Whether its speakers sharing their personal accounts of undergoing cancer treatment, an interactive roundtable discussion on creating a supportive environment of wellness at a freestanding cancer center, or a case study that borrowed ideas from workplace design to deliver a new oncology center, the 2018 Healthcare Design Expo & Conference, Nov. 10-13 in Phoenix, has a variety of educational sessions focused on strategies for cancer center design.

E26: How Serendipitous Encounters Will Change the Game in Oncology Care

Sunday, Nov. 11, 1:45-2:45 p.m.

When a team of researchers and clinicians teamed with a design firm to apply modern workplace principles to an academic healthcare environment, the result was a radiation oncology center poised to streamline patient care and facilitate rapid advances in the treatment and eradication of cancer. This new center is designed to optimize the patient experience and clinical workflow, integrate future technologies into the building, and ultimately create a center with world-class functionality.

E87: The View from My Chair: Improving Care Firsthand

Tuesday, Nov. 13, 9:30-10:30 a.m.

During this session, two cancer patients, a nurse and an architect, who are leading the design of a new comprehensive cancer center, will share firsthand accounts of the issues plaguing patients and how the evolving patient mindset during treatment plays an important part in establishing relationships and proper settings that improve care. The speakers will review the CHI/Franciscan Health Harrison Medical Center – Cancer Center as a case study.

I25: Leaving the ’80s Behind: The Transformation of an Older Building

Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2:30-3:30 p.m.

Learn how UChicago Medicine turned a 1980s bed tower with low floor-to-floor heights, area limitations, and dated infrastructure into a signature, patient-focused academic cancer center. The discussion will explore Lean design methodologies, web-based tools for transparent project delivery, and holistic patient-focused evidence-based design strategies.

To view all sessions, visit HCDexpo.com/conference-sessions.