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Reaching New Heights in Healthcare Security and Safety

49th Annual Conference & Exhibition (AC&E)




Hotel Information

The Westin Bayshore
1601 Bayshore Dr
Vancouver, BC, Canada V6G 2V4
Phone:+1(604) 682-3377


Local Information

Vancouver Welcome Guide

The IAHSS British Columbia Chapter Dinner and Tour

IAHSS Golf Outing after the AC&E 



Click here to access the printable onsite program.


2017 AC&E Keynote Topics and Speakers

  • Activating the Shift for High Performing Teams
    • Ryan Walter - Speaker / Author / Leadership Expert, Heads-Up Communications Corp.
  • Fentanyl - A Public Health Crisis: The British Columbia Experience
  • Microsoft Global Command Center and Other Innovative Technology
    • Mike Howard - Chief Security Officer, Microsoft Corporation
    • Brian Tuskan - Senior Director of Global Security Technology and Investigations, Microsoft Corporation

General Session Topics and Speakers

  • Hospitals and Police:Can We Work Together?The Careful Balance between Privacy and Safety
    • R. Kyle Friesen - Counsel, RCMP, Legal Advisory Section, Department of Justice Canada
  • Tragedy Strikes Dallas: Impact to Dallas County Hospital Districts
    • Dan Birbeck - Captain, Patrol / Communications Divisions, Dallas County Hospital District Police Department
  • The Important Partnership Between Security and Clinical Staff
    • Susan Brown - Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Hospitals and Community, Interior Health Authority
  • Visitor Screening Best Practices and Strategies for Today's Modern Healthcare Facility
    • Dan Yaross, MSM, CHPA, CPP - Director of Security, Nationwide Children's Hospital;
    • Jim Sawyer, CHPA, CPP, CHS-IV - Director, Security Services, Seattle Children's Hospital
  • Building Resiliency: Road to Mental Readiness for Healthcare First Responders
    • Bob Stenhouse - Executive Director, Protection Services, Alberta Health Services
  • From Evacuation to Recovery:The Role of Protective Services in the 2016 Fort McMurray Wildfire
    • Dan J. Deck - Director,Protective and Parking Services, Alberta Health Services;
    • Matthew D. Wattie - Manager, Protective Services Operations, Fort McMurray
  • Strategic Leadership: Journey to Greatness
    • Bonnie Michelman, CHPA, CPP - Senior Director of Police, Security and Outside Services, Massachusetts General Hospital;
    • David Gibbs, CPP - Principal, Exante 360;
    • Mike Howard - Chief Security Officer, Microsoft Corporation

2017 Breakout Session Tracks 

Targeted education you need the most, in smaller and more interactive settings. Breakout sessions are available in 3 themed tracks:

  • Workplace Violence Prevention
  • Leadership and Management
  • Technology and Design



Boasting an attendance of decision-makers from North America’s largest healthcare organizations, the IAHSS Annual Conference & Exhibition is the only event with direct access to healthcare leaders with the primary responsibility for security, safety, emergency management and parking infrastructure.


This event will provide your organization with the opportunity to interact with the industry’s leaders and decision makers. For more information, visit our Sponsorship Opportunities page.




































2017 Exhibitors


Aiphone Corporation

Airship Industries, Inc
Alertus Technologies

AppArmor Mobile

Assa Abloy
Axis Communications

Code Blue Corp.
Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI)

Data Management, Inc.
Emergency Communications Network
Fast-Pass Visitor Management System by Sisco

FST Biometrics

Hikvision Canada, Inc.

13 International Inc.

Impark Health
Inova Solutions, Inc.
Kratos Public Safety & Security Solutions
Lowers & Associates
Master's Transportation
Maybo by Mandt

McRoberts Security Technologies
Paladin Security

PalAmerican Security

Pinel Medical

Pinpoint, Inc.
PRYME Radio Products

Quantum Secure

Report Exec
Response Technologies, Ltd.
RF Technologies
Rydin Decal

Southern Software, Inc
Spillman Technologies, Inc., a Motorola Solutions Company
STANLEY Security
Tech Systems, Inc.
Tyco Security Products




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CANCELLATION POLICY - Cancellations received in writing on or prior to April 8, 2017 will receive a refund, less a $50.00 processing fee. Cancellations received after April 8, 2017 will not receive a refund.


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46th Annual General Membership Meeting & Seminar
May 1 - 4, 2014
San Diego, CA, USA


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May 1 - 4, 2013
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