Medicine across Hemispheres: Disparities and Opportunities in Global Health

Call for Papers
20-23 August 2014
Intercontinental Hotel, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Panel 47: Medicine across Hemispheres: Disparities and Opportunities in Global Health

I am seeking five or six papers that demonstrate how STS scholarship can cross national boundaries to improve the practice of medicine. Global health scholarship can provide insights to ameliorate global health disparities as well as inspire innovation based on biodiversity and local knowledges. Certainly, the ethical challenges posed by the unequal diffusion of medicine require attention from an STS viewpoint. At the same time, local knowledge (either from the practice of medicine or regarding local variants) can provide new insight for global health.

Papers for this panel should disseminate the STS approaches and projects that are needed to guide biomedical research in the age of global medicine. In addition, papers on pedagogical or theoretical approaches that will best prepare undergraduate students to address these challenges and possibilities are welcome. Topics related to indigenous medicine, global pharmaceutical trials and pricing, appropriate technology, comparative epidemiology, medical education, and others are welcome.

This panel will be conducted in English.

To be considered for this panel, please visit the submission site
( before 3 March 2014.

After logging in (or creating an account if you are new to 4S), choose
"Submit or Edit a Proposal," "Submit a New Proposal," and under
"Individual Submission" click the link for "paper abstract." On the
individual submission page, be sure to click the box for open panel 47.
Abstracts must be less than 250 words and titles must be less than 15

Christopher S. Leslie, Ph.D.
Co-Director of Science and Technology Studies Program
Polytechnic Institute of New York University
5 MetroTech Center, LC 131
Brooklyn, NY 11201