IESsig_Col_cmykTRANSFORMING HEALTHCARE AND WELL-BEING THROUGH LIGHTING

October 22-23, 2016
2016 IES Annual Conference
Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Hotel
Orlando, Florida 32836

Energy efficient LED lighting systems offer high quality illumination with unprecedented dynamic spectral tunability that is increasingly shown to impact human health, wellbeing and worker performance.  Some LED lighting products offered for home use claim to offer improved sleep, health and comfort.  However, current research on the potential impact of lighting on patient health, healthcare provider wellbeing and productivity is too limited to drive adoption by the healthcare community.

The Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) in conjunction with the National Science Foundation Center for Lighting Enabled Systems & Applications (LESA) is organizing this specialized two day workshop to bring together a small but select group of key experts.  The participants will provide essential input to a strategic roadmap for developing future lighting systems and evidence-based research to promote the positive impact of lighting on patients and providers in a healthcare setting.

The intended outcome of the workshop will be a whitepaper aimed at accelerating worldwide R&D efforts.  The foundational white paper will outline:

  • Opportunities for improving healthcare and facilities using advanced LED lighting systems
  • Requirements for lighting system performance from both a healthcare lighting design and hospital operations perspective
  • Barriers to developing evidence-based justification for adoption of advanced LED lighting systems by the healthcare community

By invitation only, we are seeking participation from experts in the following areas:

  • Architects/lighting Designers
  • Researchers/Academicians
  • Clinicians/Medical and Research Directors
  • Lighting Manufacturers/Lighting Companies
  • Hospital Facility Directors
  • Health Insurance Organizations
  • Standards Organization (e.g. AMA, ANA, AHRQ, etc.)