BSA Medical Sociology Annual Conference - 5-7 September 2012 - University of Leicester, UK


bsa-logoThe BSA Medical Sociology Group Annual Conference is always an essential networking event for Medical Sociology academics and professionals. The group celebrates its 44th Anniversary conference in 2012 and interest in the field of Medical Sociology continues to increase. The conference programme includes research papers from all areas of study within the field of medicine, health and illness. High profile plenary speakers have been selected for the 2012 conference:

Kathy Charmaz, University of California, San Francisco and
David Armstrong, King College London

With a broad and varied programme including symposia, poster presentations and social events we hope to continue to host the leading UK event for medical sociologists. The conference will take place at the University of Leicester, from 5-7 September 2012.

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Call for Papers

Abstract submission is now open. Papers, posters and other forms of presentation will be structured around streams that include:

1. Cancer 14. Screening and diagnosis
2. Citizenship and health 15. STS and medicine
3. Complimentary and alternative medicines 16. Individual, Collective and Global Risk
4. Critical public health 17. Inequalities
5. Embodiment and Emotion 18. Lifecourse - reproductive health; chronic conditions; ageing; death and dying
6. Ethics 19. Mental Health
7. Ethnicity 20. Methods
8. Experiences of health and illness 21. Patient –professional interaction
9. Evidence 22. Pharmaceuticals
10. Gender 23. Politics of Health
11.Health Policy 24. Professions
12.Health Service Delivery 25. Theory
13. Health Care Organisations 26. Open Stream

The abstract submission deadline is 20 April 2012.

Who should attend?

Delegates attending the BSA Medical Sociology Group Annual Conference include Sociology and Medicine academics, and in addition to these, the conference always attracts health professionals such as, nurses, doctors, medical social workers and community health workers and postgraduates from across both the UK and internationally.

It provides a rare opportunity for publishers with titles in health and illness to bring lists to the attention of important sections of the target community. We welcome a wide range of books in the sociology of health and illness, politics of health care and health policy, women’s health, health and ethnicity, reproduction, prevention, health education and promotion, disability, genetics, ageing, the social history of medicine and specific health problems such as HIV/AIDS.

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