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Health and wellness design education at NeoCon, June 13-15

Professionals in healthcare facilities management, interior design and architecture can look forward to custom education programming for their discipline. Returning to its traditional June schedule, NeoCon will offer daily on-site keynotes and special programs, June 13-15, 2022, along with 47 virtual CEU-accredited programs from an impressive roster of leading industry experts from a wide cross-section of fields.

While there are eight program tracks, the following sessions are highlights in Healthcare and Wellness.


Telemedicine Reimagined: Journey in Hybrid Era of Healthcare at the Workplace

June 15, 2022, 1:00pm CDT. Artificial Intelligence is already in use in Healthcare and our lives. Wearables, in-home diagnostics, intelligent mirrors, etc., all form a multi-choice health ecosystem around each individual. In the recent study that included a scientific literature review, interviews with physicians, and Journey Mapping of Telemedicine, the team developed modular design solutions that could aid the resolution of various challenges in the current state of Telemedicine. Home-based Telemedicine can no longer satisfy the required level of care. However, a hybrid decentralized system, equipped with modern cutting-edge technology and artificial intelligence, paired with convenience could offer a new paradigm in healthcare delivery—an exploration of hybrid co-locations, particularly in a workplace scenario.

Speakers: Tina Giorgadze, IIDA, LEED AP, CHID, Senior Interior Designer, Senior Associate, Perkins and Will and Peggy Pailian, Senior Project Architect, Perkins and Will

The Pavilion at Penn Medicine: How a Human-Centered Process Leads to Human-Centered Design

June 16, 2022, 10:00am CDT. Completed in October of 2021, the Pavilion at Penn Medicine has already made an indelible mark on the lives of the patients, families and staff. Delivered with an integrated project team approach, this $1.6B, 1.5m square foot facility took over 6 years to design and construct, and put the user at the center of the process. From 50,000 sf mock-ups, to simulations, to having full-time clinicians embedded in the design team, this project closely examined the human experience at each step of the journey and it shows. In this presentation, learn how an empathetic design process yields tangible improvements to the healthcare experience.

Holistic Buildings: Translating Biophilic Design Strategies into the Built Environment

June 13, 2022, 11:30am CDT. A holistic approach to architecture and biophilic design strategies represent a central topic in INNOCAD and 13&9 Design’s work referring to the importance of collaborating with scientists such as Prof. Richard Taylor and his team form the University of Oregon, that transfer scientific findings into the built environment. The benefits of such transdisciplinary processes will be discussed with Prof. Taylor and their implementation are exemplified by recently completed and future projects, which unify years of research and analysis with experts in the field of biophilic and workplace design as well as office architecture. This results in human-centered and highly sustainable solutions on a social, environmental, and economic level.

Speakers: Martin Lesjak, Co-Founder and Design Director, INNOCAD architecture and 13&9 Design and Richard Taylor, Professor of Physics, Psychology and Art, University of Oregon

“From examining how to make spaces more accessible to implementing biophilic design practices and exploring how NFTs and the metaverse will shape the future of design, we curated our 2022 CEU lineup to center around themes that are rapidly growing in importance for our industry,” comments Allison Kearns, director of programming for NeoCon. “The eight tracks are intended to offer a much-needed opportunity to learn and conceptualize how we will continue to build a more sustainable, innovative, and effective future as a community.”

NeoCon CEU programming registrants can watch each session when it runs live or anytime on-demand (for accreditation) through July 15.  Registration is open for CEU programming, as well as onsite keynotes and other special presentations.

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