Conference 2012


horn-leftThird Biennial Bilingual CSSH Conference Sociological - Contributions to Health Equity


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When: October 25th-27th 2012
Where: The National Hotel and Suites
361 Queen Street, Ottawa, On, K1R 7S9

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Important Dates

The online abstract submission deadline is now closed. The system will remain open for those who would like to submit an abstract for a poster

  • June 30th - Decisions on papers
  • July 31st - Presenter Registration
  • August 31st - Early bird registration deadline
  • September 30th - Submission of Powerpoint Presentation for Translation


View Agenda
(Fees includes costs of translation, breakfast & lunch)

Conference Registration Fees

 Before August 30thAfter September 1st
Associates/Regular Delegate $400 $500
Student $175 $225


Membership Fees (2 years)

Students  $80 + taxes
Associates $120 + taxes
Regular $200 + taxes


Confirmed Preconference Workshops(October 25th)

  • Teaching the Sociology of Health
  • CIHR Funding Reforms & What this Means for Sociologists


Keynote Speaker


Ronald Labonté

Canada Research Chair in Globalization & Health Equity, Institute of Population Health, and Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine, at the University of Ottawa. His work over the past 15 years has focused on the health equity impacts of contemporary globalization. He chaired the Globalization Knowledge Network for the World Health Organization's Commission on the Social Determinants of Health; and presently chairs the Working Group on global influences of the European-WHO review of social determinants of health. He has published extensively in academic and popular media. Recent books include the edited collection Major Works in Global Health (Sage); Globalization and Health: Pathways, Evidence and Policy (Routledge); Health Promotion in Action: From Local to Global Empowerment (Macmillan); Critical Perspective in Public Health (Routledge); and Fatal Indifference: The G8, Africa and Global Health (University of Cape Town Press/IDRC Books). Prior to his research and academic career, he worked 10 years as international health promotion and public health consultant, and 15 years with provincial and local governments and NGOs in community health development.

Thomas Abel

Professor for Health Research at the Department of Social and Preventive Medicine of the University of Bern, Switzerland. He is also past Co-Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Public Health. He has served as reviewer and consultant for major national and international research institutions and funding agencies. Prior to his Habilitation at the Philipps-University (Dep. of Medicine, 1993), Thomas Abel received his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois (Dep. of Sociology) in 1989, a Dr. phil. degree from the Justus Liebig- University (Dep. of Sports Science) in 1984, and, also there, his M.A. degree in 1980. Today, his major focus in research and teaching is on the role of social, cultural and economic resources in the reproduction of health inequalities.


Session Topics (October 26th to 27th)

  • Conceptualizations of Vulnerabilities
  • Gender, Ethnicity and or Class - Intersectionalities
  • Governmentality & the Body
  • Healthcare Disparities
  • Geography of Equity - Healthy Communities & Workplaces
  • Interprofessional & Intersectoral Collaboration for Health Equity


Closing Panel

  • Innovative Methods to Study Health Equity Sociologically


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