Call & Submission



DCHC 2019 Call for Abstracts Coming Early October

The 5th Biennial D.C. Health Communication Conference (DCHC)

“International  and Global Health Communication Research”


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.

The main conference will feature competitive papers, posters and panel sessions covering not only issues related to the conference theme of “International  and Global Health Communication Research” but also to broadly defined concerns across a breadth of topics relevant to health communication research and practice.

The Department of Communication at George Mason University is pleased to announce that Dr. Gaya Gamhewage will be the keynote speaker at the 2019 D.C. Health Communication Conference (DCHC) as part of the “International and Global Health Communication Research” conference theme.

Translational Health Communication Research Scholar Award: The 5th Translational Health Communication Scholar Award will be presented at the conference to an eminent scholar who has made major contributions to health communication research, practice, and policy. Nominations for this award will be accepted until February 1, 2019 at: A nomination should consist of a letter detailing why the nominee deserves the award, accompanied by the nominee’s CV.

Contact Information:

  • General conference info: Anne Nicotera, Conference Manager,Preconference Planner:
  • Abstract submission info: Kevin Wright, Main Conference Program Planner,
  •  Atkin Award info: Gary Kreps
  • Website: Brittany Sanders, Assistant Conference Manager & Webmaster,

DCHC Conference Registration Prices & Information
Please see the registration page for pricing and priority dates when it goes live this fall.