Conference 2021:     

Agility 2021: Responding to Change in Patient Care and the Health Care Environment


HCEA is excited to announce the 2021 virtual conference “Agility: Responding to Change in Patient Care and the Health Care Environment” being held ONLINE September 22-24, 2021. We encourage you to present at the 2021 conference to an audience of patient educators and professional peers to share best practices in education, gain exposure for your work and advance your career!

Important Dates:

Online Abstract Submission Deadline: May 7, 2021

Abstract Acceptance Notification: May 14, 2021


Conference Theme:

The central theme of the 2021 HCEA virtual conference focuses on how educators can adapt to rapid changes in the health care environment while providing consistency in best practices to empower patients and caregivers with health literate information.  The conference is organized around four key pillars:

  • Health Literate Care Organizations: From Idea to Implementation
    • Share your organization’s success stories and lessons learned along the way as your organization made improvements in health literacy and patient education toward a more patient and caregiver centered care delivery model. 
  • Patient Education in a Virtual World: From Bedside to Website
    • Share your innovative solutions for meeting the educational needs of patients, caregivers and staff using a variety of technology tools.
  • Misinformation in the Media Age: Finding the Truth
    • Share your experiences and best practices related to sharing accurate, reliable information related to recent “hot” topics: COVID-19, vaccines, telehealth visits, etc.
  • Effective Communication in Times of Division: Building Bridges, Not Ditches
    • Share your expertise in communication strategies among diverse patient and caregiver populations – what has worked, and what didn’t work? Will also be accompanied by “Tales from the Bedside” panel feature.

For more information about the 2021 HCEA conference or for questions concerning abstract submissions, contact Korinne Callihan at [email protected].