EHD 2024: Call for Papers launched

The Call for Papers has been launched for the 10th European Healthcare Design Congress 2024, the plenary theme of which is ‘Natural Intelligence: Creating self-learning health systems’.


The submissions process for abstracts will close on 1 December 2023. Next year’s Congress will once again be held ‘in person’ at the Royal College of Physicians, London, on 10-12 June, and streamed online on SALUS TV to enable virtual delegates to watch and participate. undefined - undefined


We’re delighted to invite you to contribute to the exchange of knowledge needed to strengthen health system resilience by submitting abstracts on the following core themes: 


Plenary theme

Natural Intelligence: Creating self-learning health systems


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 services, 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


Papers addressing more than one of the Congress themes will be given preference. All abstracts should be submitted via the online submission form on this website. Abstract guidelines can be downloaded here.