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 Learning and Capacity Building for WHO’s Health Emergencies programme. Based in Geneva, Switzerland, she is responsible supporting governments and other stakeholders across the world to create a ready, willing and able workforce to manage health emergencies. From 2009-2018 she was WHO’s global lead for risk communications and led national capacity building under the Pandemic Influenza Preparedness Framework and as required by the International Health Regulations (2005). She has trained thousands of personnel in risk communication face-to-face and tens of thousands more on the on-line www.OpenWHO.org platform. Read more…