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Conversation Analysis and Clinical Encounters

Galina Bolden

6th International Meeting on Conversation Analysis and Clinical Encounters (CA&CE) Wednesday 12-Friday 14 July 2017, Engineer’s House, Bristol

We are excited to announce that the 6th International Meeting on Conversation Analysis and Clinical Encounters (#CACE2017) is to be held on Wednesday 12-Friday 14 July 2017, at Engineer’s House, Bristol, UK.

CA&CE is a biennial three-day international meeting for academics and clinicians interested in the application of conversation analytic (CA) methods to the investigation of clinical encounters. The aim is to share up-to-date research findings and methodological innovations; and to consider how we can best ensure that our research is meaningful for patients, health care professionals, health service researchers, clinical educators and health care commissioners.

The CA&CE conferences have evolved and maintained a certain ‘style’; they are relatively small – numbers are capped so there are plenty of opportunities to discuss projects and to work with and explore a wide variety of original data – to allow for as much of a ‘hands on’ approach as is possible within the constraints of such a meeting.

Days 1 and 2 begin with invited plenary talks and then showcase applied CA research alongside the opportunity to participate in CA data sessions working with a variety of clinical data. On Day 3 we invite local health care professionals, researchers and interested others to join us. On this final day, our programme is designed to connect with the interests and experiences of health care professionals and other health service researchers, aiming to foster productive interchanges. For CA&CE 17, as well as showcasing how the perspective and methods of CA can contribute to understanding and improving routine clinical practice, there will be a special focus on how our methods are being applied in clinical trials.

Further information concerning the submission of proposals for presentations and data sessions to be announced soon!

Plenary speakers:

  • Tanya Stivers (University of California, Los Angeles USA)
  • Anna Lindström (Uppsala University, Sweden)
  • Ruth Parry (University of Nottingham, UK)
  • Elizabeth Stokoe (Loughborough University, UK)