Multiple challenges are facing the health industry in Australia and globally, including workforce shortages, the rapid pace of technological changes, lack of integration and coordination of care, health disparities, pandemics and natural disasters; there is an unquestionable need to reimagine and transform constrained public health systems into ones that are human-centred, inclusive, and resilient to future shocks.
To do so, there is an urgency to strengthen existing and establish new models of collaboration across professional, institutional, and organisational boundaries, which helps improve healthcare infrastructures. The challenge is enormous, but so is the opportunity.
What are some of the key enablers that forge strong partnerships for the development of Health Precincts? Is Australia’s ecosystem structured to support a thriving health precinct environment?
Melbourne attendees; please note that the due to renovations at Aurecon's offices, we will be hosting the event at the Novotel on Collins.
Continuing Professional Development
This event provides opportunities for CPD points for Architects, Project Managers and Engineers. For more information go to wwww.aushdc.org.au/cpd. Relevant NSCA Units for this event (Architects Only):
PC3 Apply principles of project planning, considering implications for Country, environmental sustainability, communities, stakeholders and project costs.
PC18 Be able to apply creative imagination, design precedents, research, emergent knowledge and critical evaluation in formulating and refining concept design options, including the exploration of three dimensional form and spatial quality.
PC32 Be able to apply planning principles and statutory planning requirements to the site and conceptual design of the project.
PC45 Be able to nominate and integrate quality and performance standards with regard to selected materials, finishes, fittings, components and systems, considering the impact on Country and the environment, and the whole life carbon impact of the project. This includes integrating life cycle assessments and other expertise and advice from consultants.
Details to be announced soon
The 9th European Healthcare Design 2023 (EHD2023) Congress & Exhibition will be held on 12–14 June, 2023 at the Royal College of Physicians in London, UK and broadcast ‘live’ on SALUS TV to a worldwide audience.
Organised by SALUS Global Knowledge Exchange and Architects for Health, the congress promotes a whole-systems approach to understanding how to plan and operationalise international health systems and infrastructure through the exchange of knowledge, research and global best practice on the relationship between service and system design, technology and the built environment.
The congress is organised in partnership with the UK and Europe’s expert professional bodies from the healthcare planning and design fields, international academic institutions, leading public and private health providers, and the healthcare industries.
Go to EHDC Website
Members travelling to London for the Congress are also encouraged to join the AHDC Study Tour which will visit France and Switzerland immediately after EHDC2023.
Sign up for the Study Tour
In 2019, we traveled to Northern Europe to visit health facilities in The Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, and Sweden. This year, we will travel to France and Switzerland and we are looking forward to repeating our previous success.
The study tour will be open to 20 current AHDC members and will feature a perfect balance between learning, networking with peers and local hosts, and enough time for rest & recreation. Full details available in the Brochure.
To register your interest to participate, please fill in the form below. We will make a GO / NO GO decision on 15 March 2023, based on the number of interested parties.
Tour dates have been set to follow on from the European Healthcare Design Congress and Exhibition (EHDC2023) which will be held on 12 - 14 June, 2023 at the Royal College of Physicians in London, UK. The theme of the conference is “Fault lines and front lines: Strengthening health system resilience”. For those who are unable to attend the European Congress, online only tickets are available to follow the presentations live.
230219 AHDC 2023 Tour Brochure.pdf | Registration Form
The Australian Health Design Council is delighted to announce our 2023 national conference. We are a group of design and health planning professionals, putting on an interactive educational and social event for our peers to share knowledge, promote research and work collaboratively towards better health care design.
If you want to participate in a professionally-guided event with a genuine commitment to challenge the status quo and engage in lively and passionate debates, this is the conference for you!
Our events are attended by a wide range of professionals interested in Health Design including Architects, Clinical Planners, Engineers, Project Managers, Academics, Professional Researchers, Health Service Providers and Health Service Managers. Come along: learn, connect and be inspired.
Soon after its discovery, Penicillin became a magic bullet which transformed our ability to fight infection. Today, we continue to search for new and transformative approaches to healthcare. As design specialists, we understand the importance of innovation and research in creating buildings that are healthy, efficient, adaptable, and resilient. However, there is no one-size-fits-all solution to healthcare design. It takes continuous effort and a willingness to challenge tradition to achieve optimal outcomes.
Our upcoming conference aims to bring together designers, clinical planners, and healthcare specialists to discuss the many small steps required to build better health buildings. We believe that by fostering human-centred, inclusive, and future-focused design, we can create spaces that support the delivery of better healthcare. Join us as we explore the latest trends and technologies in healthcare design and examine the role of design in shaping the future of healthcare. Together, let's create a healthier future.
Save the dates for this in-person event which will include two full days of presentations, activities and workshops. Single Day and Full conference tickets will be available. A local project site visit will also be arranged, with limited tickets sold separately.
The proposed venue is located in the heart of bustling Melbourne, a modern, inspiring and well-equipped location for a design-focused event. The event space and program will facilitate social and network opportunities including two full days of speakers with morning tea, lunch, and afternoon tea served on-site.
If you have a project, pitch or paper, we welcome you to submit a conference presentation proposal that addresses the theme. Presenting at an AHDC conference is an opportunity to communicate your work or research to a wide and interested audience, get feedback, learn from other presenters and broaden your professional network. Our members value engaging and knowledgeable presentations grounded in research and practice. Proposals will be accepted until 21 April 2023 to ensure time to develop our conference program.
Disclaimer: All submissions will be reviewed by the AHDC Conference Sub-Committee. Submission does not guarantee you a presentation opportunity. We have limited spaces and will be in touch if a suitable session is available.
Conference Partnership is open to industry and product manufacturers, suppliers, health educators, advisers, design practices, government agencies, health service representatives. A range of opportunities are available, from session sponsorship, trade booths and displays, and cross-promotion opportunities. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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