3rd Global Conference: Exploring Chronicity (September 2013: Oxford, United Kingdom)
3rd Global Conference
Sunday 22nd September – Tuesday 24th September 2013
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom
Call for Presentations
The apparent increase in and diversity of chronic conditions calls for better understandings of the spaces between health and illness that chronic patients occupy, often for most of their lives and raises questions not just about those that suffer, but also about those that care for them, available treatments and care, and social inclusiveness.
This conference aims to explore these issues in a uniquely inter-disciplinary manner to broaden the understanding of chronicity at the intersections and boundaries of all, and any, relevant disciplines, professions, experience and/or viewpoints.
Dialogue, inquiry and exploration will be initiated around these core ideas:
-How can we better understand the tension between chronic and contested illnesses?
-How can we map and honour vulnerability in chronic illness?
-What insights can patients online communities provide to inform better chronic care management?
-What is the role of technology in making sense of chronic illness?
-How do individuals, societies and cultures make sense of liminality in chronicity?
Presentations, papers, performances and case-studies will be accepted which deal with related areas and themes. The Steering Group particularly welcomes the submission of pre-formed panel proposals.
It is our aim that a number of these interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary dialogues will be ongoing and that they will ultimately develop into a series of related cross context research project. It is also anticipated that these will support and encourage the establishment of useful collaborative networks, and the creation, presentation, and publication of original research. Through such richness and diversity it is expected that a body of knowledge and expertise will be established that serves both individuals and organisations.
What to Send:
300 word abstracts should be submitted by Friday 10th May 2013. If an abstract is accepted for the conference, a full draft paper should be submitted by Friday 12th July 2013. Abstracts should be submitted simultaneously to both Organising Chairs; abstracts may be in Word, WordPerfect, or RTF formats with the following information and in this order:
a) author(s), b) affiliation, c) email address, d) title of abstract, e) body of abstract, f) up to 10 keywords. E-mails should be entitled: CHR3 Abstract Submission
Please use plain text (Times Roman 12) and abstain from using any special formatting, characters or emphasis (such as bold, italics or underline). We acknowledge receipt and answer to all paper proposals submitted. If you do not receive a reply from us in a week you should assume we did not receive your proposal; it might be lost in cyberspace! We suggest, then, to look for an alternative electronic route or resend.
The conference is part of the 'Making Sense Of:' series of research projects. The aim of the conference is to bring together people from different areas and interests to share ideas and explore various discussions which are innovative and exciting. All papers accepted for and presented at this conference are eligible for publication in an ISBN eBook. Selected papers may be invited to go forward for development into a themed ISBN hard copy volume.
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