International Society of Critical Health Psychology Conference; Bradford, UK; 22-24 July 2013

The 8th Biennial Conference of the International Society of Critical Health Psychology (ISCHP) will be held at the University of Bradford in Bradford, Yorkshire, England, 22nd-24th July 2013 This conference is being organised by a consortium comprising the universities of Bradford, Huddersfield, Leeds Metropolitan and Manchester Metropolitan.
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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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LAST CHANCE – BSA Philip Abrams Memorial Prize 2013

The nomination deadline for the 2013 BSA Philip Abrams Memorial Prize is fast approaching.

Nominations must be received in the BSA office by Friday, 7 December 2012.  The prize will be awarded to the best first and sole authored book within the discipline of Sociology published between: 1 December 2011 and 30 November 2012. 
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King's ESRC studentships in health policy, effectiveness & evaluation 2013

ESRC Studentships for September 2013 are available at King’s College London, in the thematic area Health Policy, Effectiveness & Evaluation (HPE) (  HPE is part of the King’s Interdisciplinary Social Science Doctoral Training Centre (KISS-<>DTC), and it encompasses three broad pathways:
•         Health System Effectiveness
•         Evidence for Health Policy
•         Health Economics

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Death, dying and disposal conference: Registrations now open

Registrations are now open for the 11th biennial death, dying and disposal conference: Where theory meets practice, which is being hosted by The Open University in partnership with the Association for the study of death and society (ASDS).
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Call for paper abstracts - Sociology of Health and Illness 21st monograph

Children’s Health and Well-being: policy debates and lived experience
Editors:  Geraldine Brady, Pam Lowe and Sonja Olin Lauritzen
21st Sociology of Health & Illness Monograph 
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ESRC Seminar Series; Seminar 6; Addressing ageism, impairment and disablism - Tuesday 29th January 2013

Opportunities, challenges & tensions: linking the ageing and disability rights agendas
Addressing ageism, impairment and disablism

This seminar engages with the shape and form of contemporary ageism, impairment and disablism, and the challenges for developments and policies designed to address these issues.  
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