Health Inequalities Research Network (HERON) (CfP, Conference, London, 14-15 May 2014).

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. HERON is an international network founded in 2010. It aims to develop and promote interactions between health practitioners, researchers and 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 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).

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

  • Comparing local and national disparities
  • Public involvement or 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
  • Ethnicity, migration and health
  • Gendered health
  • Sexual health
  • Health service use

We invite you to submit an application (max. 4000 characters including spaces) for oral or poster presentation. You must provide sufficient information for evaluation of the merit of the presentation using the abstract submission form.  To be considered for presentation, applications must be received by the submission deadline, 3rd February 2014. Please send submissions electronically to heron@kcl.ac.uk. 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. Please complete the travel bursary application form to be considered for the receipt of funding.

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 (Drs Stephani Hatch and Bruce Link, PIs). Further information regarding the conference, including registration, submission guidelines and information about the HERON conference advisory committee, can be found on our website.

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