Selling Sickness, 2013: People Before Profits
Washington, D.C. Hyatt Capitol Hill
February 20-22, 2013

The goal of this innovative international conference is to increase collaboration and dialog among consumer health advocates, academic and clinical reformers, and health journalists to examine and challenge the global tide of disease mongering. Previous disease-mongering congresses (Australia, 2006, Amsterdam, 2010) were hugely important but did not include consumer nonprofit activist groups, had no special emphasis on
the women’s health movement, and did not discuss critical health as a movement. All these will be included in SS2013.

The conference is being organized without institutional support and all cosponsors are welcome. Please contact The CALL FOR PAPERS will be out June 25. We hope many diverse colleagues and activists will submit workshops, papers and posters


tristan call · July 24, 2012 at 3:00 pm

I appreciate the work going into this conference and hope all the best for its success. Would you be able to consider moving the conference to another hotel in solidarity with the Hyatt housekeepers fighting against chronic workplace injuries with a global boycott of Hyatt hotels?

Tristan Call
Department of Anthropology, Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN

    Centre for Medical Humanities · July 24, 2012 at 4:58 pm

    Hi Tristan. Thanks for your comment! Please contact the conference organisers directly to raise your suggestion.

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