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CSCA 2022 - Health Communication Interest Group Call for Reviewers & Submissions

Hello Health Communication Interest Group members!

I would like to invite you to serve as a reviewer and/or a panel chair for a panel for the CSCA Health Communication Interest Group. As a reviewer, you’ll probably receive 2 – 3 submissions for review (for example, 2 papers & 1 panel). You’ll have 2 weeks to complete your reviews. You will receive submissions for review on Monday (10/11) and return your reviews by Monday (10/25).

If you are willing to serve as a reviewer, please use this link to access an Excel file on OneDrive, where you can enter your info and indicate if you would like to serve as a reviewer and/or chair. If you have already volunteered as a reviewer, please check over this list to make sure I have your information correct & to volunteer as a panel chair, if you choose.

Pro Tip: more reviewers = fewer submissions for each of us to review 😃

Also, just a reminder that the submission deadline for CSCA is Friday (10/8) @ 11:59pm CST. The call below explains the specifics for submissions to the Health Communication Interest Group.  to consider submitting papers and panels of all your impactful health communication work (e.g., research, SOTL, advocacy) for the CSCA 2022 Annual Convention in Madison, Wisconsin (March 30-April 3). Please see the official call for submissions below.

Central States Communication Association
2022 Call for Papers & Panels
Health Communication Interest Group

CSCA 2022 Logo

The Madison Concourse Hotel 
Madison, Wisconsin   |   March 30-April 3, 2022

You are cordially invited to submit competitive papers, panel discussions, and performance sessions for our 91st Annual Convention in Madison, Wisconsin. Members are encouraged to reflect on the theme of Re-connect. It is time (hopefully) to come together in person after our two years of very different conference circumstances. We made it through together through many challenges—let’s celebrate together!

Our annual conference provides us an opportunity to re-connect with each other; with where we have been in our work, our discipline, and our lives overall; and with how we create our futures. It also provides us with new opportunities: How can we forge new, more inclusive paths to expansive horizons in thought, creativity, expression, and scholarship?

The Health Communication Interest Group invites submissions of competitive papers and panels to be considered for programming at the Central States Communication Association (CSCA) convention, March 30 – April 3, 2022, in Madison, WI. Our interest group focuses on helping researchers, practitioners, and the general public better grasp, appreciate, use, and articulate health communication research, practice, and teaching. Health communication scholars also monitor and evaluate the efficacy of community-based, communication-driven, and health-related applications. The interest group is dedicated to engaging in interdisciplinary collaboration to develop curricular innovations centering on health communication. Thus, scholarship, community outreach, and pedagogy comprise our mission.

We welcome submissions on all topics which advance our mission, especially those that address the conference theme, “Re-Connect.” We strongly encourage submissions that address contemporary health opportunities and threats, invite cross-unit participation and collaboration, and create new opportunities and experiences for conference attendees. We enthusiastically encourage submissions from students and panel submissions that include panelists from multiple institutions. The Health Communication Division offers three awards: top paper, top student paper, and top panel.


Competitive Papers:

  • A Competitive Paper must be submitted electronically using the online system located on the CSCA website:
  • Papers must include a title page and brief abstract (150 words or less). Author names and any identifying information must be removed from papers prior to submission.
  • Graduate and undergraduate students should type “STUDENT” on the upper right-hand corner of the title page. If the paper will be a student debut, please type “DEBUT STUDENT” on the upper right- hand corner of the title page. To be considered a student debut paper, (1) the author must be a graduate or undergraduate student, (2) the paper must have single authorship, and (3) the paper must be the author’s first paper to be presented at CSCA. Please note whether the author is an undergraduate or graduate student.
  • If you would like your paper to be considered for the Inclusive Scholarship Award, type “INCLUSIVE SCHOLARSHIP” in the upper right-hand corner of the title page. To be considered as an exemplar of inclusive scholarship, the paper must demonstrate academic rigor in the examination of communication and historically marginalized communities/populations.
  • Only completed papers conforming to current APA standards will be accepted.
  • Papers may not exceed 25 pages, excluding title, abstract, references, and appendices. Papers exceeding the maximum page limit will not be considered for review.
  • Individuals may submit no more than one lead-authored paper.

Discussion and Paper Panels:

  • Discussion and paper panels must be submitted electronically using the online system located on the CSCA website:
  • Panel submissions must include the following: (a) title, (b) description (75 words or less), (c) rationale (75 words or less), and (d) a complete list of participants along with their institutional affiliations, contact information, and CSCA membership status. Panels should also include titles and brief abstracts (150 words or less) for each paper or explanation of each participant’s purpose/perspective.

All papers and panel proposals must be submitted electronically using Microsoft Word. Documents sent using any other format will be returned to the sender.

All technology requests must be made at the time of submission.

Deadline for submissions:  October 8, 2021, 11:59 PM CST

Send submissions electronically through our online system via the CSCA website.

For further clarification, please contact the HCIG program planner, Jenn Anderson, For questions about the general call or the 2022 conference, contact Deb Ford, the 2022 CSCA primary program planner,


Jenn Anderson, HCIG Program Planner

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