Arts and Health - 25th Sept 2014

From Glacier Hiking to Hospital Clowns: Arts and Health in the Contemporary Norwegian Context

In Norway the arts in health scene has expanded quite dramatically in recent years with the result that new approaches to health care have become more accepted. The Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of Health and Care Service in Norway recently recognised the potential of arts in health and acknowledged the need for more research (Meld St. 10, 2011-2012). ‘Be Moved’ is an international collaboration between the UK and Norway, examining how the arts may usefully be applied to the health and care sector.  The work draws on the critical investigation of arts and health in the UK to examine emerging practices in Norway which, in turn, will feed back into a wider understanding of the potential of arts in health processes.
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MedSoc ECR Pre-Conference Event

MedSoc ECR Pre-Conference Event

Tuesday 9th September (1pm – 5pm)

Aston University, Birmingham

Room: White Hall 2 and 3

BSA Members: £10. Non-members: £25

MedSoc are pleased to announce a pre-conference event for PhD students and
Early Career Researchers working in Medical Sociology.
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Epidemic Entanglements : Exploring the interrelation between cities and infectious disease

Interdiscipilinary Conference
24th - 25th July 2014

Goethe University Frankfurt / Main
Institute of Cultural Anthropology and European Ethnology

The twenty-first century has thus far been marked by emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases: malaria, SARS, FMD, avian flu, HIV, MDR-tuberculosis, MERS-CoV and dengue pose some of the greatest challenges to health care worldwide. Some areas, however, appear to be more prone to infectious disease outbreaks than others.
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Qualitative research methods Workshop: ‘Getting the most out of focus groups’ - Thursday 10 and Friday 11 July 2014

The Faculty of Health & Social Care presents:

Qualitative research methods Workshop: ‘Getting the most out of focus groups’

Professor Rosaline Barbour

Thursday 10 and Friday 11 July 2014, The Open University Milton Keynes

We are delighted to announce the 2014 series of workshops exploring qualitative research methods, to be held at The Open University. These workshops will be facilitated by our Professor of Health Care and qualitative research expert, Rosaline Barbour.
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‘Concerning Relations: Sociologies of Conduct, Care and Affect’, Exeter 2014

We are pleased to announce a two-day symposium ‘Concerning Relations: Sociologies of Conduct, Care and Affect’, 28/29 Nov. 2014, University of Exeter (for details see below). The aim of this exciting international workshop is to bring together leading researchers, practitioners and scholars from care studies, sociology of health and illness, science and technology studies, humanities and philosophy to rethink care. We also plan to publish the results of the workshop.

Concerning Relations: Sociologies of Conduct, Care and Affect

28/29 November, Exeter University
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‘Knotty Issues in Multi-disciplinary Research in Ageing” Centre for Ageing and Biographical Studies (CABS) and Centre for Policy on Ageing (CPA) Seminar

Registrations are closing soon….Hurry to book your place! 

‘‘Knotty Issues in Multi-disciplinary Research in Ageing” 

Centre for Ageing and Biographical Studies (CABS) and Centre for Policy on Ageing (CPA) Seminar 

The Open University, 1-11 Hawley Crescent, Camden, London, NW1 8NP 

This latest seminar from the Centre for Ageing and Biographical Studies (CABS) at The Open University and the Centre for Policy on Ageing (CPA) looks at the issues involved in multi/inter-disciplinary research. 
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Improving mental health through understanding our social context - Dr Lynette Joubert

Please join us for the inaugural lecture of the International Centre for Mental Health Social Research at the University of York: 

Improving mental health through understanding our social context 



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Invite to a FREE dissemination event/workshop: "FROM EVIDENCE TO PRACTICE: IMPLEMENTING CHANGE IN PRIMARY CARE"

We would like to warmly invite you to come to our dissemination event, "From Evidence to Practice: Implementing Change in Primary care". 

Venue: King's Fund 
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Conference - 'Genetics, Genomics & Global Health' 18 July 2014, Univ of Sussex

Announcing University of Sussex Conference 'Genetics, Genomics & Global Health: Inequalities, Identities and Insecurities' 18 July 2014, University of Sussex. 

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BSA Medsoc Wales events - Suicide and Whistleblowing

You might be interested in the following events that will take place at Cardiff School of Social Sciences, organised by the BSA Medsoc (Wales) regional group. All welcome. 

9th June 2014 BSA MedSoc Early Career Researcher Event 
9:00 - 17:00 Lunch and refreshments included. 
£15 BSA Members/ £20 Non-members 
Cardiff University Enquiries to: ecrmedsoc@gmail.com 
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Dementia UK Free Lunchtime Seminar - Exploring the social context of living with behavioural variant frontotemporal dementia

***Few places still remaining*** 

'The Faculty of Health & Social Care at The Open University presents this free lunchtime seminar: 

'Exploring the social context of living with behavioural variant frontotemporal dementia'. 
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East Midlands Medical Sociology event

BOOK YOUR PLACE AT THIS EVENT NOW! 
East Midlands Medical Sociology group, June 11th 2014 

De Montfort University, Leicester. 13.45- 16.45

* Keynote: Prof. Anne Kerr, University of Leeds "Emotional Work in Biomedical Innovation". 

* Kylie Baldwin, De Montfort University: 'Social egg freezing: Women's experience of a new form of 'fertility preservation'' 

* Robyn Lotto, University of Leicester: 'Decision-making following suspicion or diagnosis of a severe congenital anomaly - The clinician's perspective' 
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‘‘Knotty Issues in Multi-disciplinary Research in Ageing”

Centre for Ageing and Biographical Studies (CABS) and Centre for Policy on Ageing (CPA) Seminar 

The Open University, 1-11 Hawley Crescent, Camden, London, NW1 8NP 

This latest seminar from the Centre for Policy on Ageing (CABS) at The Open University and the Centre for Policy on Ageing (CPA) looks at the issues involved in Multi/Inter-disciplinary research. 
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CFP: Theorising Personal Medical Devices: New Perspectives, Cambridge

CALL FOR PAPERS: Theorising Personal Medical Devices: New Perspectives 
Post-doctoral Suite, 16 Mill Lane, University of Cambridge, Cambridge 

Fuelled by the accelerating pace of technological development and a general shift to personalised, patient-led medicine alongside the growing Quantified Self and Big Data movements, the emerging field of personal medical devices is one which is advancing rapidly across multiple domains and disciplines - so rapidly that conceptual and empirical understandings of personal medical devices, and their clinical, social and philosophical implications, often lag behind new developments and interventions. Personal medical devices - devices that are attached to, worn by, interacted with, or carried by individuals for the purposes of generating biomedical data and/or carrying out medical interventions with/on the person concerned - have become increasingly significant in clinical and extra-clinical contexts owing to a range of factors including the growth of multimorbidity and chronic disease in ageing populations and the increasing sophistication and miniaturisation of personal devices themselves. 
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Child & Family Health: Community health professionals shaping the future

Friday 20th June
Ibis Earl's Court,  London

Website: www.neilstewartassociates.com/sh314

The next Child and Family Health forum takes place in London on Friday 20 June 2014.

For all community nurses, including health visitors, school nurses, district nurses, community nursery nurses and nurse educators, this professional development programme will explore issues of concern around health disparities and health inequalities and how they adversely affect the health and wellbeing of children, young people and their families.
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Invitation to Health and Wellbeing in the Criminal Justice System Event

The team of prison researchers at the Centre for Criminology & Sociology at Royal Holloway University of London wish to invite you to the upcoming ESRC-funded event:

Health in the Criminal Justice System
Friday 4th July 2014
Senate House, Malet St, London WC1E 7HU
(opposite The British Museum)
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MedSoc Wales Physiotherapy and the Body Multiple

Wales British Sociology Medical Sociology Group invite you to a talk on 'Physiotherapy and the body multiple' with Clare Kell, Julie Latchem and Gwyneth Owen 

Room 1.65 CPlan (Glamorgan Building, Cardiff School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University) 
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The 2015 Ageing Summit

The 2015 Ageing Summit 
London, UK

This event will look at current scientific research and thinking regarding the ageing process.  With discussions ranging from discovery of biomarkers and assay development to the immunology of ageing, this event promises to be packed with discussion and debate and is an ideal opportunity to discover what is new in the field.
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New Methodologies for Interdisciplinarity in HIV and Related Health Fields


Goldsmiths College, University of London, NAB 314 
London, UK 

Since the identification of HIV, the virus has required extensive engagement between the social sciences and biomedicine. However, the relationship between the two has often been contentious: differences in language, frameworks for analysis, representation and understandings of what is at stake has provoked responses to the virus to categorise themselves as either biomedical or behavioural interventions. Consequently, and in contrast to its entangled character, the problem of HIV is often articulated in dichotomous terms - social or physiological. In contrast, this symposium seeks not to amplify mutual critique, but to expand modes of collaboration. 
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BSA MedSoc Early Career Researcher Summer Event: Booking Now Open

BSA MedSoc Early Career Researcher Summer Event 2014 

9 June, Cardiff University 

£15 BSA Members/ £20 Non-members 

9:00 – 17:00 Lunch and refreshments included. 

The BSA Medical Sociology Group is pleased to announce a new event for 2014, exclusively for postgraduate and early career researchers. 
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Invitation | KCL Workshop - The Challenges of Mental Health for Social Science and Policy | June 19, 2014

The Department of Social Science, Health and Medicine at King's College London 

In collaboration with the Institute of Psychiatry and the Social Care Research Workforce Unit 

invite you to a workshop on 

The Challenges of Mental Health for Social Science and Policy 

Date: 19th June 2014 | Time: 9:00 - 18:00 | Location: King's College London, Waterloo Campus, Franklin-Wilkins Building, First Floor, Room 1.70 
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Advance Info about the next London MedSoc Meeting

The next London MedSoc meeting will take place Wednesday, 11.6.14, 6-7.30pm at King's College London, Room 1.16, Franklin Wilkins Building, Stamford Street. The Theme is Mental Health, and the topic: Family and friend mental health carers and stigma; facilitated by Geraldine Mason. The presenters will be Lee Gunn, Helen Kara and Geraldine Mason. 
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Free to attend East Midlands Medical Sociology event

Please find below details of a free half day event organised by the East Midlands Medical Sociology Group and hosted by De Montfort University. 


The keynote speaker is: 

Prof. Anne Kerr, University of Leeds, who will be speaking on "Emotional Work in Biomedical Innovation". 
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Recovery and Resilience. A sociological critique of strength-based models of mental health

One day workshop: Recovery and Resilience. A sociological critique of strength-based models of mental health 

University of East London, Monday 16th June 2014: 10.00am-5.00pm 

What is recovery? Are all conceptions of recovery the same, or are they contradictory? 

Has the idea of recovery been compromised? 

What are the progressive elements in recovery? 

Does it individualise social problems? 
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Last chance to book: ’Under-served’ or ‘Hard to Reach’? Community and participatory approaches in health research

’Under -served’ or ‘Hard to Reach’? Community and participatory approaches in health research. 

BSA West Midlands Medical Sociology Group Event, Friday 16 May 2014, Coventry University 

Key note speaker: Prof Mark Johnson, De Montfort University 
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Incident disclosure, duty of candour, communication of adverse events

*2nd International Incident Disclosure Conference York,*

*England 12-13th May 2014*

*Merchant Adventurers Hall, York, UK*
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BSA East Midlands Medical Sociology Group seminar - Wed 11th June 2014

Please find below a link to details of a half day event organised by the East Midlands Medical Sociology Group and hosted by De Montfort University. 


The keynote speaker is: 

Prof. Anne Kerr, University of Leeds, who will be speaking on "Emotional Work in Biomedical Innovation".
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Applied Qualitative Health Research Symposium 14th May 2014

****** BIGGER VENUE - BOOKINGS RE-OPENED ******We have now secured a bigger venue for next month's AQHR event at Newcastle and bookings for our first one day symposium are open again. For more information about the group and the meeting please see http://www.britsoc.co.uk/study-groups/applied-qualitative-health-research.aspxBookings for the symposium via the BSA website http://portal.britsoc.co.uk/public/event/eventBooking.aspx?id=EVT10338All
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KIS Plenary lecture: Professor Jeffrey Braithwaite on 'Resilient healthcare: re-energising the patient safety agenda' King's College London

WEDNESDAY 28 MAY 2014, 4.15pm to 5.30pm
KIS Plenary lecture: Professor Jeffrey Braithwaite on 'Resilient healthcare: re-energising the patient safety agenda'
King's College London Franklin Wilkins Building, Stamford Street, London SE1 9NH, Classroom 1.11
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Embodiment, ethics & re/production: Seminar 5th June 2014 University of Edinburgh

Thursday 5th June 2014, 10-4pm
University of Edinburgh

This one day event provides a forum for discussion, debate  and deliberation around a series of presentations relating to  re/production, ethics and embodiment. The symposium will seek to  interrogate the extent to which ethical engagement can enhance  theoretical work on embodiment; and the extent to which theories of  embodiment can contribute to bioethics.
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BOOK NOW: PG ECR Conference The Sociology of Technologically Mediated Reproduction

Postgraduate students and staff from the Reproduction Research Group at De Montfort University would like to invite postgraduate students and early career researchers to attend our British Sociological Association sponsored event: The Sociology of Technologically Mediated Reproduction on Thursday 29th May. 
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**SPACES STILL AVAILABLE*** Introducing Qualitative Research: A Student's Guide: Second Edition Free Workshop and book launch

**A small number of spaces are still available - book your place now for our free workshop or join us to celebrate the launch!!! ** 

The Open University Milton Keynes look forward to welcoming you to:- 

Introducing Qualitative Research: A Student's Guide: Second Edition Free Workshop and book launch 

Rooms 3 & 4, Michael Young Building, The Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA 
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Colloquium on Healthcare Work and Organisation: Lessons from practice

Wednesday 18th June 2014, 11am-5pm, followed by a drinks reception and informal discussion

Location: Room K0.18, King's Building, Strand Campus, King's College London 

This colloquium draws together a range of speakers from King's College, University of London, to explore the ways in which studies of professional and occupational practice can be used to inform training, policy and procedures in healthcare. 
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Medical Sociology events at Cardiff University

We would like to draw your attention to the programme of informal MedSoc seminars taking place in Cardiff School of Social Sciences, Glamorgan Building, Cardiff CF10 3WT. These are free events and open to everyone. You do not need to reserve a place, however, it would be useful for planning if you could email Rebecca or Sara if you are able to come to any of the events. 
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Blood Donor Policies and 'Men Who Have Sex With Men': An International Symposium

Please find information below regarding a forthcoming free event at King's College London. The symposium focuses on national blood donation policies affecting 'men who have sex with men.'

Blood Donor Policies and 'Men Who Have Sex With Men': An International Symposium
12 June 2014, 10:00-17:00
King's College London, Strand Campus
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ROBOTICS AND OLDER PERSONS: EMPOWERING INDEPENDENT LIVING OR INTENSIFYING ISOLATION

BioCentre invites you to its next THOUGHT LEADER TELECONFERENCE:

"ROBOTICS AND OLDER PERSONS: EMPOWERING INDEPENDENT LIVING OR INTENSIFYING ISOLATION?

Friday 11th April 2014, 3pm (UK time)

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Interested in Patient Safety? Human factors? Healthcare Communications?

2nd International Incident Disclosure Conference York, England 12-13th May 2014 

Merchant Adventurers Hall, York, UK 

Incident disclosure is now a widely accepted and promoted principal in healthcare which may re-establish patients’ and relatives’ trust in the system, support clinical processes being made safer, and prevent organisations and individuals from entering into time-consuming complaints resolution and expensive legal processes. However the evidence suggests that disclosure conversations are often still limited and guarded. 
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Beyond boundaries: Giving every child a better start

Date: 11-12 June 2014
Venue: Marriott Hotel, Glasgow

Book before 18 April to secure your early bird rate!
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Introducing Qualitative Research: A Student's Guide: Second Edition Workshop and book launch

The Open University Milton Keynes look forward to welcoming you to:- 
Introducing Qualitative Research: A Student's Guide: Second Edition Workshop and book launch 


Rooms 3 & 4, Michael Young Building, The Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA 
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Seminar with Professor Ruth Leys on "Violence, Affect, and the Post-Traumatic Subject"

My name is Sam McLean. I am a PhD student in the Department of Social Science, Health and Medicine at King's College London, organising a seminar with Professor Ruth Leys (http://humctr.jhu.edu/bios/ruth-leys) (Johns Hopkins University) on "Violence, Affect, and the Post-Traumatic Subject". The seminar will take place on Tuesday 13 May from 17.00 - 18.30 in S-1.04, Lecture Theatre (King's College London, Strand Building, Strand Campus). The talk will last 45 mins, followed by 45 mins of Q&A. 
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Reminder- Deadline for abstracts 'sociology of technologically mediated reproduction'

REMINDER - THREE days remain till the abstract submission deadline for this exciting postgraduate and ECR event to be held at De Montfort University on 29th May 2014

Confirmed speaker - Professor Sarah Franklin 
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Conference of the International Association of Critical Realism

Researchers, lecturers and students are becoming increasingly interested in critical realism, and how it helps to solve problems and contradictions in social science, and to propose new approaches to validating and analysing our work and connecting research into policy and practice. This year's annual conference of the International Association of Critical Realism will be held 18-21 July at the
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CL Oakley Memorial Lecture

Arthur W. Frank will give the CL Oakley Memorial Lecture in Medicine and the Arts 
Being a Good Story: Living with Serious Illness 
University of Leeds 
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London Med Soc Group meeting - March 12th

You are invited to the first meeting in 2014 of the BSA London Medical Sociology Group. This will take place on Wednesday 12th March 6.00 - 7.30 at our usual venue: Room 1.16, Franklin Wilkins Building, Kings College London. The topic will be: 

ASPECTS OF GENDER AND HEALTH 

There will be two speakers: LESLEY DOYAL and CHARLOTTE WOODHEAD (see their abstracts below), and there will be plenty of time to discuss the isssues they raise during the meeting and informally afterwards. 

Looking forward to seeing you, Heidi Lempp Tel: 0207 848 5604 
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Invitation to a Qualitative Research symposium at UEA

We would like to invite you to a Qualitative Research symposium at the University of East Anglia on March 26th 2014

Using qualitative research to understand difficult social, health and environmental problems 

The diversity of qualitative methodologies can give researchers new ways to understand health, social and environmental challenges. Multiple perspectives on complex issues can greatly illuminate areas of interest to business, policy makers, planners and service providers. This advanced qualitative methods symposium will showcase exemplar research projects undertaken at UEA and at some other regional qualitative research groups. The programme will mix parallel plenaries and workshops allowing time for networking and sharing of ideas. 
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Technology, Care and Ageing: Enhancing Independence

We invite you to attend our dissemination conference Technology, Care and Ageing: Enhancing Independence held at the University of Leeds on April 8-9 2014

The results of AKTIVE, a three-year research project funded by the Technology Strategy Board's Assisted Living Innovation Platform scheme, will be presented together with other national and international research and industry experience from over 50 contributors. 
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CFP: ’Under-served’ or ‘Hard to Reach’? Community and participatory approaches in health research

’Under -served’ or ‘Hard to Reach’? Community and participatory approaches in health research. 

BSA West Midlands Medical Sociology Group Event, Friday 16 May 2014, Coventry University 

Key note speaker: Prof Mark Johnson, De Montfort University 
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Two day course: Qualitative interviewing in health research: from design to publication

2 day workshop: 11th and 12th June 2014 

The Institute of Health & Society at Newcastle University is pleased to announce a two day workshop to introduce those working in universities and in clinical roles to the processes and practices of qualitative interviewing in applied health research. 
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Call for Abstracts Reminder – BSA Postgrad event ‘The sociology of technologically mediated reproduction’

Less than four weeks remain till the abstract submission deadline for this exciting postgraduate and ECR event to be held at De Montfort University on 29th May 2014

Confirmed speaker - Professor Sarah Franklin
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Eleanor Rathbone Public Lecture - Inequality: the Enemy Between Us

Department of Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology, School of Law and Social Justice 

Professor Kate Pickett - Inequality: the Enemy Between Us 

The event is free and open to all who register at http://www.uolevents.org/190314er 


Eleanor Rathbone Building, Hearnshaw Lecture Theatre 
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Portraying Ageing: Cultural Assumptions and Practical Implications

The British Library is pleased to announce that booking for the forthcoming one day conference 'Portraying Ageing: Cultural Assumptions and Practical Implications.' is now open. The conference will be held on Monday 28th April 2014 from the 09.30 - 16.45 in the British Library Conference Centre. 
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BSA Applied Qualitative Health Research Special Interest Group Symposium: Call for papers Abstract deadline 31.3.14

We would like to invite colleagues to submit abstracts (deadline 31.3.14) for oral presentations at the first one day symposium of the BSA Applied Qualitative Health Research Special Interest group, Newcastle 14.5.14 

Keynote speaker Professor Carl May, University of Southampton "Applied Qualitative Research in Healthcare: What can we do with it?" 
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Introducing Qualitative Research: A Student's Guide: Second Edition Workshop and book launch

The Open University Milton Keynes look forward to welcoming you to:- 
Introducing Qualitative Research: A Student's Guide: Second Edition Workshop and book launch 
Rooms 3 & 4, Michael Young Building, The Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA 
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BSA MedSoc Postgraduate and Early Career Researcher Event

The BSA Medical Sociology Group is pleased to announce a new event for 2014, exclusively for postgraduate and early career researchers: 

BSA MedSoc Early Career Researcher Summer Event 2014 

9th June, Cardiff University, 9am - 5pm. Lunch provided 

£15 BSA Members/ £20 non
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MICRA Annual Public Lecture

'Beyond the fiction and fear: finishing Alzheimer's for the future'

Peter Whitehouse
Professor of Neurology, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, USA

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'Counting the Costs? Resources, Austerity and Older LGBT People'

ESRC SEMINAR SERIES:
Older Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans People
'Minding the Knowledge Gaps'

‘Counting the Costs? Resources, Austerity and Older LGBT People’

Tuesday 29th April 2013 University of Surrey, UK
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ESHMS Conference, Helsinki, 28-30th August. Abstract deadline - 28th February

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS – Deadline 28th February 2014 

The biennial European Society for Health and Medical Sociology (ESHMS) Conference Organising Committee requests abstracts for papers and posters to be presented at the ESHMS conference in August 28-30, 2014

The theme of the 15th congress is ‘Health and welfare challenges in Europe: East, West, North and South’ and we expect more than two hundred academics, scientists and researchers working in the field of sociology of health and medicine to register for the event.
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Fieldwork as a Technique of Existence - A Public Seminar

Monday 3rd March 2014, 16.30-18.30, WTA Goldsmiths

A Public Seminar with Dr. Todd Meyers (Department of Anthropology, Wayne State University, USA) and Professor Sophie Day (Department of Anthropology, Goldsmiths, University of London)
Unit of Play, Department of Sociology, Goldsmiths, University of London

We kindly invite you to attend the first seminar of the "Techniques of Existence" series that will be running throughout the Spring and Autumn terms at the Unit of Play.
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BSA Medical Sociology Group Annual Conference - Call for papers

British Sociological Association
MEDICAL SOCIOLOGY GROUP
ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2014

Call for papers

Wednesday 10th - Friday 12th September 2014
Aston University, Birmingham

We look forward to welcoming you to our 46th Annual Conference.

We are pleased to announce Professor Arthur Frank University of Calgary and Dr.Tiago Moreira, Durham University have agreed to be our plenary speakers at the 2014 conference.
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BSA Medical Sociology Wales

We would like to invite you to the following informal seminars organised by BSA Medical Sociology Wales. All are welcome. We are very keen to develop the group so please contact us if you have any ideas for future topics or different ways to support medical sociology in Wales. 
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BSA Medical Sociology Wales

We would like to invite you to the following informal seminars organised by BSA Medical Sociology Wales. All are welcome. We are very keen to develop the group so please contact us if you have any ideas for future topics or different ways to support medical sociology in Wales. 
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The Art of Compassion Association of Medical Humanities Conference

The University of Southampton Faculty of Medicine looks forward to hosting the Association of Medical Humanities Annual Conference from 7th – 9th July 2014. The Faculty uniquely offers medical humanities options for all its undergraduate students in year 1 as a vehicle for the exploration of patients’ perspectives and experiences through a creative process. 
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‘Social Theory and Health: Celebrating the work of Graham Scambler’

You are warmly invited to attend the following event being held to celebrate the work of Graham Scambler, who recently retired from the Institute (Research Dept of Infection and Population Health). 

‘Social Theory and Health: Celebrating the work of Graham Scambler’ 

Old Refectory University College London Main Campus 
Gower St London WC1E 6BT 
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Homelessness, Social Exclusion and Health Inequalities: Reducing Readmissions, Improving Discharge and Support

Homelessness, Social Exclusion and Health Inequalities: Reducing Readmissions, Improving Discharge and Support
Wednesday 5th - Thursday 6th March 2014
ILEC Conference Centre, Hotel Ibis, London Earls Court, 47 Lillie Road, London, SW6 1UD

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Public event at the British Library: ‘Beyond Nature versus Nurture’

Tuesday 11 March 2014, 18:30 – 21:00 (doors open at 18:00)
Terrace Restaurant, The British Library, 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB
Price: £8, (£6 Over 60s) and £5

Our speakers are Professors George Davy Smith and Nikolas Rose and the evening will chaired by Professor Jane Elliott.
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Call for Papers: SHLD Conference 2014

Exploring Positive Practice in Learning Disability: Past and Present
14th and 15th July 2014, The Open University, Milton Keynes

We are delighted to announce that the next Social History of Learning Disability Conference will be held at the Open University in Milton Keynes on 14th and 15th July 2014.

The theme of the conference is ‘Exploring Positive Practice in Learning Disability: Past and Present’. Please see the attached Call for Papers for more information.
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ESHMS 2014 Helsinki calls for abstracts

The biennial European Society for Health and Medical Sociology (ESHMS) Conference Organising Committee requests abstracts for papers and posters to be held during the conference in August 28-30, 2014. The theme of the 15th congress is 'Health and welfare challenges in Europe: East, West, North and South' and we expect more than two hundred academics, scientists and researchers working in the field
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Masterclass - London - Total Survey Error with Professor Paul Biemer

We wanted to let list members know about our forthcoming master class with Professor Paul Biemer. NatCen and RTI International are hosting a master class in London on the 1st of April 2014. The class will be led by Dr Paul Biemer and will cover the Total Survey Paradigm, bringing together a range of concepts in survey methodology as well as practical applications which can improve your survey design
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Call for abstracts on Informal Caregiving (ESHMS Helsinki)

Session on Informal Caregiving 15th biannual congress of the European Society for Health and Medical Sociology Helsinki, Finland, August 28-30, 2014 The aim of this session is to bring together research about informal caregiving and is welcoming papers that enlarge knowledge about informal caregiving in Europe and its consequences. Several perspectives can be of interest: policy, informal
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‘Big Society? Disabled People with Learning Disabilities and Civil Society’, University of Huddersfield

5 March 2014, 2:15 – 4:15, University of Huddersfield.

The School of Human and Health Sciences Postgraduate Research Forum is looking forward to hosting this event featuring a presentation from Professor Dan Goodley (School of Education, University of Sheffield) and Dr Katherine Runswick-Cole (Research Institute for Health and Social Change, Manchester Metropolitan University).
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CFP: London Conference in Critical Thought 2014; London, UK; 27-28 June

This year’s London Conference in Critical Thought includes streams on ‘critical approaches to care relationships’ and ‘the critical brain’ among others – please see below: 

27-28 June 2014, Goldsmiths, University of London. 
CFP deadline: 10 March 2014

The third annual London Conference in Critical Thought (LCCT) will offer a space for an interdisciplinary exchange of ideas for scholars who work with critical traditions and concerns. It aims to provide opportunities for those who frequently find themselves at the margins of their department or discipline to engage with other scholars who share theoretical approaches and interests. 
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Inaugural Yorkshire Medical Sociology Meeting Monday 24 February

We are pleased to announce the Inaugural Yorkshire Medical Sociology Meeting which will take place on Monday 24 February 2014, 13:0017:30, in Lecture Theatre 1, School of Clinical Dentistry, University of Sheffield. 

Keynote address: Professor Mary Dixon-Woods
"Knowing about patient safety: how hard can it be?"

"I will identify the fugitive nature of knowledge about patient safety, showing how ways of knowing are pervaded both by technical difficulties and by interests. I will show how 'blindsight' may be induced by reliance on forms of knowledge that enjoy institutional privilege but may conceal rather than reveal risk, and point to the challenges of accessing knowledge that is valuable but elusive because of its 
forbidden character."
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The Social Context of Suicide with Professor Jonathan Scourfield

MedSoc (Wales) would like to invite you to a free informal research seminar.

'How should we study the social context of suicide and self-harm?' 
Professor Jonathan Scourfield 
Monday 23rd June 2014, 12.00 - 2pm, Social of Sciences, Cardiff University CF10 3WT 
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MICRA Seminar: Ageing, nutrition and health

MICRA Seminar: Ageing, nutrition and health

From MICRA and Food@Manchester

2.00pm-4.00pm, Free networking lunch from 1.00pm
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CfP: Quantified Self Research Network, 25th March, University of Warwick

The next meeting of the Quantified Self Research Network will take place on the 25th March at the University of Warwick from 1pm to 6pm. It’s an informal seminar to present work in progress and is open to all. 

If you would like to contribute then please send a short abstract and bio to mark@markcarrigan.net by February 1st. We use ‘quantified self’ in a broad sense inclusive of self-tracking, wearable computing and digital augmentation. 
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SEMINAR Community treatment orders: effectiveness, understanding

COMMUNITY TREATMENT ORDERS: EFFECTIVENESS, UNDERSTANDING AND IMPACT

Dr Jorun Rugkåsa, Dr Krysia Canvin & Francis Vergunst (University of Oxford) 

We would like to invite you to a seminar hosted by the International Centre for Mental Health Social Research (http://www.york.ac.uk/spsw/research/icmhsr) at the University of York on Wednesday 12th February 2014 at 12-1pm in AC/209 Alcuin C Seminar Room. 
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Exploring narrative approaches to research and re-presentation in the late postmodern era

British Sociological Association (BSA) One day Conference

Tuesday 3 June 2014

The Open University, Milton Keynes

Keynote Speakers:
  • Professor Gayle Letherby
  • Professor Dan Goodley
  • Professor Andrew Sparkes 

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Call for Abstracts: Landscapes of Aging

CAG2014: Landscapes of Aging 
Critical Issues, Emerging Possibilities 

43rd Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting 
Canadian Association on Gerontology (http://cagacg.ca

Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada (Airport shuttles from Pearson & Buffalo!) 

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Event Announcement

We are pleased to announce the following symposium:

Regards socio-historiques sur la santé comme problème public : don et transplantation d’organes, cancer, sida, dépendance au jeu et santé mentale
[Historical and sociological perspectives on health as a public problem: organ donation, cancer, aids, gambling addiction and mental health]

This symposium will be held in French, on February 13th, 2014, at the University Institute of the History of Medicine and Public Health at Lausanne, Switzerland.
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Event Announcement

Colleagues may be interested in the following event which we are holding on Tuesday 11th March from 18.30 - 21.00, British Library Terrace Restaurant: Beyond Nature versus Nurture.
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Reminder: ASA CFP: Economic wealth and mental health: questioning the paradoxes

Call for paper proposals - DEADLINE 5TH JANUARY 2014

ASA14 Decennial: Anthropology and Enlightenment

19-22 June 2014, 
The Surgeons' Hall, Nicolson Street, Edinburgh

Economic wealth and mental health: questioning the paradoxes (Panel P63)
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Yorkshire Medical Sociology Inaugural Meeting

We would like to invite you to the inaugural meeting of the Yorkshire Medical Sociology Group 

Monday 24th February 2014, 13:00- 17:30

Lecture Theatre 1, School of Clinical Dentistry, University of Sheffield 

Keynote speaker: Professor Mary Dixon-Woods speaking on “Knowing about patient safety: how hard can it be?” 
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Improve your research skills in 2014? NatCen Learning spring programme now booking

We are pleased to let you know that NatCen Learning's Spring programme is now open for bookings. NatCen offers a great range of courses and events supporting personal and professional development in social research skills. Our events are facilitated by our expert research staff and provide a practical 'real world' insight into doing high quality social research. You can find out more about NatCen Learning and how we can support you and your team here: http://bit.ly/1fjf9U2
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CFP: Repositioning health, illness and the body in medical anthropology, ASA 2014 conference panel

Call for paper proposals - DEADLINE 5TH JANUARY 2014

ASA14 Decennial: Anthropology and Enlightenment, 19-22 June 2014, The Surgeons' Hall, Nicolson Street, Edinburgh

Repositioning health, illness and the body: the challenge of new theoretical approaches to medical anthropology

Convenors: Simon Cohn (University of Cambridge), Rebecca Lynch (University of Cambridge)
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London MedSoc 2014 Programme

The London MedSoc organising committee met yesterday evening (13/11/13) to discuss the findings from the survey we conducted amongst all members in September this year and the programme for 2014. The response has been poor (11%), but we have taken on board the suggestions members have made.
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CAG2014: Landscapes of Aging: Oct 16-18, 2014, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada

Save the Dates!

CAG2014: Landscapes of Aging Critical Issues, Emerging Possibilities

43rd Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting
Canadian Association on Gerontology (http://cagacg.ca)

October 16 - 18, 2014, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada

Call for Abstracts in January 2014!
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Still chance to RSVP! BioCentre event on healthcare innovation

BioCentre invites you to:

UNLOCKING PATIENT CENTRED INNOVATION
Wednesday 6th November 2013, 14:30

Followed by drinks reception.

Gustave Tuck lecture theatre, University College London, Gower Street, WC1E 6BT, London

The event is free to attend but registration is required. Please register here: http://biocentrepatientinnovation.eventbrite.co.uk/ 
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Call for Papers - Superdiversity: theory, method and practice, international conference, 23-24 June 2014

CALL FOR PAPERS

Superdiversity: Theory, Method and Practice
International Conference, University of Birmingham, 23-24 June 2014

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Invitation to national conference supported by BSA STS Study Group. 2ND December , University of Sheffield

*“Working together? STS, collaboration and (multi) disciplinarity”*

We are writing to invite you to the first conference supported by the BSA’s Science and Technology Studies (STS) Study Group, which will be held at the University of Sheffield on the 2nd December 2013. The aim of the event is to bring together everyone with an interest in STS in the UK, regardless of their disciplinary background or affiliation. We are very keen to involve both members and non-members of BSA, as well as scholars and students at all stages of their career.
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ESHMS 2014: Call for sessions and symposia

The biennial European Society for Health and Medical Sociology (ESHMS) Congress Organising Committee requests proposals for sessions and symposia to be held during the conference in August 28-30, 2014. The theme of the 15th congress is 'Health and welfare challenges in Europe: East, West, North and South' and we expect more than two hundred academics, scientists and researchers working in the field of sociology of health and medicine to register for the event. The keynote plenaries will highlight the congress theme as it appears in different health and welfare systems, in East, West, South and North.
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Symposium invite: The 21st Century Body Reloaded

THE 21st CENTURY BODY RELOADED 
Symposium
8th November 2013, London

The Organising Committee for the C21st Body Reloaded Symposium is pleased to announce the opening of registration for the event.

The event is free and everyone is welcome. Lunch on the day will be provided.

The event will be followed by a drinks reception. Registration is required for catering purposes
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Research Methods Workshops - PhD Bootcamp Writing Up

Qualitative Research Methods Workshop: 'PhD bootcamp: writing up'

Thursday 28th - Friday 29th November 2013

We are delighted to announce the next workshop in our Research Methods series; PhD bootcamp: writing up. This workshop will be facilitated by our Professor of Health Care Rosaline Barbour.
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Call for Papers - Methodological Innovations Conference 2013

Methodological Innovations 2013

Methods & Methodologies: 
Approaches & Experiences

4-5 December 2013

The eighth annual conference of the Methodological Innovations Research Centre at Plymouth University will take place on the 4th-5th December 2013. 

Methodological Innovations 2013 is an interdisciplinary conference focusing on methods and methodology, attracting a diverse audience of researchers and educators from the academic, public, private and third sector and many different research disciplines.

It offers a unique opportunity to debate current and future issues of relevance, with delegates drawn from different disciplines and professional areas. 
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The rise of the big machine: The use of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) healthcare

You are invited to attend an interdisciplinary one-day symposium

‘The rise of the big machine: The use of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) in healthcare’
December 10th 2013, 10am-4pm 
Conference Room, Interdisciplinary Centre for the Social Sciences (ICOSS)
University of Sheffield 
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Ageing, Transport and Mobility: New approaches from researchers and providers

MICRA Seminar
Ageing, Transport and Mobility: New approaches from researchers and providers
From MICRA, cities@manchester and Transport for Greater Manchester
Tuesday 29 October 2013
2.00pm-4.00pm, Free networking lunch from 1.00pm,
G306B, Jean McFarlane Building, the University of Manchester M13 9PL
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Ageing, Dementia and Promoting Access to Care

MICRA Seminar
Ageing, Dementia and Promoting Access to Care
Monday 4 November 2013
2.00pm-4.00pm, Free networking lunch from 1.00pm,
G306B, Jean McFarlane Building, the University of Manchester M13 9PL
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Researching Science and Medicine 11th December Cardiff

‘Research at the Intersection of Science and Medicine’ 

Wednesday 11th December at 14:00-16:30 in Committee Room 2, Glamorgan 
Building, Cardiff  CF10 3WT

Presenters: Professor Joanna Latimer, Sophie Davies and Dr Rebecca Dimond 
(Cardiff School of Social Sciences) 

This free, informal seminar will focus on the complexities and value of 
conducting research within and across scientific and medical worlds. 
All are welcome. 
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Unlocking patient centred innovation - afternoon symposium invite

BioCentre invites you to:

Unlocking Patient–Centred Innovation
Wednesday 6th November 2013, 14:30

Gustav Tuck lecture theatre, University College London
Gower Street
WC1E 6BT 
London

The event is free to attend but registration is required. Please register here: http://biocentrepatientinnovation.eventbrite.co.uk/ 


This event forms part of the Economic & Social Research Council’s Festival of Social Science 2013.
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One week left to submit abstracts for BSA 2014 conference, Medicine, Health and Illness stream

British Sociological Association
ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2014
University of Leeds
Wednesday 23 - Friday 25 April 2014

One week left to submit papers for the Sociology of Medicine, Health and Illness stream, before deadline next Friday, 18th October!
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Gender, Ethnicity & Mental Health

13th December 2013 | London

This one day conference will critically examine and debate the role of Gender and Ethnicity and its impact on Mental Health, so we can become more inclusive of these factors in practice and service delivery.

This one day conference will bring together clinicians who have experience in providing social care interventions across fields. Learning points and good practice will be shared. The challenges experienced and possible limitations will also discussed via anonymised case vignettes.

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Pathways to Impact Event, LPIA Seminar 1, Thursday 28th November 2013

Lancaster University Centre for Ageing Research
Ageing and Health: Breaking Down Boundaries

The Medicalization of Old Age

Thursday November 28th 2013
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Next London Medsoc Group meeting: 9th Oct. 2013

London Medical Sociology Group - Wednesday, 9th Oct 2013, 6-7pm

Venue: King's College London, Room 1.16, Franklin Wilkins Building, Stamford Street, London SE1 9NH; Nearest tube and rail: Waterloo

Everyone welcome:  please forward to anyone you think might be interested in attending.
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Canadian Disability Studies Association Conference

Call for Papers: Borders without Boundaries: Canadian Disability Studies 2014 Annual Conference 

Date: Wednesday May 28- Friday May 30, 2014

Brock University, St. Catherine's, Ontario

DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS: 1 November 2013
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Call for papers: Lifecourse stream - BSA 2014 Leeds - submission date 18 October 2013

The theme for the BSA 2014 Annual Conference is: Changing Society. The conference will take place at the University of Leeds from 23-25 April 2014.

A focus on the lifecourse can provide a novel lens in which we can enhance theoretical, methodological, policy and empirical knowledge and understanding within Sociology and Changing Societies.
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Aging...from Cells to Society: Begins in two weeks!

October 17-19, 2013, Halifax, NShttp://CAG2013.caJoin us in an exciting and dynamic forum for knowledge exchange and networking in the field of aging. CAG2013: Aging...from Cells to Society is an interdisciplinary event featuring stimulating pre-conference workshops, world-renowned keynote speakers, cutting-edge symposia, thought-provoking paper and poster presentations, interactive workshops, special
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Knowledge, politics and power: developing a research agenda to study how non-governmental organisations and networks shape health policy

Tuesday 15 October 2013
12.30 - 3.00pm
Room 2.36 Garrod Building, QMUL, Whitechapel


There are now a wealth of non-governmental organisations and networks involved in shaping and guiding public policymaking in the UK and elsewhere. As states have less and less capacity to design and action solutions to collective public problems - not least those concerned with health and healthcare - so spaces have opened up for a range of organisations, individuals and interests to input to policy debates. Thinks tanks, patient organisations, research organisations, management consultancies and more are now a common part of the policymaking landscape. The academic community has been slow to respond to these changes (within and outside of the UK) and to explore the potential impact on health policymaking, public health and healthcare delivery more broadly. Part of the reason for this lies in the challenge of accessing and studying networks of organisations and interests that often resist close examination.
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BSA Annual Conference 2014: Changing Society - Call for Papers

The British Sociological Association Annual Conference 2014: Changing Society


Wednesday 23 - Friday 25 April 2014 (Postgraduate Workshop: Tuesday 22 April 2014)

University of Leeds, UK

The theme of the BSA Annual Conference 2014 will be 'Changing Society'. This follows on nicely from the theme of engagement at this year's conference in London, where BSA President, John Holmwood, Guardian Columnist, Polly Toynbee and BBC Radio 4's Laurie Taylor all championed the need for sociologists to engage in public debate and prove their contribution. The theme of changing society will therefore focus on how sociologists are affecting that change, both individually and as a collective discipline.
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RC15 Yokohama 2014 - Call for Abstracts: Deadline September 30!

We should like to remind you that the deadline for you to submit abstracts for Research Committee 15 Sociology of Health at the ISA conference in Yokohama next July is on 30 September 2013.

Please look at the sessions below and then submit an abstract! No extension is possible beyond the deadline. Notification is by 30 November 2013.

We also have joint sessions with RC13, RC19, RC22, RC 31, RC 52 and RC54.
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Call for papers: Sociology of Medicine, Health and Illness

British Sociological Association
ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2014
University of Leeds
Wednesday 23 - Friday 25 April 2014

Call for papers for the Sociology of Medicine, Health and Illness stream
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DDB: Children and Death - Registration now open

We would like to welcome you to this year's BSA Death, Dying and Bereavement study group symposium on the theme of *children and death*. We have put together a programme that questions how children conceptualise death, how young adults experience bereavement, who is considered a 'child' in light of death, and the way grief may be handled. Please join us for what promises to be a stimulating discussion.
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BSA Presidential Event: The Challenge of Big Data - have you registered?

BSA Presidential Event: The Challenge of Big Data
Friday 25 October 2013, 09:30-16:45
British Library Conference Centre, London

Speakers include: Evelyn Ruppert (Goldsmiths), Ken Benoit (LSE), Emma Uprichard (University of Warwick), Alan Warde (University of Manchester), Abby Day (Goldsmiths), Emer Coleman (dsrptn), Peter Elias (University of Warwick), Paul Martin (University of Sheffield), Paul Taylor (UCL), Andrew Goffey (University of Nottingham).
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Call for papers for AAG 2014: Researching the lifecourse: time, space and mobilities

The focus of this session is the exploration of lived experience from a lifecourse perspective, which refers to a multidisciplinary paradigm for the study of people's lives, structural contexts, and social change. This approach encompasses ideas and observations from an array of disciplines, and directs attention to the powerful connection between individual lives and the spatial, historical and socioeconomic context in which these lives unfold.
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CFP AAG 2014 Global health: Knowledge, Politics, Spaces

CFP Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, April 8-12 2014

Global health: Knowledge, Politics, Spaces
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OPAN seminar, SURF Room, Swansea University

18th September 2013, 12.30-2pm

(Tea/Coffee & cakes provided on arrival)

How are the sexual identities and relationships of older lesbian, gay, bisexual (LGB) residents perceived and supported in residential care environments in Wales?  A study to promote anti-discriminatory residential services to older LGB people.
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IFA 12th Global Conference on Ageing - Health, Security, Community

The event is scheduled to be held in Hyderabad International Convention Centre, Hyderabad from the 10th – 13th June 2014.
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Call for papers for LLHW ageing research conference

On November 6th to 8th 2013, the Crucible Centre at University College London is hosting a national conference on ageing, supported by the UK Research Councils. This is the third annual showcase meeting held by the cross-council Lifelong Health and Wellbeing (LLHW) programme. The aim of the conference is for researchers funded by the Research Councils through LLHW, the New Dynamics of Ageing (NDA) programme and other major initiatives to showcase their work to a multidisciplinary audience. 
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Call for Latebreaker Abstracts & Important Updates: Aging...from Cells to Society

Aging…from Cells to Society: Call for Latebreaker Abstracts!

42nd Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting
Canadian Association on Gerontology (http://cagacg.ca)

October 17 – 19, 2013, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Call for Latebreaker Abstracts!
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RN 1 in Turin

We are delighted that the programme of the 11th European Sociological Association´s conference in Turin (August 28th-31st) is now available:

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Call for Papers: Global Health & Science and Technology Studies workshop

Global Health is an emerging medical field that makes use of multiple disciplines and methodologies to address health and well-being of populations in diverse geographical contexts. Global health as a concept is multi-faceted and in practice it is often characterised by neoliberal surplus health, vertical service programmes and collaborations between international bodies seeking to address health-related issues in low-income countries. Science and technology play a central role in analysing these recent developments in Global Health, and with its interest in materiality, knowledge production, infrastructures, scientific collaboration and boundary-crossing, STS offers tools to understand Global Health challenges.
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Aging...from Cells to Society: Registration Now Open!

Early Bird Registration Ends August 16!

42nd Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting
Canadian Association on Gerontology (http://cagacg.ca)

October 17 -- 19 ,2013, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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Call for abstracts: “Social policy and health inequalities: An international perspective”, Montréal, Canada, May 7-9 2014

May 7-9 2014 - Montreal, Canada

Quebec Inter-University Center for Social Statistics (QICSS)

In contrast with inequalities in health that stem from biological differences brought about by age or genetics, social inequalities in health are mutable and avoidable, as they are affected by public policies. In recognition of the importance of these social influences on population health and inequalities, the World Health Organization adopted in 2012 the resolution WHA62.14 endorsing the Rio Political Declaration on Social Determinants of Health (SDH).
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BSA MedSoc 2013 Annual Conference - Update

Registration now closed due to unprecedented high demand

The medical sociology conference has been growing in recent years and we have responded to this by choosing a larger venue for 2013.  Nevertheless, due to an unprecedented high demand we have reached our maximum capacity for the conference. The BSA Medical Sociology Committee is delighted that there has been such an overwhelming response to the 2013 conference and are encouraged to see that Medical Sociology continues to show signs of growth and great strength.
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Call for Papers: International Conference on Health, Wellness, and Society - 14-15 March 2014


The Fourth International Conference on Health, Wellness and Society will be held at the University of British Columbia at Robson Square, Vancouver, Canada, 14-15 March 2014. This interdisciplinary conference is for scholars, teachers, and practitioners from any professional discipline who share an interest in exploring matters of concern in the fields of human health and wellness, and in particular their social interconnections and implications. 
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Book launch invitation - with registration details

CARDIFF UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES 

BOOK LAUNCH
  
You are invited to join us to celebrate the launch of 3 new books here at the Cardiff School of Social Sciences. 
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Death, Dying and Disposal 11: Where theory meets practice

The Open University & the Association for the Study of Death and Society

REMINDER: It's not too late to register for the 11th international Death, Dying and Disposal conference “Where theory meets practice”
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BSG2013

We hope that you are planning to join this year's British Society of Gerontology's 42nd Conference on 11-13 September 2013 in Oxford. hosted by the Oxford Institute of Population Ageing at the University of Oxford. We anticipate a highly enriching conference filled with thought-provoking research across the spectrum of ageing issues and across the globe.  To date more than 22 countries are represented.
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SHARE user conference

The 4th International SHARE User Conference will take place November 28-29, 2013 at the HEC Business School in Liège, Belgium. The User Conference shall provide a forum for 'old' and 'new' users to share their experiences with SHARE and to discuss ongoing research projects with an interdisciplinary and international audience. 
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Cancer Prevention ~ A Toxic Tour ~ London, Saturday 29th June 12-2pm

FROM PINK TO PREVENTION: Cancer Prevention ~ A Toxic Tour ~ London, Saturday 29th June 12-2pm
The Alliance for Cancer Prevention and Tipping Point Film Fund in association with The Organic Pharmacy have come together around a programme of events designed to increase the debate and public awareness on the links between breast cancer, the workplace and the wider environment. These events include film screenings of PINK RIBBONS INC with discussions and a ‘toxic tour’.

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City University London - July Disability and Social Inclusion seminar: Childhood disability and social disadvantage

City University London, Division of Health Services Research and Management, Disability and Social Inclusion Seminars

We invite you to our July seminar, Tuesday July 16th 2013, 1 to 2.15pm
Venue: Room B307B, Northampton Square, EC1V 0HB 

Childhood Disability and Social Disadvantage

Speaker: Colin Low, Lord Low of Dalston, CBE, Vice-President of the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB)
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Teaching and learning sensitive issues

Research Dissemination Teaching and Learning About Sensitive Issues
Thursday 11th July 2013

Aston University
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The Sociology of Diagnosis - Workshop 3

We are pleased to announce that the third ESRC supported sociology of Diagnosis workshop will be on October 31st in Cambridge, UK.Simon Wessely, Monica Greco and Tom Shakespeare will be talking about the politics of diagnosis and the potential of collective health movements.Attendance is free, but you will need to register in advance. For further details and to sign up, please see www.sociologyofdiagnosis.com
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Call for Papers RC11 Sociology of Aging ISA World Congress Yokohama in July 2014

We are very pleased to announce the RC11 'Sociology of Ageing' Call for Papers for submission of abstracts for the International Sociological Association’s ISA World Congress of Sociology in Yokohama, Japan, July 13-19, 2014. 
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Invitation: Intergenerational Issues and LGBT people

ESRC SEMINAR SERIES: Older Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans People 'Minding the Knowledge Gaps'

Venue - Oxford Institute of Population Ageing, University of Oxford
Date - 10th September 2013 (Tuesday) Time - 9.45-16.00

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CFP: Death and Children - DDB 2013

The British Sociological Association Study Group, 'Social Aspects of Death, Dying and Bereavement' (aka. DDB) holds an annual symposium each year, intended to bring together academics, practitioners and interested parties to discuss a particular theme. The call for papers for this year's symposium, with a theme of 'Children and Death' is now open. Please consider submitting an abstract.
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Obesity co-responsibility symposium - Geneva - July

Preventing obesity:  Personal responsibility?  Social responsibility?  Moving beyond polarization in policy, discourse and practice 

A symposium at the Brocher Foundation, Geneva, Switzerland, 1-2 July 2013
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2nd CfP re "The 21st Century Body Reloaded"

CALL FOR PAPERS

‘The 21st Century Body Reloaded’
Symposium
7-8th November 2013, London
Additional details to be confirmed shortly
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Masterclass in Action Research

Date: 4-5 July 2013
Venue: Bournemouth University, Royal London House R207

For postgraduate students, academics and professionals
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Social Aspects of Stroke and Ageing: Identifying the Gaps in the Evidence

‘Coming of Age in Swansea’ – The Art and Science of Ageing: Invitation to Research Workshop
Social Aspects of Stroke and Ageing: Identifying Gaps in the Evidence
Friday 31st May 2013, 12.00  – 2.00pm

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Invitation to an Interactive Photography Exhibition Friday 28th June 2013

We are delighted to invite you to our dissemination event for the ESRC (Economic and Social Research Council) research project 'Photographing Everyday Life: Ageing, Lived Experiences, Time and Space'. We would like to invite you to engage with our research findings through an Interactive Photography Exhibition and a series of talks, which will be held at Brunel University on Friday 28th June 2013 from 10am.
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MedSoc Conference 2013 - Funded places available

British Sociological Association
MEDICAL SOCIOLOGY GROUP ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2013
THIRTY TWO FREE PLACES AT THE 2013 BSA MEDICAL SOCIOLOGY CONFERENCE
Thanks to successful conferences in recent years, the BSA Medical Sociology Group committee has been able to increase its support for a number of groups who may find it difficult to obtain funding for attendance at its annual conference.  For the 2013 annual conference http://www.britsoc.co.uk/events/medsoc/, which will take place on 11-12 September at the University of York, a number of free places will be available (including registration, meals, accommodation and conference dinner):

*         20 free places for postgraduate students

*         12 free places for individuals who are unwaged, low-waged or working outside academia (e.g. sociologists in non-academic posts, in civil society organisations or service user groups, etc.)
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Celebrating Sally Macintyre's contribution to health inequalities research and policy


There are a few FREE places (for postgrads/early career researchers) still available for the following event. If you would like to apply for one of the remaining places please complete the application form at: http://www.sphsu.mrc.ac.uk/bsa-members-1.docx  and email to k.weiner@sheffield.ac.uk by the end of Thurs 23rd May.

One-day meeting to celebrate Sally Macintyre's contribution to health inequalities research and policy

Monday 17 June 2013, 10.30 to 4.30, followed by a reception

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London
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Wales Medical Sociology Group

British Sociological Association (BSA) Wales Medical Sociology Group
‘The use of sedatives in end-of-life care: legislation and practice’
Speakers: Professor Clive Seale, Brunel University, London and Dr Idris Baker, Consultant in Palliative Medicine at Ty Olwen Hospice, Swansea.
Monday 10th June 2013, 2pm-4pm
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Dealing with Disability (Cardiff University, 12 June 2013)


The Medicine, Science and Culture and Culture, Imagination and Practice research groups at Cardiff University are hosting an event entitled "Dealing with Disability: Ethnographic Observations in Clinical Settings" on Wednesday June 12th at 14:00-16:30 (Glamorgan Building, room 0.85). Our speakers will be Tim Banks (SOCSI) and Gareth Thomas (SOCSI).
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City University Disability and Social Inclusion Seminar June 11th: Effectivensss of Telehealth and Telecare


We invite you to our June seminar - Tuesday June 11th 2013, 1 to 2.15pm

Effectiveness of Telehealth and Telecare: Lessons from the Whole Systems Demonstrator Project

Venue: Room AG11, College Building, St John Street, EC1V 0HB
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Reminder: 8th Biennial Conference of the International Society of Critical Health Psychology: Early bird registration closes 24 May


The 8th Biennial Conference of the International Society of Critical Health Psychology will be held at Bradford University, Bradford UK.
The conference runs from Monday 22nd to Wednesday 24th July, with pre-conference workshops on Sunday 21st July.
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Announcement from the BSA Medical Sociology Group


The BSA Medical Sociology Group has received an unprecedented number of abstracts for its 2013 annual conference in York (almost double the number received in previous years!) The committee would like to thank everyone for their interest.
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Celebrating Sally Macintyre’s contribution to health inequalities research and policy


One-day meeting to celebrate Sally Macintyre’s contribution to health inequalities research and policy 
(joint meeting of SSM & BSA Medical Sociology Group)

Monday 17 June 2013, 10.30 to 4.30, followed by a reception

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London
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Childhoods Real and Imagined


Childhood and health researchers use a wide range of theories and methods. This new book reviews connections, contradictions and combinations between them. It sets out twelve basic ideas in critical realism that can increase our research understanding of children’s real bodies and their interpersonal relations within social structures.  

The book launch seminar is on Monday 20th May at 3.00 p.m. followed by drinks at 5.00 p.m., in the Elvin Hall, Institute of Education, University of London, Bedford Way, London WC1.  

Speakers include Roy Bhaskar, Alan Norrie, David Oswell and the author. 
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Conf - Evidence in Healthcare Reform - Symposium


CALL FOR REGISTRATION: Evidence in Healthcare Reform.

Symposium at the Brocher Foundation, Geneva, 4-5 July 2013

Speakers: Alex Broadbent, Nancy Cartwright, Michael Marmot, Alfredo 
Morabia, Justin Parkhurst, Anya Plutinski, Jacob Stegenga, and Sridhar 
Venkatapuram.
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Dilemmas for Human Services 2013: Beyond the Public Sector - cooperation and competition with the private & third sectors


Dilemmas for Human Services 2013

Beyond the Public Sector: Cooperation & Competition with the Private & Third sectors

16th International Research Conference

To be hosted by Staffordshire University, Science Centre, Stoke-on-Trent
5th-6th September 2013
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