International Conference on Communication in Healthcare 2018

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Welcome message from 2018 ICCH Organisers

We are proud and excited to invite you to participate in the 16th International Conference on Communication in Healthcare (ICCH) organized by EACH: International Association for Communication in Healthcare in partnership with ACH: Academy on Communication in Healthcare. The conference will be held in the beautiful and historic World Heritage site coastal city of Porto, Portugal, known for its stately bridges, medieval architecture and port wine!

This international conference brings together teachers, researchers, practitioners and policy makers from around the world working to explore and improve all aspects of communication in healthcare from a variety of perspectives. The conference itself will set a friendly and communicative atmosphere for highlighting best practices and innovations in the field, exchange of ideas and networking. In addition to traditional presentation formats such as oral and poster presentations, symposia and interactive workshops we will include sessions on works in progress, innovative and creative formats, roundtable discussions and national, language and discipline based networking sessions. Participants will be challenged by our plenary speakers into considering new ideas in assessment, research, policy, and patient engagement. Special programming will be aimed at engaging the next generation of academics, practitioners and policy makers in communication in healthcare, students and other trainees.

We are especially pleased to offer a conference dinner at the elegant Palácio da Bolsa included in the registration price so all can attend.

We look forward to seeing you next September in Portugal, Obrigado,

Marcy Rosenbaum (Programme Chair), Elizabete Loureiro (Deputy programme chair and local host), Evelyn van Weel-Baumgarten (EACH President) and the Porto ICCH Planning committee.


FEUP – Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto
Rua Dr. Roberto Frias, s/n
4200 – 465 Porto

Conference Planning Committee

Marcy Rosenbaum – Chair of the Planning Committee
Elizabete Loureiro – Deputy Chair of the Planning Committee & local host
Evelyn van Weel-Baumgarten – EACH President
Sara Rubinelli – EACH President-Elect
Jonathan Silverman – EACH Past President
Peter Martin – pEACH Chair
Myriam Deveugele – rEACH Deputy Chair
Geurt Essers Incoming – tEACH co-Chair
Danielle Blanch-Hartigan – yEACH representative
Lode Verreyen – EACH Networking Chair
Auguste Fortin – Past ACH President
João Teles – Student representative
Fiona Whitelock – SAS Event Management


Conference Scientific Committee

Bob Arnold
Connie Arnold
Cadja Bachmann
Mary Catherine Beach
Kim Bettens
Sarah Bigi
Eva Bitzer
Danielle Blanch-Hartigan
Katrien Bombeke
Emily Boss
Kim Brandes
Monica Broome
Richard Brown
Carma Bylund
Kenzie Cameron
Ana Caravajal
Irene Carvalho
Marla Clayman
Hanne Creupelandt
Myriam Deveugele
Nicola Diviani
Orla Duffy
Susan Eggly
Wolfgang Eich
Hilde Eide
Lee Ellington
Derek Eng
Geurt Essers
Goetz Fabry
Margarida Figueiredo-Braga
Arnstein Finset
Fania Gärtner
Howard Gordon
Lauren Hamel
Janice Hanson
Martin Harter
Inge Henselmans
Marij Hillen
Melissa Horlait
Magdalena Horodenska
Robert Hulsman
Mariel Jacobs
Jesse Jansen
Ragnar Joakimsen
Noelle Junod Perron
Elizabeth Kachur
Kimberly Kaphingst
Orit Karnieli-Miller
Claudia Kiessling
Mirjam Koerner
Marleen Kunneman
Veronica Lambert
Wolf Langewitz
Anne Links
Janique Lobbestael
Elizabete Loureiro
Beth Lown
Gabriele Lutz
Marcy Rosenbaum
Russell Rothman
Mollie Ruben
Sara Rubinelli
Carla Sa-Couto
Som Saha
Jocelyn Schiller
Isabelle Scholl
Barbara Schouten
Jane Shaw
Joanne Shaw
Heather Shepherd
Jonathan Silverman
Ellen Smets
Robert Smith
Aslak Steinsbekk
Richard Street
Maria Stubbe
Vibeke Sundling
Maria Thomson
Angelique Timmerman
Mara Van Beusekom
Marc Van Nuland
Liesbeth Van Vliet
Evelyn van Weel Baumgarten
Julia Van Weert
Lode Verreyen
Adriaan Visser
Vladimirs Voicehovskis
A Weiland
Richard White
Sandra Winterburn
Maiken Wolderslund
Majanne Wolters
Agnieszka Wozniewicz
Siyang Yuan