ISCHP 2019: Bratislava, Slovakia on 15–17 July 2019

ISCHP 2019: Bratislava, Slovakia on 15–17 July 2019

Our 11th Biennial ISCHP Conference will be held next year in Bratislava, Slovakia from Monday to Wednesday, 15–17 July 2019 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Bratislava.

The conference website is up and running where you can find details of the conference, keynote speakers, conference fees, accommodation and social events, as well as information about the Pohoda Festival which takes place in the week before the conference.

We intend this conference to be our usual informative, active and energetic meeting, as we have come to expect of ISCHP conferences. We have three excellent keynotes lined up (see below) and some great social events.

To make this a great event, we need your participation, so what can you do?

  • First, lock this date out in your diary and plan to be there if you possibly can. Don’t miss this opportunity to network with a multi-disciplinary mix of people interested in health from a critical perspective, to present your research (in an innovative format), and to enjoy the meeting.
  • Second, start planning what you can present. In particular, think about organising a symposium on a topic that interests you. That way you get to present a related and integrated set of papers around a topic, either research-based or issue-driven. We love to have symposium presentations because that means quite a bit of the organising is done for us – it saves us from having to stream papers and fit them together. It also means we get better attendance as you solicit your colleagues to come and present. Do not be afraid to solicit people in the field you may not know well – you will be surprised how many will accept and what relationships and collaborations might follow from that. And it also means you have a group to party with when you are at the conference.
  • Third, while we are keen to receive submissions for symposia (of four 15-minute presentations), and individual 15-minute oral presentations, the organising committee especially welcome submissions in formats other than oral presentations, and are keen to have your submissions in Pecha Kucha and 5-Minute Challenge format (Click here for more information on these formats). We also welcome e-Poster submissions.
  • Fourth, do not be reluctant to propose (and bring) alternative presentation formats – we would love to see presentations that use drama, film, video, or photography, or other forms of presentation that we can negotiate with you to fit in. We are actively soliciting PechaKucha and 5 Minute Challenge presentation formats, but we are very open to offers of other forms as well.
  • Fifth, we are also keep to have suggestions for workshops. Please consider if you would like to present an applications for a pre-conference workshop. You can submit your workshop ideas via the website. for any questions regarding workshops please contact Lenka Kostovicova (lenka.kostovicova@savba.sk). The deadline for workshop proposals is 31 October 2018.

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Our 2019 keynote speakers are:

  • Margaret Wazakili, Global Disability Watch (Malawi) – Disability and health
  • Miroslav Sirota, University of Essex (United Kingdom) –  Can qualitative critical psychology learn something from the current crisis in mainstream quantitative psychology?
  • Linda McMullen, University of Saskatchewan (Canada) – When critique becomes commonplace: The case of depression and antidepressants

Deadline for submissions for the conference are:

  • 31 October 2018 – for workshop proposals
  • 31 January 2019 – for early abstract review for those who want to get a head-start with their travel arrangements
  • 10 March 2019 – final deadline for submitting all forms of presentations
  • 01 April 2019 – final deadline for submitting poster

Guests are welcome to join us for pre-conference drinks on Sunday, or to warm up before the conference at the Pohoda summer music festival. Submissions and registrations can be made at the website. Start planning, and we look forward to seeing you in Bratislava in July 2019.

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