Online Health Communication Conference: Barriers, Breakthroughs, and Best Practices
Date:Wed, 2/28/2018 - Fri, 3/2/2018
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Technology and Electronically-Mediated Communication in Healthcare is the theme for this second annual conference. Join this cutting-edge, 100% online discussion of new advancements, practices and challenges inherent to eHealth and communication
The Health Communication Online Master of Science (HCOM) Program welcomes your participation in our second annual 100% online conference on health communication: Health Communication Barriers, Breakthroughs and Best Practices (HCB3). As a program that relies exclusively on digital media, we aim to sponsor and showcase research that focuses on health and virtual communication.
Increasingly patients, advocates, providers, and organizations are sharing and exchanging health information using the internet, via websites, telemedicine, electronic medical records, and so on. As scholars and practitioners in the field, it is critical for us to understand the current challenges inherent to this practice and share the newest innovations overcoming these barriers. Therefore we invite contributions to this conference that feature some of the following topics:
- The public and professional uses of health information websites such as WebMD, Patient.info, Verywell.com, Medicineplus.gov, etc.
- Challenges experienced by patients, providers, and others in accessing, building, and using electronic medical records (EMRs)
- Issues in telemedicine, such as privacy concerns and provider-patient contact using email
- Patient and provider reactions to Direct-to-Consumer pharmaceutical advertisements, especially on the internet
- Provider-patient communication challenges resulting from self-diagnosing on the internet
The conference will also host three widely acclaimed keynote speakers, whose cutting-edge research on web-based health information will be live-streamed during the conference and open for questions from the online audience (these presentations will also be available to watch asynchronously for those who cannot attend the live session).
Call for Presentations
The Call for Presentations and conference registration are now open. Educators, graduate students, postdoctoral students, researchers, medical professionals and professionals in all other healthcare fields are encouraged to submit proposals for presentations by November 15, 2017.
All presentations must use commonly accessible platforms, such as Powerpoint, Prezi, etc., and must include audio (voiceover) as well as visual content.
General registration will remain open through the start of the conference.
Registration for this conference is free, and you may attend without submitting a presentation.
Those who view all of the presentations and complete a survey for each one are eligible for 1 CEU.
- Call for presentations opens: August 7, 2017
- Registration opens: August 7, 2017
- Presentation submission deadline for priority consideration: November 15, 2017
- Acceptance notifications sent: After November 15, 2017
- Conference: February 28-March 2, 2018
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