Title Date Time Room

Thursday, April 12 Pre-Conference

  1. 8:00 - 9:00

    • Registration and Continental Breakfast, Patterson Ballroom Foyer, Lower Level B

  2. 9:00 - 9:15

    • Welcome and Introductions, Patterson Ballrooms B-C, Lower Level B

  3. 9:15 - 4:30

    • Invited Speakers: (Schedule TBD)

        • Heather Brandt, Ph.D., Associate Professor in the Department of Health Promotion, Education and Behavior at the University of South Carolina

        • Angela Fagerlin, Ph.D., Chair and Professor in the Department of Population Health Sciences at the University of Utah Medical Center

        • Paul Han, MD, MA, MPH, Director of the Center for Outcomes Research & Evaluation and a behavioral and health services researcher at Maine Medical Center Research Institute, as well as a board-certified general internist and palliative care physician at Hospice of Southern Maine

        • Janice Krieger, Ph.D., Professor in the Advertising Department and Director of the STEM Translational Communication Center at the University of Florida

    • Mentoring Session: (Schedule TBD)

      • KCHC is dedicated to advance the research careers of early career scholars and graduate students. To this end, we are introducing an interactive mentoring session for junior researchers to meet with senior scholars to discuss a variety of topics such as starting a research program, finding collaborators, and pursuing extramural funding. During the April 12 preconference, there will be a 45-minute session before the lunch break for junior scholars to meet with one of four senior scholars, and there will be an extended 45-minute networking break that afternoon.

        • Xiaoli Nan, Ph.D., Professor and Director of the Center for Health and Risk Communication at the University of Maryland

        • Marco Yzer, Ph.D., Professor, Hubbard School of Journalism & Mass Communication, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

    • University of Kentucky Research Panel: (Schedule TBD)

      • Faculty members affiliated with UK's Markey Cancer Center will present their research on increasing patient involvement across the cancer control continuum.

        • Roberto Cardarelli, DO, MPH, Professor and Chair, Department of Family and Community Medicine, and Chief, Division of Community Medicine, University of Kentucky

        • Jessica Burris, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology and Department of Behavioral Science, and member of the Markey Cancer Center Cancer Prevention and Control Program, University of Kentucky

        • Mary Kay Rayens, Ph.D, Professor, College of Nursing and College of Public Health, University of Kentucky

        • Jean Edward, Ph.D.,RN, Assistant Professor, College of Medicine and College of Nursing, and faculty affiliate, Center for Health Services Research, University of Kentucky

    • Interactive Discussion / Audience Q&A

      • To wrap up the preconference, presenters and audience members will have an interactive discussion / Q&A session on the research presented throughout the day.

Friday, April 13 Conference (Day 1)

  1. 7:30 - 8:30

    • Registration and Continental Breakfast, Patterson Ballroom Foyer, Lower Level B
  2. 8:30 - 9:45

    • Conference Opening

      Welcoming Remarks
      H. Dan O’Hair, Dean and Professor, College of Communication and Information, University of Kentucky

    • Keynote Address
      "Serendipitous Opportunities: Leveraging Legislative Priorities for the Advancement of Health Communication"
      Dr. Bradford Hesse, Chief of the National Cancer Institute’s Health Communication and Informatics Research Branch
  3. 9:45 - 10:00

    • Break

  4. 10:00 - 11:30

  5. 11:30 - 1:00

    Q&A with NIH Kentucky Room, Lower Level A.

    Description of This Session
    • Session Chair: Bradford Hesse, Chief, Health Communication and Informatics Research Branch (HCIRB), Behavioral Research Program (BPR), Division of Cancer Control & Population Sciences
  6. 1:00 - 2:30

    Approaches for Decreasing the Prevalence of Substance Abuse Patterson Ballroom B

    Strategies for Managing Uncertainty and Seeking Information about Health Patterson Ballroom C

    Rural Health Communication Research in the 21st CenturyPatterson Ballroom D

    Description of This Session
    • Chair: Melinda Krakow, National Cancer Institute
    • Panelist: Janice Krieger, University of Florida
    • Panelist: Jakob D. Jensen, University of Utah
    • Panelist: Heather Brandt, University of South Carolina
    • Panelist: A. Susana Ramirez, University of California, Merced
    • Panelist: Meghan Johnson, Markey Cancer Center
    • Respondent: Robin Vanderpool, University of Kentucky
  7. 2:30 - 2:45

    • Break

  8. 2:45 - 4:15

  9. 4:15 - 4:30

    • Break

  10. 4:30 - 6:00

    Perspectives on Training and Development for Healthcare Providers Patterson Ballroom B

    Insights on Preventing Obesity and Promoting Good Eating Habits Patterson Ballroom C

    The Role of Communication and Information Science in Addressing Cervical Cancer Prevention and Screening in Vulnerable PopulationsPatterson Ballroom D

    Description of This Session
    • Chair: Heather M. Brandt, University of South Carolina
    • Panelist: Elisia L. Cohen, University of Minnesota
    • Panelist: Xiaoli Nan, University of Maryland
    • Panelist: Robin C. Vanderpool, University of Kentucky
    • Panelist: Katharine J. Head, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
    • Respondent: Heather M. Brandt, University of South Carolina
  11. 8:00 - 11:00

    • Conference Reception
      Yesterday's, Lower Level A

Saturday, April 14 Conference (Day 2)

  1. 7:30 - 8:30

    Social Science and Clinical Research Alliance: Updates and Future Directions Hyatt Suites, Mezzanine Level

    Description of This Session
    • Session Chair: Anne M. Nicotera, George Mason University
  2. 8:30 - 10:00

    Innovations for Helping Individuals Living with Cancer Patterson Ballroom B

    Recommendations for Designing Effective Health Messages Patterson Ballroom C

    African American Perspectives on End of Life Communication: Gaps and HopesPatterson Ballroom D

    Description of This Session
    • Chair: Wei Sun, Howard University
    • Panelist: Tamara Owens, Howard University
    • Panelist: Finie Richardson, Howard University
    • Panelist: Colin Campbell, Howard University
    • Panelist: Sean Upshaw, Howard University
    • Respondent: Annette Madlock Gatison, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
  3. 10:00 - 10:15

    • Break

  4. 10:15 - 11:45

    Challenges in Navigating Interpersonal Conversations about Health Patterson Ballroom B

    Advances in Developing Health Games and Mobile Applications Patterson Ballroom C

    Perceived effectiveness ratings of health messages: Useful or overrated?Patterson Ballroom D

    Description of This Session
    • Chair: Marco Yzer, University of Minnesota
    • Panelist: Seth N. Noar, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    • Panelist: Daniel J. O'Keefe, Northwestern University
    • Panelist: Lucy Popova, Georgia State University
    • Panelist: Marco Yzer, University of Minnesota
    • Respondent: Joseph N. Cappella, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania
  5. 11:45 - 12:00

    • Break

  6. 12:00 - 1:30

    • Conference Awards Luncheon
      Regency Ballroom, Lobby Level

      • Top Poster Award
      • Top Student Paper Award
      • Top Early Career Scholar Paper Award
      • Top Conference Paper Award
      • Research Presentation by the Winner of the 2018 Lewis Donohew Outstanding Scholar in Health Communication Award

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