Exchange 2020 Call for Abstracts

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Key Dates
  • Call for Presentations Opens -- Wednesday, December 11, 2019
  • Call for Presentations Ends -- Friday, January 10, 2020
  • Notification of Approval -- Friday, March 6, 2020
  • Exchange 2020, Chicago, IL -- August 2-5, 2020

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The Association for the Health Care Environment (AHE) of the American Hospital Association invites those interested in presenting at its Exchange 2020 to submit a proposal for review by the Conference Planning Committee. 

We’re looking for dynamic presentations that inform attendees of proven best practices, push the leading edge of the profession, and motivate the pursuit of excellence. We are particularly interested in the presentation of research papers, evidence-based practice guidelines, innovative technology, and advanced solutions-oriented education sessions.

Foundational: Fundamental concepts for immediate or pressing needs (especially for those new to the field or may have newly assigned responsibilities)

  • Core learning/instructional

Technical: In-depth information, step-by-step “how-to" presentations, and technical information 

  • Technical training – for those new to EVS
  • Regulatory updates

Strategic: Forward-looking, strategic discussions of the future. These can be also be considered forward thinking “master’s level” sessions

  • Networking – relationship building and exchanging knowledge
  • New trends, including technology and innovation
  • Leadership

Hot Topics and Content Areas:

  • Effective Communication
  • Emerging Opportunities/Knowledge
  • Employee Engagement
  • Employee Productivity
  • High-Level Leadership Strategies for EVS
  • Infection Prevention and Epidemiology
  • Managing Turnover
  • Operational Best Practices
  • Patient Satisfaction
  • Public Perception of the Field of EVS
  • Regulatory Compliance
    • TJC
    • OSHA
    • EPA
    • CDC
    • CMS
    • DNV
    • FDA
  • Strategic Leadership
  • Understanding the Future of Health Care settings