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2020

24. Aug 2020

SEMINAR - The political economy of health data. Infrastructures, flows and power

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Dear colleagues,

August 24, 2020, we will be hosting a seminar with a great list of prominent experts on the political economy of health data. Please save the date if you are interested in these issues! See official announcement attached.

The political economy of health data: infrastructures, flows and power

Seminar organized by Klaus Hoeyer (University of Copenhagen) and Alan Petersen (Monash University)

Contributors include:

Mark Andrejevic (Monash U)

Ulrike Felt (U of Vienna)

Nina Hallowell (Oxford U)

Mette Hartlev (U of Copenhagen)

Linda Hogle (Madison-Wisconsin)

Jane Kaye (Oxford U)

Samuel Lengen (U of Virginia)

Moira Paterson (Monash U)

Barbara Prainsack (U of Vienna)

Tamar Sharon (Raboud U)

Sarah Wadmann (VIVE),

Brit Winthereik (IT University of Copenhagen)

Sally Wyatt (Maastricht U)

With pervasive digitalization of everyday activities, our social, professional and political life now unfold under new conditions. All forms of digitally mediated activity potentially generate data and that data can be exchanged on the platforms facilitating the activity. It has led some scholars to talk about the emergence of a platform society. The platform society potentially transgresses national boundaries and create new global data flows – but not all data flow freely, and different national and supranational regimes are emerging and they demarcate data use differently. If the Internet was once said to make all information equally accessible for all, we today know that new forms of data divides are developing. As data gain commercial value, they become guarded by trade secrets and both commercial, political and national security interests generate new divisions between those with access and those without.

The new data divides influence how data is produced and used. This seminar investigates the political economy of health data in light of the new division of data access. Old distinctions between health data and other data seem to be emerging and others eroding. If health data used to be seen as particularly sensitive and guarded by special rules in various jurisdictions, it is today the platform as much as the nature of the information that determines the level of sensitivity – and in some jurisdictions whether they even count as health data. There is a need to understand better the emerging global political economy of health data and to explore how global variations create very different power effects and involve very different potentials for data subjects and data users.

The seminar compares data infrastructures in different geospheres by pursuing the following cross-cutting themes of comparison:

Which actors build, control and use the data infrastructures for healthcare and health-related research?
What counts as health data? Are they guarded or defined in any particular way?
When infrastructural platforms are used for health data exchange, how are they then connected and which geographical ties do they involve?
How do technical, economic, regulatory and geographical features affect the purposes to which data are put and by whom?
How do policymakers construe and engage the affected publics?
PRACTICALITIES

· Participation in the seminar is free, but registration is required. Details will be announced in January, 2020

· The seminar will take place on August 24, 2020, at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark

· Funded by Australian Research Council and the European Research Council

Klaus Lindgaard Høyer

Professor
Københavns Universitet
Det Sundhedsvidenskabelige Fakultet
Afdeling for Sundhedstjenesteforskning
Øster Farimagsgade 5A, Lokale 10.0.09
DK-1014 København K
T: 3532 7996
F: 3532 7629
M: 2625 6342
S: k.hoeyer

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17. Jun - 19. Jun 2020

CONFERENCE - Health and health care in Europe. Between inequalities and new opportunities

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Mid-Term Conference of the Research Network of Sociology of Health & Illness European Sociological Association
Health and health care in Europe: between inequalities and new opportunities

17-19 June 2020, Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland

Keynote speakers:
Graham Scambler - Emeritus Professor of Sociology, UCL, UK
Zofia Słońska – PhD, Instytut Kardiologii, Warszawa, Vice-President European Society for Health and Medical Sociology (ESHMS)

 

Call for Papers

After successful conferences in Lisbon (2016) and Torino (2018), the Mid-term Conference of the Research Network of Sociology of Health and Illness, European Sociological Association (ESA RN16) will be hosted by Jagiellonian University, the oldest university in Poland. In magical Kraków we will undoubtedly enjoy a fruitful, academically inspiring and engaging conference. We will have a comfortable conference venue, delicious and healthy cuisine, beautiful historical monuments, nice hotel base and a friendly, supportive atmosphere. We plan to make the conference full of inspiring presentations, relevant discussions and lively networking opportunities. We are planning a Special Issue of a journal from the conference.

Health is one of the most important goods for individuals and societies. That is why discussion about health and health care should be treated as crucial. The goal of our conference is to gather together scholars who are conducting research in the field of health and health care. We are going to tackle problems of inequalities and focus on new opportunities for addressing them. Sociology has been concerned with inequality from its very beginnings. Inequality means the uneven distribution of goods. One of the most important goods is health, but social factors such as education, employment status, income level, gender, ethnicity, and age influence health status and access to care.

The task of policy makers is to reduce inequalities, which means giving everyone the same opportunities to lead a healthy life. But the task for sociologists is to research and explain what does, or could, cause inequalities and to propose solutions. We know that education, employment status, income level, gender and ethnicity and other factors have a great impact on life expectancy and quality of life. In modern Europe all these social factors are fueled by migration, political tribulations and the neoliberal economy. Value crises, risk, and individualism do not help. Developments in medicine, in medical technology and biotechnology, new treatments and new procedures, and many other things which become an opportunity to cure and care, can be a source of further inequalities. That is why involving social science, in particular sociology, in the discourse about health and health care is important.

Inviting you to Kraków we offer various activities you may wish to participate in:

  1. Plenary session. Graham Scambler and Zofia Słońska will be our keynote speakers. The title of their presentations will be announced soon.
  2. How to publish? Karen Lowton on behalf of the Journal Sociology of Health and Illness will present some tips.
  3. Regular session. We plan 18 sessions. If you want to submit an abstract for an oral presentation please send your abstract (using the form provided) with the session name and other details by the deadline of 28.02.2020 to ESARN16conference@uj.edu.pl. For further information please see our CfP attached our visit our website Here.
  4. Poster Session. If you want to present a poster please send your application (on the form provided) the deadline of 28.02.2020 to ESARN16conference@uj.edu.pl.
  1. Meet a friend. We plan to organize meetings for all who want to find a partner for article or research grant proposal. If you are looking for colleague with whom you could write article or prepare a grant application, please send application (on the form provided) by the deadline of 28.02.2020 to ESARN16conference@uj.edu.pl.
  2. PhD and Early Career Researchers' Workshop. The call for papers will be launched soon.

    For submitting your abstract please use the appropriate form (attached to this email) and send it to ESARN16conference@uj.edu.pl. The address of the webpage of the conference will be announced soon. The registration of the conference will be made online after the launch of the webpage.

    Local Organising Committee: Maria Świątkiewicz-Mośny, Aleksandra Wagner, Natalia Ożegalska-Łukasik

    Scientific Committee ESA RN16 Board : Ellen Annandale, Ana Patricia Hilário, MariaŚwiatkiewicz-Mośny, Francesca Sirna, Guido Giarelli, Trude Gjernes, Lia Lombardi, Marta Gibin

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16. Mai - 22. Mai 2020

FILM FESTIVAL - Health for All

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The World Health Organization is launching its first ever film festival on 16, 21 and 22 May 2020. The WHO Health for All Film Festival invites independent film-makers, production companies, NGOs, communities, students, and film schools from around the world to submit their original short films on health. The submissions can be on any health issue and/or social and environmental determinants of health for the first two categories (non-fiction and animation). The third category focuses on nurses or midwives to pay tribute to the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife in 2020. Only films completed between 1 January 2017 and 30 January 2020 are eligible for the festival. Closing date for entries is 30 January 2020.

We would very much appreciate and would be most grateful if you would kindly spread the word as widely as possible to all your networks and contacts. We would like to have a huge number of submissions in the category of health and environment focusing on climate change; air pollution; water, sanitation and health; chemical safety; occupational health and radiation to name just a few. Please also keep us updated on all the networks you have shared this with.

For further information please contact Gilles Reboux, email rebouxg@who.int

Please use the following online multilingual tools, the webpages contain the application rules and access to submission tool:

Youtube link to embed everywhere!

English: https://youtu.be/GporpcgO310

Spanish: https://youtu.be/nFW_n5UWwOM

 

Multilingual webpages:

https://www.who.int/film-festival

https://www.who.int/es/film-festival

https://www.who.int/fr/film-festival

https://www.who.int/ru/film-festival

https://www.who.int/ar/film-festival

https://www.who.int/zh/film-festival

Social media kit: https://who.canto.global/b/MUT1S

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16. Mai 2020

CONFERENCE - Sexualmedizin und Sexualtherapie

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Die diesjährige 6. Wiener Tagung für Interdisziplinäre Psychotherapie behandelt das Thema „Sexualmedizin und Sexualtherapie“ und ist die erste einer Veranstaltungsreihe über Sexualität und Sexualstörungen. Am 6. Juni 2020 folgt die Wiener Frühjahrstagung für Forensische Psychiatrie zum Thema „Sexualität und Gewalt. Den Abschluss bildet am 7. November 2020 die Wiener Herbsttagung für Transkulturelle Psychiatrie mit dem Schwerpunkt „Sexualität, Sexualstörungen und Kultur.

Die Beziehung zwischen Sexualmedizin und Sexualtherapie ist vielschichtig und komplex. Beide Fachbereiche stehen nicht in einer unmittelbaren Kausalbeziehung zueinander, sind aber auch nicht unabhängig voneinander zu sehen. Waren es ursprünglich die Gynäkologie und die Andrologie, die wesentliche Beiträge zur Sexualmedizin leisteten, so fanden in den letzten 20 Jahren Sexualstörungen auch in der Psychiatrie, der Psychosomatik und den Neurowissenschaften zunehmend Beachtung. Das Spektrum reicht von systemischen Ansätzen, über emotionsfokussierte Therapien, bis zu körperorientierten Therapieformen.

Inzwischen gehört das anfängliche Ringen von Sexualmedizin und Sexualtherapie um die Deutungshoheit für Verständnis und Behandlung von sexualstörungen weitgehend der Vergangenheit an. Diese interdisziplinär angelegte Tagung will daher einen weiteren Beitrag zur Zusammenarbeit der beiden Fächer leisten, die einem breiteren Publikum vorgestellt werden sollen.

Einige Themen

Die psychosomatischen Grundlagen der Sexualmedizin

– Kurt Loewit

Grundlagen der systemischen Sexualtherapie

– Karina Kehlet Lins

Sexocorporel – Grundlagen und Konzepte

– Miriam Foresta

Pornographiesucht – Ursachen und Behandlung

– Heike Melzer

Sexualität bei Borderline-Störungen

– Leonie Kampe

Sexualstörungen und Psychopharmakotherapie

– Ulrich Rabl

 

Anmeldung, Programme und Online-Formular: www.ce-management.com

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27. Apr - 29. Apr 2020

CONFERENCE - Ethnopharmacology 2020

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20th International Congress of the International Society for Ethnopharmacology, Thessaloniki, Greece, April 27-29, 2020

Program: https://ethnopharmacology2020.org/

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