ISCHP Conference 12 - 15 July 2015

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‘Health, Health Care and Social Justice’


The ISCHP brings together health scholars who are interested in exploring ongoing and emerging issues in critical research, critical theory and critical practice in relation to health and health care. This shared interest in critical approaches to healthcare is exemplified in the theme of the 9th Biennial Conference, ‘Health, Health Care and Social Justice’.


Keynote speakers are Michelle Fine (City University of New York), Garth Stevens (University of the Witwatersrand) and Leslie Swartz (University of Stellenbosch).


The ISCHP invites conference abstract submissions on any topic or theme thattakes a critical stance on any aspect of health, health care and social justice. At thesame time, we will broadly organise the conference around four key subthemes:


  • Health systems, histories, and politics
  • Critical health education, interventions and treatment
  • Critical theory and methods in health research
  • Health and health care in social and communicative contexts


The call for abstracts opens in November 2014. The submissions deadline is 2 March 2015 and 6 April 2015 (posters). Individual and symposia formats for presentations are welcomed. Limited bursaries are available for post-graduate students.


Please visit the conference website for further information at:


The National Arts Festival will also be taking place from 2-12 July in Grahamstown, for more information please visit:


We look forward to seeing you in Grahamstown!