OCHER 2024 keynote speakers announcement

The annual research workshop on clinical communication, OCHER 2024, will be held at Thon Hotel Arena January 10-12. This time OCHER features three keynote speakers; Rebecca Barnes, Paul K J Han, and Lorraine Noble.  They will cover conversation analytic perspectives on general practice, verbal signaling behaviours, and uncertainty’s impact on doctor-patient communication.

Rebecca Barnes, associate professor at the University of Oxford

Her talks will be on:

  • The management of primary health care in interaction: A retrospective
  • Applying Conversation Analysis: Practical steps towards making an impact on healthcare

Lorraine Noble, professor at the University College London and also the current president of EACH International Association on Communication in Healthcare

Her talks will be on:

  • Examining power by counting doctors’ verbal markers of structure
  • Exploring whether doctors mean what they say

Paul K J Han, senior scientist at the National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Maryland, USA

His talks will be on:

  • The nature and management of medical uncertainty
  • Understanding medical uncertainty: the importance of language and a linguistic approach

Please spread this information. Information about abstract submission and registration will soon appear on this website, and will also be distributed to former participants in this annual workshop.