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Deadline extended: ICCH 2021: Call for Abstracts, Workshops, Symposia, Research in Progress, and Creative Arts

Now Accepting Submissions for ICCH 2021

Thursday, March 4, 2021

Submission Deadline: Monday, May 3, 2021; 
Notification of Acceptance: July 2021
More details are available at

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.). 

Note: At this time, ACH is planning to host ICCH '21 in person with a virtual component, given the evolving circumstances of the pandemic and potential travel restrictions. Ability to travel to the meeting is not a prerequisite for consideration.

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 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 

Submission Deadline: Monday, April 5, 2021
Notification of Acceptance: June 2021

More details are available at!

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