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International Conference on Communication in Healthcare

Organized by European Association for Communication in Healthcare Elsevier / Patient Education & Counseling

The aim of the conference is to bring together researchers, teachers, consumers, policy makers and practitioners interested in all aspects of communication in healthcare, to create networks, to share new work and new ideas and to provide an enjoyable and motivating experience for all participants. Topics will include genetic counseling; communication using the new technologies; didactic materials used for teaching purposes; the patient and carers experience of health communication; undergraduate and postgraduate teaching programmes and their evaluation; approaches to shared decision making and empowerment; the ethics of communication in healthcare; approaches in specific topics, with specific subgroups or in difficult situations; the needs of healthcare professionals; communication in healthcare teams; communication differences in different healthcare systems; quality assessment and improvement; media and communication; and communication in preventive healthcare.

Abstracts are now invited for papers, posters, symposia and workshops on the above topics. Authors should submit abstracts online at by February 1, 2004.

Gill Heaton

EACH 2004 Conference Secretariat

Hillside Cottages, Wheatley Road

Islip, Oxford OX5 2TF UK

Tel: +44 (0) 1865 373625

Fax: +44 (0) 1865 375855