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The Society’s next Annual Scientific Meeting will take place between 9-11th September 2020 in Cambridge. The event is hosted by the Institute of Public Health and University of Cambridge, and will include a range of parallel abstract sessions, workshops and plenary sessions.
Our call for abstracts and workshop submissions will open at the beginning of February 2020. Check our website or Twitter feed nearer the time for further details.
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.
Last year the conference attracted over 280 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 80 people attended pre-conference workshops on career development and mentorship.