Creative destruction:
Design innovation in the face of existential threats

Call for Papers launched

14-16 June, 2021




Call for papers – submit your abstracts to
present at EHD 2021

The Call for Papers for the 7th European Healthcare Design 2021 Congress, Awards and Exhibition has been launched.

Themed ‘Creative destruction: Design innovation in the face of existential threats’, next year’s congress will present an opportunity to craft a blueprint for reconstruction – whether it be in population health, clinical services, or architecture, design and planning – in response to a tumultuous year when the resilience of health systems globally have been tested to the limit, and the pressures to adopt a climate-smart development path have increased exponentially.

Organised by Architects for Health and SALUS Global Knowledge Exchange, EHD 2021 will be held from 14-16 June. If it is safe to do so, we are anticipating the return of the ‘in person’ event at the Royal College of Physicians, London, which will also be live streamed online globally. We will provide updates during the next few months as the situation evolves.

We’re delighted to invite you to contribute to the exchange of knowledge on how to craft a new blueprint – responding to Covid-19, the growth of digital technology, and climate change mitigation – for the radical transformation of our health systems and infrastructure.

Abstracts for the presentation of papers, posters and workshops should be submitted by 28 January 2021 at

Click here to download the Call for Papers. Abstract guidelines will be published on the event website soon.


EHD2021 Call for Papers: Congress themes

Presenters are invited to submit abstracts of 400 words by 28 January in the following themes. Download the Call for Papers for more information.

Plenary theme

  • Creative destruction: Design innovation in the face of existential threats

Congress streams

  • Population-based health systems
  • Intersection of clinical medicine & design
  • Science, technology and innovation
  • Climate-smart healthcare
  • Art & architecture
  • Pandemic preparedness


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