To make clearer the future models of health, beyond “health promotion”standards, we follow the hypothesis that, in a world where openness and sharing are becoming central, controversial societal issues could be a fruitful means.

This conference would like to contribute to improve our knowledge about this ecosystem by crossing approaches coming from the fields of education and communication as these both fields are participating of the public sphere and knowledge mediation processes.

It will cover a wide range of topics such as alternative medicine, vaccinations, antibiotic resistance. Obviously, cancer and chronicle diseases are a very interesting field of investigations, but all pathologies can be used to develop health education and communication issues.


Main areas:

The following is an indicative (but not exhaustive) list of themes on interest:

  1. Education

Educational systems are long term evolving systems. Any reform needs time to become active.

- What are representations and competencies of teaching staff, future teaching staff regarding new therapeutics, contemporary medical knowledge or health models?

- Can new teaching processes and their evaluation provide solutions to health literacy?

- What about news “health-knowledge”mediations? What is their impact on health literacy?

  1. Policies

Policymakers often launch health promotion campaigns on various topics. A lot of Non-Governmental Organizations are involved in health education as well.

- Are they acting contradictory? Are they collaborating?

- Do NGO develop an alternative way of thinking about health issues? How can we understand their positions?

- How can we analyze resistances to the directive and normative discourses of all these social actors?

- Can new policies meet the emerging health challenges?

  1. Medias and on-line communications

On-line communities and Social media as well as popular TV series, movies and on-line newspapers participate undoubtedly to the spreading of information and somehow are an essential cog in health education and knowledge mediation processes.

- Would they be right or wrong, fake or transformed? Do they describe adequately the social health challenges? How do they need to evolve in the roles and practices?

- How can we analyze and discuss social circulation of this knowledge, from the producers to the receivers and users and backwards?

- What could be the evolution of social actors’representations and to what extend behaviors can be impacted by these “new media”?



The conference program will include plenary lectures (in English), oral presentations (in English) and poster contributions (in English).


Papers & registration form

Interested authors are encouraged to present their papers. Papers are solicited reporting on original research in all areas of health sciences. Proposals must include:

-       A title (up to 15 words)

-       An abstract (up to 400 words)

-       Names, Email addresses and Affiliations of presenters

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Papers submitted will undergo a typical double bind review process.



We propose to publish the papers (in English) in the Journal Annales Universitatis Paedagogicae Cracoviensis ISSN 2083-7267, e-ISSN 2450-3487, 4 points, ministerial list B ( Annals are indexed in: ERIH PLUS, Index Copernicus (ICI Journals Master List 2016and in Journal’s Passport, at ICI World of Journals), BazHum, Polish Scientific Library and ARIANTA as well as treated as a platform to exchange an idea about key issues of education as a background of scientific researches and conditions of education in different countries.

Selected papers will be published in a collective book with an academic editor or in a special issue of a scientific journal (HCERES / CNU approved).


Scientific committee

Head of the board:

Katarzyna POTYRALA, Pr, Pedagogical University of Krakow

Philippe RICAUD, MCF HDR, University of Burgundy


Members of the board:

       Science Education

Pierre CLÉMENT, Honorary AP, University of Lyon

Graça CARVALHO, Pr, Universidade do Braga

Adriana MOHR, Pr, University of Florianopolis, Brazil

Olivier LAS VERGNAS, Pr, University of Lille 1

Andrej ŠORGO, Pr, University of Maribor, Slovenia

Iwona MACIEJOWSKA, PhD, Jagiellonian University

       Communication Sciences

Laurence CORROY, Univ Paris, France.

Anne MAYERE, Pr, Univ Toulouse 3

Laurent MORILLON, MCF Toulouse 1.

Benoit URGELLI, MCF, University of Lyon

Olivier GALIBERT, University of Burgundy

Nataly BOTERO, AP, University of Burgundy

Daniel RAICHVARG, Honorary Pr, University of Burgundy

Smaragda PAPADOPOULOU, Pr, University of Ioanina

Mariusz WOLOS, Pr, Pedagogical University of Krakow


Organizing Committee

Philippe RICAUD (UBFC)


Stéphane DJAHANCHAHI (PhD student UBFC)

Aurélie POURREZ (PhD. Association searcher CIMEOS-UBFC)

Emanuel STUDNICKI (Pedagogical University of Cracow)



Accommodation and transportation

Dijon (Burgundy) is a touristic city renowned for its historical past as well as its cultural atmosphere and its fine gastronomy. By rail, it is situated only one hour and 40 minutes from Paris and 2 hours from Lyon. From the train-station, take the tramway line #1 (heading to Quetigny) and get off at “Esplanade Erasme” station (about 20 minutes).

Many hotels are available in town at all prices. Here is a list of hotel web sites:

Please note that we cannot make hotel reservation for participants.


The organizers provide the breaks for lunch but it is not guaranteed.

Conference fee

Participation in the conference is free of charge.