International Conference on Communication in Healthcare 2020

The COVID-19 outbreak is evolving worldwide on a daily basis. Due to the uncertainty surrounding this global emergency and the demands being placed upon all healthcare service providers, the EACH Executive Committee and ICCH Planning Committee have taken the decision to postpone ICCH 2020, which was due to take place from 8-11 September in Vienna, Austria.

We are currently looking at alternative schedule and format options for the conference. In the meantime, we would like to thank all those who took the time to complete the submissions process for ICCH 2020. All abstracts have been reviewed by our scientific committee and we were delighted with the quality received.

We look forward to confirming details on how the conference will be delivered in due course. Acceptance emails will then be sent as soon as is practicable.

Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.

The conference will bring together the community of healthcare researchers, teachers, practitioners and policy makers from around the globe.  It provides a unique opportunity for the international and interactive promotion of best practices and innovation in the field.  Alongside a wide selection of sessions, plenary speeches will serve to challenge participants into considering new ideas and methods across the spectrum of healthcare communication fields.  With a friendly and communicative atmosphere, ideas and outcomes from education, research & policy activities will be exchanged between individuals and institutions during networking sessions and social events.

The highlight of our social programme will undoubtedly be the celebratory conference dinner, held at the neo-gothic City Hall.  With five towers and seven inner courtyards, the seat of local government known as the ‘Rathaus’ will provide an impressive backdrop to the evening’s festivities.

Throughout the conference, participants will have an opportunity to share their work through;

  • Oral presentations
  • Poster displays
  • Symposia
  • Workshops
  • Works in Progress submissions
  • Creative Arts sessions
  • Innovative Technology presentations
  • Roundtable discussions

From mid-November 2019 we will be inviting you to submit your work for review.  We welcome submissions from all stages of careers, including students and early-career professionals.  Abstracts should be 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 look forward to seeing you next September in Vienna.

Cadja Bachmann (Planning Committee Chair)
Sara Rubinelli (President of EACH )
and the Vienna ICCH Planning committee

Conference Planning Committee

Cadja Bachmann – Chair of the Planning Committee
Marcy Rosenbaum – EACH President-Elect
Evelyn van Weel-Baumgarten – EACH Past President
Marlene Sator – Local host & pEACH representative
Astrid Loidolt – Local host
Lode Verreyen – Chair of EACH Networking & EACH Advisory Committee
Marij Hillen – rEACH representative
Eva Doherty – tEACH representative
Shak Rehman – pEACH representative
Julia Amann – yEACH representative
Eva Maria Bitzer – National Representative
Russell Rothman – ACH representative
Keta Hunt – SAS Event & Association Management