Event: 3rd BSA Medical Sociology Scottish Group Conference

Event: 3rd BSA Medical Sociology Scottish Group Conference

Issued: Fri, 16 Jun 2017 10:30:00 BST

We are delighted to announce that Professor David Armstrong will give the conference plenary on ‘The sociology of medical knowledge: theory and method’.

Professor Armstrong is Professor of Medicine and Sociology in the Department of Primary Care & Public Health Sciences, Kings College London. His research interests include the sociology of medical knowledge, health services research, factors affecting clinicians’ behavior, surveillance and the sociology of diagnosis.

Knowledge concerned with the application of bio-medical science to understanding, treating and preventing disease has dominated health (and health care) for the last two centuries. Nevertheless, the last few decades have seen the introduction of new forms of knowledge across diverse fields, and new understandings of the nature of risk in contemporary society. Understanding the changing nature of medical knowledge provides an important context for developing new theoretical and methodological directions and approaches in the sociology of health and health care.

Call for abstracts:

Abstracts that address the conference theme of health, risks and changing society are invited from researchers, students and practitioners from a range of disciplines including medical sociology, social sciences and public health. Abstracts of up to 300 words should be sent to Shona.Hilton@glasgow.ac.uk by 5pm on Monday, 8 May 2017.

Please include your full name, affiliation, postal address, email address, and title of your presentation. Notification of acceptance will be sent on 15 May 2017.

The conveners of the Scottish Medical Sociology Group are: Dr Shona Hilton, University of Glasgow, Dr Sara Macdonald, University of Glasgow, and Dr Suzanne Grant, University of Dundee.

Registration fees

  • BSA member £40 / Non-BSA Member £50
  • Student BSA Member £25 / Student Non-BSA Member £30

Bookings are now OPEN.

For any further information, please direct your queries to: events@britsoc.org.uk.