Welcome to the Society for Social Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting in Manchester, 6-8th September 2017. Highlights of the scientific programme include four great keynote speakers. The Cochrane Lecture is by Professor Jennie Popay (University of Lancaster), on “What happened to the ginger bread man: twenty years of qualitative evidence synthesis. The Pemberton Lecture will be given by Professor Alasdair Leyland (University of Glasgow), on “God bless the child: empty pockets and the struggle to reduce inequalities in health”. We do have the best plenary discussion titles!
We are also extremely pleased to welcome Professor Michael Marmot (Director of the University College London Institute of Health Equity and the current President of the World Medical Association) and Professor Richard Wilkinson (Professor Emeritus of Social Epidemiology at the University of Nottingham Medical School, Honorary Professor at University College London and Visiting Professor at the University of York) who will be leading a discussion on “The future of social determinants of health and health inequalities research”.
After the success of the Early Career Researchers (ECR) day at the 60th ASM, a similar ECR specific day will be held in Manchester on Tuesday 5th of September. In addition, we also will hold a new event for Mid Career Researchers (MCR) on that day. The Festival of Public Health, 2017, is taking place at the University of Manchester on Tuesday 5th of September. This is a perfect opportunity for delegates to attend both conferences.