Looking for an overview of our 2024 events? View our Events Calendar.

Our aim is to share knowledge, information, research and experience in health design through our tailored event program. Our events include online, in-person and hybrid formats and we host events all over Australia.

    • Friday, July 26, 2024
    • 16:00 - 20:00
    • Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide & Perth
    • 951

    Join us for an enriching afternoon of presentations, panel discussions, and in-person networking at our mid-year national symposium. This event is an exclusive opportunity for AHDC members to engage with both national and international experts and connect with local industry colleagues over drinks and nibbles.

    Event Highlights:

    1. International Case Study:

    We'll kick off the event with a compelling case study on the Brussels Institut Psychiatrique Integrée (IPI). Discover how this innovative institution integrates psychiatric care, education, and research to provide comprehensive clinical and outpatient services.

    Femke Feenstra, Board architect, Interior Architect and Partner, Gortemaker Algra Feenstra (G.A.F) Architects

    2. National Case Study:

    Next, we'll present the newly completed Acute Mental Health Unit at Ipswich Hospital. Learn about the ambitious vision behind this project and how it aims to deliver best-practice, recovery-focused care for the West Moreton community.

    Stephen Watson, Principal, Architecture - Hassell

    3. The Digital Revolution in Hospital Infrastructure Planning

    In our third presentation, we'll explore the implications of the digital revolution on hospital infrastructure planning. Understand what a technologically transformed hospital looks like, review evidence of digital technology's impact both nationally and internationally, and consider various development options.

    Hediyeh Vadhat, Managing Director, Lineaire
    Rhonda Kerr, Director - Rhonda Kerr & Assoc. Health Planning

    4. Panel Discussion: Navigating Disruption and Strengthening Healthcare Resilience in Australia

    Our event will conclude with a thought-provoking panel discussion on how to navigate disruption and enhance healthcare resilience in Australia. You'll also get an exclusive sneak preview of the new UN Infrastructure Resilient Scorecard. This quick and easy checklist for board consideration is designed to integrate resilience into business cases and operational strategies, set to launch at the end of the year.

    Don't miss this opportunity to "think different" and get inspired by industry leaders while building valuable connections. We look forward to seeing you there!

    Chaired by Jordan Bartlett


    Michael Nolan, Director, Climate Physical Risk and Resilience, Aurecon
    Tiernan Humphrys, Environmental Sustainability Manager, Victorian Health Building Authority (VHBA)

    Continuing Professional Development

    • PC3 - Apply principles of project planning, considering implications for Country, environmental sustainability, communities, stakeholders and project costs.
    • PC4 - Be able to apply principles of project and staff planning and resource costs to establish realistic and achievable timeframes
    • 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
    • PC28 - Be able to draw on knowledge from building sciences and technology, environmental sciences and behavioural and social sciences as part of preliminary design research and when developing the conceptual design to optimise the performance of the project.

Past Events

Thursday, June 20, 2024 Design for Mental Health - International Perspectives
Wednesday, May 01, 2024 Designing for Health and Wellbeing - Sydney Build x AHDC
Thursday, April 18, 2024 Australasian Health Facility Guidelines From Development to Implementation - Round Table
Thursday, March 21, 2024 Podcast Live Session 1
Friday, February 23, 2024 The Tweed Valley Hospital Site Visit
Friday, November 03, 2023 Conference Site Tours
Wednesday, November 01, 2023 Australian Health Design Conference 2023
Thursday, October 19, 2023 Cultural Integration in Architecture: Bridging Communities - A New Zealand Perspective
Thursday, September 21, 2023 Innovative methods for building evidence for rehabilitation environments
Thursday, August 24, 2023 My Kitchen Rules – Designing for a Sustainable Future
Thursday, July 27, 2023 Learning from the 2023 European Study Tour
Thursday, June 22, 2023 Universal design, inclusion and wellbeing in healthcare settings
Wednesday, June 14, 2023 European Study Tour 2023
Monday, June 12, 2023 Partner Event: European Healthcare Design Congress & Exhibition 2023
Thursday, May 18, 2023 Transforming Health Infrastructure Delivery: A Queensland Perspective
Thursday, April 20, 2023 Building Healthcare Beyond Tradition - Health and Innovation Precincts
Monday, March 06, 2023 Sydney Build Expo - Partner Event
Thursday, February 16, 2023 AHDC February Webinar: AusHFG Update
Wednesday, November 30, 2022 Australasian Health Design Conference - Victorian Heart Hospital Site Tour
Monday, November 28, 2022 AHDC Conference 2022 - Breaking Down the Silos
Thursday, October 27, 2022 AHDC 2022 AGM
Thursday, August 25, 2022 In Person Symposium August 2022: Designing for the Virtual Care Environment
Friday, July 29, 2022 Site Visit to the New Acute Services Building – Randwick Campus Redevelopment
Thursday, July 21, 2022 AHDC Webinar July 2022: The Hospital of The Future
Thursday, June 23, 2022 AHDC Webinar June 2022: Roadmap To Net Zero Healthcare
Thursday, April 28, 2022 In Person Symposium Right Sizing the Hospital: Are Hospitals Getting Larger or Smaller?
Thursday, March 24, 2022 AHDC March 2022: Event How Would You Redesign the Brief?
Thursday, February 24, 2022 AHDC February 2022 Event: A Well-Placed Hospital, Wolfson Economics Prize Finalist 2021
Thursday, November 25, 2021 AHDC November 2021 Webinar : Update on the Australian Health Facility Guidelines
Thursday, October 21, 2021 AHDC 2021 Annual General Meeting  & 2021 European Design Conference Design Awards – Extracts and Discussion
Thursday, September 23, 2021 AHDC September 2021 Webinar: Connecting with Country: A draft framework for understanding the value of Aboriginal knowledge in the design and planning of places
Thursday, August 26, 2021 AHDC August 2021 Webinar: Clean and Green Hospitals. Healthcare Sustainability
Thursday, July 22, 2021 AHDC July 2021 Webinar : Waipapa, Christchurch Hospital with Darryl Carey
Sunday, July 18, 2021 International Union of Architects Public Health Group (UIA PHG), integrated with 27th World Congress
Thursday, June 24, 2021 Integrating 'Design Thinking and Doing’ Into Healthcare - Learning from Queensland’s Healthcare Excellence Accelerator Lab (HEAL) Initiative
Monday, June 14, 2021 PARTNER EVENT: European Healthcare Design 14th -18th June 2021
Thursday, May 27, 2021 AHDC May 2021 Webinar: Queensland’s newest Specialist Public Health Facility – The Surgical Treatment And Rehabilitation Service (STARS), A Virtual Tour
Thursday, April 22, 2021 Disaster Resilience In Australian Hospitals: AHDC Web Event April 2021
Wednesday, April 21, 2021 PARTNER EVENT: 7th Optimising Health Environments (OHE) Forum
Wednesday, April 07, 2021 13th World Congress for Design & Health
Wednesday, March 31, 2021 Australian Healthcare Week 2021 at Home
Thursday, March 25, 2021 Imagining Better Healthcare Ecosystems: AHDC March 2021 Online Educational Event
Wednesday, March 17, 2021 Australian Healthcare Week - New Date
Thursday, February 25, 2021 How is Human Experience Shaping Design? AHDC February 2021 Education Webinar
Thursday, December 03, 2020 The Impacts of COVID-19 On Hospital Planning: ACHSM PARTNER EVENT
Wednesday, November 18, 2020 Emergency Department Design and Covid Future Planning: LIVE ONLY EVENT
Thursday, October 22, 2020 AHDC 2020 AGM and Education Oct Event 8
Thursday, September 24, 2020 AHDC Education Sept Event (7) - 2020
Monday, September 14, 2020 EUROPEAN HEALTHCARE DESIGN 2020
Thursday, August 20, 2020 Critical Care Medicine - AHDC Education August Event (6) - 2020
Thursday, July 23, 2020 "Consumer Engagement in the Design of Hospitals" AHDC Education Event (5) - July 2020
Thursday, June 25, 2020 AHDC June 2020 Event - An update of the Australasian Health Facility Guidelines (AusHFG) - Education Event
Thursday, May 14, 2020 AHDC Education Event 3 - 2020 Infection Control driving the design of the Engine Room of the Hospital - CSSD
Friday, February 21, 2020 Sorry Planned Hospital Tour has been cancelled - AHDC Education Event 2 - 2020
Thursday, February 20, 2020 AHDC Education Event 1 - 2020 “Post Occupancy Evaluation (POE) of Healthcare Facilities– A New Approach.”
Wednesday, November 27, 2019 Queensland Healthcare Week
Thursday, November 21, 2019 Improving Capital Works Funding for Health Facilities - Event 7
Wednesday, October 09, 2019 ACHSM 2019 Asia-Pacific health leadership congress
Thursday, September 26, 2019 AHDC AGM 2019 and Presentation On Car Parking In Hospital Projects
Thursday, September 05, 2019 Welcome to the new AHDC Website & Membership Pages
Tuesday, August 06, 2019 Healthcare Leaders Forum, ICC in Sydney
Tuesday, July 30, 2019 NZHDC + UIAPHG 30-31 2019
Monday, June 17, 2019 The AHDC Northern Europe Hospital Study Tour