University of Illinois seeks presenters for health communications online conference

The University of Illinois' Health Communication Online Master of Science program is seeking presentations from academics and health communication professionals for a March online conference.


The open call for presentations invites educators, graduate students, postdoctoral students, researchers and professionals from all health care fields.   File image

The University of Illinois' Health Communication Online Master of Science program is seeking presentations from academics and health communication professionals for a March online conference.

The conference, "Health Communication Barriers, Breakthroughs, and Best Practices (HCB3)," takes place online March 1-3. Presentations will explore best practices and breakthroughs in health communications and will feature three acclaimed keynote speakers.

"Technology is shaping the future of how professionals in health care communicate with each other and provide service to the public. We have seen enormous benefits to recent advances in e-health, but there are also many challenges that inhibit productivity, successful communication and ultimately, patient care," John Lammers, professor and director of health communication online master of science program, said. "The goal of this HCB3 conference is to generate discussion to identify which electronically mediated communication strategies and tools enhance the healthcare experience, and which barriers we still have yet to overcome. We hope to unite a community of the great academic and professional minds of our time to solve the problems that currently exist, and help shape the ways that technology and health communication evolve in the years ahead."

The open call for presentations invites educators, graduate students, postdoctoral students, researchers and professionals from all health care fields to submit presentation proposals. Prospective authors may submit proposals in Prezi format electronically by Nov. 15. Notifications of acceptance will be issued by Dec. 1.

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