For the longest time, scholars and researchers who work in and around topics of health and medicine have found themselves in a variety of academic homes. Through the years those with common interests have come together at academic conferences in special interest groups (SIGs) and pre-conference workshop or activities.
However, this kind of disbursement makes it hard to truly form a community. But, something changed in 2013. We managed to hold a symposium that brought together some of the top scholars from Communication, English Studies, and Technical and Professional Communication. One of the outcomes of that symposium was to try and find a way to build a community, to keep in touch, to offer support, to answer questions, and to discuss common interests and topics.
This site is the central online space for our working group to help accomplish these goals.