“A broken promise”. Advances and challenges in infant, child and young people’s morbidity and mortality. Evora Portugal 2020

Dear Colleagues

We are pleased to announce the next workshop of the EAPS Health, Morbidity and Mortality Working Group, which will be hosted by the Department of Sociology and the CICS.NOVA.UÉvora, Interdisciplinary Centre of Social Sciences at the University of Évora, Portugal, from the 21st to 23rd September, 2020. The theme of the workshop will be: “A broken promise: Advances and challenges in infant, child and young people’s morbidity and mortality" (Call for Papers attached). Please submit abstracts to Jon Anson (anson@bgu.ac.il) and Rosalina Pisco Costa (rosalina@uevora.pt) by Friday, 3rd April 2020. We hope to have responses by the beginning of May.

Évora, a town of about 60,000 inhabitants, 135 km east of Lisbon, is one of the oldest towns in Europe, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The walled town centre still bears witness to its long history, including buildings from the Roman, Arab, Medieval Portuguese and Contemporary periods. The University of Évora was first founded, by the Jesuits, in 1559 and operated until the Jesuit expulsion in 1759. The new University of Évora was inaugurated in late 1970s and today has more than 8,000 students in four Schools (Arts, Social Sciences, Science and Technology and Nursing) and the Advanced Research and Training Institute. You can take a tour over the main building of the university, The Colégio do Espírito Santo, here, or read up here, and know more about the host city, Évora, here or here.

As usual, there will be no fee for the workshop, but participants are expected to pay for their their own travel and accommodation. We shall publicise more details on the venue in the spring, to assist participants in deciding on accommodation.

Our thanks to the Department of Sociology and the CICS.NOVA.UÉvora at the University of Évora for hosting this workshop and we look forward to seeing you in Évora!

Best wishes

Rosalina Pisco Costa
Jon Anson