Abstract Submission

Abstract submission is OPEN.

We welcome abstract submissions for oral presentations, poster presentations and special events structured around the streams listed below. We welcome papers reporting empirical research findings as well as those that are more theoeretical in orientation. We also welcome papers presenting 'work-in-progress' and those testing out new and exciting methodological approaches to research in the sociology of health and medicine. Following positive feedback, Pecha Kucha will continue at the 2017 conference, providing there are at least 6 presentations. Please note that presenters are invited to present only one paper at the conference, although they may be authors on more than one.


  • Citizenship and Health
  • Mental Health
  • Complementary and Alternative Medicines
  • Methods
  • Critical Public Health
  • Open
  • Embodiment and Emotion
  • Patient – professional interaction
  • Ethics
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Ethnicity
  • Politics of Health
  • Experiences of Health and Illness
  • Professions
  • Gender
  • Risk
  • Health Policy
  • Screening and Diagnosis
  • Health Care Organisations
  • STS and Medicine
  • Health Service Delivery
  • Teaching Medical Sociology
  • Inequalities
  • Theory
  • Lifecourse – reproductive health; chronic conditions; ageing; death and dying


Special Events submissions deadline is Thursday, 13 April 2017.

Abstract submission deadline is Friday, 21 April 2017.

Abstracts received after this date will not be considered.

If you have any further queries regarding abstract submissions, try our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) or contact the BSA Office.

Important Dates

13 April 2017 - Special Events submission deadline.
21 April 2017 - Abstract submission deadline.
16 June 2017 - Abstract decision sent out to presenters.
14 July 2017 - Presenter booking deadline.
18 August 2017 - Late registration fees apply.
13-15 September 2017 - BSA Medical Sociology Annual Conference takes place at the University of York.

Contact Information

BSA Events Team
Email: events@britsoc.org.uk
Tel: 0191 383 0839
Fax:  0191 383 0782

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