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.
Please submit abstracts online directly with ISA at this address:

We look forward to seeing you in great numbers in Yokohama!

ISA World Congress 2014, Yokohama, 13-19 July 2014
RC15 List of Sessions

Conference co‐organizers contact information
President Jonathan Gabe, j.gabe@rhul.ac.uk
Vice‐President Ivy Bourgeault, ivy.bourgeault@uottawa.ca

R1. Medicalization and Globalization
Session organizer: Peter Conrad, Brandeis University, USA.

R2: Narrative Medicine or Narratives in Medicine
Session organizer: Guido Giarella, University Magna Græcia, Italy.

R3: Understanding ‘Stigma’ and HIV/AIDS: a social scientist’s challenge
Session organizer: Leah Gilbert, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg South Africa.

R4: Patient Participation and the Transformation of Professionals in Healthcare
Session organizers: Miwako Hosoda, Seisa University, Japan and Stephanie Short, University of Sydney,  Australia.

R5: Sociology of Diagnosis
Session organizer: Annemarie Jutel, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.

R6: Health Care Disparities and Inequalities
Session organizer:  Jennie Jacobs Kronenfeld, Arizona State University, USA.
R7: Women, Health and Health Care
Session organizer: Jennie Jacobs Kronenfeld, Arizona State University, USA.
R8: Assisted Reproductive Technologies and the Sociological Imagination: New Conceptual Tools
Session Organizers: Ming-Cheng Miriam Lo, University of California-Davis, USA and Chia-Ling W, National Taiwan University, Taiwan.

R9: Health, Risk and Govermentalization in a OneHealth Concept Agenda
Session organizers:  Vitória Mourão, ISCSP UTL - CAPP, Portugal,  Manuela Vilhena, U Évora, UEvora, Portugal and Jorge Torgal , FCM- UNL, Portugal.

R10: Religion, Body and Health
Session organizer: Amurabi Oliveira, Federal University of Alagoas, Brazil

R11: Sociology of Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Session organizer: Nelson Filice de Barros, University of Campinas, Brazil

R12: Cross-national comparisons of health experiences
Session organizers: Sue Ziebland, University of Oxford, UK; Rika Sakumo Sato, DIPEx-Japan; Gabriele Lucius, University of Freiburg; Susan Law, St. Mary's Hospital Center, Canada;  Sara Ryan, University of Oxford, UK.

R13: Sleep, Health and Society
Session organizers: Jonathan Gabe, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK and Simon Williams University of Warwick, UK.

R14: Patients' Rights in a Comparative Perspective: Emergence, Appropriation, New Claims-Making
Session organizers: Philippe Bataille,  Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris, France and Sandrine Bretonnière, CADIS-Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris, France.

R15: Collaborative governance for healthy public policies
Session organizers: Louise Bouchard, University of Ottawa, Canada and Joanne de Montigny, University of Ottawa, Canada.

R16. Combining public and private health care services – better health care, more choice, or the entrenchment of inequality?
Session Chair and organizer: Karen Willis
Organizers: Fran Collyer, Kirsten Harley, Marika Franklin

R17. Health Inequalities in the Global South: Challenges and Possibilities
Session Organizer: Alex E. Asakitikpi
Session Chair: Miwako Hosoda

R18. Pharmaceuticalization and social inequalities: a chance to re-connect sociology with social justice?
Session chairs and organizers: Antonio Maturo, Johanne Collin

R19. Sex, health and technology
Co-chairs and organizers: Mark Davis, Mary Lou Rasmussen

Joint Sessions with other ISA Research Committees

JS1.  RC11 Health and Social Care in the Context of Population Aging

Session organizers:  Anne Martin-Matthews (RC11) University of British Columbia, Canada and Ivy Lynn Bourgeault (RC15) University of Ottawa, Canada

JS2. RC13 Leisure and the Pursuit of Health and Happiness in an Unequal World
Session organizers: Ishwar Modi, India International Institute of Social Sciences, India;  Ivy Bourgeault, University of Ottawa, Canada; and  Jonathan Gabe, University of London, UK

JS3: RC19 Healthcare Systems and Health Inequalities.
Session organizers: Claus Wendt, University of Siegen, Germany and Ellen Kuhlmann, Goethe-University, Frankfurt, Germany.

JS4: RC52 Governing the Health Professions: Bringing Equity into Health Human Resources Policy
Session organisers: Ivy Bourgeault, University of Ottawa, Canada and Ellen Kuhlmann, Goethe-University, Frankfurt, Germany.

JS5: RC52 Globalization and Human Resources for Health in Japan and Asian Countries

Session Organizer: Yuko Hirano, Nagasaki University, Japan and Yuka Ishii, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Japan

JS6: RC54 Time on the Context of Health and Illness: the Medical Control of the Body.
Session organizer: Bianca Maria Pirani, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy.

JS7: RC22 & RC31 The Relationship between Religion, Immigrants and Health.

Session organizer: Ephraim Shapiro, Columbia University, USA.
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