2019 DCHC Conference

We look forward to hosting our 5th biennial D.C. Health Communication conference.

The theme for 2019 is  “International and Global Health Communication Research”

Please also be sure to join us for the preconference on Thursday, April 25, “Grant Writing 101: Boot Camp with NIH”

April 25-27, 2019, Hyatt Regency at Fair Lakes Hotel & Conference Center, Fairfax, Virginia

The Department of Communication at George Mason University announces the innovative 2019 D.C. Health Communication Conference, “International  and Global Health Communication Research ,” April 25–27, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency Fairfax at Fair Lakes. The preconference on Thursday April 25th will focus on the theme, “Grant Writing 101: Boot Camp with NIH” with a variety of invited speakers and interactive panel discussions. Submission deadline for for the conference has passed and notifications of acceptance will be going out in the coming weeks. Registration for the conference will also be open by the start of February. We look forward to seeing you in April.

Keynote Announcement! 

The Department of Communication at George Mason University is pleased to announce Dr. Gaya Gamhewage will be the keynote speaker at the 2019 D.C. Health CommunicationConference (DCHC) as part of the “International and Global Health Communication Research” conference theme. The conference will take place on April 26–27th, 2019 (with a preconference on April 25th) at the Hyatt Regency Fairfax at Fair Lakes in Fairfax,Virginia.



Dr. Gaya Gamhewage Biography

Gaya Gamhewage, a medical doctor by training, currently leads Communications Capacity Building at the World Health Organization headquarters based in Geneva,Switzerland. She is responsible for supporting governments across the world build sustainable risk communications capacity as legally required by the International health regulations (2005), the Pandemic Influenza Preparedness Framework, and for training WHO staff in 155 countries. She is a public health expert and focuses on risk, emergency and crisis communications. Read more…