Communication, Medicine & Ethics (COMET) (COMET)

Venue: University of Lugano

Location: Lugano, Switzerland

Event Date/Time: Jun 28, 2007 End Date/Time: Jul 30, 2007
Abstract Submission Date: Jan 15, 2007
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Description

The conference aims to bring together scholars from different disciplinary backgrounds involving various medical specialities and the human and social sciences. A special emphasis will be on the dissemination of ongoing research in discourse/communication studies and practical ethics which engages directly with medical practitioners.

Keynote Speakers will include:

Professor Jenny Kitzinger
Cardiff University (UK)

Professor Wolf Langewitz,
University Hospital Basle (Switzerland)

Professor Peter Twohig
Saint Mary’s University (Canada)


CONFERENCE ORGANIZING COMMITTEE:
PETER J. SCHULZ
SARA RUBINELLI
BENEDETTA WALDBURGER

INTERNATIONAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE:
SRIKANT SARANGI
CHRISTOPHER N. CANDLIN
CLAIRE PENN



CALL FOR PROPOSALS (COMET 2007)

Proposals (individual papers, posters, workshops and colloquia) are invited on all areas of the conference, including the following themes:

• Client-professional Encounters (involving doctors, counsellors, nurses, pharmacists, psychotherapists etc)
•Communicating Risk and Uncertainty
•Communication Skills Training and Problem-based Learning
•Distributed Expertise among Professionals and Clients
•Ethics and Communication
•Health and Disability
•Health and the Lifespan
•Health Literacy
•Identities and Experiences of Illness
•Interprofessional Communication and Hospital Management Systems
•Media and Health Communication
•Medical Education
•Nature of Evidence in Diagnosis and Non-Diagnosis
•Public Understanding of Health and Illness
•Tailoring Health Messages
•Quality of Life and Quality of Care
•Role of Health Technologies and Medical Informatics
•Representation of the Body
•(Shared) Decision Making
•Telemedicine and Mediated Healthcare Delivery
•Values and Responsibilities in Professional Practice

Individual paper/poster proposals should be within 250 words, and proposals for colloquia and workshops should be within 500 words.

Abstracts (with the heading “COMET2007”) should be sent to: sara.rubinelli@lu.unisi.ch

Deadline for Abstracts: 15 January 2007

Venue

Via Buffi 13
Lugano
Switzerland
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