Catherine Richards, a PhD student in the Department of English Language and Literature has been arranging the 2nd Teaching English for Healthcare Conference, 24-25 October 2015.

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This unique conference brings together teachers of healthcare and medical English from Europe and beyond. With international speakers, specialist ESP publishers and a great variety of sessions, the event will provide a platform for the presentation of new ideas, approaches and materials for this increasingly important branch of English for Specific Purposes.  If you’d like to find out more about the conference, see: http://www.englishforhealthcare.com/

We asked Catherine to tell us a little more about herself:

“I'm in my 4th year of a distance PhD investigating, broadly speaking, the characteristics of patient information for radiography. How did I ever get to this point ? And why THIS?!!  These are questions I often ask myself. I'm an English teacher ( EFL) living in southern Switzerland. I teach predominantly tertiary students in radiography and biomedical analysis. A colleague proposed organising a conference of some kind for 2013 and I agreed.  Strange, but there were no targeted Medical English events such as these. I decided too to set up EALTHY - the European Association of Language Teachers in Healthcare which I try to develop alongside organising the 2nd English for Healthcare Conference.  And doing my doctorate of course.”