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 of sociology of health and medicine to register for the event. 

The keynote speakers include Clare Bambra (Durham University), Carme Borrell (the Public Health Agency of Barcelona), Vladimir M. Shkolnikov (the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock) and Sirpa Wrede (University of Helsinki) and their plenaries will highlight the congress theme as it appears in different health and welfare systems, in East, West, South and North. 

Further details will be found on our conference website ( where an abstract submission form can be obtained. Deadline for submissions is February 28, 2014

Contact information: 
prof. Sakari Karvonen sakari.karvonen(at), and 
assistant Maija Kaivonurmi maija.kaivonurmi(at)

We look forward to meeting you in the heart of Helsinki! 
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