Conference - 'Genetics, Genomics & Global Health' 18 July 2014, Univ of Sussex

Announcing University of Sussex Conference 'Genetics, Genomics & Global Health: Inequalities, Identities and Insecurities' 18 July 2014, University of Sussex. 

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Funded places available at the 2014 MedSoc Conference

British Sociological Association 


Thanks to successful conferences in recent years, the BSA Medical Sociology Group committee has been able to increase its support for a number of groups who may find it difficult to obtain funding for attendance at its annual conference. For the 2014 annual conference, which will take place on 10-12 September at Aston University Birmingham, a number of free places will be available (including registration, meals, accommodation and conference dinner): 

• 20 free places for postgraduate students 
• 12 free places for individuals who are unwaged, low-waged or working outside academia (e.g. sociologists in non-academic posts, in civil society organisations or service user groups, etc.) 
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BSA Medsoc Wales events - Suicide and Whistleblowing

You might be interested in the following events that will take place at Cardiff School of Social Sciences, organised by the BSA Medsoc (Wales) regional group. All welcome. 

9th June 2014 BSA MedSoc Early Career Researcher Event 
9:00 - 17:00 Lunch and refreshments included. 
£15 BSA Members/ £20 Non-members 
Cardiff University Enquiries to: 
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Dementia UK Free Lunchtime Seminar - Exploring the social context of living with behavioural variant frontotemporal dementia

***Few places still remaining*** 

'The Faculty of Health & Social Care at The Open University presents this free lunchtime seminar: 

'Exploring the social context of living with behavioural variant frontotemporal dementia'. 
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East Midlands Medical Sociology event

East Midlands Medical Sociology group, June 11th 2014 

De Montfort University, Leicester. 13.45- 16.45

* Keynote: Prof. Anne Kerr, University of Leeds "Emotional Work in Biomedical Innovation". 

* Kylie Baldwin, De Montfort University: 'Social egg freezing: Women's experience of a new form of 'fertility preservation'' 

* Robyn Lotto, University of Leicester: 'Decision-making following suspicion or diagnosis of a severe congenital anomaly - The clinician's perspective' 
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‘‘Knotty Issues in Multi-disciplinary Research in Ageing”

Centre for Ageing and Biographical Studies (CABS) and Centre for Policy on Ageing (CPA) Seminar 

The Open University, 1-11 Hawley Crescent, Camden, London, NW1 8NP 

This latest seminar from the Centre for Policy on Ageing (CABS) at The Open University and the Centre for Policy on Ageing (CPA) looks at the issues involved in Multi/Inter-disciplinary research. 
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CFP: Theorising Personal Medical Devices: New Perspectives, Cambridge

CALL FOR PAPERS: Theorising Personal Medical Devices: New Perspectives 
Post-doctoral Suite, 16 Mill Lane, University of Cambridge, Cambridge 

Fuelled by the accelerating pace of technological development and a general shift to personalised, patient-led medicine alongside the growing Quantified Self and Big Data movements, the emerging field of personal medical devices is one which is advancing rapidly across multiple domains and disciplines - so rapidly that conceptual and empirical understandings of personal medical devices, and their clinical, social and philosophical implications, often lag behind new developments and interventions. Personal medical devices - devices that are attached to, worn by, interacted with, or carried by individuals for the purposes of generating biomedical data and/or carrying out medical interventions with/on the person concerned - have become increasingly significant in clinical and extra-clinical contexts owing to a range of factors including the growth of multimorbidity and chronic disease in ageing populations and the increasing sophistication and miniaturisation of personal devices themselves. 
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