Health Communication Partners draws a wide and varied audience!
One of the fun things about doing multisector, interdisciplinary work is that I get to hear about conferences outside my lane.
So I’ve collected some of these soon-to-be-happening conferences to share with you. I bet something here will be news to you!
They’re in chronological order–starting next month.
I’ve indicated which are still accepting proposals at press time. And just to be clear, I’m not affiliated with any of these.
Even if you can’t attend (or present) this year, these conferences may deserve a spot on your radar for next year.
The Politics of Health 2020 International Health Humanities Consortium Conference
March 26-28, 2020
Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN)
The sixth annual Health Humanities Consortium (HHC) conference will explore the politics of health and healthcare in the context of world events and a vital 2020 election year. Health is a desired state – we all want to be healthy. But health is increasingly a contested political state as well. Debates about who is deserving of health or healthcare intersect with questions, issues, and themes regarding matters such as race, gender, citizenship, identity, and representation that also lie at the core of the health humanities.
Unite For Sight’s 17th annual Global Health & Innovation Conference
April 4-5 2020
The world’s largest and leading global health and social entrepreneurship conference. Join nearly 2,000 participants from 50 states and from more than 50 countries for an inspiring weekend exchange of ideas across all disciplines of global health, international development, and social entrepreneurship.
2020 American Educational Research Association ANNUAL MEETING
“The Power and Possibilities for the Public Good When Researchers and Organizational Stakeholders Collaborate”
APRIL 17-21, 2020
Each year, the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting is the world’s largest gathering of education researchers and a showcase for groundbreaking, innovative studies in an array of areas. Join us at the Moscone Center, April 17-21, 2020, for five rewarding days of ideas, engagement, networking, and professional advancement.
2020 Network for Social Work Management Annual Conference
June 3-5, 2020
Fordham University Lincoln Center, 113 W. 60th St. New York, NY 10023
The Network for Social Work Management Annual Conference is uniquely positioned to bring together social work and human service leaders, international experts, researchers, and practitioners in an informative event resulting in attendees at all levels leaving with cutting-edge social service management strategies. You will have ample opportunities to network with colleagues at the conference venue and at social gatherings offsite. The conference will feature plenary sessions, invitational presentations, and workshops.
6th International Conference of The Immersive Learning Research Network (iLRN)
“Vision 20/20: Hindsight, Insight, and Foresight in XR and Immersive Learning”
June 21–25, 2020
San Luis Obispo, California, USA
The 6th International Conference of the Immersive Learning Research Network (iLRN 2020) will be an innovative and interactive gathering for a burgeoning global network of researchers and practitioners collaborating to develop the scientific, technical, and applied potential of immersive learning. It is the premier scholarly event focusing on advances in the use of virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), mixed reality (MR), and other extended reality (XR) technologies to support learners across the full span of learning—from K-12 through higher education to work-based, informal, and lifelong learning contexts. Scholars and professionals operating in formal education settings as well as those representing diverse industry sectors are invited to participate in the conference, where they will be able to share their research findings, experiences, and insights; network and establish partnerships to envision and shape the future of XR and immersive technologies for learning; and contribute to the emerging scholarly knowledge base on how these technologies can be used to create experiences that educate, engage, and excite learners.
2020 Interdisciplinary Association For Population Health Science (IAPHS) CONFERENCE
“Policies, Places, and Profits: Manufacturers of Illness and Health“
September 30 – October 2, 2020
Population health is shaped by the contexts in which people live. We are all embedded in geographic, policy, social, and economic contexts that shape our opportunities for creating a healthy life. These contexts have been rapidly changing and diverging in recent decades. Geographic inequalities in health in the United States and globally have widened; policy environments across U.S. states and across countries have polarized; and the roles of profit-seeking companies on population health has come into negative focus with rising obesity, the opioid crisis and climate change, and positive focus as reflected in the U.S. Surgeon General’s initiative “Community Health and Economic Prosperity.” How do these various policy, place, and profit-seeking contexts shape population health? How have they contributed to exacerbating or mitigating the troubling trends and growing inequalities in health across the U.S. and world populations? How can researchers from different disciplines ranging from the biological sciences to the social sciences work with policymakers and the private sector to make real improvements in these structural and commercial determinants of health?
Submissions accepted through March 9, 2020 at https://iaphs.org/conference/submissions/
The Canadian Association on Gerontology 49th Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting
CAG2020: “Closing the Research-Practice Gap: Knowledge Mobilization & Implementation Science”
October 22-24, 2020
Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Join us for Canada’s premier multidisciplinary conference for those interested in individual and population aging. Abstracts are welcomed from all disciplines and all interests in aging, including research, practice, policy and related work. International submissions are encouraged. We are also pleased to offer the CIHR-IA Student Poster Competition and student travel assistance grants.
Abstracts are due by April 15, 2020 at https://cag2020.ca/submissions/abstracts/
Global Health Literacy Summit
The first Global Health Literacy Summit is the first largest and most diverse global gathering on health literacy. Organized by the International Health Literacy Association and hosted by the E-DA Healthcare Group|I-Shou University, the first Global Health Literacy Summit will be held in Kaohsiung on October 26-28th, 2020. The summit will bring together over 500 people from 80 countries to network and share ideas on how to advance health literacy. The theme of the Summit is “Health Literacy for All” higlighting its importance for equity and sustainable development.
Abstracts due March 31 at http://www.ihlasummit2020.org/abstracts.asp
Save the Date for HARC 2020!
October 18-20, 2020
University of Maryland
College Park, Maryland, USA
While you’re thinking about health literacy…
HLRP: Health Literacy Research and Practice is a forum for the dissemination of high-quality behavioral and clinical research that will bridge research with best practices. Its aim is to attract a full range of investigators and practitioners engaged in health literacy research and practice, including those involved in a broad array of public health, health services, epidemiology, translational, educational, and interventional research and implementation activities
Why not submit to HLRP?
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