New capital project and space utilization initiatives for academic medicine and the health sciences are forging ahead on these objectives for institutional success:

1. Advance high-growth programs: Neuroscience, cancer research, precision medicine, bioengineering
2. Implement new learning pedagogies, simulation, and virtual immersive reality environments
3. Introduce new workplace models (open offices, core research labs, teaming)
4. Improve space utilization, space management, and accuracy of occupancy data
5. Increase multi-functional, flexible space for diverse academic programs 
6. Expand capacity and resources for priority research and clinical programs
7. Attract high-profile researchers and faculty with new workplace features and technology

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At this conference you’ll learn the new facility planning rationales, details, metrics, and key features of these initiatives and have the opportunity to benchmark your specific plans for space, buildings, capital projects, and campus strategies against best-in-class solutions to:

  • Renovate and/or repurpose underperforming and underutilized space
  • Introduce new research and clinical workspace models 
  • Launch new simulation/virtual reality education space 
  • Share scientific equipment, space, and financial resources
  • Add capacity for emerging, high-growth academic programs and new treatment processes
  • Review and modify space allocation and planning metrics
  • Implement team–based learning, team-based healthcare, and interdisciplinary research
  • Introduce new space that accommodates multiple teaching modalities for multiple programs
  • Accommodate growth in computational research and bioinformatics
  • Integrate engineering with biomedical sciences programs
  • Reallocate and repurpose space for new and expanding programs
  • Integrate GMP/GTP space and clean rooms for cell- and tissue-based genomic medicine
  • Institute new models for translational research
  • Engage and excite faculty, researchers, and students
  • Accommodate growth of academic programs
  • Increase the adaptability of space for program flexibility
  • Strategically collocate programs for efficiency, collaboration, and teamwork
  • Reduce capital project and operating costs
  • Forge new institutional partnerships

PLUS! Attend this special pre-conference course on October 4th:
The Fundamentals of Space Planning and Space Management for Academic Medicine and the Health Sciences

PLUS! Tour these outstanding academic medical and health science facilities:
The Building for Transformative Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital Boston
The Center for Integrated Life Sciences and Engineering (CILSE), Boston University
Collaborative Learning and Innovation Complex (CLIC), Tufts University

Attend with your planning team (facilities planning, space planning and management, finance, administration, facility operations, and academic teaching, research, and clinical programs) to make certain your major decision makers are all on the same facilities planning page for the new models of education, research and healthcare. 

If you would like to participate as an exhibitor or sponsor, or would like updates on the conference as they become available please email or call (925) 254-1744 x 119.

Who should attend?

Conference registration is open to those employed by schools of medicine, health sciences, nursing, and allied health and their invited project teams including campus planners, capital project managers, facility planners, space planners, space managers, campus architects, academic program planners, resource analysts, facility engineers, research operations managers, finacial and capital planners, deans, faculty, and academic, research, and clinical program managers. Pre-conference training is open regardless of affiliation. All paid attendees of the pre-conference training may register for full conference.