Language in Health Care Forum

Date & time

9.30am–5pm 22 September 2017

Location

Sir Roland Wilson Building, Conference Room 1.02, ANU

Contacts

ARC Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language

The forum offers an opportunity for researchers from diverse disciplinary backgrounds to discuss how collaborative, multidisciplinary language-focused research can help address problems in contemporary health care. Internationally, language-focused research is increasingly contributing to the health field, for example by developing strategies to make communication in hospitals safer and more patient-centred and by highlighting issues in how clinicians explain diagnoses to consumers and the need to use language appropriately with consumers affected by particular conditions, such as dementia and autism. The forum will explore the potential to develop collaborations to identify and address problems in the Australian health care context. Presentations of current research in the field will be followed by a panel discussion (with audience participation welcome) aimed at developing a specific and potentially ongoing interdisciplinary research agenda based on delegates’ expertise and interests. The forum is supported by the Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language.

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TIME

SPEAKER

9:00

Registration

9.30

Welcome
Nick Evans, Director, CoEDL

9.45-10.10

Interactions in hospital: Applying linguistic ethnography and discourse analysis to improve patient safety
Suzanne Eggins & Di Slade, ANU

10.10-10.35

Research data and analytics methods for clinical language processing
Hanna Suominen
Data61/CSIRO, ANU

10.35-11.00

Developing smart communication technology to support conversational breakdown in dementia
Brooke-Mai Whelan, Helen Chenery, Bond University; Tony Angwin, David Copland, Janet Wiles, Peter Worthy, Christina Atay, Dan Angus, UQ; Erin Conway, Australian Catholic University

11-11.30

Morning Tea

11.30-11.55

Atypical interaction: What does it mean to be pragmatically impaired?
Johanna Rendle-Short, School of Literature, Languages & Linguistics, ANU

11.55-12.20

Visual speech and language processing techniques for discourse analysis 
Daniel Angus, Yvonne Lu, Paul Vrbik, Janet Wiles, UQ

12.20-12.45

Maintaining a grip on the world: A longitudinal study of repetition in conversations with people with Alzheimer’s Disease
Susy Macqueen, ANU

12.45-1.10

Telephone interpreting as best practice in medical consultations: The case for absent presence
Christine Phillips, ANU

1.10-2.30

Lunch

2.30-4.00

Panel discussion with Helen Chenery (facilitator), Shannon Clark, Janet Wiles, Suzanne Eggins, Zsuzsoka Kecskes

 

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