News Release

November 12, 2013

Contact: Deanna Martin

Building for the ages: 2014 PDC Summit registration opens

CHICAGO – Registration is now open for the 2014 International Summit & Exhibition on Health Facility Planning, Design & Construction (PDC Summit), which brings together senior leaders involved in health care planning, design, and construction to address challenges and innovations on the horizon for hospitals and other health care facilities.

The PDC Summit offers peer-reviewed education sessions and networking opportunities for attendees representing all aspects of the health care design process, including hospital administrators, architects, health care facility managers, construction professionals, and interior designers. The programming theme for the event is “building for the ages,” with sessions focusing on maximizing the health care building’s return on investment as facilities age, while meeting the changing needs of a multi-generational staff and patient population.

The 2014 conference, held March 16-19 in Orlando, Fla., features more than 50 sessions, including:

  • Keynote speaker Daniel H. Pink, bestselling author of A Whole New Mind and Drive, speaking about how top organizations are innovating in the workplace.
  • A Facility Guidelines Institute session on how to maximize the benefit of functional programs as referenced in the 2014 Guidelines for Design and Construction of Hospitals and Outpatient Facilities, which will be published in late January.
  • A health care update from Capitol Hill from Richard Pollack, executive vice president for advocacy and public policy with the American Hospital Association.
  • A session on the trends, forces, and technologies driving the health care shift presented by Ameer Ali, PharmD, director of clinical content for the Center for Connected Medicine.

Early-bird registration rates are available until Feb. 3. More information —including online registration forms, the conference schedule, and exhibitor information—is available at

About ASHE
ASHE is a personal membership group of the American Hospital Association. More than 11,000 members count ASHE as a key source of professional development, industry information, and advocacy, including representation on key issues that affect their work in the physical health care environment. For more information about ASHE, contact 312-422-3800 or visit