|INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON HEALTH, WELLNESS AND SOCIETY |
University of California at Berkeley, USA
20-22 January 2011
This conference will address contemporary challenges of health and wellness from interdisciplinary perspectives. Areas of concern include preventative medicine, public health, proactive wellness and the relationships of social and personal wellbeing to health. Disciplinary perspectives include public health, medicine, nursing, pharmacology, nutrition, physical and health education, psychology, social work, sociology and communications.
In contrast to conferences with a specialist disciplinary focus, this conference aims to explore the linkages required for a holistic and effective understanding of social and personal dynamics of wellness and health. We welcome presentation proposals which range from broad explorations of philosophical, theoretical, methodological and policy questions, to proposals which present finely grained evidence of the connections of health, wellness and a robust society. Participants at the conference will include researchers, teachers, administrators, policy makers and practitioners whose interests range across public health, health sciences, physical education and the social sciences.
We are very pleased to announce the following distinguished plenary speakers:
* Linda Neuhauser, University of California, Berkeley, USA
* Gary Kreps, George Mason University, USA
* George Lambie, De Montfort University, UK
* Brigadier General Margaret Wilmoth, U.S. Army Reserves.
We are also excited that the conference program will include a special screening of the documentary film ''''Money Driven Medicine'''', Produced by Academy Award winner Alex Gibney and inspired by Maggie Mahar''''s acclaimed book, ''''Money Driven Medicine: The Real Reason Health Care Costs So Much''''.
We invite you to respond to the Conference Call-for-Papers. Presenters'''' written papers can be submitted for publication in the peer-reviewed, International Journal of Health, Wellness and Society.
If you are unable to attend the conference in person, virtual registrations are also available, which allow you to submit a paper for possible publication in the Journal.
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The next deadline in the call for papers (a title and short abstract) is 21 December 2010. Future deadlines will be announced on the conference website, after this date. Papers and proposals will be reviewed within two weeks of submission. For full details of the conference, including an online proposal submission form, please visit the website http://health-conference.com