Abstract Submission

The Department of Communication Studies and the David C. Lam Institute for East-West Studies of Hong Kong Baptist University will co-organize the International Conference on Environment, Health, and Media in January 6 - 7, 2015. We welcome abstracts on any topics about (but are not limited to):

1. Environmental news reporting
2. Environmental framing and media discourse
3. Environmental advocacy campaigns
4. Food advertising and promotions among adolescents
5. Portrayal of ideal body images and skin colors
6. Food and consumer culture
7. Social construction of beauty
8. Young people’s media production on health issues
9. Public health campaigns
10. Creativity in health messages
11. Doctor-patient communication
12. Media and health educatio

An 800-word extended abstract should be submitted via email as a Microsoft Word attachment or as a PDF file on or before August 30, 2014. On the first page, please include information of the paper title, your name, position, institution affiliation, postal address, telephone number, fax number and email address. Submissions are to be accompanied by a statement indicating that the submission has not been published/presented elsewhere and that all presenters will register for the conference.
Please structure your abstract into paragraphs under five subheadings of: background; research objectives/questions; methodology; preliminary or expected findings, and conclusion. Your abstract should be in double line spacing and Times Roman font 12.

Abstract submission deadline: August 30, 2014
Full paper submission deadline: November 30, 2014

Further information about the Conference can be obtained from the conference official website: http://www.coms.hkbu.edu.hk/hem or contact conference coordinator at

We look forward to seeing you all in the Conference!

Kara Chan, Judy Siu, Dong Dong, Lennon Tsang (the conference organizing team), Hong Kong Baptist University