When the American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) convenes its Annual Conference & Technical Exhibition Aug. 6-9 in Indianapolis, it will be bringing together the health care field's top experts in the areas of facilities management, engineering, infrastructure design and more for a wide-ranging program covering operational efficiency, code compliance, finance and other important areas of health facility planning and operations.

More than 3,500 industry professionals attend the event to share crucial information on improving the health care built environment. What's more, unlike some other events competing for your time and budget, fully 100 percent of all ASHE conference revenue is reinvested into the mission of optimizing the health care physical environment.

The program's general sessions will open with a broad overview of the U.S. health system and its key trends by Paul Keckley, managing editor of "The Keckley Report." They will then home in on facilities-related topics covering the work of ASHE's Healthcare Executive Leadership Council as well as an update on a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/Health Research & Educational Trust project on designing for infection control. Finally, the general sessions will wrap up with the Just Ask ASHE codes and standards forum, in which ASHE's regulatory experts discuss emerging issues and answer attendee questions.

Drilling further down into the important details of facilities design and management, you'll discover a vast array of technical sessions spread over three days with key experts sharing their thoughts and experiences in such areas as energy management, life safety, HVAC, commissioning, security planning and regulatory compliance, among others. Practical solutions also will be a major part of the technical exhibition, where attendees will be able to talk with approximately 300 exhibitors and see their technologies firsthand.

This, of course, is not including the awards programs, networking events or continuing education opportunities that have always made the ASHE annual conference special.

So, visit ASHE's website to learn more about the its Annual Conference & Technical Exhibition and make your plans to connect with the best.