2023 International Symposium for Communication in Healthcare

2023 International Symposium for Communication in Healthcare


Date & time

Tue 14 Feb 2023, 9am – Wed 15 Feb 2023, 5.30pm


Room 1.02 (lower ground floor), Sir Roland Wilson Building, Australian National University, 120 McCoy Cct, Canberra ACT 2600, Australia

The Director of the ANU Institute for Communication in Health Care Professor Diana Slade, and Associate Professor Stuart Ekberg (Queensland University of Technology), invite you to join us at the Australian National University, Canberra for the next IC4CH International Symposium for Communication in Health Care on Tuesday and Wednesday 14-15 February 2023.

Healthcare researchers, clinicians, linguists, communication scholars, educators, nurses, consumer health advocates, industry stakeholders and government representatives will join together for an inspiring event uniting unique participants from around the world. The event will highlight contemporary research addressing communication in healthcare through keynote addresses, speaker presentations and reflective panels.

Final date to register for in-person attendance: Sunday 5 January 2023.
Final date to register for online attendance: Sunday 12 January 2023.

This hybrid conference offers several categories of registration to maximise accessibility. 

In-person attendance

  • Two-day in-person attendance (general) -- $299 AUD
  • One-day in-person attendance (general) -- $149 AUD
  • Two-day in-person attendance (non-ANU HDR students) -- $149 AUD
  • One-day in-person attendance (non-ANU HDR students) -- $75 AUD
  • ANU staff and students -- Free (u-number required)
  • Speakers -- Free (by invitation)

Online attendance

  • Two-day online (virtual) attendance -- $99 AUD

Registrants wishing to attend in-person will receive discounted accommodation options in the Canberra CBD for the duration of the symposium.

Register now using this link: https://payments.anu.edu.au/2023ISCHC

You can find the full final program on pages 10-13 here:


The ANU Institute for Communication in Health Care has partnered with QT Canberra and Novotel Canberra to provide two subsidised accommodation options for speakers and guests. Rooms are subject to availability so we encourage you to book as early as possible. Instructions below.

QT Canberra (1 London Cct, Canberra ACT 2601): Special rates on QT King and QT Twin rooms booked 13-16 February 2023 ($219/night).

  1. Visit qthotelsandresorts.com/canberra
  2. Select dates, guests and room required and click ‘BOOK NOW’
  3. Under “MORE BOOKING OPTIONS” in the “BLOCK CODE” field enter your booking discount code: 2023ISCH
  4. Click “UPDATE BOOKING” and discounted rates will appear on the rates screen
  5. Complete your booking

Alternatively, call the Reservations Team to book over the phone quoting the block code 2023ISCH. Reservations operates Monday – Friday from 9am till 5pm. Phone: +61 2 6247 6244.  Email: reservations_qtcanberra@evt.com

Novotel (65 Northbourne Ave, Canberra City, ACT 2601): Offering 10% discount on any room booked 13-16 February 2023.

  1. Click this link: ISCH2023 @ Novotel
  2. Select from the discounted room options (highlighted Special Offer)
  3. Follow the booking instructions to complete your booking

The event will be held in lower ground floor conference room of the Sir Roland Wilson Building on the Australian National University campus.

There is adjacent parking immediately to the north and west of the building, and it is only a short walk from hotels in the Canberra City and New Acton area. 

Liza Goncharov
Manager, ANU Institute for Communication in Health Care

Updated:  13 February 2023/Responsible Officer:  Head of School/Page Contact:  CASS Marketing & Communications