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.
Abstracts are judged on key criteria (relevance to medical sociology, clarity, rigour and the potential to promote discussion). For more details see: http://www.britsoc.co.uk/media/48260/MedSoc_Abstract_Review_and_Selection_2013.pdf

Approximately two thirds of abstracts will be offered a slot for oral presentation in the first instance. Based on previous experience, we anticipate that a proportion of people on the reserve list will be offered slots in due course.  Additional ways in which we will be optimising both the number of delegates and the quality of the programme include:
  • Increasing the number of poster presentation slots offered, having a dedicated poster session with a wine reception and offering prizes for best and most innovative posters
  • Increasing the size of the reserve list for oral presentations
  • Adding an additional early morning session (8.30am start) on the middle day of the conference

We are planning to solicit feedback from delegates on the potential to expand the conference in future years, should this level of interest be sustained (for example, extending it to 2 ½ days).

Abstract decision letters will be emailed to authors by 10th June 2013

We look forward to seeing you at the conference,

The BSA Medical Sociology Group
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