The upcoming EAHMH conference will be in Lisbon, Portugal, 4-7 September 2013. The conference will be on the theme of ‘Risk and Disaster in Health and Medicine’ and it will be co-organised by the Universities of Evora and Lisbon.

Risks and disasters have always been central issues in health and medicine. They illuminate the interfaces between science, medicine, environment, economy, society, culture and politics.

Responses to preventive measures have often reflected tensions between the perceived wider social and economic benefits of interventions and the short-term costs imposed on individuals, specific social groups or society at large.

One issue raised by such tensions has been whether individual freedom is deemed less important than the health of the community.Threats of epidemics have provoked local, national and international agencies to adopt drastic measures, consciously balancing the risk of disease against the economic risks posed by the disruption of trade or the implementation of expensive sanitary or environmental-protection measures whose costeffectiveness was difficult to foresee.

4 September 20013 - 18:30 - Official opening and welcome reception at the Lisbon City Hall

Address: Paços do Concelho - Praça do Município, Lisboa.

7 September 2013 – 14:00 - Voyage along the Tagus river on a sail ship tour. Address: Doca de Alcântara


Update Programme available!! For more information see - Detailed Programme

All participants who are not presenting (or co-authoring) a paper may benefit from a special registration rate: (July 2 - August 15: € 130)

The fee includes attendance at all sessions, cocktail, lunches, coffee breaks and a certificate of attendance (if required).

An extra charge is payable for the boat trip and conference dinner.

Conference reception - September 4th - 18:30

Conference closing - September 7th - 13:00

Boat trip - 14:00 - 16:00 . The boat will be located just 25 minutes of the Lisbon airport (by

Fellowships are available from the EAHMH for doctoral students presenting at the conference. If you are interested, please contact the treasurer, Jonathan Simon, at the following address:

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