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

4th Special Interest Meeting ESHMS - August 24th & 25th 2017 (NB Changed date!)

Date: from Thursday 24 August 2017 to Friday 25 August 2017
Location: University of Sussex, Brighton, UK

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

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