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Second Summer School / Conference on Medical Anthropology «Problems of Health Preservation in North and Siberia in Contemporary Conditions»

 

21 October 2008
Dear colleagues!

Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology, Russian Academy of Sciences (IEA RAS, Moscow) together with:
-    Institute of Medical Problems of the North, Russian Academy of Medical Sciences (IMPN, Nadym)
-    Yamal branch of the Institute of History and Archaeology, Ural Branch of Russian Academy of  Sciences (Salekhard)
with the support of:
-    Department of International and Regional Relations of Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District
-    Department of Science and Innovations of Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District
-    Association of Small Indigenous People of North, Siberia and Russian Far East

organizes the Second Summer School / Conference on Medical Anthropology «Problems of Health Preservation in North and Siberia in Contemporary Conditions».  The event will take place in Nadym, Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District from June 21 to 26, 2009 (location: Institute of Medical Problems of the North).
       
The key concept of this Summer School / Conference is the idea of bringing of high quality medical knowledge and services to the remote areas of North and Siberia. This issue is being actively developed by the Institute of Medical Problems of the North, Russian Academy of Medical Sciences.

Steering Committee addresses Russian and international experts in Medicine, Psychology, Biology, Cultural and Medical Anthropology, Ethnology and invites you to participate in our Summer School.
     
Topics to be discussed during the Summer School:
•    Contemporary health preservation issues among aboriginal groups of North and Siberia
•    Health of non-aboriginal groups of North and Siberia
•    Peculiarities of children health preservation in North and Siberia conditions
•    Alcohol and drug addiction, suicide among people of North and Siberia
•    The role and opportunities for contemporary and traditional psychotherapy (including magic and mystic practices, shamanism) in health improvement among people of North and Siberia
•    Ethno medicine and the problem of integration of medical systems to create efficient methods for health improvement in North and Siberia
•    “Success stories” – international experience of effective medical management and health improvement systems among aboriginal and non-aboriginal population of Northern areas.

We kindly ask you to inform us about your plans for participation in the event and send us the topic of the proposed presentation or discussion speech.
 
Our details:
Valkharit@iea.ras.ru  - Valentina Ivanovna Kharitonova, Chairman of the International Steering Committee
medanthro@mail.ru - Elena Piterskaya, Secretary of the International Steering Committee

Topics of presentations (up to 20 minutes without translation) and discussion speeches (up to 10 minutes without translation) should be strictly in line with the general topics of the Summer School / Conference (see above).

After you are included to the list of the invited participants we’ll send you a second information letter with guidance for abstract submission and deadlines.

Accommodation and flight info: 
-    The location for Summer School / Conference is in-patient clinic of the Institute of Medial Problems of the North, Russian Academy of Medical Sciences.
-    Accommodation – 1 and 2 bed rooms (bed wards).
-    Accommodation expenses and flight Moscow–Nadym–Moscow for the invited participants will be covered by the Steering Committee.
 Steering Committee

For information on the First Summer School on medical Anthropology please see:
www.iea.ras.ru (web-site of the Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology) in «Ethnographic Review» direction, ON-LINE (http://journal.iea.ras.ru/online), November, 2006, also September, 2006.