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CACHE 2018

Galina Bolden

International Meeting on Conversation Analysis of Clinical and Health Encounters

June 15-16, 2018

CACHE will be a new biennial international meeting for academics and clinicians interested in the application of conversation analytic (CA) methods to communication in clinical care and other types of health and wellness related interactions. This could include provider-patient interactions, family interactions around food and eating, helpline interactions, and interactions in other health and mental health contexts. The conference is designed to complement and alternate with the highly successful CACE conferences held in the UK and Europe. The plan is to start small with a two-day event, and with an emphasis on data sessions as well as papers.

The conference will be held on Friday 15th and Saturday 16th June, 2018 at Rutgers University (New Brunswick, New Jersey).

Friday and Saturday will begin with plenary talks and then research papers will alternate with small group data sessions. On Saturday afternoon, we will invite clinicians and other interested parties to join us, and our program will be designed to showcase how the perspective and methods of CA can contribute to our understanding of clinical and health practices.

We are proud to announce that we have agreement from two plenary speakers, Rebecca Barnes and John Heritage.

We welcome submissions for oral presentations of work in progress or recently completed studies. The slot is 30 minutes – 20 minutes for the talk and 10 minutes for questions and discussion.

We also welcome submissions to host small group data sessions working with video or audio-recordings and CA transcripts of clinical and other health and wellness related interactions. The data sessions will be 90 minute slots.

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION. Please submit your proposals for oral presentations or data sessions using this online submission form. Paper abstracts or data descriptions should be limited to 500 words. The deadline for all submissions is Friday February 2, 2018.

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