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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Featured Conference

15th biennal congress of the ESHMS

Date: from Thursday 28 August 2014 to Saturday 30 August 2014
Location: Helsinki

The 15th ESHMS conference will be held on August 28th-30th 2014 in Helsinki. The theme of the congress will be 'Health and Welfare Challenges in Europe: East, West, North and South".

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS is now open. Deadline to submit abstracts is 28 February 2014.

CALL FOR PAPERS for pre-conference workshop (27th August) on Ethics and methodological pitfalls in health research. Deadline is 31st March 2014


Piet Bracke

Address: Korte Meer, 5, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
Telephone:  +32 9 264 68 03