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Emergency Department Design

Emergency Department Design

Combine design and process to create high performing emergency departments.

Whether you are involved in designing your own facility or just want to learn more about the process, the Emergency Department Design Course will prepare you for all the challenges you may face.

Taught since 2013, this two-day course explores how design meets process to create successful, well-run emergency departments. The course holds active discussions among medical, administrative, and architectural professionals on contemporary thinking about designs that promote engagement with the patient, patient safety and comfort, and a high degree of efficiency. Case studies of effective ED design will be explored and attendees will complete a group project to put concept into practice. 

Accreditation Statement

“The IEDLI Designing Tomorrow’s Emergency Department (ED Design) Course, Madrid, Spain 11/11/2023 – 12/11/2023, has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 10.5 European CME credits (ECMEC®s). Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.”

“Through an agreement between the Union Européenne des Médecins Spécialistes and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert EACCME® credits to an equivalent number of AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Information on the process to convert EACCME® credit to AMA credit can be found at .

“Live educational activities, occurring outside of Canada, recognised by the UEMS-EACCME® for ECMEC®s are deemed to be Accredited Group Learning Activities (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.”

Date & Location

  • 11-12 November 2023
  • Hotel Silken Puerta Madrid
    C. Juan Rizi, 5, 28027 Madrid, Spain

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What Topics are Covered?

The ED Design course covers all components of designing a successful emergency department, including:

  • How to design an observation unit
  • Conceptual aspects of design – How big? How is space divided?
  • How design can support patient flow and throughput
  • Designing staff work space and workstations
  • Planning ahead: designing for the increasing age populations
  • Case studies from the United States and Europe

Who Should Participate?

This program is designed for physicians, nurses, hospital administrators, and architects, with attendees joining from around the world. The course is taught in English.

Social Events

In addition to interacting with others within the classroom, Emergency Department Design participants have the opportunity to network at the Saturday night welcome reception.

Course Director

Jason Tracy

Jason Tracy, MD

South Shore Hospital

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact us.