The Institute Opens Registration for its Inaugural Patient-Centered Design Innovation Summit (PCD-IS)

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Holland EntranceHeld at an Academic Medical Center, the PCD-IS will bring health facility design leaders together to collaborate on new solutions for patient-centered design.

ON MAY 6, 2015 – The Institute for Patient-Centered Design has opened registration for its inaugural Patient-Centered Design Innovation Summit.  The Summit will take place from Sunday, September 27 until Tuesday, September 29, 2015 in Charleston, SC.  Its events will be held at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), a leading medical research institution.

A multidisciplinary group of leaders in the health facility design profession will converge on the Summit, along with researchers, clinicians and patients.  “This event has been designed with limited seats to allow our participants to collaborate in small groups, form business relationships and for each person to contribute to patient-centered design solutions,” says Tammy Thompson, the Institute’s president.  “Using the state of the art Simulation Center at MUSC, we will be able to conduct multiple simulation labs during the program.”

The Institute will also build a pediatric oncology model as its newest Patient Experience Simulation Lab.  Inspired by ERDMAN’s winning design submission selected for the 2014 Family-Centered Cancer Care Design Competition, this model will be unveiled at MUSC’s Hollings Cancer Center, the largest academic cancer center and only National Cancer Institute in South Carolina.  It will be on exhibit there for three days during the Summit.  “This will create an educational opportunity that is not available at most institutions and hopefully have a lasting effect on those involved,” says Dr. Rozanne Wille, the mother of little “Hendo” whose battle with childhood cancer inspired the design competition.  As a juror of the competition, Dr. Wille continues to advise the project, and she serves on the Summit’s faculty to share her experience as a parent and a physician with attendees.

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