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Design & Health World Congress Boston 2011

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The Design & Health World Congress & Exhibition was held to great acclaim in Boston, USA, from 6-10 July, 2011.

The International Academy for Design & Health has been uniting the fields of architecture, design, the health sciences, economics and psychology for two decades, achieving its ambition to be one of the most significant health development organisations in the world. Its global status is recognised in the organization of the 7th World Congress for Design & Health in the Boston, where delegates enjoyed the opportunity to learn and share knowledge and ideas in a leading-edge scientific programme that will underpin future professional practice in health promotion by design.

As one of the oldest cities in the USA, and the capital of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Boston is considered the economic and cultural centre of the region. With a rich history dating back to 1630, when the Puritan colonists from England founded the city, Boston is now a major shipping port and manufacturing centre. With its many colleges and universities, the city is also a centre for higher education, research and medicine, providing an ideal setting for the 7th Design & Health World Congress.
Delivered in partnership with the American Institute of Architects and with the support of Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard School of Design and Harvard Business School, as well as many industry sponsors, the congress connected researchers and practitioners from all over the world, providing a chance for delegates to engage with the world’s foremost interdisciplinary network of thought leaders, including architects, environmental designers, psychologists, physicians, nurses, health planners, health policy makers and other decision makers.

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Wednesday July 6 2011

14:00 - 18:00 Registration at Marriott Copley Place Hotel, Boston, USA

Pre congress session
: International Facilities Management Association
Presented by the Healthcare Council of IFMA
A global forum on how the interaction of facilities management and design processes can impact on the quality and efficiency of operations, and improve health outcomes.

15:00 - 17:00
The Impact of Design on Operations & Maintenance
Chair: Phil Nedin, ARUP (UK)
David Hanitchak, (USA), Director of Planning & Construction, Partners Healthcare Real Estate
Steve Cockerham, (USA), Vice President, Planning, Design & Construction, BJC Health Care
Paula Quan, (USA), Executive Director of Capital Planning & Design, Children’s Hospital Boston

19:00 - 22:00  Welcome Dinner and Opening Ceremony
Welcome Speech by IADH and AIA-AAH
The Music of Healing and Health. Longwood Symphony Orchestra. Lisa M. Wong, M.D.

Thursday July 7th 2011
08.00 - 08.30 Late Registration

08.30 - 08.45 Introduction of 7th World Congress on Design and Health
Alan Dilani (Sweden), The Global Mission of the International Academy for Design & Health

08.45 - 10.30 Session 1: Salutogenic Design for Public Health

Chair: Lord Nigel Crisp (UK), House of Lords, Houses of Parliament
Julio Frenk (USA), From Health Centers to Healthy Spaces
Ray Pentecost (USA), Healthy Design: Setting the Course
Alan Dilani (Sweden), Salutogenic Design for Public Health, Promotion & Prevention

Coffee Break, Trade Show, Showcases & Posters

11.00 - 12.30 Session 2: Ecological Urbanism - Promoting Health & Quality of Life

Chair: Ron Smith (USA), President of the AIA-Academy of Architecture for Health
Mohsen Mostafavi (USA), Ecological Urbanism: Approaches to Health Promotion
Roderick Lawrence (Switzerland), Residential Design for Health and Quality of Life
Katy Cooper (UK), Preventing Chronic Diseases by Design

Lunch, Trade Show, Showcases & Posters

14.00 - 16.00 Session 3: The Role of the Built Environment in Promoting Life Quality for the Elderly
Chair: Robin Guenther (USA)
John Zeisel (USA), Culture and Meaning as Treatment for Alzheimer’s: A Cost-Benefits Analysis
Mikael Paatela (Finland), The Challenge of Designing for Active Living in Later Life

Robert Davies, Edward Applebaum (Canada), Design for Long-Term Care in Canada
Upali Nanda (USA) Perception of Healthcare by Art and Design

Coffee Break, Trade Show, Showcases & Posters

16:30 - 18:00 Session 4: Research Based Design - An Evaluation Tool for Improving Healthcare
Chairs: Jacqueline Vischer (Canada) and Paul Barach (Australia)
Michael Roughan (USA) Health Improvement through Innovation
Lorissa MacAllister (USA) Design that Performs and Improves Productivity
Steven Steinberg, Don Kinser (USA) Healthcare Transformation
Ed Jakmuh (USA) Design for the Confluence of the Traditional and Technology

Friday July 8th 2011

08.00 - 08.30 Late Registration

08.30 - 10.30 Session 5: Global Health, Environmental Health & Affordable Healthcare
Chair: Chris Liddle (UK)
Lord Nigel Crisp, (UK), The Challenge of Global Health
Richard Jackson, (USA), Designing Healthy Communities
Clayton M Christensen, (USA) The Foundation of an Affordable Healthcare Solution

Coffee Break, Trade Show, Showcases & Posters

Session 6: Design for Improving the Healing Process
Chair: Joan Saba (USA)
Peter Dodd, Laura Bache, Kate Fairhall, Pat Young (UK) Patient Safety: The provision of Single and Multi Bed Rooms
Ed Matthews (UK) Designing to Prevent Medical Error
James Easter (USA) Patient Focused Healthcare and Planetree as a Care Model
Philip Mead (USA) The Presence of Light, Aesthetics and Well-being

Lunch, Trade Show, Showcases & Posters

Session 7: Bridging the Gap Between Researcher and Designer
Chair: John Zeisel (USA)
Jacqueline Vischer (Canada) What is “Evidence” and How Do We Know?
R Matthew, J L Millican, K. King (USA) Post Occupancy Evaluations and the Promotion of Healing
Mardelle Shepley, Angela Watson (USA) Healthcare Facility Evaluation by Design Practitioners
T Bledsoe, Sheila Bosch (USA) Pre- and Post Occupancy Evaluation: NICU, Joe DiMaggio Children Hospital, Florida

Coffee Break, Trade Show, Showcases & Posters

Session 8: Design for Improving Nursing Performance
Chair: Mike Nightingale (UK)
John McGuire, Gunther de Graeve (Australia) Highly Flexible and Adaptable Healthcare Facilities
Diana Anderson (USA) Design for Multidisciplinary Rounding Practices
Hui Cai, Craig Zimring (USA) The Impact of Nurse Station Design on Communication/Learning
Caroline Paradise/Richard Mazuch (UK) Innovative Patient Accommodation

Saturday July 9th 2011

08.00 - 08.30 Late Registration

08.30 - 10.30 Session 9: Sustainable Design to Promote Health & Wellbeing
Chair: Phil Nedin (UK)
John D Spengler (USA) Harvard School of Public Health, Indoor Environmental Design Quality
Mark W Johnson (USA) Outdoor Urban Design to Facilitate Health and Fitness
Ihab Elzeyadi (USA) Lessons Learned in the Design of Sustainable Green Buildings
Shulin Shi, Leslie H C Chen (Hong Kong) Health Promoting Effects of Urban Open Spaces

Coffee Break, Trade Show, Showcases & Posters

11.00 - 12.30 Session 10: Design for Flexibility & Adaptability, and Emergency
Chair: Gunner Ohlen (Sweden)
Tye Farrow (Canada) Building a Legacy; Three Hospital Organizations Transformed by Holistic Design Value
B Abdulaal, (Canada) Reducing Waiting Time in the Emergency Department by Design
Innocent Okpanum (South Africa) Designing the Emergency Department in a Soweto Hospital
Erik Mollo-Christensen, Jonathan Cohen (USA) Integrating Proton Therapy into Healing Environments

Lunch, Trade Show, Showcases & Posters

14.00 - 16.00 Session 11: Sustainability, Innovation and Evidence in Hospital Design
Chair: Michael Moxam (Canada)
Bhargav Goswani (USA) Nature and Positive Environmental Distractions
Susan Black (Canada) Signature Architecture in Healthcare: A Search for Significance
Blair Sadler, Derek Parker (USA) The Task of Leadership for Innovation
Joe Forster (UK) Expressed Emotion: Supportive Design for Mental Health

Coffee Break & Posters

16.30 - 18.00 Session 12: Ministry of Health Panel Discussion
Chair: Lord Nigel Crisp (UK) and Prof Alan Dilani (Sweden)
Dr Massoud Shaker, Senior advisor to Health Minister (South Africa)
Dr Rang Shawis, Senior advisor to Health Minister (Iraq)
Mrs Datuk Rosnah binti Haji Abd Rashid Shirlin, Deputy Health Minister of Malaysia
Dr Abdul Rahim Mohamad, Director Planning & Development Division, Ministry of Health (Malaysia)
Dr Aki Linden, CEO, Helsinki and Uusimaa Hospital District (Finland)
Mr Cliff Harvey, Project Management, Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (Canada)

19.30 - 23.00 International Academy Awards, Gala Dinner and Cultural Program

Sunday July 10th 2011

09.00 - 13.00 Architectural Study Tours

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