The Forum for North America's Leading Healthcare Designers
March 4-7, 2021
East Coast, USA
BOND Healthcare is an invitation only forum created for healthcare designers to shape the future of healthcare architecture and design. The event brings together the most influential principal architects, healthcare providers and leaders of supplier firms to network, share and learn how to best overcome today’s challenges and build the best facilities for their clients and users. Projects span all sectors from acute care hospitals, medical offices and outpatient facilities, to senior and assisted living.
It is a rare thing as a business owner I have the opportunity to interact with colleagues and product representatives in a relaxed and collaborative setting. I always enjoy this chance to learn and interact with industry partners, both new and familiar faces.
We pre-qualify designers to meet the following criteria:
1. Principal, Director, Vice President
2. Significant portfolio of healthcare design projects in North America
3. Top architecture/design firm
Leaders in healthcare design who are typical attendees include:
Assistant Vice President
Healthcare Design Leader
Director of Design
Perkins + Will
Senior Vice President Health
FKP | CannonDesign
Children's Health System of Texas
In association with
PLEASE NOTE: This is last year’s program. Check back soon for the 2021 schedule.
Seminar timings and/or content may be varied at our discretion.
Thursday, March 5
Lean means many things to many people. In this session, you will learn what Lean means in the world of planning, design and construction, and how you can put principles into action to influence any part of the system. We’ll discuss how to apply Lean internally, to build your high performance organization. And we’ll consider how to identify project-specific priorities for the application of Lean systems, processes and information flow. You’ll also learn how to assess the capabilities of project partners, including owners, contractors and consultants, to embrace Lean in practical ways that will make your project – and your organization – more successful.
BiographyWith over 30 years’ experience in the construction industry, Sue Klawans is a recognized leader, sought after to speak on high-performance teams and collaboration, Lean, technology and process innovation, productivity and prefabrication, quality, design phase, metrics and key performance indicators. She has a background in planning, design and construction (as a general contractor, construction manager at risk, and owner’s program manager), along with proven experience and business results as a senior executive and Lean strategist. Sue has managed and facilitated both long-term and annual strategic planning, resulting in advancements in employee development, profitability and risk management. She created and implemented a unique, multi-dimensional Lean training and development program focused on elevating people and teams to achieve breakthroughs and reach new levels of integration and capability. As a senior operational excellence executive, Sue provided strategic vision and leadership for programs in operational excellence, quality, knowledge sharing, innovation-into-practice, improving profitability, client feedback, process improvement, business consulting, business intelligence, playbook development and more. Sue has held national leadership positions in organizations, including Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) and its Public/Private Industry Advisory Council, a group comprised of representatives from major U.S. commercial and manufacturing firms, public owners, contractors, and designers. She is a member of the Construction Owners’ Association of America Industry Relations Council. Sue was a founding member of the Construction Quality Executives Council and served two terms on the National Institute of Building Sciences' Board of Directors. She served on the core leadership group for “Integrated Project Delivery: An Action Guide for Leaders,” a project of the Charles Pankow Foundation, IPDA and CIDCI.
Friday, March 6
Society and industry are at a threshold moment, and buildings are an essential means for adapting to new challenges. Design is the key. Research shows that up to 90% of the eventual impact of buildings is determined with the earliest design decisions—their location, size, shape, etc. There is a relationship between form and performance, image and impact. How can buildings best embody the intersections of people, purpose, and place? If every designer understood more about the mechanics of attraction, buildings and cities could both look good and be good for you. This opportunity is nothing short of a revolution waiting to happen.
BiographyA nationally recognized architect, author, thought leader in design innovation, Lance Hosey serves a Principal, Design Director, and Global Co-Leader of Design Resilience (Sustainability) for Gensler. His work has won many awards and has been published extensively. He has been featured in Architectural Record’s “emerging architect” series, he was a runner-up for the Metropolis Next Generation Design Prize, and in 2018 he won the American Institute of Architect’s Sarah Booth Conroy Prize. A popular public speaker, he has spoken at TED and keynoted SXSW Eco, the Ideas Festival, and many other events. He is a former columnist with the Huffington Post, ARCHITECT magazine, and Building Design + Construction. His book, The Shape of Green: Aesthetics, Ecology, and Design (Island Press, 2012), the first to study the aesthetics of sustainable design, has won a New York Book Show Award, has been Amazon’s #1 bestseller for sustainable design, and was listed among the three dozen books “all designers should read” (Environmental Building News). As of 2015, he was one of only 30 people in the world to be named a Fellow with both the American Institute of Architects and the US Green Building Council. “Lance Hosey is on a crusade to revolutionize what it means to be sustainable.” —Builder magazine
Saturday, March 7
America’s healthcare industry continues to be highly expensive and worryingly low-quality when compared to other rich nations. In response, policy-makers are shifting to outcomes-based models under the name of value-based health care. These models prioritise outcomes over activities spelling the end of the industry’s fee-for-service gravy train.
In parallel, non-communicable, chronic conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease and lung disorders have become more prevalent than infections. The ‘social’ aspect of these diseases – specifically that they’re more influenced by life circumstances than the quality of health care – is exposing the industry’s lack of influence. It is increasingly stated that no more than 20% of one’s health comes from health care.
In response, health care is exploring more community-oriented options. These vary, from partnering with community-based organisations to help with patients’ ‘social needs’ to using its capital to underwrite housing for those lower down the socioeconomic gradient. Other health care institutions are exploring their role as local economic ‘anchors’.
This period of exploration has only just begun but what’s clear is that the days of mega-hospital are numbered. Aided by communications technologies, tomorrow’s health care will need to become more distributed to where there is need, more integrated with local communities, and less intimidating.
Pritpal S Tamber is an independent writer, researcher and consultant focussing on community health. His work examines the realities of bridging the health sector and communities. It is fuelled by the insight that health care is increasingly unsustainable because clinical science and practice fail to appreciate how people and communities define their health.
Pritpal writes a regular newsletter called Community & Health. It includes reviewing often-overlooked evidence, sharing the work of courageous community-oriented practitioners, and commenting on work described as ‘community health’ or the ‘social determinants of health’.
His work builds on several projects that he has founded and run since 2013, including the Creating Health Collaborative, a highly-curated meeting of community-oriented practitioners willing to share the realities of their health-related work, and Community Agency & Health, a two-day symposium in Oakland, CA, that explored how the health sector might work differently to better understand communities.
Pritpal is a former physician, medical editor and medical publisher, and also the former Physician Editor of TEDMED. He began his career at The BMJ.
As a practicing surgeon and healthcare futurist, I’m convinced that the smart use of exponential technologies will have a positive, potential and profound impact in the healthcare system in ways that are difficult to even imagine. Responding to a Healthcare system in crisis, we already have the tools to upgrade and update the system to what it should be at the dawn of a new millennium. These technologies will extend the abilities of healthcare professionals, doctors, nurses and technicians, to provide more accurate diagnoses in less time. The resulting treatment decisions will be more targeted, less invasive and more effective than those we deploy today. The results for patients will be improvements pain management, reduced recovery times and fewer relapses.
Healthcare Futurist and Innovator, and a full-time, general, trauma, acute care, Advanced Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgeon.
Rafael’s focus and passion is in the convergence of innovation, exponential technology, futurism and healthcare social media to disrupt and improve healthcare delivery and education.
He firmly believes that the smart application of technology will, very soon, completely redefine the way in which healthcare is delivered, taught and learned. Innovation in the application of exponential technologies in remote presence, VR, AR and mixed reality, artificial intelligence and deep learning systems to provide medical care, will cause a complete disruption of paradigms and allow for a better system.
Sunday, March 8
East Coast, USA