Abstract Submission

Abstract submission is OPEN.

We are pleased to announce the call for papers for our 50th anniversary conference.  We welcome abstract submissions for oral presentations, poster presentations and special events structured around the streams listed below. We welcome papers reporting empirical research findings as well as those that are more theoretical in orientation. We also welcome papers presenting ‘work-in-progress’ and those testing out new and exciting methodological approaches to research in the sociology of health and medicine. Following positive feedback, Pecha Kucha will continue at the 2018 conference, providing there are at least 6 presentations. Please note that presenters will be able to present only one paper at the conference, although they may be authors on more than one.

  • Citizenship and Health
  • Lifecourse – reproductive health; chronic conditions; ageing; death and dying
  • Complementary and Alternative Medicines
  • Mental Health
  • Critical Public Health
  • Methods
  • Embodiment and Emotion
  • Open
  • Environment and Health
  • Patient – professional interaction
  • Ethics
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Ethnicity
  • Politics of Health
  • Experiences of Health and Illness
  • Professions
  • Gender
  • Risk
  • Health Policy
  • Screening and Diagnosis
  • Health Care Organisations
  • STS and Medicine
  • Health Service Delivery
  • Teaching Medical Sociology
  • Inequalities
  •  Theory

The abstract submission deadline is Friday, 27 April 2018 *extended deadline*.  In light of the industrial action in the UK Higher Education Sector that has caused many UK academics to fall behind with their work, we are extending the deadline for MedSoc 2018 abstracts to 27 April. We hope this will be supportive to those who are feeling the pressure of work and encourage additional, high quality abstracts for our very special 50th anniversary conference.

Abstracts received after this date will not be considered.

If you have any further queries regarding abstract submissions, try our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) or contact the BSA Office.

Important Dates

27 April 2018 - Special Events submission deadline *extended deadline*.
27 April 2018 - Abstract submission deadline *extended deadline*.
16 June 2018 - Abstract decision sent out to presenters.
14 July 2018 - Presenter booking deadline.
18 August 2018 - Late registration fees apply.
12-14 September 2018 - BSA Medical Sociology Annual Conference takes place at the Glasgow Caledonian University.

Contact Information

BSA Events Team
Email: events@britsoc.org.uk
Tel: 0191 383 0839
Fax:  0191 383 0782

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