• Du 15 July 2015 au 15 January 2016
    University of Nantes
  • Call of communication
    Closing date : january 15, 2016
    (english and french)

This conference will be held on 11, 12 and 13 May 2016 at the University of Nantes (France). The call of paper is open until the 15 of january, 2016.

This conference will be held on 11, 12 and 13 May 2016 at the University of Nantes (France). It is at the initiative from several research teams working on pharmaceutical medication and the practices of self-medication in the several countries. In the En Pays de la Loire, this chercheurs are involved in the Centre nantais de sociologie (FRE 3706), the Espace et Société laboratory (UMR 6590) and the department of general medicine.

It follows the call for papers in its French and English versions. Please feel free to transmit it extensively (North and South countries) . The conference organizing committee anticipates having travel grants available for researchers whose institutions provide little or no funding for this purpose, to permit them to present their work in Nantes.
Proposal to talk
International conference
Questioning Self Medication
A socially and geographically situated bricolage*

Closing date : january 15, 2016
(english and french)
*Do-it-yourself praticies
Short presentation :
Treating oneself is a controversial practice: scorned in the name of the health risks it runs, self-treatment may also be praised in the name of the independence it expresses. The messages of public health authorities are at the heart of the controversy, emphasizing risk one moment and their potential for patient responsibility the next. Such contradictory injunctions also affect the practices of care providers.

The uses and meanings of self-medication vary over time and across geographical and social space. Its definitions make reference to this diversity, ranging from using only medications available without a prescription to their various applications in a self-care regimen. Research on these differentiated uses of medicines and care methods has made it possible to identify much-discussed processes in the academic field, including pharmaceuticalization, therapeutic innovation, and ways of circulating knowledge and products. [...]

1) Self-medication through history
2) Public policy and its controversies
3) Social and regional determinants of self-medication
4) Products defined according to how they are distributed
5) Practices challenging the relationship with health care providers
6) Meanings in question

More information and submit on http://automedication.sciencesconf.org/