‘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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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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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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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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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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Call for papers: Death, inequality and social difference

The call for papers for the annual symposium of the British Sociological Association Study Group 'Social Aspects of Death, Dying and Bereavement' (aka DDB) is now live on the BSA website: 

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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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BSA Special Interest Group Applied Qualitative Health Research Symposium

14th May 2014, Newcastle
9:00 - 4:30

Please see below the Draft Programme for AQHR symposium. 

All welcome. Bookings for the symposium need to be done via the BSA website http://portal.britsoc.co.uk/public/event/eventBooking.aspx?id=EVT10338 

Organising committee: Rose Barbour, Cath Exley, Nina Hallowell, Tim Rapley 
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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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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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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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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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Men's health, masculinities, work and wellbeing symposium, Durham

There's still time to submit a poster abstract for the Men's Health, Masculinities, Work and Wellbeing Symposium, to be held on March 19th, 2014, at Trevelyan College, Durham. Further details about the symposium and a link to the booking form can be found here:
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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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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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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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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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Critical Medical Humanities Workshop, 4-5 November, Durham University

Durham University’s Centre for Medical Humanities is hosting an intense, future-orientated and interdisciplinary symposium which may of interest to those working within the broad MedSoc community.

We invite 50 applicants to join us at Durham University for a special, two-day event, ‘Critical Medical Humanities’, a forum dedicated to new and emerging areas of interdisciplinary research. As well as offering an opportunity to meet with scholars working across the humanities and social sciences, the meeting will interrogate and reinvigorate concepts, practices, and institutions that shape our understandings of health, illness and embodied experience. Organised around five ‘critical’ areas, plenary sessions will open into working groups with opportunities to debate points of contention or agreement, and to discuss participants’ current and future projects.
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Last call for papers: Children and Death

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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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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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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Dementia - A National Symposium, Open University, 30-31 May

You are cordially invited to this Symposium on Dementia hosted by the Science Faculty at the end of May. The event is sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Society and Alzheimer’s Research UK. Registration is free for delegates but places are limited, so please do book your place by completing the online registration form at the earliest opportunity (you can do this by clicking on the tab to the
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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: Children and Death - 15 November 2013


BSA Social Aspects of Death, Dying and Bereavement Study Group
CALL FOR PAPERS

Friday 15th November 2013, 10.30am - 4.30pm
BSA London Meeting Room, Imperial Wharf

Theme: Children and Death
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HSRN Symposium 2013: Call for abstracts

Health Services Research Network Symposium 2013
17-18 June 2013, EMCC, Nottingham

The Health Services Research Network Symposium, now in its sixth year, is the field’s premier knowledge event. It features presentations and discussion at the leading edge of UK and international health services research. 

Call for abstracts
You are invited to submit abstracts for presentation and/or poster display. Find out more.
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Medical Migration Symposium, University of Warwick


19 March 2013, MS.05, Mathematics and Statistics Building, University of Warwick

The migration of trained medical staff has been a key issue for global health governance during the first decade of the 21st century.
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CFP for the 2013 CMTR European Symposium


Introducing the 2013 CMTR EUROPEAN MEDICAL TOURISM RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM
APRIL 26-27, 2013 – HEIDELBERG, GERMANY
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Medical Migration Symposium


19 March 2013
University of Warwick
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Final reminder - CFP: Transnational Health Care: A Cross-Border Symposium


*Final reminder* *Call for papers*

Transnational Health Care: A Cross-Border Symposium
Regions & Development (20-21 June 2013, Wageningen, NL)
&
Itineraries & Transformations (24-25 June 2013, Leeds, UK)
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CFP: Transnational Health Care: A Cross-Border Symposium - June 2013


Regions & Development (20-21 June 2013, Wageningen, NL) & Itineraries & Directions (24-25 June 2013, Leeds, UK)

An international event co-sponsored by



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Symposium: E-HEALTH: IMPROVING HEALTH CARE AND PERFORMANCE IN THE NHS


E-HEALTH: IMPROVING HEALTH CARE AND PERFORMANCE IN THE NHS

THE CENTRE FOR PRACTICE AND SERVICE IMPROVEMENT (CPSI) RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM

STAFFORDSHIRE UNIVERSITY, FACULTY OF HEALTH, BLACKHEATH LANE, STAFFORD ST18 0AD

Date: Friday 9 November 2012
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DDB: Death and the Family - 19 Nov 2012


The programme for the Death, Dying and Bereavement BSA Study Group annual symposium is now available. The theme this year is 'Death and the Family', with details available via the link below.


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'Mapping the New Molecular Landscape: Social and Ethical Aspects of Epigenetics'


A one day-symposium, 'Mapping the New Molecular Landscape: Social and Ethical Aspects of Epigenetics'. This event, supported through a Wellcome Trust Strategic Programme, will take place at the University of Edinburgh on the 24th September 2012.

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International Symposium on the Challenges of Workplace Injury Prevention through Financial Incentives


In today's competitive global economy, financial incentives are often seen by governments as an effective way to encourage workplaces to invest in occupational health and safety (OHS). But how well do these financial incentives work, and how can they be implemented to work effectively?

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Disability research and welfare reform: Final programme

FINAL PROGRAMME NOW AVAILABLE
'The Hardest Hit': Disability research and welfare reform
Keynote speaker: Prof Paul Gregg
Thursday 20th September 2012, Leeds
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CFP: Death and Family - BSA DDB Symposium Nov 2012 London

Social Aspects of Death, Dying and Bereavement (DDB) Study Group

CALL FOR PAPERS - Abstract Deadline 10th September, 5pm

Monday 19th November 2012, 10.30am - 4.30pm, BSA London Meeting Room, Imperial Wharf

Theme: Death and the Family
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21st Century Body Symposium, UCL, May 2012

What does it mean to be human in the 21st Century? In what ways is this question affected by new forms of technologies, such as biometrics or the evolution of genetic and neuroscience technologies? Are our perceptions of human identity being recast in the light of these new scientific and technological developments? Are there, or should there be limits in what we can or should do to ourselves and our bodies? How and what does it mean to grow old now that the health and capacity of humans has been stretched for the over 50 population?

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CFP: Social Science in Public Health, September 2012, Cambridge

Call for Papers: One Day SymposiumTITLE: Beyond ‘Them’ and ‘Us’? Enacting social science within the public health research agenda on chronic illnessTuesday 18 September 2012. Hughes Hall, University of CambridgeKeynote Speakers: Professor David Armstrong, King’s College London; Professor Rose Barbour, Open UniversityFor social scientists employed in public health settings,
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