Call for Papers: Healthcare Communications in the Middle East. Deadline: December 15, 2019

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Call for Papers
March 27, 2020 to March 28, 2020
Subject Fields: 
Communication, Health and Health Care, Linguistics, Public Health, Sociology


The first Healthcare Communications in the Middle East conference is taking place at Weill Cornell Medicine - Qatar, in Doha, Qatar, on March 27-28, 2020.

Qualitative and quantitative research papers, case studies, country reports, full sessions, thought papers, and theoretical discussions are requested on the following topics:

Breaking bad news to patients
Language issues or cultural differences in the workplace
Talking about sensitive health and moral issues with patients
Getting the right information from the patient (history taking)
Talking to specific groups: elderly, children, people with disabilities, etc.
Electronic medical record problems and electronic communications
Referrals to other facilities or specialists
Patient understanding of their illness (health literacy)
Communication with colleagues
Communication with managers/supervisors
Provider-patient relations
Organizational/institutional communication
Keeping up to date and access to medical news and latest research
Communicating public health issues
Team-based communication
Social media use in healthcare

Submissions (20 minute oral presentations, posters, complete panels of 3 papers) will be accepted until December 15, 2019.

The conference language is English
Laptop and projector will be available for presentation
All abstracts will be blind peer reviewed and published in the program
Full details on poster preparation will be posted shortly


The conference will be valuable for clinicians, nurses, patient advocates, counsellors, healthcare administrators, medical educators, policy makers, allied health professionals, translators, and language specialists in the Middle East region, or international participants interested in delivering culturally sensitive care and forging international collaborations.

This event is supported by Weill Cornell Medicine - Qatar and the Qatar Tourism Authority and endorsed by the International Association for Communication in Healthcare (EACH).

Full submission and conference details are available at:


Abstract Submission Deadline: December 15, 2019
Notification of Acceptance: January 16, 2020
Author Confirmation of Attendance: January 31, 2020
Program Published: February 7, 2020
Registration / Payment Deadline: March 12, 2020
Conference Date: March 27-28, 2020

Contact Info: 

Dr. Alan S. Weber, PhD