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European Healthcare Design 2024

10–12 June 2024
Call for Papers

The Call for Papers deadline has been extended, submit by 15 December for your chance to participate at the Congress.

Plenary theme

Faced with the challenges of implementing climate-smart healthcare systems, delivering new service and asset models that strengthen resilience, and creating humanistic environments that promote wellbeing, how do we create self-learning health systems?

Health spending

The UK and many other developed nations are facing myriad challenges in strengthening resilience within our healthcare systems, but there are opportunities to seize that can help us in this quest, such as investment in technology and the learning of new skills by both staff and patients.


In this keynote talk, Jennifer Dixon explores the barriers and opportunities faced by our healthcare systems today and into the future. Using the UK as a case example, she addresses the question of how best to chart an intelligent path into the future by identifying the issues and conditions for progress that are applicable to many other countries.


Healthcare systems have been making strides in improving patient safety, as demonstrated by the reduction of healthcare–associated infections and other complications of care. But the Covid-19 pandemic degraded patient safety and staff wellness so quickly and severely, it suggested that our healthcare systems lack a sufficient resilient safety culture and infrastructure.


Living in the modern world, it can be hard to ‘see’ food. We all eat every day, yet few of us know where our food comes from.

Patient experience

In a moving and inspirational keynote on day two of the 2023 Congress, which took a slight detour from its plenary theme of ‘strengthening health system resilience’ to throw the reliance spotlight on the individual, traumatic brain injury survivor Ben Clench shared his insights on the importance of engaging with patients and harnessing the local voice and action when designing and delivering hospitals, health facilities and services.


With the climate crisis and sustainable healthcare design a strong theme of this year’s Congress, it was fitting that the European Healthcare Design Awards 2023, organised by Architects for Health and SALUS, should bring the event to a close by honouring a true trailblazer of regenerative design – Robin Guenther, a former principal of Perkins&Will and senior advisor to Health Care Without Harm, who sadly passed away last month following a prolonged battle with cancer.

Health, food and place

The relationship between the city and the rural countryside in respect of food and how we eat was the topic served up by the first day’s closing keynote speaker, Carolyn Steel. An architect and author, Steel published her book, Sitopia: How food can save the world, as the UK entered its first lockdown due to Covid-19 in March 2020.

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Endorsing partners

  • Chalmers University of Technology Centre for Healthcare Architecture
  • Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust
  • Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust
  • Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
  • Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust
  • Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Velindre University NHS Trust
  • AHDC – Australian Health Design Council
  • European Health Property Network
  • The Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design
  • Sykehusbygg
  • Healthcare Planning Academy
  • Healthcare Design Leadership
Sponsors and exhibitors

  • Integrated Health Projects (IHP)
  • Archus
  • Stantec
  • Inpro Europe
  • Vanguard Healthcare Solutions
Award Sponsors