne pathogens and highlight the reasons facility managers should be concerned with them. In addition, the presenters will discuss design, construction, operations, and maintenance of water systems as well as what to do in water emergencies. This session will enable attendees to:

  • Identify different types and uses of water in a health care facility.
  • List the different waterborne pathogens and identify mitigation options for each.
  • Describe the primary characteristics of various water types.
  • Describe best practices for water systems maintenance management.

5 p.m.–6 p.m.
NETWORKING EVENT | New ASHE Member/First-Time Attendee Reception
Location: Hyatt Regency Chicago

New members and first-time attendees of the ASHE Annual Conference are invited to meeting ASHE's board of directors, volunteer leaders, and staff. See why ASHE is a trusted resource for the health care facility management profession and learn how to become involved.


6–8 p.m.
NETWORKING EVENT | ASHE Annual Conference Welcome Reception
Location: Hyatt Regency Chicago

Kick off the 51st ASHE Annual Conference by attending the Welcome Reception held at the Hyatt Regency Chicago! Attendees, exhibitors, and guests are welcome to attend this fun and relaxed event. Meet and mingle with friends and colleagues and enjoy drinks and heavy appetizers.




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