CALL FOR PAPERS- comparative research in health sociology and social epidemiology - an joined ESHMS-ESA-ISA initiative

The 2nd Special Interest Meeting on Comparative Research In Health Sociology and  Social Epidemiology in European Societies.

A Global Health Sociology Network initiative organized by the ESHMS in collaboration with the ISA RC 15 and the ESA RN 16 

June 20th -21st 2013
Department of Sociology, Ghent University, Belgium
The main goal of the meeting is to share knowledge on comparative research in sociological epidemiology and health sociology. Building on the growing attention for the fundamental social causes of health and illness, we want to focus on research contributing to the study of societies and social change and their consequences for population health. The working format will be in-depth discussions of full high-quality paper presentations.

The workshop is limited to 25 presentations in two or three parallel working groups. Each paper will have a 40 minute time slot, with 15 minutes for the presenter, 5 minutes for each of two discussants, and 15 minutes for general audience to ask questions.

We are especially interested in postdoctoral researchers and advanced PhD students in the final stage of their research. Starting PhD students are welcome too when accompanied by their supervisor.
We would greatly appreciate your contribution to this meeting. Since the format of the workshop is in-depth discussion of full paper presentations, we kindly invite you to consider participation as presenter and/or discussant.

How to register?
The deadline for submission is March 30th 2013. Submissions will be send by e-mail to
*Submission for participants who wish to present should include:
-          an extended abstract (word limit: 800 words)
-          contact details of the author (name, affiliation, e-mail, postal address and telephone)
-          notification whether you are willing and able to be discussant for (an) other paper(s)
*Submission for discussants should only include contact details (name, affiliation, e-mail, postal address and telephone).

Acceptance of the abstract
Selection is based on the quality of the abstract and acceptance will be announced before April 15th 2013. We encourage accepted presenters to send in full papers by June 1st 2013 (APA style, word limit: 7000 words, tables and references not included) by e-mail to

Costs of registration
The cost of registration is 300€ (250€ members of ESA or ISA; 200 € ESHMS members), including lunch on Thursday & Friday and a meeting dinner on Thursday evening in Het Pakhuis  (

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