Language, technology and communication in healthcare

University House, Professor's Walk, The University of Melbourne.

Interdisciplinary research and engagement for 21st century healthcare

This symposium brings together interdisciplinary researchers, clinicians, and educators from the Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS), as well as Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine disciplines (STEMM) to discuss aspects of communication for healthcare in the 21st century.

Themes of the symposium include:

  • Health technologies and regenerative medicine
  • Communication technologies for health access and equity
  • Corpus linguistics and translation of health information
  • Discourse approaches to analysing healthcare interactions
  • Clinical communication for the health professions
  • Team communication and coordinated care.

The symposium will be opened by Professor John Prins, Head of the Melbourne Medical School.

Registration is essential - limited places available

Download the symposium program.

Download the speaker abstracts.

Confirmed speakers

Dr Caitlin Barr The University of Melbourne
Dr Charlotte Denniston The University of Melbourne
Dr Tanisha Jowsey University of Auckland
Professor John Hajek The University of Melbourne
Professor Klaus HøyerUniversity of Copenhagen
Associate Professor Jonathan Knott The University of Melbourne
Associate Professor Megan Munsie The University of Melbourne
Associate Professor Christine Phillips Australian National University
Professor Peter Schulz The University of Lugano
Professor Lesley Stirling The University of Melbourne
Professor David Story The University of Melbourne
Dr Claire Tanner The University of Melbourne
Associate Professor Robyn Woodward-Kron The University of Melbourne