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15th Annual International

Communication, Medicine, and Ethics (COMET) Conference


June 26-28, 2017

Indianapolis, Indiana, USA


Campus of Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)

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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.  Details about the conference may be accessed through the leftside menu.


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.

The 2017 COMET Conference is supported through the generous contributions from the sponsors below:

  • Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI)
  • Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, IUPUI
  • IUPUI School of Informatics
  • Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health
  • IUPUI School of Nursing
  • Equinox Publishing
  • John Benjamins Publishing Company