Call for Abstracts, Workshops, Symposia, and Creative Arts

The Submission Deadline has Passed.
Notification of Acceptance: Late June 2019
Conference: October 27 - 30, 2019 

Abstract Submission GuidelinesThe 17th International Conference on Communication in Healthcare 2019 invites you to submit scientific abstracts and proposals for workshops, symposia, 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 related to communication and relationships in healthcare, including all health-related disciplines and health professions (nurses, physicians, pharmacists, social workers, therapists, counselors, community health workers, patients, social scientists, etc.).

Presentations will be organized around the topic areas. When submitting your abstract or proposal, you will be asked to identify a key term from the list below corresponding to a primary theme and secondary theme (if relevant) to facilitate organization of presentations. Please click here for detailed guidelines and selection criteria for scientific abstracts, workshops, symposia, and creative arts submissions.

Submission Category Themes

Research in Communication in Healthcare:
  • Basic Research
  • Applied Research
  • Research Methods & Methodology
  • Mixed Methods Research
  • Linguistics & Sociolinguistics
  • Health Economics

Health Equity, Social Justice & Health Disparities:

  • Health Equity & Social Justice
  • Health Disparities
  • Language Discordant Care & Interpreters
  • Cross-cultural Communication
  • Communication with/and Underserved Populations

Clinical Reasoning & Communication Skills:

  • Teaching Clinical Communication Skills
  • Assessing Clinical Communication Skills
  • Gathering Information/Clinical Reasoning
  • Giving Information

Shared Decision-Making, Decision Support & Decision Aids:

  • Shared Decision Making
  • Decision Support
  • Decision Aids
Clinical Practice:
  • Knowledge Translation & Implementation Science
    (moving from research & evidence-based practices
    to routine health care system practice)
  • Team & Inter-professional/Interdisciplinary Communication

Health Literacy & Numeracy:

  • Health Literacy
  • Health Numeracy
Health Policy & Advocacy:
  • Evidence-based Policy Development
  • Health Policy
  • Economics of Communication Interventions
  • Advocacy & Engagement
  • Quality & Safety

Engagement & Patient, Caregiver & Social Network Perspectives:

  • Patient/Caregiver/Social Network Perspectives
  • Patient/Caregiver/Social Network Participation & Empowerment
  • Experiences of Health & Illness

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



Past Accepted Presentations

The 2017 conference program is linked below as a resource to review accepted presentations and submission categories from a past ICCH as you consider your submission. 

2017 ICCH Program


Submission Guidelines

Click the image below for the abstract submission guidelines! 

Submission Guidelines

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