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The aim of the CA&CE meetings is to bring our international community together to share research findings and promote methodological excellence and innovation in the application of conversation analytic (CA) methods to communication during health care encounters; and to consider how we can best ensure that our research is meaningful to patients and their family members, health care professionals, clinical educators, and policy makers.


The CA&CE meetings have evolved a certain ‘style’; they are relatively small numbers are capped, there’s plenty of opportunity to discuss papers and participate in data sessions, allowing the opportunity to work with and explore a wide variety of original data. So, there’s a real emphasis on participation, interchange, sharing research ideas and findings – as much of a ‘hands on’ approach as is possible within the constraints of such a meeting.

The final day of the CA&CE meeting will focus on how our work can connect with professional/practical problems and patients’ experiences, aiming to foster productive interchanges.


We are delighted to announce that our keynote speakers for CA&CE 2024 are:

Alison Pilnick, Professor of Language, Health & Society, Manchester Metropolitan University

Steven Bloch, Professor of Communication and Social Interaction, University College London

Johanna Ruusuvuori, Professor of Social Psychology, Tampere University, Finland                                                 

Rose McCabe, Professor of Clinical Communication at City, University of London


Our call for papers has now closed. A provisional programme will be made available in mid-April. 


Registration is now open via Oxford University Stores. Because numbers are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, early registration is advised


Standard rate – 3 Days – £335

Includes morning and afternoon refreshments and lunches throughout the event. The cost of registration does not include evening meals, the meeting dinner or accommodation.

Postgraduate rate – 3 Days – £235

Includes morning and afternoon refreshments and lunches throughout the event. The cost of registration does not include evening meals, the meeting dinner or accommodation.

Final Day only – £115

The day rate is for Wednesday 3rd July only and includes morning and afternoon refreshments and lunch on that day. 

Meeting dinner - £50

There will be a celebratory three course dinner with wine on the evening of Tuesday 2nd July in the historic Radcliffe Observatory at Green Templeton College. Partners welcome, dress to impress!



Please see here for more information about our meeting venue. There are a small number of hotels within walking distance of the venue. Please book your accommodation early as Oxford is a popular destination during the summer months.

The Linton Lodge is offering a discounted rate for our delegates until 26th May 2024. All rooms to be booked individually via with the reference Wolfson Conference.

The Galaxie Hotel is offering a 20% discounted rate for our delegates. All rooms to be booked individually using the code Wolfson24.

The Cotswold Lodge Hotel is offering a 10% discount from the rate available at the time of booking for our delegates. 


For any queries please contact us at


We look forward to welcoming you to Oxford!


The CA&CE2024 Organizing Committee 

Rebecca Barnes (Chair), Liliia Bespala, Virginia Calabria, Rachael Drewery, Yicen Guo, Jack Joyce, Chloe Phillips & Catherine Woods


Travel bursaries

As well as a subsidised rate for postgraduate delegates, we are offering travel bursaries to support 6 postgraduate students. Each bursary provides up to £60 to contribute towards costs to attend. Receipts are required for reimbursement as we will not be able to process claims without these. Bursaries will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis – please email us at with 'Travel Bursary' as the header. 


Refund policy

Where the registrant is unable to attend, and is not in a position to transfer his/her place to another person, then the following refund arrangements apply: Registrations cancelled more than 30 days before the event will be refunded 80% of the registration fees. Registrations cancelled less than 30 days before the event will not be eligible for a refund. 


This event is supported by funding from the Foundation for the Sociology of Health & Illness