Tailoring Health Messages: Bridging the gap between social and humanistic perspectives on health com (THEME 2005)

Venue: csf - Centro Stefano Franscini

Location: Ascona, Switzerland

Event Date/Time: Jul 06, 2005 End Date/Time: Jul 10, 2005
Registration Date: Jul 06, 2005
Early Registration Date: Feb 21, 2005
Abstract Submission Date: Feb 21, 2005
Paper Submission Date: Apr 04, 2005
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Description

CALL FOR PAPER
Tailoring Health Messages provides a forum to present and discuss approaches for the development of tailored health messages from different disciplines.
Authors are invited to submit papers on the four stages lying behind the production of tailored health messages:

Stage 1: Collection of data and assessment of people’s perceptions of illness and treatments;
Stage 2: Creation of the structure and meaning;
Stage 3: Delivery through mass-media, health campaigns and new technologies (esp. internet);
Stage 4: Evaluation of the potentiality and impact.

The Committee particularly encourages proposal on the following topics:
• Choosing the right message for health campaigns;
• Logical-linguistic strategies for tailoring;
• Using mass-media for targeted health communication;
• Evaluating health messages and campaigns.



Guidelines for submission of abstract:
Submission due: February 21, 2005
Notification of acceptance: April 4, 2005.
The abstract should have 300-400 words.
Submission should be accompanied by a separate statement (maximum 300 words) of the author’s relevant interests and background.

Postgraduate students are encouraged to apply.

Abstract (with heading “THEME2005”) should be sent to: sara.rubinelli@lu.unisi.ch

PROCEEDINGS
The proceedings of the conference will be available on this website from the beginning of June 2005 on. The CD-ROM version will be included in each Conference registrant’s packet.

To be included in the proceedings, authors are invited to send their paper in electronic form on or before
May 6, 2005
Any papers received after this date will not be included in the proceedings.

Papers (with the heading ‘THEME2005_Proceeding’) should be sent to: bernadette.toti@lu.unisi.ch


Guidelines for preparation of proceedings papers
1. Maximum length: 8 pages in English.
2. The 8 pages include: references, graphics, tables and an abstract of max.150 words.
3. Margins: 2.5 cm or 1 inch.
4. Font: Times or Times New Roman.
5. Text: 12 points (Title: 14 pt), 1.5 spaced (including references), page number (the title page is page one).
6. Do not include footnotes, headers or footers.
7. References should be indicated in the text by the name of the author(s) and the year of publication according to the following examples: “… as mentioned by Jaccard (1990)”; “ … as has been argued (Jaccard 1981: 20-38)”; “Several authors have noted this trend (Smith 1970; Jones and Cook 1968; Dobbs et al. 1973)”.The abbreviation “et.al.” should be used for references with three or more authors. For References to two or more papers by the same authors in the same year, the year should be followed by a letter (a, b, c etc.).
8. All works cited in the text must be listed alphabetically according to the first author in a Reference section at the end of the manuscript. References to books should include the place of publication and the publisher's name, and references to articles in journals should include volume and page numbers, as in the following examples: FISHBEIN, M., & AJZEN, I. (1975). Belief, attitude, intention, and behavior: an introduction to theory and research, Massachusetts: Addison-Wesley; JACCARD, J. (1981). Attitudes and Behavior: Implications of Attitudes toward Behavioral Alternative. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 25: 41-78.

SELECTED PAPERS WILL UNDERGO AN ADDITIONAL REFEREEING PROCESS AFTER THE CONFERENCE AND FULL VERSIONS OF THESE PAPERS WILL BE PUBLISHED AS A SPECIAL ISSUE OF THE JOURNAL STUDIES IN COMMUNICATION SCIENCES. WWW.SCOMS.CH

Venue

Via Collina
Ascona
Switzerland
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Additional Information

Date: 6-10 July 2004. Venue: Centro Stefano Franscini Via Collina Monte Verità CH-6612 ASCONA Phone: +41 (0) 91 7910181 Fax: +41 (0) 91 7805135 The conference centre “Stefano Franscini” is located in the South of Switzerland on the hill above Ascona close by to Locarno. For more information please consult the Conference Center’s website: www.csf.ethz.ch Accommodation: The hotel Monte Verità combines Bauhaus with modern style. Inserted in fascinating surroundings, a beautiful park, mountains and lake, it offers a stimulating and pleasant stay in one of the most remarkable parts of Switzerland. For more information please consult the hotel Monte Verità’s website: www.monteverita.org FEES Board & lodging/day at Monte Verità: CHF 175 Board/day for participant with private accommodation: CHF 71 Conference fee: CHF 200 PAYMENTS ARE POSSIBLE ONLY VIA BANK TRANSFER There are a number of grants available to students. For further information please contact: bernadette.toti@lu.unisi.ch A mail form for registration is available below. When you have submitted the form and sent the registration mail, you will receive a confirmation via e-mail within five working days, which includes details on how to do your payment. In case you do not receive a confirmation within the proposed time, please contact: bernadette.toti@lu.unisi.ch