DESIGN & HEALTH - VIRTUAL WORLD CONGRESS
DESIGN & HEALTH - VIRTUAL WORLD CONGRESS
EXPLORATION OF THE GLOBAL APPLICATION OF SALUTOGENIC PERSPECTIVES ON EUROPEAN HEALTHCARE DESIGN.

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT - WC2020:

After close consultation with our organising partners in Belgium, it is with deep disappointment that we face no alternative than to postpone the 13th World Congress 2020 for Design and Health in Ghent, Belgium to a Virtual Congress in April , 2021.


Due to the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the rapid spread across many countries, we believe this decision is in the best interest of everyone’s health and safety. We do not want to endanger the health of our attendees and their families. We also want to avoid potential lengthy quarantine periods for attendees who may be exposed to the threat of COVID-19 during their travels. Uncertainty regarding the global impact of COVID-19 remains, resulting in government departments and other organisations already enacting travel restrictions.

We apologise for the inconvenience that this decision will cause for those who have committed to participating in WC2020.  We propose to maintain the current structure of the program, speakers and content – pending availability.  

A physical Congress will be held in Ghent, Belgium in April 2022.  


A virtual Awards ceremony for the Academy Design Awards will take on the 17th of  September 2020. 


The WC2020 Organising Committee have secured April 2021 as the new Congress date. We hope to be able to count on your ongoing enthusiasm and trust that we will still see you at WC2020/21 next year. 



Our Virtual Congress will take place over the month of April 2021 with 2 daily sessions on the following dates:


Wednesday the 7th of April

Wednesday the 14th April

Wednesday the 21st April

Wednesday the 28th April


The times of these sessions will be as follows:


09:00 – 12:00 UTC time and 19:00 to 22:00 UTC


PLEASE NOTE: The Agenda for the Virtual Congress is currently being updated to work around the new schedule.


The International Academy for Design and Health (IADH) organising committee invite you to attend the 13th Design & Health World Congress & Exhibition in partnership with the Belgian government, and world-renowned academic institutions and healthcare industries.

Congress Themes

Our congress theme is based on the philosophy that ‘less is more’ – that being surrounded by the basics just for the sake of functionality is not only more than enough, but that if we apply this to design in health, it could also result in better health outcomes & wellness.

Agenda / Program – click here to download our Preliminary Program. (Note: a NEW revised program will become available once speakers have confirmed their availability aligned with the new Congress date)

Sponsorship

WCDH2020 offers a range of sponsorship and exhibition opportunities for international organisations to develop their business. To find out more about the opportunities available please click here.


Agenda
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Official Welcome representatives from the Belgium Govt Dept of Health & European Parliament
9:00 AM - 9:20 AM
9:00 AM - 9:20 AM
Floris Alkemade - Dutch Government Architect
9:20 AM - 9:40 AM
9:20 AM - 9:40 AM
Prof. Tony Capon - Institute of Sustainability Development, Monash University
9:40 AM - 10:00 AM
9:40 AM - 10:00 AM
10:30 AM - 11:50 AM
10:30 AM - 11:50 AM
Chair: Prof. Debajyoti Pati – IADH North America
Chair: Walkiri Erse – IADH South America
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Het Pand of University Ghent 9000 Ghent, Belgium
11:50 AM - 12:30 PM
11:50 AM - 12:30 PM
1:30 PM - 1:50 PM
1:30 PM - 1:50 PM
2:00 PM - 2:20 PM
2:00 PM - 2:20 PM
Prof. Jan De Maeseneer - International Centre for Primary Health Care and Family Medicine - Ghent University
2:20 PM - 2:40 PM
2:20 PM - 2:40 PM
Fillip Wateeuw - Ghent City Council
2:40 PM - 3:00 PM
2:40 PM - 3:00 PM
3:30 PM - 4:50 PM
3:30 PM - 4:50 PM
Chair: Tye Farrow – IADH North America
Chair: Prof. Dr Bettina Borisch – University of Geneva
4:50 PM - 5:30 PM
4:50 PM - 5:30 PM
8:30 AM - 8:50 AM
8:30 AM - 8:50 AM
Carine Boonen – Flemish Ministry of Health & Welfare
8:50 AM - 9:10 AM
8:50 AM - 9:10 AM
Prof. Cor Wagenaar – University of Groningen
9:10 AM - 9:30 AM
9:10 AM - 9:30 AM
Greet Prins - Philadelphia Zorg
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
10:30 AM - 11:50 AM
10:30 AM - 11:50 AM
Chair: Prof. Stefano Capolongo – IADH Europe
Chair: Ann Decock – Co-chair Belgium organising committee 2020
Chair: Johan Cogge – CEO, DeToo Architects
11:50 AM - 12:30 PM
11:50 AM - 12:30 PM
2:00 PM - 2:20 PM
2:00 PM - 2:20 PM
Prof. Margo Annemans – Catholic University Leuven Key Note Speaker
2:20 PM - 2:40 PM
2:20 PM - 2:40 PM
Rob Hootsmans – Hootsmans Architecture Bureau
2:40 PM - 3:00 PM
2:40 PM - 3:00 PM
3:30 PM - 4:50 PM
3:30 PM - 4:50 PM
Chair: Stefano Scalzo - IADH South Pacific
Chair: Prof. Gelun – IADH China
Lim Lip Chuan (Frankie)
4:50 PM - 5:30 PM
4:50 PM - 5:30 PM
8:30 AM - 8:50 AM
8:30 AM - 8:50 AM
Prof. Pascal Verdonck– Ghent University
8:50 AM - 9:10 AM
8:50 AM - 9:10 AM
Prof. Lieven Annemans – Ghent University
9:10 AM - 9:30 AM
9:10 AM - 9:30 AM
Govert Flint - Enriches
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
10:30 AM - 11:50 AM
10:30 AM - 11:50 AM
Chair: Vivien Mak – IADH China
Chair: Yvonne Lim – IADH South East Asia
Chair: Prof Pascal Verdonck
11:50 AM - 12:30 PM
11:50 AM - 12:30 PM
1:30 PM - 1:50 PM
1:30 PM - 1:50 PM
2:00 PM - 2:20 PM
2:00 PM - 2:20 PM
Frank Lescrauwaet- AZ ZENO Hospital - Winner of World Architecture award 2018
2:20 PM - 2:40 PM
2:20 PM - 2:40 PM
Ben Scott - Foster and Partners
2:40 PM - 3:00 PM
2:40 PM - 3:00 PM
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Keynote Speakers
Dutch Chief Government Architect
Ghent University
Ghent City Council
Flemish Ministry of Health & Welfare
Philadelphia Zorg
Catholic University Leuven
Hootsmans Architecture Bureau
Ghent University
Monash University
Ghent University
University of Groningen
Enrichers
AZ ZENO Hospital
Foster and Partners
Venues
Onderbergen 1, 9000 Ghent
Schouwburgstraat 3, 9000, Ghent
Botermarkt 1, 9000 Gent, Belgium
Sponsors
Diamond Sponsor
LOCATION
Virtual Congress,
Map
Location: Virtual Congress,

INFORMATION FOR TRAVEL - CONGRESS 2022:

COVID-19:

Travel and visa restrictions are in place.  We advise travellers to check with the relevant airline companies, visa and immigration authorities in accordance with their route of travel prior to booking tickets and travelling.


FLIGHTS:

Lufthansa Group Partner Airlines offer a comprehensive global route network linking major cities around the world. We offer special prices and conditions to participants, visitors, exhibitors, invited guests as well as employees of the Contracting partner and their travel companions.

To make a reservation, please click on www.lh.com/event-flight-booking and enter the access code BEZLMLJ in the "Offer for discounted flights" area. This will open an online booking platform that will automatically calculate the discount offered or provide you with an even better offer if another promotional fare is available.

NOTE: Pop-ups must be enabled otherwise the booking platform window will not open.

These promotional fares are also available through your IATA / ARC travel agent. Travel agents can obtain ticketing instructions by sending an email to lufthansa.mobility@dlh.de and providing the access code as a reference.



INSURANCE:

Registration fees do not include insurance of any kind. It is strongly recommended that at the time you register for the congress and book your travel you take out an insurance policy of your choice. The policy should include loss of fees/deposit through cancellation of your participation in the congress, or through cancellation of the congress, loss of international/domestic air fares through cancellation for any reason, loss of tour monies through cancellation for any reason including airline or related services strikes within Belgium, failure to utilise tours or pre-booked arrangements due to airline delay, Force Majeure or any other reason, medical expenses (including sickness and accident cover), loss or damage to personal property, additional expenses and repatriation should travel arrangements have to be altered. The Congress organisers cannot take any responsibility for any participant failing to arrange their own insurance. This insurance is to be purchased in your country of origin.


GETTING TO GHENT:
For information on how to get to the Congress from Brussels airport/Zaventem, click on the link below.....


WHAT TO DO IN GHENT:
For more information on what to do while you are in Ghent, click on the link below....


VISA INFORMATION

Some nationalities require a VISA for Belgium.  All the information concerning visa applications for Belgium is available on the website of the Foreigners Department of the FPS Home Affairs, which is the competent Belgian authority for access to the territory, stay, residence and removal of foreigners in Belgium.

For information about the Schengenvisaplease visit www.schengenvisainfo.com/belgium-visa

It is the duty of each attendee to check the visa requirements prior to purchasing your tickets.  Participants coming from countries in need of a visa can apply for an invitation letter from us through a simple request.

No financial support can be given.


If you need a letter of invitation, please contact the Global Support team via email: WC2020invitation@designandhealth.org

Please state your:

• Last name
• First names
• Home address
• Birthplace
• Birth date
• Identity card number
• Passport number

as well as the mailing address to which the letter should be sent.


PLEASE NOTE - we are unable to issue any invitation letter unless we have received your online registration and payment of the registration fee due. Please note: invitation letters will not be sent by courier.