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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


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.)

UPDATE:   The IAHSS extended room block is SOLD OUT as of March 13, 2017.  Attendees may call the Westin to be placed on a waitlist for the discounted rate rooms, and should be sure to mention they are with "IAHSS".  Until the Westin hotel is sold out, rooms can be booked at current standard rates.  Attendees may choose to reserve rooms at other hotels within walking distance of the hotel near Stanley Park in downtown Vancouver.  You may call IAHSS HQ at 630-529-3913 or email if you would like a list of nearby hotels with links.  IAHSS does not have room blocks at other hotels, nor does IAHSS endorse or ensure reservations at other hotels.  

Important Notice Regarding Hotel Reservations

Please be aware some third party travel companies may attempt to solicit you regarding housing for the 2017 IAHSS AC&E. Despite the fact that these companies represent themselves as the "official" housing source, they are not authorized by IAHSS and may provide false information regarding the availability of rooms at the conference hotel. We strongly recommend  that you do not book your hotel reservation through these sources.  If you are contacted by a travel or housing company, please notify IAHSS at


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

PalAmerican Security
PRYME Radio Products
Quantum Secure
Response Technologies, Ltd.
RF Technologies
Rydin Decal
Spillman Technologies, Inc., a Motorola Solutions Company
Southern Software, Inc.
STANLEY Security
Tech Systems, Inc.
Tyco Security Products



2017 Media Sponsors




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