CACE 2017 – International Meeting on Conversation Analysis and Clinical Encounters

Date: 12 July 2017 to 14 July 2017
Cost: Free

CACE is a biennial international meeting for academics and clinicians interested in the application of conversation analytic (CA) methods to communication in medical care. Days one and two begin with plenary talks and then showcases applied CA research alongside the opportunity to participate in small group sessions working with a variety of clinical data. On the third day of CACE, clinicians and other interested parties are invited to join the event, and the programme is designed to be of special interest to them – to showcase how the perspective and methods of CA can contribute to our understanding of medical practice, to improving the effectiveness of communication and in the design and evaluation of clinical trials.

The CACE conferences have evolved a certain ‘style’; they are relatively small – numbers are capped, there are plenty of opportunities to discuss papers and to work with and explore a wide variety of original data. So there is a real emphasis on participation, interchange, sharing research ideas and findings – as much of a ‘hands on’ approach as is possible within the constraints of such a meeting.

Plenary speakers

  • Tanya Stivers (University of California Los Angeles, USA)
  • Anna Lindström (Uppsala University, Sweden)
  • Ruth Parry (University of Nottingham, UK)
  • Elizabeth Stokoe (Loughborough University, UK)

Oral presentations

They welcome submissions for oral presentations of work in progress or recently completed studies. The slot is 30 minutes – 20 minutes for the talk and 10 minutes for questions and discussion.

Data sessions

They also welcome submissions to host small group data sessions working with video or audio-recordings and CA transcripts of healthcare communication. The data sessions are 90 minute slots.


Finally there will be space available in the programme for up to four 90-minute training workshops.


Please submit your proposals for oral presentations, data sessions or workshops using this online submission form. The deadline for all submissions is 28 February 2017.

Joining instructions


More details coming soon on how to register, how to get there and accommodation.

For further information please contact:

CACE2017 is supported by NIHR CLAHRC West.
Event address: Engineers House
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