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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16th biennal congress of the ESHMS

Date: from Monday 27 June 2016 to Wednesday 29 June 2016
Location: Geneva, Switzerland

The 16th ESHMS conference will be held on June 27th-29th 2016 in Geneva. The theme of the congress will be 'Healthy lives: technologies, policies and experiences'.

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Sakari Karvonen

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