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  • Social Studies of Medicine Writing and Publishing Workshop in Asia

    Social Studies of Medicine Writing and Publishing Workshop in Asia Call for Participation –deadline July 31, 2023 Writing and Publishing Workshop on the Social Studies of Medicine in Asia – to be held at the University of Chicago Francis and Rose Yuen Campus in Hong Kong on January 18-20, 2024 The key aim of this… Read more »

  • Global Social Medicine Network supports Social Medicine on Air podcast

    Global Social Medicine Network  is proud to support the Social Medicine on Air podcast platform, with the support of funding from the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at King’s College London,  for the publication of a series of podcasts on a range of topics related to Social Medicine.  In the last year, this… Read more »

  • Online Workshop: Making Space for Social Medicine in Medical School Curricula: Transnational Perspectives and Pedagogy

    Illness and healing can never fully be separated from social context. Yet while medical education around the world has legible standards for bioscientific subject materials, we are far more uneven in how we teach the social sciences necessary for the study of health and medicine.  This event, sponsored by the Global Social Medicine Network, brings… Read more »

  • Social Medicine Essay Contest

    The Global Social Medicine Network is delighted to announce an exciting opportunity to participate in an essay contest. We invite submissions of essays of no more than 2500 words on the topic of THE FUTURE OF SOCIAL MEDICINE The Steering Committee of the Global Social Medicine network will select 5 winners who will be awarded… Read more »

  • Academic Conference: The Future of Social Medicine

    What is the future of social medicine? Michelle Pentecost was invited to give a keynote lecture for the event ‘The Novel Stakes of Social Medicine’  organised by Medical Anthropology Switzerland (MAS) at the University of Lausanne. By kicking off the discussion with the question: ‘what counts as “here”?’, Michelle Pentecost brings a focus to the… Read more »

  • Essay Collection in The Lancet

    Revitalising Global Social Medicine What is global social medicine? This collection of essays, arising from collaborations between social medicine programmes and practitioners around the world, seeks to revitalise the field of social medicine as a way to affirm a health agenda that promotes human rights and social justice (Pentecost et al., 2021). Béhague and Ortega (2021) investigate… Read more »

  • Request for Proposals: Workplace Mental Health 2021

    Workplace Mental Health 2021   Wellcome are looking to commission up to 20 research teams to review the evidence behind individual promising approaches for preventing or addressing mental health problems in the workplace, with a particular focus on low- and middle-income countries.   Businesses all over the world are increasingly thinking about how they can… Read more »

  • Call for Participation: Social Medicine Writing and Publishing Workshop

    Social Medicine Writing and Publishing Workshop Call for Participation 10 May 2021 The key aim of this online workshop is to build the writing and publishing capacity of early-career researchers based at institutions in Latin America who are working in the fields of social medicine / collective health and are interested in publishing in English-language… Read more »

  • 50 Years of Social Medicine: Online Workshop

    Social Medicine is an umbrella term for a plurality of local initiatives since the 19th century that have attempted to make access to medicine easier and fair. In other words, social medicine has been considered as a way to achieve social justice through medical and health practices. In this workshop, we want to investigate the… Read more »

  • Social Medicine From The South

    A discussion that rethinks the set of relations so frequently described as ’North/South’ in social medicine What would it mean to make the so-called ‘South’ the location from which we enter a conversation about social medicine? And, conversely, what would it mean to make social medicine the location from which we enter a conversation about… Read more »