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 Sunday 1 January 2017 to Sunday 1 January 2017
Location: University of Sussex, Brighton, UK

Please note that the date mentioned above is not correct! More information on dates and deadlines will follow soon.

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.

Theme: Discourses of Health in Old Age


Sakari Karvonen

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