Design & Health Middle East 2013

13-14 November, 2013

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Design & Health Middle East 2013


The inaugural Design & Health Middle East 2014 International Symposium & Exhibition took place at the Hilton Hotel in Doha, Qatar, from 13-14 November, 2013.

Click on the presentation titles below to download PDF copies of the speaker's presentations, or here to download a PDF of the final programme.


Programme Day 1

Session 1 Creating a Healthy Society in the Middle East


Our Vision of Health for Qatar
Dr Hanan Al Kuwari, Managing Director, Hamad Medical Corporation, Qatar

A New Image for Qatar’s Healthcare Environments
John Lambert-Smith, Executive Director, Health Facility Planning & Design, Hamad Medical Corporation, Qatar

Salutogenic Perspectives on Health Policy & Design
Prof Alan Dilani, Founder and CEO, International Academy for Design & Health, Sweden

Session 2: Designing Salutogenic Health Environments


Keynote Ministerial Address: Our Vision for Health Infrastructure in South Africa
Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, Minister of Health, South Africa

Salutogenic Design as a Tool for Health Promotion
Dr Ray Pentecost, President, International Academy for Design & Health, USA

Session 3: Health Policy and Infrastructure

The Challenges of Creating Innovative Health Infrastructure in South Africa
Dr Massoud Shaker, Special Advisor to Health Minister, South Africa

Integrating Community Health and Social Care in Nothern Ireland
John Cole, Former Chief Estates Officer, Department of Health, Social Services & Public Safety, Northern Ireland

The Science and Art of Healthcare Design
Randy Edwards, Vice President and Managing Principle, Middle East, HDR, USA

Session 4: Ecological Approaches to Healthy City Design

Perspectives on Health-Promoting Hospital Design in the Middle East
Prof Zohair Sobai, Sebai Instititute, Saudi Arabia

Healthy City Design: Hamad Bin Khalifa Medical City Masterplan and Doha Mushreib
Paul Appleton, Partner, Allies & Morrison

Program Day 2


Session 5: Research-based Approaches to Healthcare Design

Research Perspectives on the Impact of Sustainable Design on Health & Wellbeing
Ihab Elzeyadi, University of Oregon, USA

Research Impacts in Healthcare Design & Planning
Mungo Smith, Director, Medical Architecture Asia Pacific, Australia and Jan A Golembiewski, Medical Architecture Asia Pacific, Australia

Session 6: Research-based Project Visioning in the Middle East

Project-visioning in the Middle East
Rana Al Mandil, Director, Quality and Strategic Planning Administration, King Fahad Specialist Hospital, Damman, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Greening the Patient Experience
Jonathan Wilson, Principal & Healthcare Sector Lead, Stantec, UK

Session 7: Applying Research To Create Healthy Communities

A Beacon of Learning and Discovery: The SIDRA Medical and Research Centre in Qatar
Dr Edward S Ogata, Chief Medical Officer, Sidra Professor of Pediatrics, Weill Cornell Medical College, Qatar

Crowd-sourcing Data to Create Healthy Communities
Dr Oliver Harrison, CEO, Ithaca Health, UK

Session 8: Identity and Social Equity in the Urban Age

Health & Civic Pride: Creating an Identity for the City
Jamil Mardukhi, NCK Engineering, Canada

Design for Public Spaces to Enhance Wellbeing and Social Interaction
Jangir Maddadi, Founder, Design Bureau, Sweden