Design and Health 10th World Congress coming soon

Join thousands of international thought leaders specializing in the architecture, design, health, and wellness sectors who will meet in Toronto this July 9-13 to share the latest research findings and knowledge on the global application of salutogenic perspectives on improving human health, well-being, and quality of life through design. This five-day Congress includes a three-day conference, awards ceremony, product exhibition, networking events, a full day of site visits plus a full-day symposium on Healthy Cities 2030, presented in partnership with the Canadian Urban Institute.

This year’s scientific program will explore how infrastructure investment can help to connect communities and urban life to health systems in a way that encourages healthier lifestyles and prevents the onset of disease. Major themes include: health-care design innovations, applying research to real-world practice, exploring new procurement models, sustainable design advancements, international design perspectives on health delivery, the impact of design on special care environments, evaluating planning methodologies, active living in older life, ecology and urban planning, and creating health communities.

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The International Academy for Design & Health (IADH) is a global non-profit organization with an interdisciplinary knowledge community dedicated to the stimulation and application of research concerning the interaction between design, health, science, culture and economics. Founded by Dr Alan Dilani at the Karolinska Institute Medical University in Stockholm in 1997, the aim of the IADH is to provide a highly visible global forum for promoting an ongoing international exchange of research findings among scientists, designers, architects health professionals, industry and Ministries of Health worldwide.

Fundamental to the Academy’s work is the development of a theoretical understanding of the importance of salutogenic design, and its application in the design of physical environments that prevent disease and support and promote human health, well-being and quality of life. As the leading global organization developing and promoting the exchange of information, knowledge and research within the field of design and health, the Academy offers an inclusive environment for collaborating with its government, academic and professional partners around the world.