Dear Ladies and Gentlemen!

With this months’ newsletter, we put a special focus on medical and social anthropology, presenting to you the MSc programme in Medical Anthropology at the University of Oxford as well as conferences on anthropology taking place in Estonia and Japan.

On behalf of the conference organizers, we would like to draw your attention to the congress „Buddhism – Science and Medicine“, examining interpretations, applications and misuse of Buddhist ideas in western medicine.

In the special section you will find an interesting scientific article on mental health written by David McDaid.

For those interested in a new job or a training position we recommend to take a look at our monthly job newsletter or the job offers on the GOING INTERNATIONAL website.

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MSc in Medical Anthropology

Application deadline 14th March 2014, Oxford, United Kingdom

The one-year MSc degree in Medical Anthropology at the University of Oxford is a conversion course, which provides extensive teaching that combines social and bio-anthropological approaches to the study of health and healing in diverse societies and cultures.

The Master’s courses provide graduates from diverse disciplinary backgrounds with the necessary basis to go on to further research and teaching in anthropology, or to pursue healthcare-related careersread more.

Nutrition for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

free online course, organised by the University of California San Francisco

This course covers the basics of normal nutrition for optimal health outcomes and evidence-based diets for a variety of diseases.

Participants will learn the fundamentals of nutrition science and build upon these to explore emerging diet therapies, to analyze nutrition research and to plan well-balanced meals and dietary interventions for both healthy individuals and those with a number of diseases and health more.


13th Biennial Conference of the European Association of Social Anthropologists

31st July to 3rd August 2014, Tallinn, Estonia

Collaboration, Intimacy & Revolution - innovation and continuity in an interconnected world

The 2014 EASA conference coincides with a quarter-century since the end of the Cold War and the events that triggered dramatic changes around the world. The event will be held in a region that experienced first-hand the socio-political reconfigurations emerging around that time… read more.

50th Anniversary Conference of the Japanese Society of Cultural Anthropology (JASCA)

15th to 18th May 2014, Tokyo, Japan

The JASCA invites anthropologists from around the world to the 50th Anniversary Conference to be held jointly with IUAES Inter-Congress 2014.

The theme of the conference, the Future with/of Anthropologies, indicates the intention to discuss and think about the future not only of anthropology as a discipline in general but also of anthropologies in the specific, as various sub-disciplines covering different areas for debate... read more.

Health Services Research: Evidence-based practice

1st to 3rd July 2014, London, United Kingdom

As health services research is a multidisciplinary field, this meeting will have a broad scope and address topics from many viewpoints, ranging from international health policy to local health care systems.

BioMed Central, a publisher of open access jounals, is pleased to announce the first international conference on Health Services Research: Evidence-based practice... read more.


Mental Health: A Key Challenge For Europe In The 21st Century

This issue of Eurohealth is dedicated to the 2013 European Health Forum Gastein. The articles specifically focus on  “Building resilient and innovative health systems for Europe”.

David McDaid is a Senior Research Fellow in Health Policy and Health Economics at the London School of Economics and Political Science. His article “Mental Health: A Key Challenge For Europe In The 21st Century” is a fascinating insight into this field... read more.

Buddhism - Science and Medicine

29th May to 1st June 2014, Vienna, Austria

Buddhism offers a very rich theory of knowledge and important advice for health care and influenced different medical systems.

The conference, hosted by World Buddhist University and Sigmund Freud Priivate University Vienna, will offer a discussion with Buddhist scholars and information about the right use of Buddhist thoughts in science, medicine and health care... read more.

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