Presentation Submission Closed

Notification of Acceptance: Mid-June 2017

The 15th International Conference on Communication in Healthcare & the Health Literacy Annual Research Conference 2017 will feature research, education, and teaching innovations in communication in healthcare. We would like to invite you to submit scientific abstracts and proposals for workshops, symposia, and special interest groups. The ICCH & HARC aim 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 abstracts and proposals from all health-related disciplines and health professions (nurses, physicians, pharmacists, social workers, therapists, counselors, community health workers, etc.).

Prospective authors can submit abstracts and proposals through our electronic submission process. We encourage submissions from educators, researchers and learners from all healthcare fields. Please click here for detailed guidelines and selection criteria for scientific abstracts, workshops, symposia, and special interest group submissions. 

Submission Categories

 Submission categories for this year's ICCH & HARC include: 

  • Assessing clinical communication skills
  • Basic and applied communication research in healthcare
  • Communication and emotion
  • Communication in quality and safety
  • Communication technology, e-learning, serious gaming, and social media
  • Cross-cultural communication
  • Health behavior change 
  • Health equity and social justice 
  • Health literacy and numeracy 
  • Humanities, ethics and professionalism 
  • Information-gathering and clinical reasoning 
  • Language discordant care and use of interpreters 
  • Linguistics and sociolinguistics 
  • Patient and family caregiver engagement in the communication processes of care 
  • Patient decision aids
  • Patient participation and empowerment 
  • Patient perspectives 
  • Psychophysiology and communication 
  • Research methodology 
  • Risk communication 
  • Shared decision-making 
  • Teaching clinical communication skills 
  • Team and inter-professional communication 
  • Underserved populations and health disparities 
  • Other communication-related topics
Past Accepted Abstracts

Select the image below to view the 2015 ICCH accepted abstracts:

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