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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Message for colleagues teaching medical sociology to Sociology BA students in the UK

Dear Colleagues

I am working with two undergraduate students during the summer vacation this year, who have obtained a small amount of funds for some development work related to medical sociology teaching. As part of the schedule of work, we would like to compile a summary overview of modules/courses on medical sociology currently being taught to Sociology undergraduates in the UK. In particular, we are interested in the extent to which different topics, and different theoretical perspectives, are utilised in modules that focus on sociology of health and illness.
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2nd CfP re "The 21st Century Body Reloaded"


‘The 21st Century Body Reloaded’
7-8th November 2013, London
Additional details to be confirmed shortly
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Centre for Population Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh

We are seeking to appoint a research fellow to undertake a qualitative study of the provision of early medical abortion. Using interviews, this CSO funded qualitative study will contribute to an evaluation of a new model for the provision of abortions within an integrated Sexual and Reproductive Health service (Chalmers Centre, Edinburgh). The research will compare the experience and provision of medical abortion services at Chalmers and a hospital-based clinic from patient and health care providers’ perspectives. 
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Masterclass in Action Research

Date: 4-5 July 2013
Venue: Bournemouth University, Royal London House R207

For postgraduate students, academics and professionals
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Harkness Fellowships in Health Care Policy and Practice

The Harkness Fellowships provide a unique opportunity for mid-career professionals - academic researchers, government policymakers, clinicians, hospital and insurance managers, and journalists - from Australia, Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom, to spend up to 12 months in the United States studying a critical issue on the health policy agenda, working with leading U.S. health policy experts, and gaining in-depth knowledge of not only the U.S. health care system, but also those of Fellows' home countries. The Commonwealth Fund also brings together the full class of Fellows throughout the year to participate in a series of policy and leadership seminars with U.S. health care leaders drawn from government, politics, health care organizations, and academia.
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