International Conference on Planning and Designing of Healthcare Facilities (HEALTHARCHCON)

Venue: Cidade de Goa

Location: Goa, Goa, India

Event Date/Time: Sep 15, 2006 End Date/Time: Sep 17, 2006
Registration Date: Sep 25, 2006
Early Registration Date: Aug 14, 2006
Abstract Submission Date: Aug 14, 2006
Paper Submission Date: Aug 20, 2006
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Dear Fellow Professional

Globally, healthcare systems are experiencing increasing fiscal,
demographic and consumer pressure. There have been metamorphic changes
in the recent past in the sphere of healthcare delivery. The planning,
design and final architectural expression in health care is reflective
of the gradual shift in outlook of healthcare institutions from merely
treating the sick to a concerted approach to harness healthy living.
This has been triggered by globalization, increased expectations of
seekers and providers of health care and the participation of private
players in the health sector.

In our pursuit for knowledge and vision for the profession, a three
days International Conference on Planning and Designing of Healthcare
Facilities is being jointly organized by the All India Institute of
Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi as part of its Golden Jubilee
Celebrations in collaboration with the School of Planning and
Architecture, (SPA), New Delhi, The Indian Institute of Architects
(IIA), International Conference on Medical Architecture (ICMA) and the
South Asian Conference on Synergy in Healthcare (SASHCON), at Hotel
Cidade de Goa, Goa from 15-17 September, 2006

The main objectives of the conference will be to:

Deliberate the emerging trends in planning and designing of healthcare
Highlight the changing role of future hospitals in the evolving
healthcare environment.
Establish dynamic networks between the diverse disciplines of medicine,
architecture, financing & management and integrate them for evolving
patient-focused and environment-friendly trends in hospital planning
and design.
Assess the future projections for the healthcare sector and financing
of healthcare facilities.
Explore the avenues for integration of Information Technology in
healthcare delivery as a virtual outreach arm of multi-specialty care.
Deliberate on the issues concerned with strengthening of healthcare
facilities in urban and rural setting at primary, secondary and
tertiary levels.

Some of the thrust areas proposed to be discussed are:

Planning principles and design considerations in healthcare facilities
Emerging issues and strategic options in Medical Architecture
Designing for Accreditation
Healing Architecture
Energy Efficient Hospitals
Financing of Healthcare Institutions
Role of Public Private Partnership and Outsourcing in Healthcare
Intelligent Buildings
Telemedicine and beyond
Facility Management
Patient focused Architecture
Evidence based Designs
Environment friendly hospitals & Green buildings
Value added Services
Ambulatory Care Systems and Day Care Facilities
Mobile Hospitals and Disaster units

The WHO has highlighted the importance of a multisectoral approach in
the delivery of healthcare. It has floated the concept of " Working
together for health" as the theme for the sixth year of this
millennium. The conference is a stepping stone in this direction. In
view of this about 350 select experts are expected to participate in
this conference which includes Hospital Promoters, Healthcare/ Hospital
Policy Makers, representation from Financial Institutions, Facility
Managers including Banking and Insurance Services, Health and Hospital
Administrators, Hospital Planners and Project Consultants, Engineers,
Architects, Equipment Manufacturers and Distributors and experts from
the construction industry

Registration fee is Rs. 14,000 per delegate for Indian nationals and $
450 for foreign delegates by DD / Banker's Cheque in favour of
"SASHCON" payable at Delhi, may be sent to the Conference
Coordinator at the address mentioned below. The registration fee
includes accommodation at Hotel Cidade de Goa from 15 - 17 Sep 2006.
Registration fee for local delegates (without accomodation) is Rs 4500

The last date for registration is 31st July 2006. You are requested to
register at the earliest to avoid inconvenience at the last moment

For complete details and registration forms please visit

Looking forward to seeing you in Goa.

With best wishes and kind regards

Sincerely yours,

Ar Vijay Garg
Council Member, IIA
Member, Conference Organising Committee

Ar. Shamit Manchanda
Executive Committee Member, Northern Chapter IIA
Secretary IT Committee, IIA
Member, Conference Organising Committee


Conference Secretariat
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