ESHMS 17th Biennial Conference

Portugal 23 octubre, 2017
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(Deadline: December 15, 2017)

ESHMS 17th Biennial Conference
‘Old tensions, emerging paradoxes in health: rights, knowledge, and trust’


Venue: ISCTE-University Institute of Lisbon, Portugal
June 6-8, 2018

The call for abstracts is now open to submissions that address the overall issue of tensions and paradoxes in health, notably those related to rights, knowledge, and trust (see the conference theme description here).

The available sessions are listed below (see full description here):

  1. Medicalization and pathologization: disentangling concepts, understanding contestations
  2. Medicalizing Masculinities
  3. The pathologization of childhood: an exploration of children’s psychiatric diagnosis
  4. Coping with the (bio)medicalization of birth and death: institutional practices, ethical-moral tensions and body governance
  5. Childbirth spatiality, reproductive citizenship, and the body
  6. Reproductive health through the life course
  7. Well-being, Technologies and Bodies: Theoretical Issues and Critical Perspectives
  8. Aging Reconsidered: Optimizing Healthy Aging through Health Technologies
  9. ‘New’ Ageing Populations: Understanding health, illness and ageing for recipients of novel health interventions
  10. Trust in Modern Medical Expertise: Old and New Challenges
  11. Trust Re-Considered: e-Health Technologies and Interactions Between Practitioners and Patients
  12. Practitioner-patient interactions in a context of social inequalities
  13. Beyond socioeconomic status: Integrating intersectional approaches in health inequalities research
  14. Education in the context of health inequalities: innovating theoretical approaches and empirical studies
  15. Social inequality, work life balance and health
  16. Does (un)employment make people sick?
  17. Capitals and health inequalities: exploring the interconnectedness of material and non-material resources for health
  18. Social mobility and health
  19. What role for medical doctors in health system reforms: looking for differences and similarities across countries
  20. Navigating complex contemporary healthcare systems –roles and responsibilities in an age of choice
  21. Health, Policy, Access to Health Services for Migrants, Refugees, Asylum Seekers. What are the Challenges for Europe?
  22. Healthcare access and international migration: rethinking health protection in Europe
  23. HIV/AIDS policy worlds in Europe: transdisciplinary perspectives on activism, citizenship and health
  24. Organized Patient Participation in Health Care: Collective Advocacy and Representation
  25. Online health communities as new venues of healthcare tensions and paradoxes
  26. Gender‐based violence against women in Europe: health costs and healthcare patterns
  27. Gender in Prevention: Beyond the Obvious
  28. Negotiating the self-management imperative –transforming policy, practice and the lived experience of long term conditions
  29. Informal caregiving: causes and consequences from several perspectives
  30. Constructing scientific evidence in biomedicine: (dis)entangling the roles of researchers and citizens today
  31. Working towards an ethical epistemology for research on health and illness
  32. Teaching behavioural and social sciences to students of health courses
  33. In between Medical Humanities and Narrative Medicine: Old Tensions, Emerging Paradoxes in Health
  34. Climate Change and Health
  35. Open Call on Old Tensions, Emerging Paradoxes in Health

Submission Guidelines

The following guidelines are provided to assist you to submit your abstract. Please follow the instructions when completing the abstract form.

1. Abstracts can only be submitted online in the following platform:

2. Submissions and presentations are allowed only in English (either BrE or AmE).

3. Abstract submission consists of:

– Presentation title (it should be as brief as possible, but long enough to indicate clearly the nature of the study: 120 characters maximum, spaces included).
– Author(s) name(s) and contact(s). After completing the information about the corresponding author, please provide the system with details of presenting author and co-authors, if applicable. Note: All authors (corresponding and co-authors) wanting to attend the Conference, must register and pay their registration.
– Preferred presentation format: oral or poster.
– Abstract (the content should be organised to provide clear information as to background, objectives, methods (if applicable), results (if applicable), discussion/conclusions. 500 words maximum, spaces not included)

4. There is a limit of two presentations (oral and/or poster) for a single author, even if in co-authorship.

Review Process

  1. All abstracts are reviewed for their quality and relevance, anonymously, by the respective Session Organiser(s).
  2. The review process of oral presentations and posters is autonomous and runs in parallel.
  3. Session Organiser(s) will rank the accepted abstracts.
  4. Abstract notifications: Corresponding authors will be notified by e-mail about the status of their submitted abstract. The three categories are: accepted, transferred to poster (when the preferred presentation format is oral), or rejected.

Presentation Guidelines
As to oral sessions, the abstracts ranked in the top four will each be given 15 minutes to present; the fifth onwards turn into distributed papers (printed out and made available to attendants during sessions).
Important information

– There is no quality-based distinction, nor will the program and the certificate of attendance differentiate between oral presentations and distributed papers. It reflects only the need to accommodate as many high-quality presentations as possible, while allowing participants to get the most out of the conference.
– In addition to the preparing of the distributed paper (that should consist of a two-page extended abstract), authors presenting a distributed paper should be prepared to make a 15 minutes oral presentation. They will be asked to do so when authors of the abstracts ranked above do not attend to the session. Presenters of oral presentations and distributed papers take equal role in the final discussion in each session.
– All accepted abstracts will be given exclusive access to the submission of full-length manuscripts in publications resulting from the conference. This work is still in progress. Please check the conference website for further information.

Important Dates

– Abstract submission opening: September 1, 2017
– Abstract Submission deadline: December 15, 2017
– Abstracts acceptance notification: February 1, 2018
– Notification of presentation day, time and room: April 16, 2018
– Authors registration deadline: April 30, 2018

Introduction video:


For specific information about sessions, please contact directly the respective Session Organiser(s).

For any other matter related to the submission process, please contact

Conference website:

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