AHA Announces Optimized Conference Experience: ASHE and AHE to Collaborate During 2020 Conferences


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Contact AHA Member Services: 312-422-3800


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Contact AHA Member Services: 312-422-3860


February 21, 2020

CHICAGO – Two leading health care associations are bringing their annual conferences to Chicago in 2020 to provide attendees an enhanced experience and greater opportunities for cross-team collaboration. 

Two of the American Hospital Association’s professional membership groups, The American Society for Health Care Engineering (ASHE) and The Association for the Health Care Environment (AHE), will hold their conferences side by side August 2-5 in Chicago. Attendees will be able to access solution providers in both exhibit halls without incurring additional expenses. In addition, ASHE and AHE are planning shared networking events and select educational sessions to encourage cross-team collaboration. 

By attending the ASHE Annual Conference or AHE Exchange, professionals in health care engineering, environmental services, operations, quality control, infection prevention, and other fields dealing with the physical environment of care have a unique opportunity for collaborative training, professional development and networking. 

“These two conferences offer new and exciting opportunities for health care teams to collaborate on issues critical to keeping health care facilities safe and operating efficiently,” said Dale Woodin, FASHE, CHFM, vice president of AHA professional membership groups.

The ASHE Annual Conference provides education, training, and networking for health care facility professionals and others dedicated to optimizing the health care physical environment. AHE Exchange provides education, training, and networking for environmental services professionals and others with a stake in maintaining the physical environment of care. 

This alliance stems from an ongoing effort by the American Hospital Association and its professional membership groups to optimize value delivered to the health care community. 

To purchase booth space, contact Stuart Lawry, Exhibit Sales Manager at slawry@smithbucklin.com.

Further details will be announced upon the opening of registration (Spring 2020).


About ASHE
ASHE is a professional membership group of the American Hospital Association. More than 12,500 members rely on ASHE as a key source of professional development, industry information, and advocacy, including representation on key issues that affect their work in the physical health care environment.

For more information, contact AHA member services 312-422-3800 or visit ashe.org.

About AHE
The Association for the Health Care Environment (AHE) is a Professional Membership Group of the American Hospital Association. AHE is the organization of choice for professionals responsible for establishing and maintaining health care environments that are free of surface contamination and that support safety, service, and efficient and effective operations. 

For more information, contact AHA member services 312-422-3860 or visit ahe.org.

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