Days of paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, posters, and colloquia.
Delegates from all over the world who attended the Health, Wellness & Society Conference.
Measures to evaluate health care systems, the health of populations, and clinical practices are shaped by broader political, economic, and societal forces. At times these forces tend to coalesce under a discourse of public health: government responsibility, public policy solutions, and social equity. At other times, issues of health and wellness are addressed in discourses of corporate or individual responsibility, consumer or individual action, and market equilibrium. The 2016 special focus for the Health, Wellness & Society Research Network is to the address the following questions: can we have evaluative criteria for heath and wellness, at the institutional and individual level that are not also influenced by the broader political, economic, and societal meanings in which they are situated? To what extent are individuals and organizations responsible for enacting healthcare change, both policy discussion and policy reform, within the purview of their own responsibilities? Extending this question to a more general societal level, how is health policy a bellwether for broader meanings of “civic responsibility”? What are the implications for health policies and practices when discussions about the civic focus on public health, or the ethics of organizations and consumers, impact real lives in real ways?
The Sixth International Conference on Health, Wellness & Society featured plenary sessions by some of the world's leading thinkers and innovators in the field.
For each conference, a small number of Graduate Scholar Awards are given to outstanding graduate students who have an active academic interest in the conference area. The Award with its accompanying responsibilities provides a strong professional development opportunity for graduate students at this stage in their academic careers. The 2016 Graduate Scholar Awardees are listed below.
Virtual Posters present preliminary results of work or projects that lend themselves to visual representations. Download the posters below.
Lightning talks are 5-minute "flash" video presentations. Visit our YouTube channel through the button below to view the lightning talks.