Selected Abstracts of the International Congress on Social Studies on Health


avatar Kamran Lankarani 1 , * , avatar Sulmaz Ghahramani 1

Health Policy Research Center, Institute of Health, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran

how to cite: Lankarani K, Ghahramani S. Selected Abstracts of the International Congress on Social Studies on Health. Shiraz E-Med J. 2017;18(Suppl):e58847.




Many health issues have their cause roots in social aspects of everyday life. In this regards health should be considered not only a biologic matter but even more importantly a social subject. Social studies of health could be an important way to promote the health of both developing and developed nations but unfortunately health professional are not prepared for these social interventions and research in this filed is weak. Health policy research center at Shiraz University of Medical Sciences with cooperation of student’s research committee planned the first international congress on social studies on health. The meeting was held in beautiful city of Shiraz, the city of poetry and rose and the ancient capital of Iran from 21th to 23th of December 2016.
The main topics were:
Social roots of health and disease
Social interventions for disease prevention and
health promotion
Environmental factors and health
Equity in health
Culture and health
Emergence of disability around the world
Gender inequalities in health
health promotion as an active social behavior
Gerontology and health

Full abstract book of the conference is uploaded as PDF in online version.


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