Symposium Schedule

Thursday, September 5, 2013

9:00-10:00         Coffee and registration

10:00-10:30        Welcome and opening remarks

10:30-12:00        Table talk: Answering Pressing Questions.

Each participant will provide an individual response to the pressing question assigned to their panel. These responses will be presented to the entire symposium, generating further discussions surrounding each question.

Question 1: How do we create a system that is non-physician centric, and that makes best uses of the talents of a range of healthcare professionals?

Lora Arduser
Heather Zoller
Nathan Stormer
Jen Cellio
Shaunak Sastry
Lucia Dura

Question 2: What is the relationship between medical rhetoric, rhetoric of science and rhetoric of technology?

Ellen Barton
Russell Willerton
Phillippa Spoel
Celeste Condit
Cynthia Ryan

Question 3: Patient-centered practices and shared decision-making is pervasive language in health care. The actual definition of these practices and the exercise of such practices, including involving patients in a different way than they have been in the past, are areas timely for rhetorical inquiry.

Stephen Bernhardt
Susan Wells
Jen Scott
MB Debs
Susan Popham

Question 4: How can communication be used to promote coordination and cooperation between interdependent participants within the health system (consumers, providers, caregivers, health administrators, policy makers, etc.)?

Debra Burleson
Christa Teston
Blake Scott
Colleen Derkatch
Susan Morgan

Question 5: How can communication be used to promote coordination and cooperation between interdependent participants within the health system (consumers, providers, caregivers, health administrators, policy makers, etc.)?

Michael Mackert
Erin Frost
Kelly Happe
Amy Koerber
Lisa Keranen
Scott Mogull

Question 6: There is a disconnect between what patients often know they SHOULD do versus what they ACTUALLY DO. This has implications for patients themselves, as well as for the broader healthcare system.  Communication scholars have an important role to play in finding out how and why this is the case, as well as ways to encourage positive health behavior change in ways that will benefit patients and the broader public health.

John Lynch
Catherine Gouge
Tyler Harrison
Mary Knatterud
Jen Malkowski
Letitia Fowler

Question 7: For me, the relation of well being to place and identity is critically important to the role that medicine plays in politics and the regulation of life.  Finding ways to protect ourselves is critical to politics and it is impossible to think of self-protection without some level of medicalized engagement anymore.

Gary Kreps
Scott Graham
Barbara Heifferon
Michael Klein
Lisa Meloncon
T. Kenny Fountain

Question 8: What is the role of funding in our work?

Karen Kopelson
Stephen Haas
Jenelle Johnson
Russell Kirkscey
Marie Moeller
Kim Emmons

12:00-1:30         Lunch (provided)

1:30-2:30           Keynote by Amy Koerber

2:30-3:00           Break and any announcements

3:00-4:00           Methods Workshop

Friday, September 6, 2013

8:30-9:00           Coffee and talk

9:00-10:00         Keynote by Lisa Keränen

10:00-10:30        Break

10:30-12:30        Plenary Panel featuring Celeste Condit, Susan Morgan, Blake Scott, and Barbara Heifferon

After the plenary talks, participants from each panel will speak individually in response to questions posed around symposium keywords and further the discussion surrounding the terms connection, ethics, methods, dissemination, and theory.

Panel 1: Connections Panel 2: Connections Panel 3: Ethics
Kenny Fountain Susan Wells John Lynch
Ellen Barton Lucia Duria Russell Willerton
Debra Burleson Stephen Bernhardt Marie Moeller
Michael Klein Mary Knatterud Christa Teston
Susan Popham Heather Zoller Kim Emmons
Amy Koerber Barbara Heifferon  Blake Scott
Lisa Keranen Russell Kirckscey  Jen Malkowski
Lisa Meloncon Shaunak Sastry  Jen Scott
Panel 4: Methods Panel 5: Dissemination Panel 6: Theory
Colleen Derkatch Jenell Johnson Scott Mogull
Kelly Happe Michael Mackert Susan Morgan
Scott Graham Cynthia Ryan Catherine Gouge
Stephen Haas Gary Kreps Phillipa Spoel
Nathan Stormer Erin Frost Karen Kopelson
Lora Arduser Tyler Harrison Jen Cellio
Letitia Fowler Celeste Condit  MB Debs

12:30-2:00         Lunch (provided)

2:00-3:00           Conversations with medical folks/Graduate student panel (concurrent)

3:30-3:45           Break

3:45-4:30           Defining medical rhetoric/health communication and concluding remarks