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The International Summit & Exhibition on Health Facility Planning, Design & Construction | PDC Summit


The International Summit & Exhibition on Health Facility Planning, Design & Construction | PDC Summit

The PDC Summit brings together thousands working in all disciplines of health care planning, design and construction to advance the health care built environment — mirroring real-life stakeholder collaboration across varied professions and career stages — in one centralized place. 

Registration now open! Join us March 17-20, 2024 in San Diego.

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2024 PDC Summit

What to Expect

Learn about new best practices, discuss your findings and challenges, discover solutions to complex challenges and stay informed about developments in the health care planning, design and construction field.

Attendees can expect:

  • Peer-to-peer knowledge sharing that reflects real-life collaboration in the field. 
  • Timely and innovative sessions from leading experts.




2024 PDC Keynotes

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Concurrent Sessions

Buzzworthy Sessions at PDC 2024

Choose from relevant, expert-led sessions, including:

  • Navigating the Labyrinth of Health Care Codes 
  • Knowledge Rx: Empowering Next Generation’s Health Care Architects 
  • The Imperative of Inclusive Design & Integrating Disabled Voices into your Process 
  • A Preview of the Draft 2026 FGI Guidelines for Design and Construction Documents 
  • How Texas Children's Used Redesign to Respond to the Pediatric Mental Health Crisis 
  • How California Is Making Microgrids Work 


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Add-On Events

Sunday, March 17, 2024

Make the most of your time in San Diego by adding Pre-Summit events to your schedule! Take a deep-dive into industry concepts with respected faculty from ASHE, American College of Healthcare Architects and AIA Academy of Architecture for Health. Add events to your 2024 PDC Summit experience during registration:


Find your people at the PDC Summit

Click on your own professional group to learn more about what's in store for you at the PDC Summit. Or click on another group to learn about your stakeholders' priorities, and prepare to collaborate!

ASHE PDC Summit attendee type: Hospital Administrator | A woman sits at the head of the table and smiles at her colleagues

Hospital Administrators

ASHE PDC Summit attendee type: Health Care Facility Management Professional | A man smiles at the camera and holds a clipboard

Health Care Facility Management Professionals

ASHE PDC Summit attendee type: Construction Professionals | A construction professional holds plans and smiles

Contractors & Construction Professionals


Design Professionals

Care Provider

Care Providers


Seven Learning Topics

Customize your PDC Summit experience by choosing sessions that address seven overarching topics. Create the right balance for your unique role and interests.

Click on a track to explore sessions and select what interests you most from the "Topic" drop-down!





Knowledge levels



We understand that different professionals have varying levels of expertise, and they’re ALL important to the field. Choose from the inclusive sessions at the PDC Summit to participate in ones that are relevant to your knowledge level.

Click on an icon to explore sessions and select your expertise in the "Knowledge Level" drop-down:


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Be one of the 3,000+ PDC Summit attendees. 100% of conference revenue is reinvested into the mission of optimizing the health care built environment.

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Photo highlights from the 2023 PDC Summit.

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Attendees search for solutions in the exhibit hall.
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Attendees of the PDC Summit Preconference Sessions collaborate during the class.
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PDC Student Challenge contestants present their work to the panel and audience.
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Lotoya Beard, CHFM, ASHE Region 4 Representative, accepted the Award on behalf of Piedmont HealthCare’s design and construction team.
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Speakers at the PDC Summit present their cutting edge research and insights.
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The PDC Summit welcomes all career stages! Students pose during the young professionals reception.

2024 Conference Sponsors


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2024 Supporting Organizations


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Corporate Sponsors

Morris Group - AcornVac
Allegion logo
Chicago Faucet logo
Eaton logo. Powering Business Worldwide.
Fastsigns logo.
Grainger logo. For the ones who get it done.
Remedi8 Logo
Schneider Electric logo. Life Is On.
Specified Technologies Inc.
Starc Systems
WW Grainger logo. For the ones who get it done.
Morris Group - Whitehall
Zurn Elkay

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