April 15-18, 2018, marked the International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety’s 50th Annual Conference and Exhibition. The event returned to Chicago where the IAHSS was founded in 1968. 2018’s AC&E was host to more than 550 attendees and exhibitors. This event addressed many challenges facing healthcare security leaders today while honouring the association's past.
Prior to the official start of the conference, attendees were able to enhance their experience with pre-conference offerings. The Leadership Summit provided an opportunity for officers from some of the association's 41 chapters to share best practices and network. Attendees pursuing the Certified Healthcare Protection Administrator (CHPA) certification had the opportunity to participate in a CHPA review prior to challenging the exam at the conference. The Guidelines Workshop allowed attendees to work in small groups to develop IAHSS industry guidelines. Participants got an inside look at how the IAHSS Guidelines Council develops guidelines by working through the process.