Published on October 11th 2018 – On Friday December 7th 2018, the Amsterdam Center for Health Communication (ACHC) is organizing a symposium entitled “Intercultural communication in healthcare: pitfalls and innovative solutions”. The chair of the symposium is Dr. Barbara Schouten and the symposium will last from 12:30 to 18:00. Admission is free, but the number of places is limited.
In this sixth ACHC symposium, a mix of speakers from practice and science will reflect on the challenges, pitfalls and solutions in the area of intercultural communication in health care. Questions and possible solutions that are raised in the symposium include how to bridge the language barrier between migrant patients and health care providers and how innovative solutions can contribute to better health care for patients with a different cultural and/or ethnic origin than their care providers.
The symposium has nine different speakers from the Netherlands and Belgium, and will be started by a keynote by Professor Maria van den Muijsenbergh. The official language of the symposium is Dutch. The symposium is made financially possible by NeFCA and Digicomlab
You can sign up for the symposium via this form.
Update: the symposium is now fully booked. Those who are interested will be placed on a waiting list.
The program can be viewed and downloaded here (in Dutch).