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!

Call for late breaking submissions

We are delighted to announce we will soon be offering the opportunity for late-breaking submissions.

At the time of the original submission deadline, you may have been uncertain about whether travel to the conference would be feasible due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The pandemic may also have caused delays in study completion. In light of these circumstances and the recent relaxing of Covid-19 restrictions across the globe, we want to provide an additional opportunity for you to submit your work.

Submissions will re-open on 30 May and close on 17 June for in person and online Oral & Poster presentations, Works in Progress and Roundtable discussions.

ICCH 2022 Key dates

  • Late breaking submissions open 30 May 2022
  • Deadline for late breaking submissions on 17 June 2022
  • Notification of acceptance for late breaking submissions by end of July 2022
  • Pre-conference courses from 5-6 September 2022
  • Conference 6-9 September 2022

Social Media

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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

The ICCH 2022 Scientific review committee members are:

  • Marij Hillen, Chair
  • Leonie Visser, Co-Chair

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.