The 3rd Symposium

The 3rd International Symposium on Healthcare Communication
Communicating for Compassionate Healthcare: Mobilizing Values to Practice

29 June 2015, 8:30 am – 6 pm, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

We invite healthcare professionals, clinicians, educators, researchers and others from around the world to join us for this exciting event.

The Symposium brings together leading local and international practitioners, educators, academics, and leaders to share and discuss innovative practices, educational strategies, and cutting edge research that effectively promote compassionate healthcare, attention to core values and skilled communication in different healthcare settings around the world.

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Launch of IRCCH as the Asia – Pacific Healthcare Hub of Charter for Compassion International (CCI)

29 June 2015, 3 pm, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University 

The formal launch of IRCCH as the Asia-Pacific Healthcare Hub of Charter for Compassion International will occur at the Symposium.  This exciting formal collaboration brings together CCI’s worldwide alliance of healthcare partners working to instill compassion in all healthcare relationships and systems, and demonstrate IRCCH’s ability to translate cutting edge communication research into best practice and training for safe and compassionate healthcare. 

IRCCH's initiative, the International Charter for Human Values in Healthcare, works to promote and implement attention to core values, including Compassion, in every healthcare interaction. Both IRCCH and the International Charter for Human Values in Healthcare are partners of Charter for Compassion International.

The Charter for Compassion

The Charter for Compassion represents a major worldwide organization working with over 1,100 partners to promote principles of compassion through practical action in a variety of sectors including healthcare, education, science/technology and research, environment, business and others.

For more information about the Charter for Compassion, please visit