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13th World Congress for Design & Health

April 14, 2020 - April 18, 2020

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We are putting the final touches on the planning of the 13th World Congress of Design & Health.  Stay tuned to this page more news and announcements!

The International Academy for Design and Health (IADH) is organising the 13th Design & Health World Congress & Exhibition in partnership with the Belgian government, and with the collaboration of world-renowned academic institutions and healthcare industries.


Congress Themes
Our congress theme is based on the philosophy that ‘less is more’ – that being surrounded by the basics just for the sake of functionality is not only more than enough, but that if we apply this to design in health, it could also result in better health outcomes & wellness.

To read more about the inspiration behind the congress theme, as well as details on the daily themes please download our themes guide.


Preliminary Congress Structure
This year’s congress will have a refined structure to maximise interest, attendance and engagement.

To view the preliminary Congress structure please click here.


Congress Venue, Ghent Belgium
Belgium is at the heart of Europe, tucked away between The Netherlands, Germany, Luxemburg and France. It is a vibrant region and an economic hub in the middle of one of the world’s highest concentrations of people and industries.

To find out more about Ghent, Belgium please click here.  More details will be released in the coming weeks.


Design Competition
You’re invited to join the WCDH 2020 design competition. The competition encourages applicants to not only consider the influence of design on health and wellness (salutogenis); but also to apply the research and advance the cause through your personal work and through this project.

To download the design competition information pack and application form please click here.


Sponsorship & Exhibition Opportunities
WCDH2020 offers a range of sponsorship and exhibition opportunities for international organisations to develop their business.

To find out more about the opportunities available please click here.


Scientific Committee
To view the members members of the Scientific Committee, please click here.


Organising Committee
To view the members of the Organising Committee, please click here.


*** Please remember to revisit this page regularly for updates and further details. ***


April 14, 2020
April 18, 2020
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