Events and Media

June 26th-28th, Dr. Howard Waitzkin will be speaking at the

Conference for Communication, Medicine and Ethics at the University of South Australia

- A brief introduction from the Conference Convener

“Join us at the 2019 Communication, Medicine, and Ethics Conference (COMET) in Adelaide, South Australia. The conference is being hosted by the University of South Australia and will take place at the City West Campus on North Terrace, in the city of Adelaide.

This international and interdisciplinary conference aims to bring together scholars from diverse disciplinary backgrounds, involving a wide range of healthcare specialities and the human and social sciences. A special emphasis will be on the dissemination of ongoing research in language/discourse/communication studies in relation to healthcare education, patient participation and professional ethics.

The keynote speakers include some of the most influential international and Australian researchers and practitioners in this field. We look forward to welcoming Professors Srikant Sarangi, Aalborg University, Denmark, Howard Waitzkin, Department of Sociology, University of New Mexico and Department of Medicine, University of Illinois, Phyllis Butow, School of Psychology, University of Sydney and Charlotte Rees, Monash Centre for Scholarship in Health Education. In addition, there will be strong representation through the conference on themes of Indigenous health, aged care, mental health, and chronic pain. Click here to read the presenter and abstract details for the panel sessions. The draft program will be available on the 15th of May.

We look forward to welcoming you in Adelaide.”

Dr Jonathan Crichton
2019 COMET Conference Convenor

- More Book Discussions and Events TBD -


- Conservation and Preservation -

Mira and Howard were interviewed by the Natural Land Institute for their conservation efforts in Northern Illinois.

Check out the many ways in which Howard and Mira limit their ecological footprint!


Below, Howard discusses a fractured health care system with the nurses that offer material insight into the issue.

Just what's wrong with our medical system? How did it get this way, and how does this book contribute to a winning strategy in moving toward a post-capitalist health-care system?

**Event co-sponsored by National Nurses United and the California Nurses Association


--> The health crisis facing Vets is particularly complex

The Hosts of DV Radio, a Veteran’s Health Podcast, interviewed Howard about his experience working with vets and the health care system as a whole.