Call for Abstracts 

Kentucky Conference on Health Communication 2018

12-14 April 2018
Hyatt Regency in Lexington, Kentucky

The overall aim of KCHC is to promote health communication research and practice; the conference is an internationally-recognized venue for researchers, practitioners, and students to come together to share research on a variety of health-related topics, discuss current health communication issues, and develop working relationships to promote the health communication research and practice agenda.


The theme of the 2018 conference is 21st Century Cures Act: The Role of Communication and Information Science, and the preconference will focus on Interventions to Improve Patient Involvement across the Cancer Control Continuum. We hope you will consider submitting your work to the conference. The 2018 Call for Abstracts and submission instructions are here:


Our online abstract submission system will open on Friday, October 6, 2017. Submission deadline is Friday, December 1, 2017 by 8:00 PM EST. We accept abstracts for competitive papers and posters, as well as competitive panels. We’ll notify authors of programming decisions by January 12, 2018.


We hope you will consider submitting your work and attending KCHC 2018. For more information about the conference overall, visit