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Online Registration Now Open!


October 17-20, 2021 Online!

We invite you to participate in the 19th International Conference on Communication in Healthcare (ICCH) organized by the Academy of Communication in Healthcare (ACH) in partnership with EACH: International Association for Communication in Healthcare.

There is no better way to get the information you need to improve your performance in healthcare communication, increase positive patient outcomes, and connect with professionals who share your passion for improving healthcare communication than the largest gathering of researchers, educators, clinicians and administrators from around the globe.

Shifting to a Virtual Conference

ACH hopes you and your families are safe and well. Over the past several months, we have been carefully following the developments related to the COVID-19 pandemic. 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 we 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 likelihood to attend an in-person event in Puerto Rico in October 2021.

Making this decision early will allow us plenty of time to plan for a rich, meaningful fully virtual conference that allows you to attend from the safety of your home or workplace. The ICCH 2021 planning committee is now discussing strategies for a high quality conference that will provide you with the opportunity to share, grow and establish new connections virtually.

Thank you for your support of the ICCH 2021 conference, and we will look forward to the next time we can be fully in-person all together.

Who Should Attend?

Researchers, educators and clinicians interested in improving communication in healthcare:

  • Academic faculty leaders conducting research on communication in healthcare
  • Medical educators from a range of health professionals:
    • Medicine
    • Psychology
    • Nursing
    • Physical Therpay
    • And other interprofessional fields
  • Patients, Patient Advocates, Caregivers, Patient Family Members
  • Students from Various Health Professions
  • Patient Experience professionals engaged in communication improvement
  • Healthcare administrators guiding topics related to communication