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10/02/2012

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

"Confluence"

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:

  • A thematic title for the program
  • Names of the chair and respondents, if any. Please do not have chairs act as respondents.
  • Names, mailing addresses, telephone numbers, email addresses, and institutional affiliations of all participants
  • Titles and abstracts for each paper or presentation
  • A program copy (NO MORE than a 75-word description) as it should appear in the final program
  • A detailed rationale for the program/panel
  • A statement of professional responsibility (located below)
  • Indicate any technology needs (keeping in mind that equipment rental is very expensive) 
  • Please read ECA's technology policy as you consider your technology needs. ECA Technology Policy Reasonable requests for technology support will not be met unless they accompany the proposal submission.

For Completed Paper Submissions:

  • A thematic title for the paper
  • A detachable title page with the title of the paper and the author’s affiliation, mailing address, telephone number, and email address
  • The word “Debut” marked on all papers written by authors who have not presented previously at a regional or national convention
  • The word “Student” marked on all papers written by student authors who have not presented previously at a regional or national convention
  • A one-page abstract on the second page
  • A statement of professional responsibility on the second page (located below)
  • Indicate any technology needs (keeping in mind that equipment rental is very expensive)  Please read ECA's technology policy as you consider your technology needs: ECA Technology Policy  Reasonable requests for technology support will not be met unless they accompany the proposal submission.

For Roundtable Discussion Submissions:

  • A thematic title for the roundtable discussion
  • Name of the chair
  • Names, mailing addresses, telephone numbers, email addresses, and institutional affiliations of all participants
  • A program copy (NO MORE than a 75-word description) as it should appear in the final program
  • A detailed rationale for the roundtable discussion
  • A statement of professional responsibility (located below)
  • Indicate any technology needs (keeping in mind that equipment rental is very expensive)  Please read ECA's technology policy as you consider your technology needs: ECA Technology Policy  Reasonable requests for technology support will not be met unless they accompany the proposal submission.

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 madlocka1@southernct.edu and annettemadlock@yahoo.com.  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

madlocka1@southernct.edu and annettemadlock@yahoo.com

 


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