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submit late breaking Abstracts/Proposals

Deadline to Submit: Thursday, May 21, 2020

We invite you to submit your work to the 2020 ACH Healthcare Communication VIRTUAL Research Forum (Forum), Friday, June 26- Saturday, June 27, 2020.

These guidelines will help you with the submission process for each category: scientific abstracts, posters, and narrative medicine.


COVID-19 Submissions – Oral Abstracts, Posters & Narrative Abstracts
By the time the virtual ACH Research Forum starts, many -- if not all -- attendees will have been living and learning under nearly constant tension due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Given recent developments with COVID-19, the ACH Research Forum 2020 invites late-breaking oral, poster, and narrative abstract submissions.

Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Infectious disease communication
  • Strategies for discussing infectious disease
  • Health Equity, Social Justice, and Health Disparities
  • How clinicians and health systems have maintained relationship-centered care
  • Use of health technology to facilitate patient-provider communication
  • Implementation of telehealth visits or drive-through testing
  • Healing performances (narratives, poems, songs, standup routines or other performances that educate and/or help relieve some tension)
  • Other 


Poster Submissions – All Categories

We also welcome general submissions for poster presentations. Categories are:

  • Research in Communication in Healthcare
  • Clinical Reasoning & Communication Skills 
  • Clinical Practice
  • Health Policy & Advocacy 
  • Specific Topics in Communication in Healthcare 
  • Health Equity, Social Justice, & Health Disparities 
  • Shared Decision-Making, Decision Support & Decision Aids 
  • Health Literacy & Numeracy
  • Engagement & Patient, Caregiver & Social Network Perspectives 
  • Communication Technology

Deadline to Submit: Thursday, May 21, 2020