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The Call for Presentations for "New Codes and Standards For Health Care Facilities"
will be open Febuary 1, 2020


As of Feburary1, 2020, we will be accepting ideas for presentations for all 5 Breakaway Sessions as well as Main Speaker Sessions for the 2020 AHCA Seminar. These breakaway areas are Architecture, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Facility Engineering/Constructors, and Fire Safety.
Our theme this year, New Codes and Standards For Health Care Facilities, will be focusing attention on the changes to the 2018 FGI Guidelines, 2018 NFPA 101 Life Safety Code and referenced editions, and the 7th edition of the Florida Building Code. There will be detailed presentations regarding the revisions to these codes and standards that must be understood and incorporated into new plan submissions to AHCA to gain approval for construction. Speaker presentations that focus on this theme will be considered for inclusion.

This is a great opportunity to share your experience and expertise with your peers in the health care profession and gain recognition for your firm or company. The first two presenters will receive complimentary registrations and travel expenses. Please remember do not submit any vendor or sales presentations. All presentations must be non-vendor specific to be considered for inclusion.

A fillable form will be available on February 1st for download and submission of presentation ideas. Please check back to this website on February 1st 2020 for further information and instructions on the submission process.

Main Speaker Sessions: Topics should be general enough to be of interest to all disciplines such as latest trends in design and construction, or unique examples of specific issues and how they were solved. Presentations on specific revisions of the Codes and Standards applicable to all attendees with be important topics.

Architecture Breakaway Sessions: These sessions concentrate on issues that are focused on the architectural design of the facility to include fire safety and patient safety issues, specification details, accessibility issues and other issues important to the architectural design of the facility.

Mechanical Engineering Breakaway Sessions: Topics in these sessions should relate to the design, installation and maintenance of medical gas systems, sprinkler systems, HVAC systems, and other systems important to mechanical engineering.

Electrical Engineering Breakaway Sessions: Topics in these sessions should relate to the design, installation and maintenance of lightning protection systems, emergency electrical systems, fire alarm systems, and other systems important to electrical engineering.

Facility Engineering/Constructors Breakaway Sessions: Topics in these sessions should relate to the construction, installation and maintenance of designs and systems that are necessary for the construction and operation of a health care facility and to the management of those systems. Other areas of interest include project management, and construction for the timely and economical delivery of projects.

Fire Safety Breakaway Sessions: These sessions will focus on the code requirements for fire safety issues such as fire barrier construction, through wall penetrations, testing and maintenance of fire protection equipment such as fire pumps and the fire rating of doors and openings.

To submit an educational session idea, a form will be available here on Feb. 1, 2020


Website updated January 5, 2020