European Healthcare Design Congress 2023

Fault lines and front lines
Strengthening health system resilience

Call for Papers

12-14 June, 2023

download the call for papers


submit here by 1 December


Call for papers – One week remaining to submit

There is now only one week remaining until the deadline to submit your abstracts to participate in the 9th European Healthcare Design 2023 Congress, Awards and Exhibition. The plenary theme is ‘Fault lines and front lines: Strengthening health system resilience’, learn more in the Call for Papers.

EHD2023 is dedicated to the global exchange of knowledge on the relationship between research, practice and policy in the design and planning of health systems, services, technology, workforce and infrastructure.

Rapid progress is now being made to embed low-carbon design and construction in some areas of the world, but global standards are required to address a global problem. Questions, too, remain over the definition of net zero, whether we should be measuring embodied or operational carbon and the standards required for how resources and materials are used efficiently over their design life.

Abstracts for the presentation of papers, posters and workshops should be submitted by 1 December 2022 at

EHD 2023 Call for Papers: Congress themes

Presenters are invited to submit abstracts of 400 words by 1 December in the following themes. Download the Call for Papers for more information.

Abstracts should be submitted via the online submission form on the EHD website, where you will also find the abstracts guidelines.

Plenary theme

  • Fault lines and front lines: Strengthening health system resilience

Congress streams

  • Population health: Redesigning health systems and partnering to integrate care and foster healthy communities
  • Health planning and investment: New models of care that promote quality improvement and strengthen health system resilience
  • The intersection of clinical medicine and design: Optimising environments and spaces to support clinical service planning strategies
  • Science, technology & digital transformation: System-level adoption of digital health, AI, personalised medicine and smart hospital innovations
  • Climate-smart healthcare: Applying circular economy principles and net–zero carbon strategies to services, infrastructure and supply chains
  • Art & architecture: Humanistic environments that promote wellbeing, identity and dignity, support recovery and empower patients
  • Tertiary care: Planning specialist services and infrastructure, including mental health services, cancer care, women and children, and rehabilitation
Who should submit a paper and attend
The European Healthcare Design Congress, Awards & Exhibition attracts the world’s leading interdisciplinary thinkers, researchers and practitioners in the field including:
  • Physicians
  • Healthcare executives
  • Estates/capital development
  • Nursing professionals
  • Commissioners
  • Health scientists
  • Service designers
  • Clinical managers
  • Architects and designers
  • Engineers and developers
  • Health planners
  • Occupational therapists
  • Psychologists
  • Economists

Organised by:

AfH 30 years logo 

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're OK with this, but you can opt out if you wish.