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
Keeping up to date and access to medical news and latest research
Communicating public health issues
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).