EACH International conference on communication in healthcare 2014

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We proudly announce the 12th International Conference on Communication in Healthcare (ICCH) organised by the European Association of Communication in Healthcare (EACH), which will take place from 28 September till 1 October 2014 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Following a successful 2012 meeting in St. Andrews, attended by over 600 participants from 43 countries worldwide, Amsterdam will host the next EACH conference in September 2014.

The conference is hosted by the Academic Medical Centre of the University of Amsterdam (AMC-UvA) and by the Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research (NIVEL).

EACH is an interdisciplinary non-profit organisation which brings together researchers and trainers in the field of communication in healthcare. A hallmark of EACH conferences is to foster interaction and exchange among participants. By doing so, the conference provides an excellent opportunity to reach the objectives of EACH: to facilitate the exchange of ideas and products of teaching and research activities across a network of individuals and institutions in Europe and beyond.

EACH is associated with and supported by the scientific journal Patient Education and Counseling. In organising her conferences, EACH works closely together with the AmericanAcademy on Communication in Healthcare (AACH), who is the main organiser for the ICCH conferences in the uneven years.

Our conferences capture the teaching as well as the research part of communication in healthcare and focus not only on doctors, but as much on nurses, pharmacists, physiotherapists, dentists, etc. The conferences are therefore of interest to trainers, teachers, health care professionals and researchers.

 Conference topics:

  • Basic and applied research in communication in healthcare
  • Teaching clinical communication skills
  • Shared decision making
  • Information provision
  • Communication and emotion
  • Empathy
  • Communication in chronic conditions including cancer care
  • Intercultural communication
  • Inter-professional / interdisciplinary communication
  • Patient perspectives
  • Patient participation and empowerment
  • Ethical issues in communication
  • Communication technology, e-learning, serious gaming
  • Psychophysiology and communication
  • Research methodology

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Official journal: Patient Education and Counseling

Patient Education and Counseling