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Call for Papers: Comparing Health Across Societies


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Call for Papers
Comparing Health Across Societies (CHASE)
4th Workshop on Comparative Health Research
21-23 June 2017
Department of Sociology
Ghent University, Belgium
Piet Bracke, Veerle Buffel (Ghent University), Tim Huijts (University of York)

After a successful workshop in Trondheim in 2015, we are pleased to invite you to CHASE, 4th Workshop in Comparative Health Research. The main goal of the meeting is to share knowledge in sociological epidemiology and health sociology. We want to focus on research contributing to the study of societies and social change and their consequences for population health

Apart from sessions organised around in-depth discussion of full high quality papers, we plan time slots for more informal exchange of ideas and enthusiasm.


The workshop is limited to 25 presentations in two parallel sessions. We foresee two formats for presentation. Some sessions are organised according to Walter Korpi’s rules: papers are read in advance, and introduced by discussant; the author gets a few minutes to reach to the discussant’s presentation; most of the time is preserved for general discussion.

The remaining sessions have a more conventional format with 10-15 minutes for presentation, and 20-25 minutes for a general discussion, initiated by a discussant.


The call is open to all, but we especially encourage PhD students in a more advanced stage of their research and postdoctoral researchers. First year PhD students are welcome too when accompanied by their research supervisor.

We would greatly appreciate your contribution to this meeting. Since the format of the workshop is in-depth discussion of full papers, we kindly invite you to consider participation as a presenter and/or discussant.

How to register?

The deadline for submission is 28 February 2017. Please send submissions to barbara.willems@ugent.be

Submission for participants who wish to present a paper should include:

  • extended abstract (word limit: 800 words)
  • contact details of the author (name, affiliation, email, postal address and telephone)
  • notification whether you are willing and able to be discussant for (an)other paper(s)
  • notification whether you want to participate in a conventional session, or in a session according to Korpi’s rules

Submission for discussants should include contact details (name, affiliation, email, postal address and telephone)

Acceptance of abstract

Selection is based on the quality of the abstract and acceptance will be announced before 15 March 2017. Preference will be given to papers that make a strong theoretical, methodological or empirical contribution to the field of comparative research of health sociology.

We encourage accepted presenters to send in full papers by 15 March 2017 (APA style, word limit: 7,000 words, tables and references not included) to barbara. willems@ugent.be

Registration fee

The cost of registration is 250€, inculidng tea or coffee, lunch on Thursday and Friday, and a social dinner on Thursday evening (location to be confirmed).

Best PhD paper award

An award will be granted to the best paper presented at the workshop. Eligible are PhD students and postdoctoral researchers who defended their dissertation in 2017. The winner of the best paper will receive a money prize and a certificate.

Further information

The workshop starts at 13:00 on Wednesday and ends at 12:00 on Friday to allow participants to arrive on Wednesday and to depart on Friday.

Please feel free to contact the members of the organising committee Piete Bracke, Veerle Buffel amd Timothy Huijts for further information: piet.bracke@ugent.be; veerle.buffel@ugent.be; tim.huijts@york.ac.uk

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