The International Academy for Design & Health’s global events programme is designed to develop and transfer knowledge and understanding of healthy built environment around the world.

IADH Vienna Preliminary program

World Congress
The Design & Health World Congress & Exhibition is the leading global forum supporting a continuous dialogue between researchers and practitioners in the field. It is a five day event, which includes a three day conference, a Gala Awards dinner and study visits, delivered in partnership with governments and leading professional bodies, academic institutions, health providers and industry sponsors from around the world.

International Symposiums
The Academy’s international symposiums and workshops in Europe, Africa, Asia, Australasia and North America respond to local challenges concerned with the research and professional practice of design and health within a global context.

Upcoming events

12th Design & Health World Congress & Exhibition (WCDH 2017) from 12 to 16 July, 2017 in Vienna- Austria

European Healthcare Design - Revitalizing Health

The scientific programme for the 12th Design & Health World Congress & Exhibition in Vienna will explore the global application of salutogenic perspectives on European healthcare design

Congress themes:

• European healthcare design - critical review
• The salutogenic hospital: The role of hospitals in prevention and promotion
• Innovation in health infrastructure to revitalize health and tackle 21st century challenges
• Case studies of successful healthcare design from Europe and worldwide
• Built environments to enhance culture and health
• Salutogenic design for healthy communities and urban planning
• Innovative healthcare design to Improve maintenance
• Innovation in healthy workplaces in all sectors
• Promoting healthy lifestyles and active ageing through better environments

Past events:
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