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Tour of VA Medical Facility at Lake Nona (Replaces Chapter Meeting)

  • Date:
    Sep 15, 2016 - 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
  • Address: 3039 Technology Parkway
  • Location: Orlando, FL USA
  • Venue:
    Lake Nona VA Medical Center
What: Tour of the Orlando VA Medical Center

When: Thursday, September 15, 2016
            Meet at VA at 5:30 PM
            Tour from 5:45 - 6:30 PM    

Where: Orlando VA Medical Center at Lake Nona
             13800 Veterans Way
             Orlando, FL 32827
             Driving directions:
Parking and Entry:

    Park in the West Parking Garage
    Meet at the concierge desk on the first floor

If you encounter difficulties, call Michael Goodman (937-830-3000).

Space on the official tour is limited to 20 people - a free tour reservation is required.
Register for the tour at: Eventbrite Registration Link

About the Tour:
The challenges of designing, developing, and maintaining complex systems are unlike the challenges associated with their complicated but relatively straightforward predecessors. Complex systems and these challenges have captured the interest of many disciplines, including Systems Engineering. Systems within the medical sector have been as much a part of the trend in growing complexity as any, and medical facility designs are evolving to support this growth. On the 15th of September, our chapter will be afforded an exclusive "behind-the-scenes" tour of the recently opened and very complex Orlando Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) in Lake Nona, Florida.

Accessibility Information:
The tour will not include stairs. Due to time constraints, a brisk walking pace will be necessary to cover the planned area in the time available.

Standby list:
If the tour is full when you attempt to register, you may provide Kelly Neville your contact information via e-mail to be placed on an alternates list.  Kelly Neville's e-mail address is  If there are any cancellations, Kelly will contact you to inform you of the opening in the order e-mails are received.  

Unofficial Tour
A VA public affairs officer has volunteered to lead a second tour at the same time, with a little less access than the official tour, for anyone in excess of the 20 person limit. If you find the tour is full you will still have the opportunity to see this wonderful facility or bring friends, colleagues, and/or family members who may not have made a reservation in time.

NOTE: Since the tour is scheduled on the same night as our usual meeting, the regular Orlando Chapter monthly meeting will NOT be held the month of September.