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Healthcare Leaders Forum, ICC in Sydney on 6 & 7 August 2019

This year’s Healthcare Leaders Forum is held at the ICC in Sydney on 6 & 7 August. AHDC members have access to discounted tickets. Register with code AHDC25 at for 25% off your access to thought-leaders and innovation experts.

The Healthcare Leaders Forum offers insights on policy, management and innovation. With 6+ keynotes, 35+ individual speakers, multiple tailored streams, as well as dedicated networking opportunities, this forum equips executives with the understandings needed to adapt and succeed in a dynamic climate. hashtag#HCLForumh

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The AHDC Northern Europe Hospital Study Tour

Just after the European Health Design Conference in London (17-19 June) the AHDC has organised a tour of some new and existing hospitals in The Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark and Sweden.\

Come and join us on a tour of the new Erasmus University Medical Centre in Rotterdam, the floating AZ Zeno in Knokke, Belgium, the Rikshospitalet in Copenhagen, the Karolinska University Hospital in Stockholm, and many more. Be quick to book your spot, places are limited.

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2019 Educational Events

The Third Educational Event for 2019 is fast approaching.   

Thurs 23 May  Education Event No3

“Small Projects, Thinking Big”


Please put the following dates in your diary for the rest of the year:

10 – 21 June Education Event No4 Proposed European Study Tour

Thurs 1st Aug Education Event No5

Thurs 26 Sept Education Event No6 incl AGM

Thurs 21 Nov  Education Event No7

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Royal College of Physicians, London, UK,

17–19 June 2019

The Call for Papers Closes Soon – Extended to 17th Dec

AHDC Chair Kate Copeland is the Lead Judge in the Category for Healthcare Design (Over 25,000 sqm)

The Call for Entries Closes 21st Feb 2019


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Call for case study submissions

Can you provide an example for at least one of these following suggestions?

  •  pertinent lessons learnt;
  •  an innovation;
  •  advancing safety, clinical outcomes, satisfaction, value or the ability to service the future;
  •  an unusual context which offers lessons for every project;
  •  extraordinary value (could be the health service or architectural or a hybrid);
  •  recovery of lost knowledge;
  •  testing limitations of knowledge;


  •  simplifying complex ideas.

If you can and would like to share with your AHDC colleagues, please submit an abstract of a presentation, of no more than 200 words, for consideration as part of a future AHDC Event.

Your abstract should include:
– subject title;
– the benefits of the presentation;
– transparency towards any vested interests in the subject.

Please email submissions to

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June 2018 Educational Event – Briefing by Design

Thursday, 21st June 2018

Speaker: Ian Mitchell, Principal, Conrad Gargett, currently working on the Victoria Heart Hospital.

Ian believes that there is a strong argument for design input into the briefing process for health projects; that this should occur as part of a collaborative consultation process and that it will yield demonstrably better outcomes.

Ian will discuss this in the context of recent experience and briefs we have come to know and love.

Ian is a Principal of Conrad Gargett, and an award-winning architect who joined the practice in 2006 after building a distinguished career with firms such as John Simpson Associates and Daryl Jackson Pty Ltd, as well as a period at the helm of his own practice. A highly regarded leader in the architecture and construction industry, Ian has previously enjoyed a term as the Queensland President of the Australian Institute of Architects (AIA) and was made a Life Fellow in 2011. He is well-versed in project and design management across industry sectors. His thorough, purposeful approach to design is fuelled by a deep desire to create something meaningful, emphasising function and providing lasting positive experiences for inhabitants. Ian considers his work on prominent designs, such as the acclaimed Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital, as some of the greatest highlights of his career. He is committed to a life of learning and education, contributing his knowledge and skills as a mentor through the AIA, a Design tutor at Queensland University of Technology, a member of numerous juries and award panels, and a presenter at design conferences nationally and internationally

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2018 Educational Events – Dates for Your Diary

Future Dates – Put them in your Diary

1st Nov – TBC Soon-Watch This Space!!! (including AGM)

Note this is a revised date


22nd November – TBC

Watch this space for upcoming topics / information.

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April 2017 Educational Event – Health Sector in Victoria

Thursday, 19 April 2018 – Health Sector in Victoria

Speaker: Tony Michele – Executive Director, Delivery – Victorian Health and Human Services Building Authority

Tony Michele will speak about the new Victorian Health & Human Services Building Authority and some upcoming changes to how they will be commissioning masterplans and feasibility studies, both of which are expected to involve strong elements of design. Tony will also talk about the forward pipeline of projects in Victoria and the design outcomes the Victorian Government will be seeking.

Tony Michele is the recently appointed Executive Director – Delivery for the VHHSBA, the Victorian Government agency responsibility for planning, delivery and ongoing asset management of all public sector health infrastructure in Victoria. Tony’s professional background is in operational health and hospital-based research as a former senior executive at The Wesley Hospital in Brisbane. Tony brings to his new role a track record for successful delivery of social (health) infrastructure projects, including the $630 million Bendigo Hospital PPP Project, and the $1.1 billion Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre, a joint Federal and Victorian Government-funded social infrastructure PPP.

Immediately prior to re-joining government in 2010, Tony was Bid Director at Bilfinger Berger Project Investments responsible for PPP bids for health and hospital projects in Australia and New Zealand. And in 2008, Tony led the PPP team as the client Project Director on the $300 million Victorian Royal Women’s Hospital. Educated at the University of Queensland, Tony also enjoyed working at the University for several years in the School of Biomedical Sciences within the Faculty of Science.

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