2nd Symposium on Healthcare Communication

Organization: Department of English, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Venue: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Location: Kowloon, Hong Kong

Event Date/Time: Jun 24, 2013 / 8:45 am - (GMT +8:00 hours) End Date/Time: Jun 24, 2013 / 6:00 pm - (GMT +8:00 hours)
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2nd Symposium on Healthcare Communication: Fostering International Research Collaboration for Safer and More Compassionate Healthcare Practices

The aim of the Symposium is to continue to develop a strategic research agenda for communication in healthcare to improve the quality and safety of patient care, and to mobilize knowledge and expertise gained from research to guide the teaching and implementation of communication skills in healthcare education and practice.

There will be different presentations from academics around the world outlining current research on communication/ language in healthcare contexts, advances in the teaching of communication skills in clinical contexts and developments in electronic health records.

International speakers:

  • Dr William T. Branch, Emory University, USA
  • Prof Ulla M Conner, Indiana University, USA
  • Prof. Phillip Della, Curtin University, Australia
  • Dr Suzanne Eggins, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
  • Dr Fiona Geddes, Curtin University, Australia
  • Prof. Gu Yueguo, The Chiense Academy of Social Sciences, China & University of Nottingham, UK
  • Prof. Dorothy Jones, Department of Health, Western Australia & Curtin University, Australia
  • Dr Jennifer Jordan, University of Otago, New Zealand
  • Prof. Jon Jureidini, University of Adelaide, Australia
  • Prof. Suzanne Kurtz, Washington State University, USA
  • Dr Elizabeth A. Rider, Harvard University, USA
  • Prof. Srikant Sarangi, Cardiff University, UK
  • Prof. Peter Schulz, Institute of Communication and Health, Switzerland
  • Dr Lisa Kennedy Sheldon, University of Massachusetts Boston, USA
  • Dr John Walsh, University of Adelaide, Australia

Local speakers:

  • Dr Engle Angela Chan, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • Dr Chan Lap Ki, University of Hong Kong
  • Dr Rodney Jones, City University of Hong Kong
  • Prof Christian M.I.M. Matthiessen, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • Dr Shum, Mark S. K., University of Hong Kong
  • Prof Diana Slade, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University & University of Technology Sydney


  • HK$300 for regular participants
  • HK$200 for students

Registration includes lunch, morning & afternoon tea.


Senate Room, M1603, 16/F, Li Ka Shing Tower
Hong Kong


Department of English, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University