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Welcome to the 32nd Annual AHCA Seminar
54th 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 Disney's Coronado Springs Resort,
1000 West Buena Vista Drive
Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830-8403
from Monday through Wednesday, October 17-19, 2016.

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Conference Overview:
This year we will be lifting the curtain on the present to take a peek into the future of health care design. With health care technology advancing ever faster, with the onset of genetically grown organs, with robotic utilization incorporated into everyday experiences, and with life spans to increase far beyond what is presently possible, we will soon face difficult moral and ethical decisions that will shape the future of our existence.

To broaden our thinking and lead us into this "Brave New World" of health care design, Dr. Richard M. Satava will keynote our conference. Dr. Satava is an internationally recognized speaker on future trends in health care technology and currently serves as Professor-Emeritus in the Department of Surgery, University of Washington and is a former Senior Science Advisor at the US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command.

Other main speaker sessions will focus on health care quality in the 21st century, the utilization of robotics in surgery and rehabilitation, other technologial advances in the areas of diagnostics and genetics, and an advanced look at the 2018 edition of the Guidelines. All of these topics will have a direct influence on the future design and operation of health care facilities.

The Breakaway Sessions will concentrate on health care design and construction issues related to fire safety, architectural and engineering design, and facility management that are important to designers, contractors, facility managers, and inspectors. The new revisions to the 6th edition of the Florida Building Code and the 2014 and 2018 editions of the FGI Guidelines as well as other recently revised 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 interpretations and applications of these and other codes and standards enforced by CMS and the state of Florida.

Programs and Agendas:
The AHCA Seminar educational sessions will begin on Monday, at 8:45 AM and adjourn for the day at 4:30 PM.
On Tuesday the educational sessions will run from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

The FHEA Annual Meeting and Educational Sessions will be held on Wednesday, October 19, 2016. These sessions 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 managers, engineers and professionals.

The American College of Healthcare Architects (ACHA) will provide a special training course from the College on Tuesday. The ACHA provides Board Certification for Architects who practice as healthcare specialists.

A detailed program and agenda will soon be available for all of these educational sessions. Click on "Program" using the navigation above to see the detailed agendas.

Trade Show:
The FHEA Trade Show on Monday and Tuesday will feature over 250 exhibits with an opening reception on Monday evening and prize awards on Tuesday afternoon. Trade Show hours will be Monday: 4:30PM - 7:30PM and Tuesday: 7:00AM - 2:00PM

For information on exhibiting and to obtain a booth in the FHEA Trade Show, contact Alethea Vitray, Executive Director of FHEA at:

Speakers Presentations are now available as .pdf files to download:
Click on the above button, "SPEAKER PDF" to access this page.

Hotel Information:
The Disney's Coronado Springs Resort, a premier resort hotel and conference center, is located at 1000 Buena Vista Drive, Lake Buena Vista, Florida.
The hotel is now sold out. Click on the "Hotel" link above and call them for options on a nearby hotel.

As part of the Disney experience, there are discounted tickets to the Disney Theme Parks starting with 2PM or 4PM tickets. To purchase these discounted tickets, click on the Walt Disney World link below. But you'd better hurry. These discounted tickets must be purchased before March 26, 2016. After that date the Disney theme park tickets will increase in cost. After March 26th there will be offered a 3PM ticket special during the conference at a slightly higher rate.

You can register for all events online by clicking "Registration" using the navigation above.

Call for Educational Presentations:
Submissions for the AHCA educational sessions for the 2016 AHCA Seminar are now closed.

Mobile Phone App:
Download the mobile app to your phone to have access to the program schedule, speaker presentation pdf files, maps and much more.

To download the app: Scan the QR code below or Search in "Markets" with the App Store or Google Play on your phone.
Type in "AHCA Seminar and FHEA Meeting".You will then see the app homepage image. Download...wait...touch "OPEN" and then create a quick "Profile" and you are in.

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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. We look forward to seeing you in Orlando at the AHCA Seminar and
FHEA Annual Meeting and Trade Show on October 17-19, 2016 for another exciting and informative experience!

For further information or questions concerning this event, please contact:
LAT Conference Services - jeff@latconferenceservices.com

Disney Discounts
Discount tickets to Disney's Theme Parks


Website Updated October 13, 2016