Enhancing Patient Experience through Healthcare Communication Research and Teaching
 
Director's Welcome
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Keynotes

"Empowering Patients to Change Health Behavior: The Role of Health Literacy and the Magic of the Baby Step," Terry Davis, PhD


"PCORI’s Role in Creating a Research Agenda to Reduce Disparities and Improve Health Outcomes," Romana Hasnain-Wynia, PhD


Pre-Course

This interactive workshop demonstrates a successful model for fostering communication skills that will improve patient and provider experiences. 


Meet the Professor

This lunch session gives meeting attendees small-group time with these experts to promote dialogue on high-priority topics, hear their vision for the future, ask questions and learn from their experience.


Who attends and why?

Researchers, educators, and clinicians interested in improving communication in healthcare.
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Thank you to everyone who helped make the 2014 AACH Research and Teaching Forum such a success - attendees, speakers, presenters, planners, reviewers, and moderators. We hope to see you at 2015 ICCH in New Orleans!

Attendee Roster
Engel and Payer Award Winners

AACH is pleased to announce Richard Kravitz, MD, MSPH, as 19th annual George Engel Awardee for Outstanding Research Contributing to the Theory, Practice and Teaching of Effective Healthcare Communication and Related Skills.

Anthony Suchman, MD, was awarded the 13th annual Lynn Payer Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Literature on the Theory, Practice and Teaching of Effective Healthcare Communication and Related Skills.

These awards were presented at the 2014 AACH Research and Teaching Forum in Orlando, FL.

Please join with us in congratulating these two outstanding individuals for their ongoing work in healthcare communication

Best Poster and Oral Presentation Award Winners

AACH is also proud to announce Julie Tebo as the winner of the 2014 Forum Best Poster Award. Tebo's poster, Using Standardized Applicants in the Training of Admissions Committee Members, was chosen as the best poster by a selection committee from among approximately 31 posters.

We would also like to congratulate Michelle van Ryn as the winner of the 2014 Forum Best Oral Presentation. van Ryn's presentation School and Student Predictors of Attitudes Towards Empathic and Patient-Centered Care Among 3,500 4th Year Medical Students: A Report for the Medical Student CHANGES Study, was chosen as the best oral presentation by a selection committee from among approximately 50 oral presentations.