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31 Jan 2023

Society for Social Medicine and Population Health Annual Conference 2023 set to be hosted in Newcastle


Society for Social Medicine and Population Health 67th Annual Scientific Meeting

Wednesday 6th September – Friday 8th September 2023


The NIHR Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) North East and North Cumbria, alongside our partners at Fuse, the Centre for Translational Research in Public Health, are proud hosts of this year’s Society for Social Medicine (SSM) & Population Health Annual Conference, and which will be held on campus at Newcastle University.

The event will include a range of stellar keynote speakers, expert panellists, themed parallel sessions, plenaries and workshops.

What will the conference offer?

Social medicine is the study of health in its widest sense. It covers a range of subjects including epidemiology, the medical and health needs of society, health services, and the prevention of disease. This conference spans all research that addresses important issues in population health sciences and includes qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods approaches. Everyone interested in population health sciences can come together to share information and network in a rigorous yet friendly atmosphere.

Who should attend?

Attendees span a wide range of disciplines, including public health, epidemiology, social sciences, economics, psychology, health services research, disease prevention, policy and political science. In recent years, SSM conferences have seen over 300 participants from across the world and the 2022 conference saw over 200 participants travel to Exeter. Participants ranged from students to senior academics, from policy makers to the wider public health community.

Find out more on the conference website

Call for abstracts now open

The call for conference abstracts is now open, and closes on Tuesday 28 February.

Find out more and submit an abstract

Support to attend

At this year’s SSM Annual Scientific Meeting, 23 free and subsidised members’ places are available for students or others who do not have funds to attend the conference. Non-members may apply to become members and then become eligible to make a free/subsidised place application. SSM offers ECRs their second year of membership free, upon validation of their ECR status by the subcommittee chair.

Find out more about support to attend