The UIA-PHG members meet in Dalian, China on May 23-24, on the theme “Health for All: Cultural, Populational, Operational and Technological Influences". Seventy people attended the seminar.
The opening speech by the PHG Director Warren Kerr introduced the mission, history, network, membership and achievement of UIA-PHG and welcomed the seminar participants and speakers, representing 16 countries, including architects, planners, researchers, educators, hospital administrators and students. The keynote speech, delivered by Dr. Wynn Huey-Wen Yien—the Secretary General of Taiwan Society of Critical Care Medicine—focused on how to promote better user experience from a physician’s perspectives.
The Global University Program in Healthcare Architecture (GUPHA) a UIA-PHG subgroup, held a meeting in conjunction with the PHG seminar. Fourteen speakers, who represented thirteen universities and nine countries, shared the information and experience about architecture for health education. Results of the 2015 UIA-PHG International Student Competition were annouced . The jurors finally selected the top-5 places winners and 9 honourable mentions on May 24. The first-place winners were two graduate students from Clemson University, advised by Professor David Allison.
Student competition results on the UIA-PHG website