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Hosted by the Department of Languages for Biomedical Purposes and Communication, Medical School, University of Pecs, Hungary.

Time and Platform: 

Friday, 14 May, 2021 

MS Teams 

 A link will be emailed to you ahead of the event – please register your interest by booking.

2021PecsProgram   Download this programme

Time  Programme  Presenter 
10:00-10:05  Welcome   Dr. László Czopf, vice-dean 
10:0510:15  Introduction to EALTHY  Dr. Catherine Richards 
10:15-10:25  Introduction to the University of Pécs  and the Department of Languages for Biomedical Purposes and Communication  Dr. Vilmos Warta 
10:25-10:45  General Medical English for 1st year Health Sciences Students – Teaching across Four Different Programmes  Dr. Désirée Verdonk 
10:45-11:05  Testing and Assessing Nursing Communication  Jennifer Lacchini  

David Whittaker 

11:05-11:25  Update on the HELP2 Project   Dr. Lukas Merz 
11:25-12:00  LUNCH BREAK 
12:00-12:20  Preparation for the New Obligatory Professional B1 Internal Language Exam at Semmelweis University, Budapest  Viktória Sirokmány  

Dr. Katalin Fogarasi  


12:20-12:50  Teaching Medical Translation to Postgraduate Students 

English Medical Translation – Acquiring Translation Competence  

Difficulties of Writing in Medical Hungarian 

Dr. Csilla Keresztes  

Eszter Asztalos-Zsembery  

Dr. Balázs Sinkovics 

12:50-13:20  Teaching Medical Interpreting Online 

Interactive Tools to Introduce the Method of Paraphrasing 

Newcomer in Digital Teaching – My Tools 

Andrea Stötzer 

Éva Major 

Réka Csenki-Bozsó 

13:20-13:50  Use of simulated patients to improve communication skills in medical education at the University of Pécs  Dr. Katalin Eklics 

Dr. Judit Fekete 

Renáta Halász 

Dr. Anikó Hambuch 

Dr. Rita Kránicz 

13:50-14:00  Closing of the symposium  Dr. Vilmos Warta 


English for Healthcare Virtual Symposium – CALL CLOSED

Friday 17 September 2021 

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: Kevin Harvey & John Skelton 

The English for Healthcare Virtual Symposium, in common with its big sister the English for Healthcare Conference, aims to encourage an exchange of ideas to stimulate discussion and to provide a platform for the presentation of new approaches to the teaching and learning of language and communication in medicine. 

We welcome proposals that relate to classroom practice and proposals that are research-based and help to develop our understanding of how language is used for the practice of medicine and healthcare. The event attracts language teachers and communication skills trainers working with health professionals, both in training and in the workplace, and practitioners from the medical translation and interpreting field. 

Areas/Themes include but are not limited to: 

  • Content-Based and CLIL  
  • English Medium Instruction 
  • Medical Academic English 
  • Language skills in EMP (Reading, Speaking, etc.) 
  • Assessment (e.g., Occupational English Test) 
  • Technology in the English for medical purposes classroom 
  • Task-based and problem-based learning in English for medical purposes 
  • Role plays / Simulation in the English for medical purposes 
  • Corpora in English for medical purposes 
  • Discourse analysis in English for medical purposes 
  • Professional practice and discourse 
  • Communication skills training for healthcare 
  • Interpreting /translation for healthcare 
  • Medical Humanities in the English for medical purposes 


Please note that sessions are shorter than in the face-to-face English for Healthcare Conference, scheduled to be held in September 2022. 

Workshop: a practical, interactive, how-to session – 45 minutes plus 10 minutes questions. 

Practice-Oriented Presentation: focused on classroom practice – 15 minutes, plus 10 minutes questions. 

Research based Presentation: focused on completed research – 15 minutes, plus 10 minutes questions. 

Dynamic E-Poster:  Dynamic e-Poster presenters have 10 minutes to present and an additional two minutes for questions.  



  • Word doc
  • 300 words maximum (no references) 
  • Do not use any special fonts, such as bold print or caps (italics fine) 
  • Do not add tables, photos, or diagrams to your abstract 
  • Do not indent your paragraphs, leave one space between paragraphs instead 
  • Your abstract should clearly summarise the content of your session/poster 
  • Please indicate what type of session your submission is for. 

Please email your abstract to

*Please note that all presenters should be paid-up members of EALTHY when they confirm participation at the Symposium (by June 30). Individual annual membership cost €55 *