COVID-19 Global Healthcare Design Summit programme launched

In direct response to the pandemic, we are excited to announce the launch of the programme for the COVID-19 Global Healthcare Design Summit: A New Paradigm, fully integrated into the 6th European Healthcare Design Congress, which will now take place in a virtual setting on 14-18 September 2020. The programme for the Summit (p14, Stream 10 and p17, Stream 13) is included within the latest version of the full Preliminary Programme for EHD 2020.


For details about online registration and a range of ticket types to attend the virtual congress, please click here.


The programme and registration details can also be viewed at the virtual event site.


This fully integrated ‘conference within a conference’, brings global knowledge and learning together from the pandemic response and impact, and takes place on 17-18 September – see streams 10 and 13 in the now updated Preliminary Programme.


In a matter of months, the emergence of a new human coronavirus has brought global society to a standstill, sent vibrant economies spiralling into freefall, overwhelmed and placed untold stress on health systems, and caused death, illness and despair to billions of people worldwide. As this existential shock and continuing threat to life reverberates through societies, international health systems are adapting and reshaping at speed. The direct and indirect impacts on physical and mental health will be felt for years to come. 


Keynote talks
The programme for the COVID-19 Global Summit will kick off with keynote talks from three global health leaders who have been involved in work relating to the pandemic on a number of different fronts: Prof Dame Anne Johnson, Professor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology at the University College London and co-director of UCL Health of the Public; Dr Liz Paslawsky, Integrative leadership CEO/executive coach, and Visiting professor at the Ukrainian Catholic University; and Dr Layla McCay, Director of international relations.


In the sessions that follow, delegates will hear from speakers across the globe, sharing international expertise and insights on how different countries' healthcare systems have responded to the pandemic. Around 30 talks will look at the experiences in the UK, Germany, Sweden, Switzerland, Spain, Italy, Greece, Canada, USA, Australia, Argentina and Brazil.


We look forward to your participation in this significant addition to this year's European Healthcare Design Congress, 14-18 September, 2020 (virtual).