Call for presenters – King’s Health Inequalities Research Network Conference 14-15 May

The first Health Inequalities Research Network (HERON) Conference will be held on 14-15th May 2014 in London, England at the Coin St Neighbourhood Centre.

heronlargeLogoHERON is an international network founded in 2010. It aims to develop and promote the interaction of health practitioners and researchers with community members and representatives to enable a more collaborative approach to action and research in inequalities in health and health service use at national and community levels.

The conference is being organised as a part of the ESRC/NIH funded US-UK Comparison of Discrimination & Disparities in Health & Health Service Use study, and will feature the distinguished keynote speaker, Dr. David Williams (Harvard University; Florence Sprague Norman & Laura Smart Norman Professor of Public Health, Professor of African and African American Studies and of Sociology). The conference is funded by the UK Economic and Social Research Council.

The event is free but places are limited. Please register to attend this event here. 

We also invite submissions for presentations on the following themes within health inequalities research:

  • Comparing community/local data with national disparities
  • Public involvement/engagement in research
  • Cross-country comparative studies
  • Life-course epidemiology
  • Physical and mental health co-morbidity
  • Neighbourhood contexts
  • Structural discrimination and health
  • Minority stress and health
  • Young people’s health
  • Migrants health

We invite you to submit an abstract (max. 4000 characters including spaces) for oral or poster presentation.  Please send submissions electronically to heron@kcl.ac.uk. To be considered for presentation, abstracts must be received by the submission deadline, February 3, 2014.

A limited number of travel bursaries will be available to UK and international graduate, post-graduate and post-doctoral (max. 2 years after completion) students/researchers will be available.

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