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9:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Morning Sessions


Why Houston Needs to Build More Medical Facilities!
  • Get the latest number on sales, construction, and leasing trends on medical facilities from Revista, nationís biggest supplier of medical building data.
  • Perspectives on the issues and solutions from leaders in Healthcare Real Estate



(left to right)
Beth Young, Senior Vice President/ Colliers - Healthcare Services and Chairman of Womenís Health Network of the Texas Medical Center/GHWCC
Brandy Bellow Spinks, First Vice President, CBRE Healthcare Services Group;
Jill Pearsall, Vice President - Facilities Planning & Development, Texas Childrenís Hospital)

Healthcare Security: Guns, Guards, Gates & Technology

    Violence in healthcare facilities is on the rise. Learn from those on the front line how to integrate people, procedure, design, hardware, technology, and even landscaping to protect patients and caregivers.

(left to right)

    William Adcox, Associate Vice President, Chief of Police and Chief Security Officer, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
    Mike Crum, Director, Safety & Security Services, Texas Childrenís Hospital
    Keith McGlen, Associate Vice President System Security Services, Memorial Hermann Health System
    Steve Nibbelink, Healthcare Segment Director, Vector Security Networks; IAHSS Foundation Board of Directors and Past President

Total Cost of Ownership - What it Means to You
    Low price doesnít always translate to value, yet everyone has a budget. Walk away with money saving tip, tricks, and traps to avoid from these pros who work in the trenches.
    Panelists TBA

What If There Is No One To Build Your Project?

    How AEC Industry and Health Systems are Tackling the Skilled Labor Shortage
Hear executives of major construction firms active in healthcare explore the problem. Learn how they are meeting the challenge. Understand what else we must do to resolve the crisis. Expect an open and frank discussion including some sensitive issues.

(left to right)

    Led by Sidney J Sanders, Senior Vice President, Construction, Facilities Design and Real Estate, Houston Methodist
    Jim Stevenson, President, McCarthy Builders/Houston Division
    David Syphard, Vice President, Jacobs
    Tuan Tran, President, Kenmor Electric
    Tadd Tellepsen, CEO, Tellepsen
    Michael Vaughn, President, Vaughn Construction

12:45 PM - 3:00 PM - Afternoon Sessions


How Healthcare Providers & Landlords Can Avoid Costly Compliance Pitfalls in Clinics, MOBs, and Retail Locations
    Mergers, acquisitions, leasing a new location, or renovating an existing building can ignite a series of costly problems. Experienced pros examine the pitfalls including CMSís proposed changes to the Stark Law, fire & life safety, adequacy of building infrastructure, and missing or unclear lease language.
    John Trabold III (left), Managing Director, MAI-Real Estate Services, VMG Health

Kevin Wood (right), Attorney/Healthcare Practice Leader, Clark Hill Strasburger


Reshaping Houstonís Future: Stepping Beyond Just the Texas Medical Center
    Healthcare employs 340,000 people in Houston projected to double in 10 years! The areaís 7 million residents will visit the doctor 19 million times this year. This panel explores how Houstonís $36 billion healthcare industry is influencing housing, retail, office, medical, and industrial real estate.

(left to right)
Moderator Kurt Neubek, Principal, Healthcare Sector Leader at Page
Abbey Roberson, AICP, Vice President Planning, Texas Medical Center and Chair of ULI Houston
Chris Wadley, Senior Vice President/Houston Healthcare Lead, JLL

Overcoming Labor Shortages and Rising Construction Costs with Advanced Manufacturing & Off-Site Prefabrication
    Led by Joe Burrus (left) and Jeff Griffin (right) of DPR Construction. The two have built projects with a combined value of over $2.3 billion.

The Rise of Convenience Care
    Setting the Stage for the Future: How Doctors Will Work and Patients Select Medical Care
Learn why a Houston health system is growing its portfolio of care sites at the rate of 20+ a year, while increasing the technology in its buildouts and overall strategy to give consumers and caregivers more effective touch points.
    (left to right)

Led by Jeff Carr, Vice President/Finance, Administration & Managed Care, Houston Methodist Hospital System

Xavier Escobar, HMPO Manager, Design/Construction, Houston Methodist

Brian Gray, Principal/Healthcare Director, Page
Marissa Yu, Principal/Director of Interiors, Page
Josh Sol, Director, Ambulatory Clinical Systems & Digital Innovation, Houston Methodist


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Wednesday, December 11th


8:15 AM to 3:00 PM


McGovern Centennial Gardens at Cherie Flores Garden Pavilion

Texas Medical Center

1500 Hermann Drive
Houston, TX 77004





8:15 AM - 9:00 AM
Registration/ Networking

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Morning Program

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

12:45 - 3:00 PM
Afternoon Program 



Educational Credits:

Earn Up to 5 Hours

IFMA - CFM Points
Engineers - PDH Hours




Includes Luncheon


$99 - Healthcare Provider (Employed by Health System or Clinic)


$149 - In Advance* for AMFP Members

$199 - In Advance* for non-members

* $269 - All Attendees after December 6th


$289 - At the Door


Group Rates Available - 25% Discount for 4+ people registering at the same time




Opportunity to take home an autographed copy of Ralph Bivinsí new book:

Houston 2020: Americaís Boom Town - An Extreme Close Up