Conference announcement and call for papers 1-3 September 2010, UWE, Bristol UWE, Bristol and Lancaster University Conference funded by the AHRC
This conference is part of the AHRC-funded project on the concepts of health, illness and disease.
Over the past three decades, various accounts of health, illness and disease have been proposed by researchers from history, sociology, law, philosophy, public health and economics. Often, however, proponents of various accounts have been isolated within their own discipline with an apparent unawareness of competing accounts. As a result, while there are now a number of different accounts of health, illness and disease available, there is no consensus about which, if any, of these accounts is ultimately acceptable and what implications each account may have.
This three-day international conference will explore differences and overlaps between these different accounts. The conference aims to bring together researchers from multiple disciplines to create dialogue between them, as well as between researchers and healthcare practitioners, on the concepts of health, illness and disease.
We welcome contributions from any relevant discipline on any topic that falls within the broad remit of the conference title. Each paper will be allotted 20 minutes for presentation, followed by a ten-minute discussion.
We aim for the conference to be inclusive and to represent a broad range of views and approaches. We particularly welcome contributions from healthcare practitioners. There will be a number of slots reserved for graduate papers and graduate bursaries will be available.
Contributions are invited for : · Panel topics · Individual papers · Healthcare practitioners contributions · Graduate papers
NB : please send us your abstract before the deadline if you require an early response. We strongly recommend this option for overseas participants who may need to book flights.
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