2014 Conference – Centre for Social Research in Health


The Centre for Social Research in Health (formerly the National Centre in HIV Social Research) invites you to the 13th Social Research Conference on HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Related Diseases to be held 20-21 February 2014 at the University of New South Wales, Sydney.

The theme of the conference is promises & limitations: biomedical treatment and prevention in the real world. Delegates will be asked to consider how biomedical technologies shape our understanding of the treatment and prevention of blood borne viruses, illicit drug use, chronic illness and sexually transmitted infections. The conference offers an opportunity to think critically about biomedicalisation, specifically the way that it helps or challenges understandings of treatment and prevention, the promises it holds and the extent to which these promises materialise.

Conference dates: 20-21 February 2014.

Registration and abstract submission open 15 July 2013.

The deadline for receipt of abstracts is 30 September 2013.

Keynote speakers:
Professor Deborah Lupton, Department of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Sydney
Dr Helen Keane, School of Sociology, Australian National University
Dr Mark Davis, School of Political and Social Inquiry, Monash University

Conference venue:
The John Niland Scientia Building, The University of New South Wales, Kensington, NSW.

Details are available on the conference website http://hhard.arts.unsw.edu.au/.