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10th Biennial Meeting of the Society for Social Sciences, Humanities, and Medicine

April 13 @ 8:00 am - April 14 @ 5:00 pm

For the 10th biennial meeting, the conference theme is Advocacy and Accountability: Navigating the Boundaries of Modern Medicine. Our nation is currently reckoning with what some might call a “polycrisis.” A diverse set of emerging issues – including the overturning of Roe v. Wade, the criminalization of gender-affirming care, global trauma and displacement, and an increasingly inhospitable climate – is impacting the communities in which we work and live. It is crucial for us to collectively reflect on our unique position as clinician-scholars to address these issues, both in and outside of clinical settings. By bridging disciplinary divides across the social sciences and humanities, we can not only improve our advocacy for patients, but also contend with the role that medicine has played in broader histories of structural violence.

We will welcome three leading scholars to deliver keynote addresses: Mara Buchbinder, PhD (UNC Social Medicine), Mical Raz, MD, PhD, MSPH (University of Rochester), and Jeremy Greene, MD, PhD (Johns Hopkins University). We will have an “author meets critics” session featuring Equal Care (JHU Press, 2024), a recently published book by Seth Berkowitz, MD, MPH (UNC School of Medicine), as well as nearly 60 research presentations and 20 posters, a career panel, and discussions about the state and future of clinician-scholar training in social medicine, humanities, and public health.

Please register at if you would like to attend. We welcome medical students, residents, fellows, and faculty, and we hope to see you there! Direct any questions to and/or


April 13 @ 8:00 am
April 14 @ 5:00 pm