Health and History: International Perspectives

The 9th Biennial Conference of the Australian Society of History of Medicine Auckland, 17-19 February 2005 The University of Auckland, New Zealand


This conference aims to cover topics relating to the history of health and medicine in Australia, New Zealand and other British dominions and colonies, as well as Europe, the Americas and Asia. By bringing together scholars from around the world we hope to foster discussion of health and medicine from different perspectives. Topics will include indigenous health, psychiatry, nursing, hospitals, clinical trials, public health, women’s health, and sexuality and health. We are also planning to organise a witness seminar on Auckland’s contribution to neonatology.

Program Overview:

We are currently negotiating to bring keynote speakers from Canada, Japan and the UK. Expressions of interest in attendance have been received from Europe, North America and South Africa

Call for abstracts Authors intending to submit an abstract for presentation at the The 9th Biennial Conference of the Australian Society of History of Medicine must submit a synopsis of 200-300 words outlining the aims, contents and conclusion of their paper.

You may present your paper at either a concurrent session (20 min & 5 min Q & A) or a skill-based interactive workshop (45 minutes). A ‘call for abstract form’ MUST be fully completed (please see below), and returned with your abstract, for eligibility. Authors must register for the conference. Where a paper is written by joint authors, at least one author must register. Completed Papers for the Book of Conference Proceedings will be limited to seven pages.

All abstracts and papers submitted for presentation at the Conference will be peer-reviewed. Please submit your abstract electronically to [email protected], alternatively you can mail to: Neenu Madan, Centre for Continuing Education, The University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland, New Zealand. Phone enquiries +64 9 373 7599 extn 87443. For programme enquiries contact Linda Bryder ([email protected]) Deadline for Papers Closing date for receipt of abstract: 01 August 2004 Notification of acceptance of abstract: 17 September 2004 Final date for submission of papers for review: 19 November 2004 Notification of reviewers comments: 10 December 2004 Final submission of paper: 10 January 2005 Conference: 17-19 February 2005 Please note that no extensions will be given on these dates.