Call for Papers

The conference has a thematic focus on social aspects of health communication. It will provide a platform for discussing the interrelations between health, health communication, and people’s social contexts on various levels and from diverse perspectives. With the aim to represent the full scope of current health communication research, the ECHC also welcomes research on further issues of health communication.

Download the full Call for Papers here.

Thematic panels on social aspects of health communication
The conference aims to address the complexity of individuals’ social contexts and the full breadth of communication – ranging from interpersonal communication to mass media, online to offline, intended to unintended etc. It therefore calls for proposals analyzing the interrelations between social aspects, different forms of health-related communication, and health at the individual, interpersonal, and societal level.

Open panels
Besides submissions that address the thematic focus, the conference invites proposals presenting research on current issues of health communication. Especially welcome are contributions presenting a European perspective. This may include case studies from European countries, comparative studies, and Pan-European initiatives.

Timeline
Submission system opens: 30 April 2019
Submission deadline: 15 June 2019
Notification of acceptance: 31 August 2019
Registration deadline: 20 October 2019
Conference: 13 to 15 November 2019