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COMET 2020

Communication, Medicine and Ethics conference 2020

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

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


We are closely monitoring the developments in relation to the COVID-19 virus. So far, the Danish authorities has made travel and gathering restrictions until April 14. We follow the developments closely and will as soon as possible follow up with information regarding implications for COMET 2020.


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

01-03 July 2020

The Pre-COMET Masterclass is scheduled for 30 June 2020.

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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