Comet 2017: 15th Annual International Communication, Medicine, and Ethics (COMET) Conference, June 26, 2017

Both the Department of Communication Studies and the International Center for Intercultural Communication (ICIC) within the Indiana University School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI are hosting the 2017 Communication, Medicine, and Ethics Conference (COMET) at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI).  IUPUI is Indianapolis' premier urban campus, which is located witihin very close proximity to many exciting cultural and recreational activities and events in downtown Indianapolis. 

The conference aims to bring together scholars from different disciplinary backgrounds, involving various healthcare specialties and the human and social sciences. A special emphasis will be on the dissemination of ongoing research in language/discourse/communication studies in relation to healthcare education, patient participation and professional ethics.

Speakers include:

Ellen Barton, Ph.D.
Professor of English and Linguistics

Wayne State University

Rita Charon, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center
Executive Director, Program in Narrative Medicine
Columbia University

Alice Dreger, Ph.D.

Gary L. Kreps, Ph.D., FAAHB
University Distinguished Professor, Department of Communication
Director, Center for Health and Risk Communication
George Mason University

Sandra Petronio, Ph.D.
Professor of Communication
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)

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Location: Hine Hall Auditorium, 875 W North St, Indianapolis, IN 46202

June 26, 2017 | 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

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Independence Day (no classes), July 4, 2017

No classes in observance of Independence Day.


July 4, 2017 | 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

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Summer 2 classes end, August 7, 2017

Final day of Summer 2 courses.


August 7, 2017 | 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

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2017 Liberal Arts Retiree Reunion, August 9, 2017

Fall classes begin, August 21, 2017

Barbara D. Jackson Lecture in Anthropology, November 9, 2017

29th Joseph T. Taylor Symposium, February 15, 2018

The Celebration of Scholarship, April 21, 2018