Organised by the Centre for the Social History of Health and Healthcare Glasgow, a collaboration between the University of Strathclyde and Glasgow Caledonian University, and the Centre for the History of Medicine at the University of Glasgow, the conference aims not simply to showcase the latest research but to provide the opportunity to meet colleagues and to develop ideas.

With over 150 papers, speakers from Asia, Africa, Australasia, North America and Europe, and three days of events, this year’s meeting of the Society for the Social History of Medicine is the largest history of medicine event hosted in the UK. The conference will embrace all historical perspectives on the broad issue of how health has been defined and by whom. Social events include a reception in Glasgow’s City Chambers and the conference dinner at the Hunterian Museum.

PROVISIONAL PROGRAMME AVAILABLE AT: http://www.sshm.org/confs.html

REGISTER NOW AT: http://www.gla.ac.uk/departments/historymedicine/conferencesandpublications/historyandthehealthypopulationsocietygovernmenthealthandmedicineseptember2008/#d.en.67811

PANEL SESSIONS: Medical Theory Problematic Bodies Science, Technology and Clinical Medicine Medical Science and the Body Biomedicine in the Later Twentieth Century Medical Careers Medical Practitioners in Modern Ireland Sport, Medicine and the State Medicine and the State Healthcare Provision in 20th-Century Britain Austria and the Low Countries Health Education and the Media Health Education in the Twentieth Century Patients and the Law Public Health in Africa Public Health in North America Urban and Industrial Health International Agencies Malaria Medicine at a Racial Interface Medicine and Disease in East Africa Environmental Health in Africa Medicine and Built Institutions Preventative Medicine and Environmental Health Advances in Public Health Social Health and Hygiene Laboratory and Clinic Nursing Policy and Practice Mental Health and Military Combat Women’s Health Law and the Medical Profession Medical Evangelism Intoxicants Negotiating Mother and Child Health Reproductive Health