2nd Special Interest Meeting

Comparative Research in Health Sociology and Social Epidemiolgy

2nd special interest meeting

Date: from Thursday 20 June 2013 to Friday 21 June 2013

Location: Ghent, Belgium

The main goal of the meeting is to share knowledge on comparative research in sociological epidemiology and health sociology. Building on the growing attention for the fundamental social causes of health and illness, we want to focus on research contributing to the study of societies and social change and their consequences for population health. The working format will be in-depth discussions of full high-quality paper presentations.

The workshop is limited to 25 presentations in two or three parallel working groups. Each paper will have a 40 minute time slot, with 15 minutes for the presenter, 5 minutes for each of two discussants, and 15 minutes for general audience to ask questions.

We  are  especially  interested  in  postdoctoral  researchers  and  advanced  PhD  students  in  the  final stage  of  their  research.  Starting  PhD  students  are  welcome  too  when  accompanied  by  their supervisor. We would greatly appreciate your contribution to this meeting. Since the format of the workshop is in-depth  discussion  of  full  paper  presentations,  we  kindly  invite  you  to  consider  participation  as presenter and/or discussant.

How to register?
The  deadline  for  submission  is  March  30th   2013.  Submissions  will  be  send  by  e-mail  to Rozemarijn.Dereuddre@Ugent.be.

*Submission for participants who wish to present should include:
-  an extended abstract (word limit: 800 words)
-  contact details of the author (name, affiliation, e-mail, postal address and telephone)
-  notification whether you are willing and able to be discussant for (an) other paper(s)

*Submission  for  discussants  should  only  include  contact  details  (name,  affiliation,  e-mail,  postal address and telephone).

Acceptance of the paper
Selection is based on the quality of the abstract and acceptance will be announced before April 15th 2013.  We  encourage  accepted  presenters  to  send  in  full  papers  by  June  1st   2013  (APA  style,  word limit:  7000  words,  tables  and  references  not  included)  by  e-mail  to Rozemarijn.Dereuddre@Ugent.be.

Costs of registration
The  cost  of  registration  is  300€ (250€ members of ESA or ISA; 200 € ESHMS members), including lunch  on  Thursday  &  Friday  and  a  meeting  dinner  on  Thursday  evening  in  Het  Pakhuis  (http://www.pakhuis.be/)

Funding for UK-based PhD students and early post-doctoral students
The Foundation for the Sociology of Health and Illness provides an award scheme to support post-graduate students and early career researchers to present a medical sociology / sociology of health and illness paper at an appropriate international conference outside the UK by providing funding for registration, standard accommodation and travel costs up to a maximum of £600. Applications can be made online:http://www.shifoundation.org.uk/?q=node/17

Conference details

Download: Call for papers