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Help Me! My Head is Too Full

Posted By Nick Watkins, Ph.D., Monday, October 17, 2016

We are all familiar with the sheer quantity of great research shared at the annual conferences. One common refrain from attendees is that their heads are so full of information that they need a few days after the conference to absorb everything. Every time I have heard this, I have searched for signs of pain or dismay. Instead, I see a gratified smile….

What if we took all that rich information and made it accessible, year-round, to policymakers, students, publishers, designers, and researchers to deliberate? What if we took the power to the people and spoke directly to consumers of design about pivotal research they could use right now to make a change?

The inaugural EDRA Fall Symposium, “The Landscape of Accountable Care: How a Patient Focus is Changing the Industry” is being launched at the New York School of Interior Design on October 11. Click here to check it out.

The docket is impressive. Well-known policymakers, designers, developers, and researchers will all be presenting and deliberating. The interdisciplinary mix of all these experts will facilitate conversations and ideas that have been unprecedented and can have a direct impact on the New York region and the nation. For those of us whose heads (and e-mail boxes) fill quickly with information, the Symposium will distill the most salient points in healthcare design and reform into a one-day event that will calls us to action.

Be heard. Be there. We can save you the seat, but only you can take the initiative and make a change.

Want to pass on the energy? To share your ideas for future Symposium topics, reach out to Kate O’Donnell, EDRA Executive Director, or any Board member.

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