International Conference on Communication in Healthcare

13th International Conference on Communication in Healthcare 2015
The Primacy of Healthcare Communication
Crowne Plaza New Orleans French Quarter
New Orleans, Louisiana, October 25-28, 2015

Gain knowledge, share ideas, and improve patient-provider outcomes while connecting with like-minded professionals. The International Conference on Communication in Healthcare (ICCH) offers diverse workshops, symposia, poster sessions, and high-profile keynote speakers to inspire the ongoing work of improving communication in healthcare.  ICCH brings together researchers, educators, and applied healthcare professionals from across North America and Europe to share the latest research and teaching methods related to communication and relationships in healthcare. This interdisciplinary event offers a wealth of information for academicians, physicians, nurses, pharmacists, counselors and other professionals interested in healthcare communication.

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Conference Program

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Keynote PPTs

The following slide decks have been made available with permission from the speakers.

Evelyn van Weel-Baumgarten, MD, PhD
"Is linking research, teaching and practice in communication in health care the way forward?"

Dean Schillinger, MD
"Harnessing Youth Voices to Change the Diabetes Conversation.  The Bigger Picture:
A public health literacy counter-marketing campaign"

Martha Hayward
"What We've Got Here is Failure to Communicate!"

Keynote Speakers
Gregory Makoul, PhD, MS
Founder and CEO, PatientWisdom; Executive-in-Residence, AVIA; Founding Director, Connecticut Institute for Primary Care Innovation; Professor of Medicine, University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Sunday, October 25th, 5:30-7:00pm

"Is linking research, teaching and practice in communication in health care the way forward?"
Evelyn van Weel - Baumgarten, MD, PhD 
EACH President Elect & Associate Professor at Radboud University Medical Center
Monday, October 26th, 9:15-10:30am

Health Communication and Health Literacy
Dean Schillinger, MD
UCSF Professor of Medicine in Residence, Chief of Division of General Internal Medicine, & Director of Health Communication Program
Tuesday, October 27th, 8:30-10:00am 

Martha Hayward
The Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Lead for Public and Patient Engagement
Wednesday, October 28th, 8:30-10am

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ICCH Abstract Topic Areas
Submission categories at this year’s ICCH will include:
  • Teaching and evaluating clinical communication skills
  • Patient education and health behavior change
  • Shared decision-making and patient/family engagement
  • Patient-Centered Medical Home
  • Community-based research
  • Humanities, ethics, and professionalism
  • Research methodology
  • Technology and social media
  • Health literacy and numeracy
  • Risk communication and medical decision-making
  • Underserved populations and health disparities
  • Diversity and cross-cultural communication
  • Linguistics and sociolinguistics
  • Communication in quality and safety
  • Implementation science and knowledge translation in health communication
  • Team and inter-professional communication
  • Other communication-related topics 
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