International Conference on Communication in Healthcare 2022

International Conference on Communication in Healthcare (ICCH 2022) takes place at Glasgow Caledonian University in Glasgow, Scotland from 5-9 September 2022.

The conference brings together the community of healthcare researchers, teachers, practitioners and policy makers from around the globe. It provides a unique opportunity for the international and interactive exchange of ideas and outcomes of education, research and policy activities across individuals and institutions. Participants will have the opportunity to network and share their work through a variety of diverse and exciting sessions.

ICCH 2022 is organised by EACH, in partnership with our sister organisation ACH (Academy of Communication in Healthcare).

Back to in-person, and including online options, ICCH 2022 offers:

  • High quality, diverse programme
  • Renowned keynote speakers
  • Highly interactive sessions
  • Dedicated time for discussion and debate
  • Abundant networking opportunities
  • An extremely warm welcome to all!

To download the ICCH Programme booklet, please click here.

ICCH 2022 Key dates

  • Registration deadline for in-person conference: Thursday 18 August, 10am BST (GMT+1) – there is no deadline for online
  • Pre-conference courses from 5-6 September 2022
  • Conference 6-9 September 2022

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Plenary speakers

We are delighted to announce our four plenary speakers for ICCH 2022:

Minal Bakhai – National Clinical Director for Digital First Primary Care, National Health Services England and National Health Services Improvement, UK
Professor Nisha Dogra – Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry Education, University of Leicester Medical School, UK
Edgard Eeckman PhD – Communications Manager and Spokesman, Academic Hospital Brussels, and Chair of the non-profit association Patient Empowerment (, Belgium
Professor Kirsten McCaffery – Principal Research Fellow and Director of Research at the Sydney School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Australia

Sponsorship opportunities

Sponsorship opportunities for non-pharmaceutical organisations are available.  Please click here to view the sponsorship prospectus or email for more information.

ICCH 2022 Committee

The ICCH 2022 Committee members are:

  • Arwen Pieterse, Planning Committee Chair (EACH research committee), the Netherlands
  • Marij Hillen, Planning Committee Co-Chair (EACH research committee), the Netherlands
  • Andy Ward, UK National Representative, UK
  • Anita Laidlaw, Local host, UK
  • Corina Barbaros, Advisory Committee member, Romania
  • Conor Gilligan, EACH policy committee representative, Australia
  • Gozie Offiah, EACH teaching committee representative, Ireland
  • Kara Myers, Academy of Communication in Healthcare (ACH) representative, USA
  • Leonie Visser, Scientific Committee Co-Chair, the Netherlands
  • Lode Verreyen, EACH Networking committee chair, Belgium
  • Lorraine Noble, EACH President elect, UK
  • Sarah Shepherd, Young@EACH representative, UK
  • Holly Lewis, SAS Event and Association Management

ICCH 2022 Scientific review committee

With thanks to the ICCH 2022 Scientific review committee:

Marij Hillen, University of Amsterdam, Chair
Leonie Visser, Amsterdam UMC / Karolinska Institute, Co-Chair
Irène Alders, Radboud University Medical Center
Julia Amann, ETH Zurich
Panayiota Andreou, University of Nicosia
Sara Ares Blanco
Julie Ayre, The University of Sydney
Cadja Bachmann, Medcal Faculty of the University of Rostock
Corina Barbaros, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University
Miguel Barbosa
Shishta Basu, Max Super Speciality Hospital
Rebecca Bauer Tørring
Mary Catherine Beach, Johns Hopkins University
Anabella-Maria Beju, “Lucian Blaga” University of Sibiu
Athina Belsi, Imperial College London
Svein Bergvik, UiT The Arctic University of Norway
Eva Maria Bitzer, University of Education, Freiburg
Danielle Blanch-Hartigan, Bentley University
Kasey Boehmer, Mayo Cinic
Hanna Bomhof-Roordink
Marianne Brouwers, Radboudumc
Juliet Brown
Richard Brown, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
Maria Bujnowska-Fedak, Department of Family Medicine, Wroclaw Medical University
Phyllis Butow, University of Sydney
Carma Bylund, University of Florida
Kenzie Cameron, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Delesha Carpenter, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Ana Carvajal de la Torre, Servicio Galego De Saude & Universidad Francisco De Vitoria
Irene Carvalho, University of Porto
Ana Isabel Castaño Carou
Jo Cecil, University of St Andrews
Ana Clavería, Galician South Health Research Institute
Sarah Collins, University of Edinburgh
Tessa Copp, The University of Sydney
Maria Dago-Elorza, Servicio De Salud De La Comunidad De Madrid
Marleah Dean, University of South Florida
Nicole Defenbaugh, Weber State University
Lidia Del Piccolo, University of Verona
Catherine Delguste, University of Liege
Nicola Diviani, Swiss Paraplegic Research / University of Lucerne
Rachael Dodd
Valeria Donisi, University of Verona
Caoimhe Duffy, RCSI
Ashley Duggan, Boston College and Tufts University School of Medicine
Susan Eggly, Wayne State University/Karmanos Cancer Institute
Wolfgang Eich, Universitätsklinik Heidelberg
Lee Ellington, University of Utah
Ellen Engelhardt
Geurt Essers, Network of GP Specialty Training Institutes in the Netherlands
Margarida Figueiredo-Braga, Faculty of Medicine, University of Porto
Arnstein Finset, University of Oslo
Maddalena Fiordelli, Institute of Public Health, Università della Svizzera italiana
Jennifer Foucart, U.L.B (Université Libre de Bruxelles) Belgium)
Renato Franco
Richard Frankel
Nanna Fridriksdottir
Riya George
Jennifer Gerwing, Akershus University Hospital
Conor Gilligan, University of Newcastle
Hadass Goldblatt, University of Haifa
Clara González-Formoso
Jesus Gonzalez-Lama, IMIBIC (Maimonides Biomedical Research Institute of Cordoba)
Maria Grazia Rossi, NOVA University of Lisbon FCSH
Elizabeth Grove
Pola Hahlweg, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf
Lauren Hamel, Wayne State University/Karmanos Cancer Institute
Thomas Hehlmann, University of Bremen
Inge Henselmans, Amsterdam UMC
Marij Hillen, Amsterdam University Medical Centers
Evelyn Ho, University of San Francisco
Ciska Hoving, Maastricht University
Robert Hulsman
Brynja Ingadóttir, University of Iceland
Isobel Jenkins, University Of Liverpool
Joseph John
Maria Jose Fernandez Dominguez
Noelle Junod Perron, Geneva University Hospitals and Geneva Faculty of Medicine
Elizabeth Kachur
Kimberly Kaphingst, University of Utah
Sascha Keij, Leiden University Medical Center
Aengus Kelly, University of Plymouth
Debra Kerr, Deakin University
Kathleen Kieran, Seattle Children’s Hospital

Claudia Kiessling, Witten/Herdecke University
Christopher Koenig, San Francisco State University
Marleen Kunneman, LUMC (NL); Mayo Clinic (US)
Nanon Labrie, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Anita Laidlaw, University of St Andrews
Peter Leadbetter, Edge Hill University
Shuangyu Li, King’s College London
Hanne Lie, University of Oslo
Annemiek Linn, University of Amsterdam
Henriette Loeffler-Stastka,
Noemí López Rey, SERGAS
Gunnar Marden, Linköping University
Kathleen Mazor, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Calum McHale, University of St Andrews
Gita Mehta, Sanford Institute of Empathy and Compassion, UCSD Healthcare
Julia Menichetti, Akershus University Hospital
Elaine Meyer, Harvard Medical School
Miguel Mora García
Pedro Morgado, School of Medicine, University of Minho
Judy Mullan, University of Wollongong
Kara Myers,
Annegrethe Nielsen, University College Copenhagen
Lorraine Noble, UCL Medical School
Janneke Noordman, Nivel
Gozie Offiah, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
Emmanuel Oladipo, Universtity of Manchester
Koen Pardon, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Pearman Parker
Ignacio Parraga Martinez, Sección de Investigación de la Sociedad Española de Medicina de Familia y Comunitaria
Carmen Pena-Diaz, Universidad de Alcalá
Susan Persky
Kristen Pickles
Arwen Pieterse, Leiden University Medical Center
Anna Ratajska, University Hospital
Shakaib Rehman, Phoenix VA Healthcare Systems/University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix
Santiago Rodriguez
Marcy Rosenbaum, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
Russell Rothman, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Sara Rubinelli, University of Lucerne and Swiss Paraplegic Research
Asunción Samper Hernández, Universidad Miguel Hernández
Barbara Schouten, University Of Amsterdam
Peter Schulz
Barbara Schwartz-Bechet
Joanne Shaw
Heather Shepherd, University of Sydney
Sarah Shepherd, University of Manchester
Amal Shibli-Rahhal, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
Kelly Skelly, The University of Iowa
Ellen Smets, AmsterdamUMC/ AMC
Aslak Steinsbekk, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Inge Stortenbeker, Radboud University
Richard Street, Texas A&M University
Maria Stubbe, University of Otago
Abdulsalam Sultan, AlKindy medical College / University of Baghdad
Vibeke Sundling, University of South-Eastern Norway
Elaine Taylor
Jemima Thompson, University College London
Gitte Thybo Pihl, University College Lillebaelt
Angelique Timmerman, Maastricht University
Stine Torp Løkkeberg
Birgitte Tørring, UCN, act2learn SUND
Zoi TSIMTSIOU, School of Medicine, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Marc Van Nuland, KU Leuven
liesbeth van vliet, Leiden University
Lode Verreyen
Adriaan Visser, Pro-Health
Leonie Visser, Amsterdam UMC / Karolinska Institute
Paulo Vitoria, Beira Interior University
Andy Ward, University of Leicester Medical School
Alan Weber, Weill Cornell Medicine – Qatar
Wan Wei
Kirstie Weir
Sarah White, University of New South Wales
Thomas Wieringa, Leiden University Medical Center
Sandra Winterburn, University of East Anglia
Maiken Wolderslund, University of Southern Denmark/Odense University Hospital
Micheal Wolf
Robyn Woodward-Kron, University of Melbourne
Lance Young, The University of Iowa College of Dentistry
Siyang Yuan, University of Dundee
Amy Zelenski, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

COVID statement

In order to reduce the transmission of Covid 19, all attendees will be required, as a minimum, to follow local government guidance and safety measures, which are in place at the time of the event.