The Virginia Consortium on the Rhetoric of Health and Medicine (VCRHM) convened their second annual Colloquium at James Madison University on April 18-19, 2019. This second colloquium gave VCRHM members an opportunity to continue to plan and pursue a multi-site project related to rhetoric and the opioid crisis in the Commonwealth.
Similar to the inaugural colloquium (https://4va.gmu.edu/moving-virginia-healthcare-forward-through-effective-communication/) held in 2018 at Mason, academic leaders from JMU and VT -- along with those at Mason -- participated in person at the Colloquium, while several other leaders in the field participated virtually via telepresence technology.
Following on the first Colloquium at Mason, the participants at the 2019 meeting Identified primary areas of research, articulated research questions, and made research assignments for the next two stages of planned outcomes, which includes a conference panel proposal. Additionally, the VCRHM members assembled into preliminary teams for qualitative research program plans and began planning for the 2020 colloquium, which will be held at Virginia Tech in June 2020.
To learn more about the project, visit http://www.vcrhm.org/.