Design & Health World Congress & Exhibition – Next month!


Rock Wall & Salt Marsh Panorama, photo by Henry Domke,

Rock Wall & Salt Marsh Panorama. Photo by Henry Domke,

Design & Health World Congress & Exhibition
International Academy for Design and Health
July 6 – 10, 2011, Boston, MA
The Marriott Copley Place

There’s still time to register for what looks like an excellent conference: For the conference program, go to this page and click on the picture in the top right-hand corner (the one that says “Final program & call for registration”).

The Congress is organized by the International Academy for Design & Health in partnership with The American Institute of Architects, Academy of Architecture for Health, and supported by major academic institutions and healthcare industries worldwide.

I was going to list which sessions I thought would be of interest to our members, but there are so many – best to just look at the program and see what sparks your interest.

The Design & Health World Congress is the centerpiece for the Academy’s education, research, advocacy and business & professional networking activities.

Delivered in partnership with the leading professional bodies, academic institutions, health providers and industry sponsors, the congress is an opportunity to engage with the world’s foremost interdisciplinary network of thought leaders, including architects, designers, psychologists, physicians, nurses, health planners, policy makers and other key decision makers.

The scientific committee said: “A salutogenic approach to environmental design is one of the most cost-effective and enduring methods of reducing illness and improving health. Central to understanding this approach is the development of a scientific research base, which illustrates and explores the relationship between human health and the environment and, even more vitally, creates a case for the rigorous application of this knowledge in professional practice…Our mission is to spread awareness of this important message and its value as a foundation for improving population health and well-being.”