The bi-annual congress of the International Federation of Hospital Engineering of Europe (IFHE-EU) is taking place this year, 29-31 May, in Bologna, Italy. The Italian Society of Architecture and Engineering for Healthcare (SIAIS) is the proud lead organiser of the congress, which will address the theme of promoting integrated, multidisciplinary health engineering and exchange of technical experience. Specific topics within the overall theme will cover:
- Energy saving and energy efficiency improvement
- Planning and design optimization
- Architecture and landscape
- Maintenance and safety in hospital – sharing experiences
- ICT improvement and innovation
- European rules (fire-regulations, safety, seismic regulation)
- Health Technology Assessment
Daniella Pedrini, President of the Congress and SIAIS President, and Marcello Fiorenzo, IFHE-EU Vice-President and SIAIS Scientific Secretary, invite participants to submit abstracts (in English or Italian) on these topics via the IFHE Congress website, here: http://www.ifhe-eu2017.com/preliminary-programme/call-for-abstract/. SIAIS member Simona Agger, current Chair of the European Health Property Network, asks EuHPN members in particular to consider submitting an abstract to this Congress, or to attend as a participant.
The 2017 IFHE-EU Congress venue is the Savoia Hotel Regency Congress Centre, Bologna. For more information about the event, including further information on the programme, how to register as a participant or submit a speaker abstract, how to arrange accommodation and how to become an exhibitor or sponsor, please visit the Congress website: http://www.ifhe-eu2017.com/.
La Fontana del Nettuno, Bologna. Photo: Georges Jansoone, WikiMedia Commons.