Following from Prof. Dr. Nandini Lakshmikantha
HEALTH COMMUNICATION: BRIDGING GAPS & RAISING AWARENESS
Manipal University, as the highest ranked comprehensive private deemed University in the QS BRICS and QS Asia rankings, staunchly promulgates the work-ethic of “Global leadership in human development; excellence in education and healthcare.” Further, ranked 1st among ‘Research Publications by Private Universities in India,’ (as per. SCImago Research Group, Spain) Manipal University is synonymous with world class facilities & distinction in higher education.
Over 28,000 students from 57 different nations study in the University town, nestled in Karnataka’s Udupi District. MU boasts of nearly 2500 faculty and ancillary staff, who cater to the development of various professional institutions in Communication, Health Sciences, Engineering, Management and Humanities. The University is holarchical in structure, with several campuses spread over the world.
SCHOOL OF COMMUNICATION
School of Communication (MIC) – established in 1997 – is a premier Media Institute offering a bouquet of programmes in Media & Communication. The courses/degrees offered range from BSc. Animation to B.A. Media & Communication, M.A. Media & Communication, M.F.A, PH.D, & other short-term courses. SOC as a media-education monolith today facilitates collaboration by way of exchange programmes with Universities in Germany, France, Netherlands, UK, USA & Australia.
SIGNIFICANCE OF HEALTH COMMUNICATION
The relevance of health communication can be felt virtually in every facet of health and well-being.An integral component of health promotion, health protection, disease prevention and treatment, health communication is recognized as a core competency in public health and health promotion practice and plays a vital role in achieving public health objectives.
The significance of understanding and managing effective health communications is especially urgent in developing countries like ours with huge burdens of both communicable and non-communicable diseases. In a study published in September 2016 by Lancet and released at an event at the UN General Assembly in New York on the first ever annual assessment of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) health performance among 188 countries,India stood at the 143rd position, just ahead of Pakistan and Bangladesh.
The analysis of the existing situation points to a lacuna in communication between professionals in the arena of medicine, public health and healthcare. The availability of knowledge, expertise or information being not the problem, but how this is being dispensed to the community is recognized as the problem, Health colloquium 2017, is an earnest interdisciplinary effort to collate professionals from Medical, Public Health, NGOs, others working in the area of health and communication professionals to make an effort to bridge the existing gap, thus taking a step closer to make India a super power in coming days.
HEALTH COLLOQUIUM 2017
The theme of the first edition of this annual interdisciplinary Health Colloquium organized by SOC is “Health Communication: Bridging Gaps & Raising Awareness”. Some of the areas for discussion during this Colloquium would be but not only restricted in the following areas:
2. Public Health Communication
3. Medico- legal Communication
4. Rehabilitation Communication
5. Health & Marketing communication
6. Health & social media
7. Health & Miscommunication
8. Medical tourism & Multi cultural communication
CALL FOR PAPERS
Interested academicians, research scholars and students from both the media & communication as well as healthcare, community health& public health may mail their abstracts of around 300-500 words firstname.lastname@example.org.
IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER
Date of abstract acceptance: 26th February 2017.
Deadline for full paper:15thHMARCH 2017
Guidelines for Paper Submission:
• Font: Times New Roman
• Font size: 12
• Spacing: Double-spaced
• Word-Count: 5000-8000
• Format: APA style
REGISTRATION / ENQUIRY:
Dr. Nandini Lakshmikantha
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Academician/ Research Scholar
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For online registration, payment & other event updates one may refer to the following Web-link: http://conference.manipal.edu/HC2017
Chairperson: Dr. Vinod Bhat, Vice Chancellor, Manipal University
Organizing Secretary: Dr. Nandini Lakshmikantha, Director, School of Communication,Manipal University
Dr. Sudharshan Ballal, Chairman – MHEPL, Dr.Sreekumaran Nair, Professor, Manipal University &Director,PHESA,DR. Subhadra Menon,Director, Health Communication & Adjunct Additional Professor at Public Health Foundation of India - The Public Health Foundation of India, Dr Unni Krishnan,Dean, KMC Mangalore, Dr.Lena Ashok, Associate Professor, Department of Public Health, Manipal University, Dr. Sanjay Pattanshetty, Associate Professor, Department of Public Health, Manipal University.
Scientific Committee: Mr. Padma Kumar,Assistant Professor& Head, School of Communication, Ms. Manjula .V, Assistant Professor, School of Communication
Technical Committee – Mr. Shreeraj Gudi,Assistant Professor,School of Communication,Mr. Krishna,Assistant Professor,School of Communication
Treasurer – Ms. Sowparnika Attavar,Assistant Professor,School of Communication
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