Kentucky Conference on Health Communication (KCHC 2010)
|Event Date/Time: Apr 22, 2010||End Date/Time: Apr 24, 2010|
|Registration Date: Apr 21, 2010|
|Early Registration Date: Mar 31, 2010|
|Abstract Submission Date: Dec 13, 2009|
The theme for the 2010 KCHC is â€œHealth Communication Theory and Practice.â€ This theme is purposefully broad to be inclusive of cutting-edge research trends; however, topics will likely focus on interventions designed for health behavior risk reduction (e.g., substance abuse prevention, HIV/AIDS prevention), interpersonal communication (e.g., patient-provider and social support in relation to diseases such as cancer and diabetes), media and technology related issues (e.g., interactive health communication and electronic medical records), and methodological issues in behavioral/social science research.
The first day pre-conference will focus on new media technology in health communication and feature major invited speakers: Lynn Miller, Professor of Communication, University of Southern Californiaâ€“Annenberg School; David Buller, Senior Scientist and the Director of Research at Klein Buendel; Vicki Freimuth, Professor of Communication, University of Georgia, and former Director of Communication at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; and Debra Lieberman, Institute for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Research (ISBER) at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
The next two days will feature competitive papers, posters, and panel proposals that focus on issues of theory and practice that health communication researchers and practitioners face. Friday, April 23 will feature competitive papers, posters, and panel sessions. Saturday, April 24 will feature competitive papers and panel sessions, as well as a luncheon presentation by the Donohew Health Communication Scholar Award winner.