A Message from Conference Director, Dr. Nancy Harrington

Submitted by ngrant on Mon, 03/09/2020 - 22:23

Hello, everyone. Given ongoing developments with COVID-19, including the commonwealth of Kentucky and the city of Lexington declaring states of emergency, we have made the decision to conduct KCHC 2020 as a fully virtual conference.

Virtual presentations will apply for all aspects of the conference: invited speakers, mentoring, and papers, posters, and panels. We are working on the details now and will have information out to presenters and registrants as soon as possible. As you can imagine, there are many details to manage.

We will be modifying the conference registration rate to be 40% of the original cost. Although the food and beverage expenses normally covered by participant registration no longer apply, we are facing a considerable increase in technology and staff costs. If you have already registered at full price, we will provide a refund for the difference. If you have not yet registered, please wait for us to change pricing online. We are extending the “early bird” deadline by a week so you will have sufficient time to register. All presenters must register to be included in the conference program.

For now, please stay tuned for further information as we work out the details of the virtual conference. Our goal, as always, is to offer participants an outstanding conference experience. With your support, we will make that happen.

Thank you, everyone.


Nancy Grant Harrington, PhD
Professor, Department of Communication
Director, Health Communication Research Collaborative
Associate Dean for Research, College of Communication and Information
University Research Professor, University of Kentucky
273 Blazer Dining Hall, 343 S. Martin Luther King Blvd
University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506-0012

   April 2-4, 2020
  Kentucky Conference on Health Communication
    Conference, April 3-4:  Intersectionality and Interdisciplinarity in Health Communication Research
    Preconference, April 2: Cutting Edge Communication and Information Technology in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention