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Improving Cancer Care through Design: Diego Morettin Presents at Arthur JE Child Comprehensive Cancer Care Centre Conference Hosted by CCHF

January 29, 2024

Join DIALOG’s Diego Morettin, partner and architect, and Catherine Zeliotis, principal, healthcare leader, Stantec, as they present a session titled “Getting to the ‘Heart’ of Design for Integrated Cancer Care” at the Arthur JE Child Comprehensive Cancer Care Centre Conference hosted by the Canadian Centre for Healthcare Facilities on February 29, 2024, in Calgary, Alberta.

Event Details

Date:                               Thursday, February 29, 2024
Time:                               1:45 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. MT
Location:                        Westin Calgary, 320 4 Ave. SW, Calgary, Alberta

Click HERE to register for the event.

DIALOG, in partnership with Stantec, are proud Diamond sponsors of the conference.

Getting to the ‘Heart’ of Design for Integrated Cancer Care

A patient’s need for therapeutic, supportive, and human-centric environments is a constant. Can cancer centre design address that need while responding to rapid advances in treatment and research with an agile, and robust approach?

This session will provide a holistic overview of how adaptable design, optimum clinical adjacencies, access to daylight and nature, and encouraging patient choice can create a resilient chassis for the evolution of cancer care. Diego Morettin and Catherine Zeliotis will share agile design strategies including standardization of clinic modules, embedding of translational research and knowledge transfer in support of precision oncology and experimental therapeutics, and design strategies for emerging technologies.

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify design strategies to address the emotional needs of patients and care teams by providing wide-ranging links to nature and daylight, including at the vault levels.
  2. Share feedback and insights from hospital administration and patients related to design and wellbeing and the importance of patient engagement and advocacy throughout the design and construction process.
  3. Develop agile design strategies such as standardization and modularity related to departmental, clinic, room, and assembly design.
  4. Design for future change and flexibility and advancements in technology including imaging, automated guided vehicles, and robotic systems.

To learn more about the Arthur JE Child Comprehensive Cancer Care Centre, click here.

Diego Morettin, alongside Richard Darch, President, Archus; Dr. Don Morris, Medical Director, Arthur J.E. Child Comprehensive Cancer Centre; and Catherine Zeliotis, Principal, Stantec, will be a part of the closing panel on the Future of Cancer Care and Cancer Facility Design on February 29 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. MT.

About the Canadian Centre for Healthcare Facilities

The Canadian Centre for Healthcare Facilities is a national, non-for-profit association with a goal to help the healthcare facility sector achieve the highest quality healthcare environments to improve patient care and efficiencies. The association hosts cross-disciplinary stakeholder discussion forums and events, highlights cutting-edge developments in research, technologies, design and construction, and builds knowledge networks through research, case studies, and expert input.

Lead image: Arthur JE Child Comprehensive Cancer Care Centre, design in collaboration with Stantec Architecture.