20th International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Communication, Medicine and Ethics (COMET 2022)

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July 13, 2022 to July 15, 2022
Subject Fields: 
Communication, Health and Health Care, Languages, Public Health, Public Policy

The 20th International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Communication, Medicine, and Ethics #COMET2022 will be hosted by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong during 13-15 July 2022. A Pre-COMET Masterclass is scheduled for 12 July. Given the current circumstances regarding COVID-19 in Hong Kong and globally, the conference will be online
The COMET conference aims to bring together scholars from different disciplinary backgrounds involving various healthcare specialties and the human and social sciences. A special emphasis is on the dissemination of ongoing research in language/discourse/communication studies in relation to healthcare education, patient participation and professional ethics.

COMET 2022 will feature the following plenary speakers:

  • Professor Raanan Gillon, Imperial College, London, UK 
  • Professor Richard Street, A&M University, Texas, USA 
  • Professor Robyn Woodward-Kron, Melbourne Medical School, University of Melbourne, Australia


  • Client-Professional Encounters (involving doctors, counsellors, nurses, pharmacists, dentists, speech and language therapists, psychotherapists, etc.) 
  • Communicating Risk and Uncertainty 
  • Communication Skills Training 
  • Distributed Expertise among Professionals and Clients 
  • Ethics and Communication
  • Evidence in Diagnosis and Non-Diagnosis 
  • Health and Disability 
  • Health, Wellbeing and the Lifespan 
  • Healthcare in Asia 
  • Health Literacy 
  • Health Technologies and Medical Informatics 
  • Interpreter Mediated Healthcare Delivery 
  • Intercultural Communication in Health 
  • Interprofessional Communication and Hospital Management Systems 
  • Media and Health Communication 
  • Medical Education 
  • Narratives of Illness Experience 
  • Public Understanding of Health and Illness 
  • Quality of Life and Quality of Care 
  • Representation of the Body 
  • Research Ethics 
  • (Shared) Decision Making 
  • Tailoring Health Messages 
  • Telemedicine 
  • Values and Responsibilities in Professional Practice
Contact Info: 

Organising Committee – COMET 2022
Department of English and Communication
Rm AG421, 4/F, Core A
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Hunghom, Kowloon
Hong Kong