Save the Date!

October 27 - 30, 2019  |  San Diego, California
Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina

Please join the Academy of Communication in Healthcare (ACH) and EACH: International Association for Communication in Healthcare for the 17th International Conference on Communication in Healthcare (ICCH)!  This cutting-edge research and educational event will be held at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina in San Diego, CA, October 27 - 30, 2019.

Connect with like-minded professionals who share your passion for improving healthcare communication at the largest gathering of researchers, educators, clinicians, and administrators from around the globe!  Hear the latest research and teaching methods presented in a variety of educational sessions including keynotes, oral abstract presentations, poster sessions, symposia, workshops, and more!

Who should attend?

Researchers, educators and clinicians interested in improving communication in healthcare:

  • Academic faculty leaders conducting research on communication in healthcare
  • Medical educators from a range of health professions:
    • Medicine
    • Psychology
    • Nursing
    • Physical Therapy
    • And other interprofessional fields
  • Patient Experience professionals engaged in communication improvement
  • Healthcare administrators guiding topics related to communication


Interested in attending or submitting an abstract?

Abstract Submissions will open in February 2019

We encourage submissions from educators, researchers and learners from all healthcare fields. Prospective presenters can submit abstracts and proposals through our electronic submission site, which will open in February 2019. Please check back or sign up to receive email notifications for detailed submission guidelines and selection criteria in early 2019.  Abstract types typically include: oral abstracts, posters, narratives, workshops, symposia, etc.

Registration will open in April 2019

2019 pricing information will be available in late 2018.

*Student registration is for those individuals enrolled in undergraduate or post-graduate programs, residents, fellows and post docs. Attendees registering at the student rate are required to submit proof of student, resident, fellow or post doc status (which may include a copy of a current school registration, schedule, ID, etc.) when registering. Instructions are provided when registering online.

All registration and membership prices are in US dollars.

1-day or Partial Conference Registrations:
There are no 1-day or partial conference registration options.  All registrations are for the FULL conference from October 27-30, 2019.

Presenter Registration:
Those attendees presenting accepted oral abstracts, posters, workshops, symposia, SIGs, etc. do not receive a discounted registration rate, and are expected to pay the full registration price to attend.

Notification of acceptance will be sent prior to the early bird deadline so presenters are able to take advantage of the early bird rate.

Cancellation Policy:
  • Registrations will be refunded (minus a US $75 cancellation fee), if cancelled at least 30 days prior to the conference 
  • Cancellations after 30 days out from the conference will not be refunded.
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