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EALTHY organises regular webinars and an internationally renowned bi-annual English for Healthcare conference.

Speakers include writers, teachers, and researchers working in English for Healthcare in a variety of different capacities. If any members, whether individual, institutional, or associate, would like to be part of any upcoming events, get in touch.


upcoming events

Applying findings from corpus linguistics to medical English education In partnership with SLC

In this session, Dr. Shelley Staples, a corpus linguist and healthcare communication researcher, discusses findings from key corpus linguistics studies in the medical context and how these findings could be applied to classroom instruction.   

6th English for Healthcare Accommodation – B&B or Half Board

We have arranged bed and breakfast accommodation at the Brighton University campus*, a 10-minute walk from the conference venue for anyone who would like to stay there. This offers great convenience as well as being significantly cheaper than most other alternatives. The rooms are a short walk from the university train station (Falmer) and local bus stops. Those driving can also park close to the accommodation at a low price.


Join us as a conference speaker!

We are looking for presentations, workshops and posters on topics, case studies and research that that will actively engage participants. Proposals can include syllabus design, materials design, teaching methodology, research results, and professional development. They should offer practical ideas for participants to use in their practice and explore trends and developments that are current and applicable. We are looking for proposals on the following themes:
  • The impact of AI and educational technology on teaching English for Healthcare

  • How to overcome the challenges of inter-cultural communication within a globalised healthcare sector with globally mobile workforce

  • Innovation and best practice in the English for Healthcare and/or OET preparation classroom

  • Innovation and best practice in assessment and test preparation, including OET

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previous events

English for Healthcare conference 2022

Our 2022 event was held at the University of Belgrade in September. It was a huge success with talks and workshops on a wide variety of topics, including assessment, curriculum design, technology in teaching, publishing research, and classroom practice.

Read Chris Moore’s reflections on the conference.

See some of the presentations in the Articles & Comment section.


Professional Development Webinars

Here are some of our recent webinars. All webinar recordings are available for Members.

other events

English UK ELT Conference 2024 1-2 March 2024

The English UK ELT Conference is an annual gathering of ELT academic staff. It is organized by English UK, the national membership association of accredited English language teaching (ELT) centres in the UK. The event takes place in London. You can choose a one-day registration or both days.

Friday’s event will focus on academic management. The themes include, for example, professional development, team management, LGBTQIA+ representation in ELT.

Saturday’s event will focus on ELT teaching. The session covers topics such as using roleplay in teaching, teaching mediation skills, AI-generated teaching materials.

Eaquals Annual International Conference 11-13 April 2024

The Eaquals Annual International conference is open to all, both members and non-members, and provides a rich programme of professional development for centre owners, directors, academic managers, teacher trainers as well as researchers and teachers alike.

The conference programme will be organised under the following themes:

  • Best practice in language teaching and learning
  • Course design, CEFR & assessment
  • Leadership & Management
  • CPD
  • AI developments in language education

IATEFL International Conference & Exhibition 16-19 April 2024

The 57th IATEFL International Conference and Exhibition, which takes place in Brighton, UK, involves a four-day programme with an array of talks, workshops and forums as well as a vibrant social programme.

It is a unique opportunity to meet leading trainers, theorists, practising teachers, materials writers and publishers, and exchange ideas with fellow professionals from all sectors of English language teaching and learning.

Plus, the IATEFL Careers Development Zone is home to exhibitors focusing on careers guidance and job opportunities along with a presentation stage showcasing how-to sessions and much more.

ICTEL 2024: 18. International Conference on Teaching, Education and Learning 24-25 June 2024

International Conference on Teaching, Education and Learning takes place in Oslo, Norway.

It aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Teaching, Education and Learning.

It also provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of Teaching, Education and Learning.

COMET 2024 | International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Communication, Medicine and Ethics 26-28 June 2024

The COMET conference aims to bring together scholars from different disciplinary backgrounds involving various healthcare specialties and the human and social sciences.

A special emphasis is on the dissemination of ongoing research in language, discourse, communication studies in relation to healthcare education, patient participation and professional ethics.

The 22nd COMET conference is hosted by the University of Brescia, Italy. All presenters at COMET conferences can submit their papers in Communication & Medicine journal. The EALTHY members have open access to the journal. Login details will be sent to you by e-mail per request.

You can also read the reflections on COMET 2016 by Professor Jonathan McFarland.

Are you organising or do you know of a conference of interest to ealthy members? Get in touch