Reminder – ICCH 2018 Submission Deadline: 5 Feb

International Conference on Communication in Healthcare
1 – 4 September 2018
Porto, Portugal

Call for Submissions

Deadline for Submissions: Monday 5 February 2018
Notification of Acceptance: Monday 2 April 2018

We proudly announce the 16th International Conference on Communication in Healthcare 2018, which will highlight current innovations in research, teaching, policy and practice in communication in healthcare from throughout the world.

A hallmark of ICCH conferences is to foster interaction and exchange among participants and they have a unique, welcoming atmosphere for the whole healthcare communication community.  The conferences aim to create a learning community that fosters scholarship and inter-professional collaboration to advance knowledge and innovation.  We invite submissions related to communication in healthcare, including all health-related disciplines and all healthcare professions and non-healthcare professions such as psychology, social sciences and education.

We welcome submissions from all stages of careers.  We especially encourage students and those in their early stages of career to apply, particularly for works in progress and innovative technology session.

Prospective authors can submit abstracts and proposals through our electronic submission process by clicking here.  Please click here for detailed guidelines for the submission categories listed below:

  • Oral & Poster presentations
  • Workshops
  • Symposia
  • Work in Progress for students and early career participants
  • Something creative – the fringe
  • Round table discussions
  • Innovative technology for healthcare communication presentations
Click here to submit

Conference topics at this years’ ICCH include:

Research in Communication in Healthcare
Basic and applied
Research methodology

Education in healthcare communication across the curriculum continuum
Teaching clinical communication skills
Assessing clinical communication skills

Clinical practice and related health policy
Knowledge translation (research and intervention into clinical settings)
Consumer / advocacy group engagement
Evidence-based policy development
Implementation research (healthcare communication interventions into health organisations)
Health economics of communication interventions

Patient and caregiver perspectives and engagement
Patient / family perspectives
Patient / family participation and empowerment
Patient decision aids

Healthcare provider communication
Gathering information / clinical reasoning
Information provision
Empathy and emotions
Shared decision making
Risk communication and medical decision making
Quality and safety
Team and inter-professional / interdisciplinary communication

Specific topics in communication in healthcare
Ethical issues
Diversity and cross-cultural communication including use of interpreters
Health literacy
Health behavioural change
Chronic illness and continuity

Communication technology
Serious gaming
Electronic medical records
Social media

25th January 2018