ESHMS 17th Biennial Conference

European Society for Health and Medical Sociology (ESHMS) - 17th Biennial Conference

"Old Tensions, Emerging Paradoxes in Health: Rights, Knowledge, and Trust"

Under the theme ‘Old tensions, emerging paradoxes in health: rights, knowledge, and trust’, the congress aims to offer a forum for new insights into the tensions and paradoxes health systems are currently facing as a result of broad social and political transformations. These include climate change, migrations, economic crises, citizens’ quest for inclusiveness and freely deciding on their own lives, distrust of professional self-regulated work models and decisions, struggle for recognition and legitimacy by different professional groups, or the growing role of the market in the provision of care and funding of scientific research. Despite the progress of academic research in addressing these issues, the exposure of healthcare to the market, to politics, as well as to countervailing forces, rationalities and interests makes the renewal of this debate both timely and necessary.

Scholars from sociology and other social sciences, from the humanities and health sciences as well as policy-makers are welcome to join and benefit from the opportunity to present and exchange ideas in Lisbon.


Conference Website

Call for Session Proposals:

All proposals should be submitted by electronic mail to eshms2018 [at] iscte [dot] pt and to the Conference Host, tiago [dot] correia [at] iscte [dot] pt (Tiago Correia). Proposals will be accepted beginning February 2017 through 15 April, 2017. Submitters will receive notification by late June as to the disposition of session submissions.

Host of the Conference:

Tiago Correia
Assistant Professor and Research Fellow at School of Sociology and Public Policies
ISCTE-University Institute of Lisbon

Further questions should be addressed to:

eshms2018 [at] iscte [dot] pt (Official Conference Email)



Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 00:00 to Friday, June 8, 2018 - 00:00
ISCTE-University Institute of Lisbon, Portugal
Avenida das Forças Armadas
1649-026 Lisboa