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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Landscapes of Aging: Abstract Deadline Extended & Keynote Speaker Announcement

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: Deadline Extended to April 30

Keynote Speakers Announced! 

CAG2014: Landscapes of Aging 
Critical Issues, Emerging Possibilities 

43rd Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting 
Canadian Association on Gerontology 

Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada 
(Airport shuttles from Toronto & Buffalo!) 
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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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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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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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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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Medical Education Research Development: 6th Annual Yorkshire Regional Meeting - Monday 23rd June 2014 - University House, University of Leeds

Medical Education Research Development: 6th Annual Yorkshire Regional MeetingMonday 23rd June 2014University House, University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JSCALL FOR ABSTRACTSThis meeting is for anyone involved or interested in health professions and medical education research, particularly those who are relatively new to this discipline. The meeting is designed to encourage the development of thoughtful
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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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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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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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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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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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Francis Report discussion at Cardiff, 25th April


A final reminder about next weeks BSA Medsoc (Wales) meeting at Cardiff University School of Social Sciences to discuss the recommendations from the Mid Staffordshire Inquiry (the Francis report) and the sociological literature surrounding care and regulation. 

Thursday 25th April, Cardiff School of Social Sciences 
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Nutrition and Healthy Ageing

The Nutrition Society Summer Meeting, titled ‘Nutrition and healthy ageing', will take place in Newcastle, UK on 15–18 July 2013. The aim of the meeting is to explore the biology of ageing, the ways in which nutrition influences the ageing process and what nutritional interventions might be employed to enhance healthy ageing. Attendees at this meeting will have the opportunity to hear the
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CFP: Genetic and Genomic Health: Interdisciplinary explorations of the applications and impacts


Genetic and Genomic Health: Interdisciplinary explorations of the applications and impacts
Venue: Glamorgan Building, King Edward VII Avenue, University of Cardiff, CF10 3WT
Date: Wednesday 8th May 2013 10:30 – 5:15

The Postgraduate Forum on Genetics and Society (PFGS) is delighted to announce a call for papers for our first regional meeting for 2013, on the theme of Genetic and Genomic Health.
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CALL FOR PAPERS- comparative research in health sociology and social epidemiology - an joined ESHMS-ESA-ISA initiative


The 2nd Special Interest Meeting on Comparative Research In Health Sociology and  Social Epidemiology in European Societies.

A Global Health Sociology Network initiative organized by the ESHMS in collaboration with the ISA RC 15 and the ESA RN 16 

June 20th -21st 2013
Department of Sociology, Ghent University, Belgium
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London Medsoc Group Meeting - Wed. 13th Feb.


London Medical Sociology Group - Wednesday, 13.02. 2013, 6-7pm 

Venue: King's College London, Room 1.16, Franklin Wilkins Building, Stamford Street, London SE1 6NN; Nearest tube and rail: Waterloo

Jen Tarr - London School of Economics

ABSTRACT: Sensory Methods in Medical Sociology
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Meet the Editors event


Get Publishing in the New Year!
Meet the Editors Event  -  2.30 - 4pm  Tuesday 5th February 2013 Social Sciences, Cardiff University
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MeSC Session on Oscar Pistorius (12-12-12)

The ethics of human enhancement and technology in elite sport: the case of Oscar Pistorius
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Next BSA london Medsoc meeting - 14th Nov 2012


British Sociological Association, London Medical Sociology Group Meeting, Wednesday 14th November , 6pm
Matthew Grundy-Bowers  - Ethical and methodological considerations in research with men who have sex with men.
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Responsible Innovation BSA STS Group Meeting, 20.11.12, London


Responsible Innovation: Challenges and Opportunities for STS

The Inaugural BSA Science and Technology Studies Group meeting, 20th November 2012
BSA Offices, Imperial Warf, Fulham, London
  • Are you a UK researcher working in the field of Science and Technology Studies?
  • Would you like to more opportunities to explore key issues in STS with other UK scholars?
  • Do you have ideas for events and activities to support and stimulate research and teaching in STS in the UK?

If so then please come along to this inaugural meeting of the new British Sociological Association Study Group for STS.

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