2018 Healthcare Symposium Speakers To Share Their Expertise On The Importance Of Indoor Air Quality For Good Health
Steven Friedman, P.E., and Dr. Nicholas Clements give a preview of what attendees will learn from them.
Ottawa, Canada – March 26, 2018 – The 2018 Healthcare Symposium, will be held on May 9th and May 10th at Harvard Medical School. Visionary leaders in medicine, microbiology and management of the healthcare environment have been invited to share their experiences at this unique, collaborative conference. The selected speakers are known for their expertise and leadership in their fields. Most importantly, they also have the unusual ability to embrace new approaches and collaborations, bridging professional silos to improve patient healing and reduce preventable suffering and associated economic losses.
Among the speakers who will be presenting at the 2018 edition of the symposium are Steven Friedman, P.E., of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Dr. Nicholas Clements of the Well Living Lab.
As an active contributing member of Ashrae Standard 170, and the Director of Facilities Engineering at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC), Mr. Friedman’s involvement in the 2018 Healthcare Symposium will focus on the importance of proper healthcare engineering design in creating indoor environments for optimal patient outcomes, comfort, and life safety. Mr. Friedman will speak about the design approach of new humidification systems in MSKCC’s recently built outpatient and regional facility sites. He will also provide insight on how these systems enhance energy efficiency, cleanliness and occupant safety in the built environment.
“I believe it is extremely important to work across the table with all healthcare professionals in order to achieve the best approach for patient care, comfort, life safety and, ultimately, patient outcomes. My primary role in healthcare engineering is to create the most ideal built environment that will help alleviate patient anxiety and to promote the healing process.” – Steven Friedman, Director of Engineering Services, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Dr. Nicholas Clements is a Research Engineer at the Well Living Lab, a facility built in collaboration between Delos and Mayo Clinic. The Well Living Lab’s purpose is to understand and optimize building and human interactions through simulation of conditions in a variety of settings such as offices, residences, and senior housing facilities. By reconfiguring work and living spaces and leveraging new technologies in their unique building laboratory, the Well Living Lab researches ways to improve the health, sleep, performance, comfort, stress and resiliency of building occupants. Dr. Clements will present the Well Living Lab team’s latest findings and future projects on understanding the indoor conditions that best support human health and wellness at the 2018 Healthcare Symposium
“We analyze how humans leverage a building to improve aspects of their lives related to health and well-being. There are many interactions to scientifically understand related to indoor environments and health. We’ve been investigating these interactions with the aim of optimizing them for the benefit of people’s lives. For example, our latest experiments aim to find the temperature, relative humidity (RH), light and view quality ranges that improve a person’s comfort, sleep and performance. It’s important that we have the science to back up the claims of how integral proper humidification is in the healthcare industry – proper environmental conditions can reduce risk and protect lives” Dr. Nicholas Clements, Research Engineer, Well Living Lab.
For more information and to register, please visit www.healthcaresymposium.org
About Nortec (Condair Group)
Nortec Humidity is one of the leading manufacturers of humidification systems which are specifically designed to provide optimal humidity conditions in healthcare environments. Over the years, Nortec has sponsored academic symposiums and industry conferences to educate attendees about the relationship between the built-environment and occupant health. In hospitals, controlled indoor air humidification is correlated with reduced operational costs, fewer healthcare-associated infections and improved patient outcomes. Providing support for the 2018 Healthcare Symposium is aligned with the company’s commitment to further education in the healthcare industry on this important issue.
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