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EACH Teaching Award

The EACH Teaching Award is an innovative prize for teachers of health care communication awarded biennially at the conferences of the International Conference on Communication in Healthcare (ICCH). The second teaching award will be presented at the next ICCH conference in Porto in September 2018. The award is meant for teachers of communication in healthcare who have made a significant and outstanding contribution to healthcare communication education.

Examples of such contributions could include:

  • making an impact on healthcare communication teaching beyond the candidate’s institution
  • creating an innovation in healthcare communication teaching and learning
  • introducing communication training in a particularly challenging environment

The Teaching Award winner will receive the following prize:

  • Free ICCH conference attendance
  • £1,000 prize money

The jury for the award consists of members of the EACH teaching committee (tEACH), national representatives and the former recipient of the award.

Jozien Bensing Award 2018

The Jozien Bensing Research Award is an award for talented early-career researchers awarded biennially at the conferences of the International Association for Communication in Healthcare (EACH). The award was first given in 2008. The 6th Award will be presented at the EACH conference in Porto in September this year.

The award is meant for researchers in the first ten years of their research career, for example within ten years of PhD or similar qualification, allowing for career breaks.

The jury for the award consists of former and current Presidents of EACH and former recipients of the award and is chaired by Prof. Myriam Deveugele.

The Jozien Bensing Award winner will receive the following prize:

  • Free ICCH conference attendance
  • £1,000 prize money

Poster Awards

This year up to three awards will be given for the most excellent posters presented at the ICCH conference. Peer reviewers will evaluate all posters on four criteria:

  • Relevance: Does the poster present a clear, important and innovative research question, educational intervention, or practice innovation, which contributes to the expansion of the body of knowledge?
  • Methods/results: Does the poster demonstrate good science, teaching methods, or quality improvement technique, and are results (if applicable) well described?
  • Impact: Does the poster include a clear take home message and conclusions relevant to communicators in healthcare?
  • Presentation: Is the poster self-contained (viewers need no extra information to understand the information presented) and well laid-out (makes use of a clear mixture of text, graphics and colours; is clear from a distance)?

The award ceremony takes place before the plenary on the last day of the conference (Tuesday 4 September). Up to three posters will receive an award certificate and prize money. All awardees are invited to pitch their key message during the award ceremony for one minute at the most. Awardees will be informed soon after the second poster session on Sunday 2 September.

Should you need any more information, please feel free to contact Marij Hillen.