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13th Annual Conference of Indian Association for Social Sciences and Health

13th Annual Conference of Indian Association for Social Sciences and Health (IASSH) is based on the theme of “health and development: research, practice and policy.”

Event Dates: 
Thursday, December 10, 2015 to Saturday, December 12, 2015
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SUB THEMES: •S1. Health Programmes and Development Policies
•S2. Health and Well-being
•S3. Health, Gender and Environment
•S4. Health and Development: Multi-disciplinary Perspectives


SI. Health Programmes and Development Policies:
•T1. Health Policies and Programs
•T2. Health and Epidemiological Transition
•T3. Health Care Systems and Management
•T4. Health Care and Corporate Social Responsibility
•T5. Building Capacity for Health Promotion

S2. Health and Well-being
• T6. Health Disparities
•T7. Public Health and Sanitation
•T8. Ageing, Health and Well-being
•T9. Migration and Urban Health
•T10. Reproductive and Child Health issues
•T11. Promoting Indigenous Health Systems

S3. Health, Gender and Environment
•T12. Women's Empowerment and Development
•T13. Female Deficit and Emerging Challenges in India
•T14. Gender Dimensions of Health Care
•T15. Gender based Violence and Health Implications
•T16. Linkages between Health and Environment
•T17. Health for Sustainable Development

S4. Health and Development: Multi-disciplinary Perspectives • T18. Health Literacy and Health Behaviour
•T19. Social and Economic Determinants of Health
•T20. Health Infrastructure and Manpower Development
•T21. Health Sector Reforms in Kerala
•T22. Emerging Socio-economic and Demographic Situation in Kerala

Poster Sessions: P1, P2
Topics to be covered in the Pre-conference Workshop:
Introduction to Social Science Research, Selection of Research Problem, Approaches in Quantitative and Qualitative Research, Methods of Collection of Qualitative and Quantitative Data, Development of Tools, Quantitative Data Analysis using SPSS, Qualitative Data Analysis using Atlas-ti, Writing Research Proposal, Thesis writing, Presentation Skills, Ethics in Social Research.
Call for Abstracts:

Abstract of papers are invited on topics relevant to the technical themes from those researchers who want to present papers at the conference. You can submit abstracts online at: online abstract----CLOSED------

Youth Best Paper Award:
We will announce awards for best two research papers for the young scholars (less than 30 years of age). These should be single authored research papers. Interested young scholars are encouraged to mention clearly therein "For Young Scientist Research Paper Award" and submit their abstract online only, by visiting following link: ---online submission closed----

Apart from the Young Scientist Research Paper Award, there will be two “Best Poster Awards” in the category of poster presentations. Oral presentation will be allotted about 15 minutes time and the presenters are advised to organise their presentation accordingly (maximum of 10-15 slides only).

In honour of late Prof. K.E.Vaidyanathan, a distinguished demographer and former President of the association, IASSH has instituted a memorial lecture in 2014. The Second Prof. K.E.Vaidyanathan Memorial Lecture will be held on 10th Dec. 2015 during the conference.

Submission of Abstracts:
Abstract should be submitted through on line: CLOSED---
IMPORTANT DATES: •Last Date for Receiving Abstracts :September. 15, 2015
•Intimation about Acceptance of Abstracts & Travel Grant :September 25, 2015
•Payment of Conference and Pre-Conference Registration Fee :October 30, 2015
•Submission of Full paper :November 30, 2015

Registration Fees:

Non-Refundable Registration Fee

Type of Participants Early Bird :
Oct. 30, 2015 Late Registration:
Nov. 30, 2015 Spot Registration
(including Registrations
after Nov. 30, 2015)
1. Conference Registration Fee: (Per person) : : :
Member of IASSH Rs.1500 Rs.2000 Rs.3500
Non- Member Rs.3000 Rs.3500 Rs.4000
Accompanying Person (Spouse and Children)** Rs.1500 Rs.1750 Rs.2000
2. Pre-Conference Workshop Registration fee: : :
With accommodation Rs.1000 Rs.2000 Rs.3000
Without accommodation Rs800 Rs.1000 Rs.3000
3.Overseas Participants $100 $120 $150
Note: Preference will be given to M .Phil / Ph. D scholars with basic understanding of research methods for the pre-conference workshop registration. Those who attended earlier workshops are not eligible to apply.
** Efforts will be made to accommodate the accompanying person(s) if participants register well in advance (Children above 5 years of age will be considered as accompanying person).
Registration fee Payment:

Filled in Registration form along with the Non-Refundable Registration Fee (as applicable) through a DD drawn in favour of "Indian Association for Social Sciences and Health" or AT PAR CHEQUE or MULTY CITY CHEQUE payable at Mumbai, has to be sent to the following address:
IASSH Secretariat, Center for Population, Health and Development, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Deonar, Mumbai-400088. Ph: 022-25525337 E-mail:


Travel Grant:

Travel Grant may be awarded to PRESENTERS of selected abstracts (ORAL or POSTER PRESENTATION or PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP participant) which include to and fro rail fare. All the participants are requested to explore the possibility of obtaining TA/DA from their organizations, which will facilitate participation of more young scholars. Decisions regarding the award of travel grants rest with the review committee and depends upon the availability of funds.

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IASSH Conference Organizing Committee:
•Prof. S. Sivaraju, President E-mail:
•Prof. T.V. Sekher, General Secretary E-mail:
•Dr. U. V. Somayajulu, Vice President E-mail: •Prof. D.P. Singh, Treasurer E-mail:
Local Organizing Committee:
• Local Organizing Secretary:
Dr. P. Mohanachandran Nair
Professor and Head , Department of Demography &
Director, Population Research Centre
University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram- 695 581.

• Local Organizing Joint Secretary:
Dr. Anil Chandran.S
Assistant Professor, Department of Demography
University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram- 695 581.

• Conference Secretariat:
Department of Demography
University of Kerala, Kariavattom Campus
Thiruvananthapuram- 695 581. Kerala
Phone: 0471-2308057

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