Welcome to the 31st Annual AHCA Seminar
53rd Annual FHEA Meeting and Trade Show.
This statewide event is co-sponsored by The Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA)
and the Florida Healthcare Engineering Association (FHEA).
This event is being held at the Shingle Creek hotel located near International Drive in Orlando, Florida from Monday through Wednesday, October 12-14, 2015.
The Main Speaker Sessions will focus on creating therapeutic healing environments that both inspire and promote healing. Nationally recognized speakers David Kamp, well known for his restorative landscapes, and Roselyn Cama, recipient of the ASID Designer of Distinction Award 2012, are coming to present the latest trends and advancements in health care design and construction to better prepare you to meet the challenges of the future.
The Breakaway Sessions will concentrate on important health care issues related to fire safety, architectural and engineering design, and facility management that are important to designers, contractors, facility managers, and inspectors. New sections of the 5th edition of the Florida Building Code and the 2012 edition of the NFPA Life Safety Code as well as other recently adopted codes and standards will also be addressed.
The AHCA Office of Plans and Construction review staff and the Fire Protection Specialists from AHCA's field offices will be in attendance to answer questions regarding AHCA's code interpretations and applications.
The American College of Healthcare Architects (ACHA) on Tuesday will be providing an introduction to the college and a course to prepare you to take the examination to become a member of ACHA. The ACHA provides Board Certification for Architects who practice as healthcare specialists. Before earning the ACHA Board Certificate, healthcare architects must document their experience and demonstrate their skills through a computer-based examination.
The FHEA Educational Sessions held on Wednesday, October 14, 2015 are presented by experts in the fields of architecture, engineering, and project management and are especially tailored to cover the important topics of interest to healthcare facility engineers and professionals.
The FHEA Trade Show on Monday and Tuesday features over 250 exhibits with an opening reception on Monday evening and prize awards on Tuesday afternoon.
Registration for the AHCA Seminar includes handout materials, breakfast and lunch for both Monday and Tuesday, and admittance to the FHEA trade show including a catered reception on Monday evening as part of the Trade Show opening.
The AHCA program will start Monday morning, October 12, 2015 from 8:45 AM to 4:30 PM and from Tuesday, October 13, 2015 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. A final detailed program agenda will be available on July 1st, 2015. An attendee list will be available for sale. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel, a premier resort hotel and conference center, is located at 9939 Universal Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32819. There are a limited number of rooms available at the conference room rate of $165.00 per night. This includes:
• Complimentary self-parking for all attendees
• No resort fee
• Complimentary Wireless and Wired High Speed Internet for all guestrooms
You can make your reservation starting March 9, 2015 by clicking on “Hotel” using the navigation above or by calling ROSEN SHINGLE CREEK at the toll-free number 1-866-996-6338. In doing so, please ask for the "Group rate for AHCA & FHEA Annual Expo & Convention 2015".
The cut off date for the special conference room rate is September 10, 2015.
Gerrits Construction and Miami Children’s Hospital are sponsoring the Golf Tournament again this year. It is scheduled to begin at noon of Sunday, October 11, 2015. Click on the "Golf" word in the navigation above.
Submissions for Presentations
Presentation submissions for this event will be open until May 1, 2015. For more information on how you can present at this event, click on “Call for Presentations” using the navigation above.
Sponsorships and Advertising Opportunities
There are still sponsorship and advertising opportunities available for you or your company but they are filling fast. For more information on how you can become a recognized sponsor, click on, “Sponsorships for 2015” using the navigation above.
Exhibitors for the FHEA Trade Show
For information on exhibiting and to obtain a booth in the FHEA Trade Show, contact Alethea Vitray, Executive Director of FHEA at email@example.com or visit FHEA website at www.fhea.org.
We hope you have a great time this year visiting with peers, sharing information, and enhancing your ability to continue providing the very best patient centered health care environments in the world.