COMET 2020

Communication, Medicine and Ethics conference 2020

The 19th International Conference on Communication, Medicine, and Ethics (COMET), which will be hosted by the University of Insubria, Como, Italy, 28-30 June 2021. The Post-COMET Masterclass is scheduled for 1 July 2021.

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The COMET 2020 conference is held at Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark

18th International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Communication, Medicine and Ethics

the 18th International Conference on Communication, Medicine, and Ethics (COMET) is hosted by Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark

01-03 July 2020 - the conference in its physical format is cancelled

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No registration fees for COMET 2020 - registration required - submission guidelines

The Pre-COMET Masterclass is scheduled for 30 June 2020 - CANCELLED!


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


  • Client-Professional Encounters (involving doctors, counsellors, nurses, pharmacists, dentists, speech and language therapists, psychotherapists, etc.)
  • Communicating Risk and Uncertainty
  • Communication Skills Training
  • Distributed Expertise among Professionals and Clients
  • Ethics and Communication
  • Evidence in Diagnosis and Non-Diagnosis
  • Health and Disability
  • Health, Wellbeing and the Lifespan
  • Health Literacy
  • Interpreter Mediated Healthcare Delivery
  • Intercultural Communication in Health
  • Interprofessional Communication and Hospital Management Systems
  • Media and Health Communication
  • Medical Education
  • Narratives of Illness Experience
  • Public Understanding of Health and Illness
  • Quality of Life and Quality of Care
  • Representation of the Body
  • Research Ethics
  • Health Technologies and Medical Informatics
  • (Shared) Decision Making
  • Tailoring Health Messages
  • Telemedicine
  • Values and Responsibilities in Professional Practice

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