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Reaching New Heights in Healthcare Security and Safety

49th Annual Conference & Exhibition (AC&E)



Registration Information

Register Here to attend the 2017 AC&E. IAHSS members be sure to login to receive discounted pricing!

Let us know if you are attending! #iahssACE2017


Hotel Information

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

When booking by phone be sure to mention you are with "IAHSS" to receive the discounted room rate.


Book Your Reservations (If the link doesn't work, copy & paste it into a new window of your browser):


IAHSS is pleased to announce the discounted rate of $219 CAD plus taxes per night.

(As of December 1, 2016, the $219 CAD rate equates to approximately $165 USD. However, the hotel and/or your credit card company will use the current exchange rate at the time you are charged during your stay in April 2017, which may vary significantly from previous estimates.)


Rooms may be reserved at the discounted rate based on availability within the IAHSS room block or until March 31, 2017 at the latest. When the room block is sold out, standard rates will apply. IAHSS encourages attendees to book their rooms early. 


Discover Vancouver with these recommendations assembled by IAHSS's British Columbia chapter, including attendee discounts at local businesses and evening events with the BC chapter. 


2017 AC&E Program

The printable 2017 AC&E Conference Program includes details on speakers, sessions, events, and pricing.


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



Join leaders of the Healthcare Security and Safety industry at IAHSS Annual Conference & Exhibitions. Experience a mix of traditional general sessions along with smaller interactive discussions and workshops to equip you with the skills and information you need to succeed.




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

Alertus Technologies

AppArmor Mobile

Axis Communications

Code Blue

Color ID

CPI (Crisis Prevention Institute)

Emergency Communications Network


Houle Electric Limited


Inova Solutions, Inc.


Lowers & Associates

Maybo by Mandt


Pryme Radio Products

RF Technologies

Rydin Decal

Spillman Technologies

Southern Software, Inc.

Stanley Black & Decker


Tech Systems, Inc.


Visitor Pass Solutions


2017 Media Sponsors



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