Workshop on Analyzing Medical Interactions

As part of the launch of a new Center for Language, Interaction and Health at Rutgers University, we will be holding a 2 day Training Workshop on Analyzing Medical Interactions, run by John Heritage & Anita Pomerantz, together with Rutgers CA faculty, Galina Bolden, Alexa Hepburn, Jenny Mandelbaum, and Lisa Mikesell.  The workshop is scheduled for the 6th and 7th November 2016.

It is designed for a maximum of 20 conversation analysis researchers at all stages, who have, or seek to gain, access to their own medical data. Sessions will comprise primarily small group activities, involving instructional content and data analysis, with presentation of your work-in-progress on your own medical data (if you have it).

The cost of the workshop will be $100 per person, which will include lunches and light refreshments for both days.

To apply: please submit a paragraph detailing your interest in medical interaction, your experience with conversation analysis and whether or not you plan to bring your own data to Alexa Hepburn: 

Closing date for applications will be 1st April 2016.

The workshop is timed to precede the 2016 conference of the National Communication Association that will take place on the 10th-13th November in nearby Philadelphia (approximately 1 hour from Rutgers by train or car).


Rutgers will be celebrating its 250th Anniversary in November as well as marking the successful merger to form Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences.