School of Liberal Arts IUPUI

Comet 2017: 15th Annual International Communication, Medicine, and Ethics (COMET) Conference

Both the Department of Communication Studies and the International Center for Intercultural Communication (ICIC) within the Indiana University School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI are hosting the 2017 Communication, Medicine, and Ethics Conference (COMET) at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI).  IUPUI is Indianapolis' premier urban campus, which is located witihin very close proximity to many exciting cultural and recreational activities and events in downtown Indianapolis. 

The conference aims to bring together scholars from different disciplinary backgrounds, involving various healthcare specialties and the human and social sciences. A special emphasis will be on the dissemination of ongoing research in language/discourse/communication studies in relation to healthcare education, patient participation and professional ethics.

Speakers include:

Ellen Barton, Ph.D.
Professor of English and Linguistics

Wayne State University

Rita Charon, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center
Executive Director, Program in Narrative Medicine
Columbia University

Alice Dreger, Ph.D.

Gary L. Kreps, Ph.D., FAAHB
University Distinguished Professor, Department of Communication
Director, Center for Health and Risk Communication
George Mason University

Sandra Petronio, Ph.D.
Professor of Communication
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)

For more information please visit:

All Day Monday June 26, 2017
All Day Wednesday June 28, 2017
Hine Hall Auditorium, 875 W North St, Indianapolis, IN 46202
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