4th Biannual Conference Social Sciences & Health Innovations: Multiplicities, May 23-25, 2019, Tomsk State University, Russia.

This conference invites participants to discuss the notion of multiplicity and to engage with a diverse range of multiplicities that are too often bracketed in attempts to understand and address health problems and health innovations. How can multiplicity be conceptualized? How can concepts of multiplicity inspire productive ways of dealing with health problems? How can we account for and engage with the complexes of many species living together? How can novel health technologies relate to the multiple realities where diseases are practiced differently?

This Conference invites participants from social and biomedical sciences, the healthcare sector, and civil society organizations to reflect on the notion on multiplicity and to explore, how to innovate for health and wellbeing in ways that allow for affinity and continuous fine-tuning between diverse realities, knowledge and actors. The aim is to inspire and provide support for making a difference in the world of multiplicities. This conference is meant to serve as a platform to facilitate the dialogue between the social and biomedical scientists, civil society organizations and patient organizations, public health professionals and policy makers. As well, this conference aims to support the dialogue between scholars and practitioners working in the field of health innovations in the post-Soviet region and globally. The conference considers health-related innovations on different levels (from the community level to national programmes and global efforts) and of different kinds (conceptual, organizational, political).

This Conference invites participants from social and biomedical sciences, the healthcare sector, and civil society organizations to reflect on the notion on multiplicity and to explore, how to innovate for health and wellbeing in ways that allow for affinity and continuous fine-tuning between diverse realities, knowledge, and actors.

More about the conference is here.