EACH organises major international conferences on healthcare communication research and teaching to bring together the community of healthcare researchers, educators and practitioners as well as workshops, courses and meetings on specific research and teaching components of healthcare communication for teachers and researchers.

Future events

Past conferences

Hosted by ACH, in partnership with EACH

The ICCH conference in 2019 took place in Porto from 27-30 October.

Click here to review the programme.

Hosted by EACH, in partnership with ACH

The ICCH conference in 2018 took place in Porto from 1 – 4 September.

Click here to review the programme.
Click here to review the abstracts.
Click here to see the photographs.

Hosted by AACH in partnership with EACH

The 15th International Conference on Communication in Healthcare was held in Baltimore.

The second EACH Summer Event took place at Regent’s University London from 4 – 6 September 2017. Here you can download the programme.

The ICCH conference, hosted by EACH, in 2016 took place in Heidelberg from 7 – 10 September.  

The inaugural EACH Summer Event took place at Regent’s University London from 24 – 26 August 2015. Here you can download the programme.

Hosted by EACH in partnership with AACH.

The ICCH conference in 2014 took place in Amsterdam from 28 September – 1 October.  Here you can view the following:

Presentations are available to members in the members’ area here.

History of ICCH conferences

The conference series was started by Gregory Makoul and Theo Schofield with hopes that it would take off as an academic ‘international home for educators and researchers’ – to foster exchange of ideas at the intersection of teaching and research as well as about work in different countries. The series was designed to bring together educators and researchers for an exploration of ideas, innovations, and current practice in communication and medical education. Many productive collaborative relationships were generated at the earliest International Conference on Teaching Communication in Medicine, which was held in Oxford in 1996. That conference was attended by more than 200 people from 20 different countries.

The early conferences had different names and the first ICCH conference organised by EACH was held in 2002 in Warwick. The first ICCH conference organised by AACH was held in 2005 in Chicago. Since then the ICCH is organised alternately on the European and American continent and welcomes every year more delegates, in 2018 and 2019 more than 600.




Patient Education and Counseling

2018 Porto
2017 Baltimore
2016 Heidelberg
2015 New Orleans
2014 Amsterdam
2013 Montreal Patient Educ Couns 2014; 96(3):271-2
2012 St. Andrews Patient Educ Couns 2013; 92(3):283-5
2011 Chicago Patient Educ Couns 2012; 88(3):357-8
2010 Verona Patient Educ Couns 2011; 84(3):283-6
2009 Miami Patient Educ Couns 2010; 80(3): 285-287
2008 Oslo Patient Educ Couns 2009; 76(3):293-5
2007 Charleston Patient Educ Couns 2008; 72(3); 357–358
2006 Basle Patient Educ Couns 2007; 67(3):241-5
2005 Chicago Patient Educ Couns 2006; 62(3): 285–287
2004 Bruges Patient Educ Couns 2006; 60(3):263-6.
2002 Warwick Patient Educ Couns 2003; 50(3):227-8.




Patient Education and Counseling

1996 Oxford International Conference on Teaching Communication in Medicine Patient Educ Couns 1999;37:191-5.
1998 Amsterdam Communication in Health Care Conference Patient Educ Couns 1998;34(Suppl 1):S1-S82.Patient Educ Couns 2001; 45: 1-2
1999 Evanston, IL (Chicago) Communication in Medicine Conference (CIMC)
2000 Barcelona International Conference on Health & Communication Patient Educ Couns 2002; 48(1):1-91
2001 launch of EACH Patient Educ Couns 2001; 43(1):1-4.