Social Technologies for Health and Medicine

Event Notification Type: 
Call for Papers
Abbreviated Title:
Monday, 21 September 2009 to Tuesday, 22 September 2009
Submission Deadline: 
Thursday, 20 August 2009

Abstract submission due date: Aug 20
Will still accept submissions for another week (until August 20). Please do submit a short abstract so that as many diverse views as possible have a chance to be presented!

Call for Papers - HCSNet Workshop on Social Technologies for Health and Medicine is to be held in Melbourne.

The new dates are: September 21/22 2009.

Full information, including submission and registration details can be found at

Please register interest and submit an abstract as early as possible as we need an indication of number of participants. Submissions close on the 10th August, 2009.

We hope you can join us!
Lawrence Cavedon, Nathalie Colineau, Cecile Paris

We intend this workshop to be a place to foster communication across relevant disciplines in order to design and develop effective tools and user experience to support online health communities.
Issues of interest may include:

• support for patients vs. support for carers
• tools for developing online communities
• designing effective user experience for online patient communities
• strategies for building online health communities and developing long-term engagement
• motivating information-sharing, content development, and contribution to policy
• health education and policy development: developing trusted content
• tailoring health information
• methods/techniques to provide motivational support
• trust, ethics, and related issues in online health-related communities.

Please visit for further information, important dates, and submission instructions.