European Society for Health and Medical Sociology


A small group of devoted, internationally active scientists involved in socio-medical research initiated the foundation of European Society of Medical Sociology (ESMS) in the early 1980ies.

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4th Special Interest Meeting ESHMS

Date: from Thursday 31 August 2017 to Friday 1 September 2017
Location: University of Essex, Brighton, UK

The aim of this Special Interest Meeting is to examine critically the discourses of ageing and health in Europe and their implications for national, European and global contexts.

The deadline for submission is 3rd April 2017. Acceptance of abstracts will be announced by 17th April 2017. Accepted presenters should send full papers by 10th June 2017 (APA style, 7000 words, tables and references not included).


Sakari Karvonen

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