Theorising Diagnosis (One-day seminar, Norwich, 23 May 2013)

ESRC Seminar Series: The role of diagnosis in health and wellbeing:  A social science perspective on the social, economic and political costs and consequences of diagnosis.

Consortium: University of East Anglia, University of Exeter; University of York; University of Cambridge & the Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

Norwich, May 23rd 2013 Theorising Diagnosis: A one-day seminar with key speakers, discussants and Science Café Style Breakout Groups at University of East Anglia, SportsPark.

What constitutes a diagnosis in the first place? What are the socio-economic and political forces that contribute to the fabrication of a diagnostic category? Is there a future for a discrete diagnosis in an ever-increasing complexity of syndromes? What are the new methodologies that we have to develop in order to understand the subtle processes and practices of diagnosing?

Using a mix of presentations from world leading theorists including Professor Annemarie Jutel and Professor Robert Aronowitz plus café style discussions, an interdisciplinary audience will debate whether a sociological understanding of diagnosis can contribute to reflexive and effective clinical practice.

Attendance is free but the seminar is filling up fast.  Participants are expected to cover their own travel and accommodation costs.  A limited number of small travel bursaries are available (a maximum of £75.00) for postgraduate research students and early career researchers. Please see sign up form here or email Charlotte Salter or Andrea Stocklhere.

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