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  • 04.09.18

    Hospital Infrastructure Congress – Chile

    The International Academy for Design and Health is proud and honoured to partner with organisations who share our vision in the pursuit of healthier societies. Infraestructura Hospitalaria has successfully developed the Hospital Infrastructure Congresses in Chile. THE CONGRESS Seven successful congresses have already been developed, with the next event due to take place in September 2018, the 8th Congress of Hospital Infrastructure. The theme of this year’s event will be “PROJECTING CHALLENGES”, an instance where it is sought to propose…

  • 13.09.18

    Architecture & Health Seminar – Brazil

    Salutogenic Projects and Healthy Environments 13th & 14th September Join an array of industry experts and leading academics at the Health & Architecture seminar in Brazil. The seminar will put the spotlight on designing for health and healthcare infrastructure. Also in attendance will be Academy founder and pioneer of Salutogenic Design, Prof. Alan Dilani who will be delivering a presentation on 'Salutogenic Architecture in search of Healthy Society'. Topics covered include Vision and strategies for the promotion of health architecture…

  • 20.09.18

    Healthcare Architecture: Comparing Experiences and Case Studies

    Health Care Architecture

    Healthcare Architecture: comparing experiences and case studies Hosted by: Cluster "Design of Health Facilities" Politecnico di Milano Healthcare Architecture: comparing experiences and case studies open talk at the first lesson of Architectural Design Studio 3, by Prof. Stefano Capolongo and Roberto Ravegnani Morosini, with international colleague from Australia, Brasil and Sweden. The speakers will include  Marcio Oliveira, Gunther De Graeve and Alan Dilani. See you in Room S.1.1

  • 10.10.18

    IHF 42nd World Hospital Congress – Brisbane

    You're invited - 42nd World Hospital Congress The Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association and Queensland Health welcomes hospital and health service leaders from around the world to Brisbane for the 42nd World Hospital Congress, 10-12 October 2018 at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC), Australia. The World Hospital Congress, under the umbrella of the International Hospital Federation, is a unique global event that brings key health leaders together annually to share views and experiences, network and develop excellence in…

  • 08.03.19

    North America Round Table

    Dallas Round Table

    Not Your Traditional Medical School Design & Health North America Round Table WebEx (dial-in) conference on Friday 8th March. Be part of the discussion! Our colleagues in North America are pleased to invite you to attend their open Design & Health North America Round Table WebEx (dial-in) conference on Friday 8th March. NOT YOUR TRADITIONAL MEDICAL SCHOOL: The discussion will focus on Trends in health education and the interaction with operational processes and the physical environment. For those who wish…

  • 28.03.19

    Milan Symposium

    Milan Symposium

    Global perspectives and local identities in healthcare Salutogenic Hospital Design and Urban Health The Challenge The evolution of medical, technological knowledge and social models leads to questioning the relationship between caring spaces and living spaces within the city and the built environment. The European Symposium aims at creating an open multidisciplinary platform to identify the trends and challenges that Hospital Design and Urban Health will have to face in the coming years. The scope of the conference is to create…

  • 24.07.19

    South Pacific Chapter Workshop – Is the design of our built environment making us sick?

    “CAN WE INNOVATE IN THE DESIGN OF OUR HEALTH FACILITIES TO MINIMISE IMPACT TO OUR HEALTH SYSTEMS? Selected members of the key parties involved in delivery of healthcare facilities were invited to attend an interactive workshop on Innovation in Healthcare project delivery on Wednesday 24 July 2019 in Brisbane, Australia. Venue: Aurecon Offices, 25 King St, Brisbane 4000 Date: Wednesday the 24th of July 2019 Time: 4:00 pm to 8:30 pm This was the second South Pacific Chapter workshop on…

  • 31.10.19

    Africa & Middle East Symposium – Salutogenesis and Healthy Cities Design Philosophical and Conceptual Framework

    Design and Health in Africa: Global Perspectives and local identities in healthy cities design Hosted by the University of Abuja on the 30th of October 2019. The International Academy for Design and Health (IADH), Africa and Middle East Chapter brought together academics, health professionals, architects, interior designers, engineers, real estate developers, environmentalists, university students and many more in the 2019 Design and health Conference themed, "Design and Health in Nigeria - Salutogenic Design Principles". The conference had the presence of…

  • 07.04.21

    13th World Congress for Design & Health – *IMPORTANT UPDATE*

    IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT - WC2020: After close consultation with our organising partners in Belgium, it is with deep disappointment that we face no alternative than to postpone the 13th World Congress 2020 for Design and Health in Ghent, Belgium to a Virtual Congress in April , 2021.Due to the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the rapid spread across many countries, we believe this decision is in the best interest of everyone’s health and safety. We do not want to endanger the health of our attendees and their…

  • 21.06.23


    It is with great excitement that we re-announce a new World Congress date for 2023. The new date for the 13th World Congress for Design and Health has been set for 21-24 June, 2023. As you are aware, due to COVID-19 we were faced with no alternative but to postpone the World Congress scheduled for April 2020. We apologise for the inconvenience this may have caused you.  The Congress will continue to be held in Ghent, Belgium and we will…