International Conference on Environment, Health, and Media
Environment and health are two most important issues in modern society. It is equally important to recognize the powerful role of the media in shaping our knowledge and views about the two issues. In the past decades, a large number of crucial agendas have been built through and promoted in the media, ranging from global warming, fair trade consumption, energy footprints, source reduction, to health promotion, risk prevention and intervention. This international, interdisciplinary conference will provide a platform for scholars and practitioners who are interested in the intersection of media, environment, and health, to present new development in theory and practice, to discuss new research avenues in health and environment communication, and to mutually explore new directions for future studies.
The conference organizers are particularly interested in three key themes: (1) Child and youth obesity; (2) Global warming; and (3) Health communication. We welcome scholars and practitioners from all over the world to present their research from various disciplines, such as communication, marketing, anthropology, sociology, psychology, education, environmental science, public health, linguistics, cultural studies, and so on. Please send an extended abstract of no more than 800 words to firstname.lastname@example.org by August 15, 2014.
The conference is sponsored by the Department of Communication Studies, the David C. Lam Institute for East-West Studies, and the Hong Kong Baptist University.
Objectives and Themes
The objectives of the conference are
Specifically, topics for this conference shall include (but are not restricted to):
Organizing Committee (list of members)
Prof. Kara Chan (Chair)
Dr. Judy Siu (Member)
Dr. Dong Dong (Member)
Mr. Lennon Tsang (Member)
Hong Kong Baptist University generously supports the conference.