Annual Scientific Meeting


Glasgow bannerSociety for Social Medicine: Advancing knowledge for population health

Click here for our conference website

The Society for Social Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting (the UK’s leading population health conference) takes place in Glasgow in 2018. It is being organised by colleagues from the University of Glasgow and the wider public health community in Glasgow The 62nd ASM will be held at the Technology and Innovation Centre, George Street. C

Chair of the Local Organising Committee, Ruth Dundas said “I am pleased that SSM is returning to Glasgow in 2018. It really is a great conference for people interested in population health and I hope many of you will consider attending. The abstract deadline is 1st March 2018, so start planning your submission now.

What is the SSM 62nd Annual Scientific Meeting? 

A three-day academic and professional conference with a mix of high quality, peer-reviewed oral presentations, posters and workshops and ample opportunity for networking. Two keynote lectures will be delivered by Professor Kate Hunt (the Cochrane Lecture) and Professor Mel Bartley (the Pemberton Lecture). Oral presentations run in parallel and are organised by topics, including Health Inequalities, Health Services Research, Lifecourse, Neighbourhoods & Communities, Mental Health & Wellbeing. 

Why should I attend? 

Social medicine is the study of health in its widest sense. It covers a range of subjects including epidemiology, the medical and health needs of society, health services, and the prevention of disease. This conference spans all research that addresses important issues in population health sciences and includes qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods approaches. Everyone interested in population health sciences can come together to share information and network in a rigorous yet friendly atmosphere.

Who attends?

Last year the conference attracted over 250 participants from all over the world, ranging from senior academics to postgraduate students, with strong representation from the wider public health community. Disciplines ranged from epidemiology, health service research, psychology, public health and social sciences. 26 free places were awarded to attendees on student stipends or low incomes, and almost 100 people attended pre-conference workshops on career development and mentorship.

Important Dates:

Abstract submission deadline: 1st March 2018

Conference registration opens: May 2018

Conference Dates: 5-7 September 2018

Join us:

Become an SSM member (annual subscription £35) and enjoy a range of benefits, including reduced conference fees, automatic membership to the European Public Health Association, and access to a members networking platform and a mentoring scheme.

Read abstracts from 2017 in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health