Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering

Health communication and families

Health Communication and Family Dynamics: Beyond the Patient-Provider Relationship

Monday, April 29, 2013

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Stewart Center, Room 206


The mini-conference will focus on how families communicate about health and health problems, and how families are involved in discussions with providers and decision-making about patient care. It aims to inform researchers, students, and healthcare providers about new research findings regarding the role of patients’ spouses and families in their healthcare and chronic disease management.

Keynote speakers will be Chris Segrin, University of Arizona; Daena Goldsmith, Lewis & Clark College; and Kathleen Galvin, Northwestern University. Purdue communications and human development & family studies faculty will participate in panel discussions. The day also includes a poster session for graduate students.


This conference is open to the public.


CALL FOR POSTERS: Faculty and students are invited to present at a poster session during the conference.


Questions, contact RCHE at

There is no cost to attend this conference but registration is required and space may be limited. 


The event is part of a conference series focused on “Emerging Research on Families and Health” supported by NIH/NICHD and the Center for Families at Purdue University. 

Sponsored by

NIH/NICHD      CFF      RCHE     HHS      Brian Lamb School




Keynote Speakers


Poster Session

Poster Session Registration