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ECA 2013 Convention - Final Call for Papers - Health Communication Interest Group

ECA Health Communication Interest Group 2013 Call for Submissions

104th Annual Eastern Communication Association Convention


April 24-28, 2013

Omni William Penn Hotel

Pittsburgh, PA

Submission Deadline: October 15, 2012

The Health Communication Interest Group invites submissions for the 104th annual convention of the Eastern Communication Association to be held at the Omni William Penn Hotel in Pittsburgh, PA, April 24-28, 2013. The convention theme is "Confluence."  Drawn from the confluence of where the Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers form the Ohio River.  Our First Vice President and convention planner, Danette Ifert Johnson, explains that the convention theme is "exemplified by the long tradition of communication research bringing together ideas from various perspectives of communicator, message, channel, and context to better understand how humans create meaning and relationships." The convention theme allows us an exciting opportunity to come together to explore how our various interests as communication scholars intersect one with another.  We encourage submissions to embrace a variety of perspectives, theories, and applications as well as to reach out to colleagues in other interest groups and institutions to consider ways of celebrating the convergence of our work.  Keeping the convention theme of "Confluence" in mind, please submit your work using the following guidelines:

For Program/Panel Submissions:

For Completed Paper Submissions:

For Roundtable Discussion Submissions:

Statement of professional and ethical responsibility

In submitting the attached paper or proposal, I/We recognize that this submission is considered a professional responsibility. I/We agree to present this panel or paper if it is accepted and programmed. I/We further recognize that all who attend and present at ECA's annual meeting must register and pay required fees. 

Submission deadline is October 15, 2012.  Please send completed submissions as a file attachment (.docx, .doc, or .rtf formats are acceptable) to and  Please use "ECA 2013 HC Submission" as the subject line.

For any additional information regarding the Health Communication Interest Group call for submissions, please contact:

Annette Madlock Gatison, Ph.D.
Southern Connecticut State University
Department of Communication
EN B 19 K
501 Crescent Street
New Haven, CT 06515 and