International Conference on Communication in Healthcare 2021 - Extended Deadline to Submit Your Abstract!

11 May, 2021

Extended Call for Abstracts, Workshops, Symposia, Research in Progress, Creative Arts FOR ICCH 2021

Extended Deadline: Friday, May 14, 2021, at 11:59 pm EST

Notification of Acceptance: July 2021

Virtual Conference: October 17-20, 2021

Submit your research here:

The 19th International Conference on Communication in Healthcare 2021 will feature research, teaching, and policy/practice innovations in communication in healthcare.

We would like to invite you to submit scientific abstracts and proposals for workshops, symposia, research in progress, and creative arts.

ICCH aims to create a learning community that fosters scholarship and interprofessional collaboration to advance knowledge and innovation in communication in healthcare and relationship-centered care. We welcome submissions including all health disciplines and health professions (nurses, students, physicians, pharmacists, social workers, therapists, counselors, community health workers, patients, social scientists, etc.).

Shifting to a Virtual Conference

The ICCH 2021 planning committee has decided to shift our planned in-person international conference from an in-person event to a fully virtual conference. The ICCH 2021 planning committee made this decision carefully. This was a difficult decision and one made in consultation with the ACH and EACH membership. While much progress has been made in all regions globally, much uncertainty still exists about the pandemic, particularly the availability of institutional travel funding and the likelihood to attend an in-person event in October.

Submission Category Themes

Presentations will be organized around topic areas. When you start your submission, you will be asked to identify a key term from the list below corresponding to a primary topic area and secondary topic area to facilitate the organization of presentations.

Research in Communication in Healthcare

* Basic Research

* Applied Research

* Research Methods & Methodology

* Mixed Methods Research

* Linguistics & Sociolinguistics

* Health Economics

Clinical Reasoning & Communication Skills

* Teaching Clinical Communication Skills

* Assessing Clinical Communication Skills

* Gathering Information/Clinical Reasoning

* Providing Information

Clinical Practice

* Knowledge Translation & Implementation Science (moving from research & evidence-based practices to routine health care system practice)

* Team & Inter-professional/Interdisciplinary Communication

Health Policy & Advocacy

* Evidence-based Policy Development

* Health Policy

* Economics of Communication Interventions

* Advocacy & Engagement

* Quality & Safety

* Organizational Change & Change Management

Engagement & Patient, Caregiver & Social Network Perspectives

* Patient/Caregiver/Social Network Perspectives

* Patient/Caregiver/Social Network Participation & Empowerment

* Experiences of Health & Illness

Health Equity, Social Justice & Health Disparities

* Health Equity & Social Justice

* Health Disparities

* Language Discordant Care & Interpreters

* Cross-cultural Communication

* Communication with/and Underserved Populations

Shared Decision-Making, Decision Support & Decision Aids

* Shared Decision Making

* Decision Support

* Decision Aids

Health Literacy & Numeracy

* Health Literacy

* Health Numeracy

Specific Topics in Communication in Healthcare

* Ethics & Ethical Issues

* Professionalism

* Health Behavior Change

* Psychophysiology

* Health & Medical Humanities

* Narrative Medicine

* Empathy & Emotion

* Risk Communication

* Simulation

Communication Technology

* E-learning

* Serious Gaming

* Electronic Medical Records

* Social Media & Internet


Emily Williams

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Project Coordinator

Academy of Communication in Healthcare

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