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Call for Papers: Chronic Living, 23-25 April 2020, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

                Thank you for sharing! List of open panels announced. Deadline for abstract
<br>submissions: 1 November 2019
<br>quality, vitality and health in the 21st century
<br>an international conference
<br>23-25 April 2020, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
<br>While still (too) many people die from fatal diseases, more and more people
<br>all around the world are living with chronic conditions. Qualitative aspects
<br>of daily living, thus, emerge as objects of knowledge as well as sites of
<br>interventions just as "lifestyle" and "wellbeing" figure as targets of more
<br>and more health and welfare interventions. "Quality of life" has become a
<br>quality of care parameter measured by medical professionals who provide
<br>treatments for diseases that cannot be cured, only lived with. A "normal life"
<br>has become the promise in advertisements that pharmaceutical companies bring
<br>out. Preventive (mental) health interventions, "positive living" HIV projects,
<br>and patient associations, while providing advice and support families on how
<br>best to "live with" a particular condition, feed into imperatives of living
<br>With this move towards quality, vitality and health, and with chronic living
<br>as object at the intersection of knowledge production and intervention, a new
<br>politics of living continues to unfold which poses methodological,
<br>theoretical, and normative challenges in the social sciences of medicine.
<br>Medical anthropology, sociology, STS and other neighbouring disciplines have a
<br>long tradition of studying the processes of living with (chronic) disease.
<br>Countless ethnographic studies have provided insights about how all around the
<br>world people go about their everyday life endeavours while actually living
<br>with depression, dementia, diabetes, cancer, heart disease, kidney disease and
<br>more. As a result, a wide range of analytical tools and theoretical
<br>repertoires have emerged to grasp "chronic living" ranging from experience
<br>(intersubjectivity), existential meaning (leading a moral/ethical life),
<br>suffering (struggling along), belonging (relationality), doing (tinkering),
<br>performance (affordances) or as an object of disciplining (subjectivation).
<br>We hereby invite you to join us to collectively build on these tradition(s);
<br>to engage, unpack, explore and tackle quality, vitality and health, which is
<br>to say chronic living and the politics of living that are at stake in it. We
<br>welcome contributions from scholars as well as colleagues working in other
<br>sectors, whether hospitals, patients associations or other.
<br>Individual papers can be directed at one of the open panels listed below or
<br>submitted as an independent contribution addressing the overall questions
<br>guiding the conference. The organizing committee will cluster independent
<br>contributions as best possible according to overlapping themes.
<br> Paper submission should include:
<br>- Name and affiliation
<br>- Paper title
<br>- Paper abstract (max. 200 words)
<br>- An indication of which open panel the paper is directed at or that it is an
<br>independent submission speaking to the conference theme in general
<br>* Please notice that some travel bursaries will be available. When submitting
<br>your paper, please indicate whether you intend to apply for bursary.
<br>Deadline: abstract submissions are due by 1 November 2019 at the latest on:
<br> ** NB Online submission and
<br>registration opens 1 October 2019 **.
<br>Download complete panel list and abstract book
<br>  *   1. Living Intimacy: exploring the relational and intimate spaces of
<br>conditions. Panel organizers: Karen
<br>Dam Nielsen (University of Twente) & Sebastian Mohr (Karlstad University)
<br>  *   2. Public health interventions, politics of life and potential futures:
<br>the making of (un)equal lives?
<br> Panel organizers: Sangeeta Chattoo,
<br>Sarah Nettleton, Karl Atkin and Nik Brown (University of York)
<br>  *   3. Vital spaces: chronic living and the (un)making of place.
<br> Panel organizers: Rebecca Lynch
<br>(King's College London) & Natassia Brenman (University of Cambridge)
<br>  *   4. Chronic living through pharmaceuticals.
<br> Panel organizers: Rafaela Zorzanelli
<br>& Annette Leibing (State University of Rio de Janeiro), Silke Schicktanz
<br>(University of Gtingen) and Stefan Ecks (University of Edinburgh)
<br>  *   5. Procreative interruptions: understanding reproductive uncertainty and
<br>parenting practices in the context of chronic and genetic disease.
<br> Panel organizers: Nicky Hudson,
<br>Helene Mitchell, Cathy Herbrand & Kriss Fearon (De Montfort University)
<br>  *   6. The sociality of diabetes management.
<br> Panel organizers: Natasja Kingod,
<br>Dan Grabowski, Regitze Pals & Bryan Cleal (Steno Diabetes Center Copenhagen)
<br>  *   7. Working towards best possible futures; chronicity, anticipation, and
<br> Panel organizers: Narelle Warren
<br>(Monash University), Nina Nissen (University of Southern Denmark) & Dikaios
<br>Sakellariou (Cardiff University)
<br>  *   8. Ecologies of daily living: Relational explorations into embodied
<br> Panel organizers: Patrick Bieler,
<br>Milena D. Bister & Toms Snchez Criado (Humboldt-Universitt zu Berlin)
<br>  *   9. The politics of categorizing 'health': Which 'healthy' lives do we
<br>study and produce?
<br> Panel organizer: Mareike Smolka
<br>(University Maastricht)
<br>  *   10. Chronic
<br>times. Panel organizer: Michele
<br>Friedner (University of Chicago) and Tyler Zoanni (University of Bayreuth)
<br>  *   11. Chronic temporalities: the relation to time in chronic patients and
<br>their caregivers.
<br> Panel organizers: Catarina Delaunay
<br>(Universidade Nova de Lisboa) & Ana Patrcia Hilrio (Universidade de Lisboa)
<br>  *   12. Chronic Working: Including Employees and Their Daily Practices and
<br>Concerns into Workplace Health Initiatives.
<br> Panel Organizer: Lotte Thissen
<br>(Maastricht University)
<br>  *   13. Care and finitude: Thinking about lives that shows us the boundaries
<br>of care as a
<br>concept. Panel organizers: Simon Cohn
<br>(London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine) and Lotte Buch Segal
<br>(University of Edinburgh)
<br>  *   14. Chronic living, aging and dying? Exploring temporality and ethics in
<br>old age.
<br> Panel organizers: Lone Grn (VIVE
<br>Danish Center for Social Science Research) and Lotte Meinert (Aarhus
<br>  *   15. Hormonal living: normalising bodies through hormone regulation.
<br> Panel organizers: Sonja Erikainen
<br>(University of Leeds), Roslyn Malcolm and Lisa Raeder (University of
<br>  *   16. Postponing terminality - hunting
<br>chronicity. Panel organizers: Ivana
<br>Bogicevic, Mie Seest Dam & Line Hillersdal (University of Copenhagen)
<br>  *   17. Qualifying for costly treatments? Enacting values in measuring,
<br>assessing and experiencing wellbeing and bodily functions.
<br>  Panel organizers: Amalie Martinus
<br>Hauge, Laura Emdal Navne, Sarah Wadmann (VIVE Danish Center for Social Science
<br>Research) and Marieke van Eijk (University of Washington)
<br>  *   18. Event Horizons: Temporality, Care, Sustainability.
<br> Panel organizers: Katy Overstreet
<br>(Aarhus University) & Matthew Wolf-Meyer (Binghamton University)
<br>  *   19. Chronic Living in the Age of mHealth: Exploring the Ongoing
<br>Reconfiguration of Roles and Practices in Managing Health.
<br> Panel organizers: Ricky Janssen &
<br>Karine Wendrich (Radboud University)
<br>  *   20. Chronic Lives and monoclonal antibodies.
<br> Panel organizer: Jonas Kure Buer
<br>(University of Oslo)
<br>  *   21. Caring for the senses: life-worth, optimization and technological
<br>imaginations of a (fully) functional
<br>body.  Panel organizers: Kristina
<br>Grnenberg (Anthropology, University of Copenhagen), Line Hillersdal
<br>(Anthropology, University of Copenhagen), Inge Kryger Pedersen (Sociology,
<br>University of Copenhagen), Ida Wentzel Winther (Educational Anthropology,
<br>University of Aarhus)
<br>  *   22. DIY, Device Activism and Chronic
<br>Living. Panel Organizers: Henriette
<br>Langstrup (University of Copenhagen), Enrico Maria Piras (Fondazione Bruno
<br>Kessler) & Samantha Gottlieb (independent reseacher)
<br>  *   23. The imperative of
<br>closeness. Panel organizers: Gitte
<br>Wind, Tania Drbel, Benjamin O. Bgeskov (University College Copenhagen)
<br>  *   24. From expert patients to patient experts: Towards the legitimation of
<br>personal experiences, subjective thoughts and practical knowledge in
<br> Panel Organizers: Giada Danesi
<br>(University of Lausanne) & Natasja Kingod (Steno Diabetes Center Copenhagen)
<br>  *   25. Living with Polypharmacy: knowledge, practices and performances of
<br>patients, carers and professionals.
<br> Panel Organizers: Deborah
<br>Swinglehurst & Nina Fudge (Queen Mary University of London)
<br>  *   26. 'Frailty': an emerging object of knowledge.
<br> Panel organizers: Dawn Goodwin
<br>(Dundee University) & Suzanne Grant (Lancaster University)
<br>  *   27. Living with cancer: between the promises of innovations and the
<br>experience of
<br>chronicity. Panel organizers: Ignacia
<br>Arteaga (University of Cambridge), Nils Graber (University of Lausanne) and
<br>Cinzia Greco (University of Manchester)
<br>  *   28. Life, death, and everything in between: Medical Anthropology in/of
<br>the contemporary Middle East and North Africa.
<br> Panel organizer:
<br>Christine Sargent (University of Colorado Denver)
<br>  *   29. Struggles around care.
<br> Panel organizers: Jeannette Pols
<br>(University of Amsterdam), Christine Ceci (University of Alberta), Kristin
<br>Bjornsdottir (University of Iceland) and Mary Ellen Purkis (University of
<br>  *   30. Chronic Histories in Organs.
<br> Panel organizers: Branwyn Poleykett
<br>(University of Exeter) & Noemi Tousignant (University College London)
<br>  *   31. Endo-living: Engaging health, vitality and wellbeing and the
<br>gendered politics of chronic living through the lens of endometriosis.
<br> Panel organizers: Annalise
<br>Weckesser, Elaine Denny (Birmingham City University) & Vronique A.S. Griffith
<br>(University of Edinburgh)
<br>  *   32. Chronic dying: fading and fighting towards the end of life.
<br> Panel organizers: Anja Marie Born
<br>Jensen (University of Copenhagen), Mette Terp Hybye (Aarhus University),
<br>Kathrine Stengaard Dalum (Copenhagen University Hospital)
<br>  *   33. Chronic disease, toxicity, protection and care in Africa and the
<br>Global South.
<br> Panel organizers: Ruth Prince, Signe
<br>Mikkelsen (University of Oslo) and Miriam Waltz (Universities of rhus/Oslo)
<br>  *   34. Perspectives on Chronic Living and Treatment Practices.
<br> Panel organizers: LEO Pharma: PhD
<br>pharm Karsten Petersson (director), M.Sc. communication Klaus Legau (Senior
<br>manager public affairs), M.Sc. Sofie Gro Sndergaard (Senior
<br>scientist)/Cecilie Bnlkke (User Insights Specialist)/Camilla Kehlet (User
<br>Insights Specialist)
<br>  *   35. Time in place. Insights into chronic living through the lens of
<br>chronic kidney disease.
<br> Panel organizers: Anna Mann
<br>(University of Copenhagen) and Janelle Taylor (University of Toronto)
<br>  *   36. Living with/at risk - social studies of prevention, surveillance and
<br>detection. Panel organizers: Jessica
<br>Mozersky (Washington University School of Medicine), Richard Milne (University
<br>of Cambridge), Mikko Jauho (University of Helsinki), Sofie Rosenlund Lau
<br>(University of Copenhagen), Catherine Will (University of Sussex), Kate Weiner
<br>(University of Sheffield), Ayo Wahlberg and Laura Heinsen (University of
<br>  *   37. Excremental living - social studies of care and the lived experience
<br>of bowel and urinary conditions.
<br> Panel organizers: Cecilie Carlsen
<br>Caspersen (Amager and Hvidovre Hospital), Camilla Brndstrup Laursen (Aarhus
<br>University) & Deren Pulley (UCSF-Berkeley)
<br>  *   38. User Driven Innovation in Pharma.
<br> Panel organizers: LEO Pharma: PhD
<br>pharm Karsten Petersson (director), PhD Cellular and molecular biology Niclas
<br>Nilsson (Head of Open Innovation), M.Sc. communication Klaus Legau (Senior
<br>manager public affairs), M.Sc. Sofie Gro Sndergaard (Senior
<br>scientist)/Cecilie Bnlkke (User Insights Specialist)/Camilla Kehlet (User
<br>Insights Specialist)
<br>  *   39. Who cares for the chronically living?
<br> Panel organizers: Sofie Rosenlund
<br>Lau (University of Copenhagen), Lillian Prueher (University of Washington,
<br>Seattle), Stephanie Cruz (University of Washington, Seattle), Lily Shapiro
<br>(University of Washington, Seattle), Josien de Klerk, (Leiden University
<br>College) and Tusajigwe Erio (University of Amsterdam).
<br>  *   40. Politics of
<br>rehabilitative-living. Panel
<br>organizers: Louise Chartrand (University of Manitoba, Canada), Anette Lykke
<br>Hindhede (Aalborg University, Denmark), Patty Thille (University of Manitoba,
<br>Canada), Mette Ryssel Bystrup (Aalborg University, Denmark), Helle Rnn
<br>Schmidt (Aalborg University, Denmark).
<br>  *   41.  Living with Microbes: From gut intimacies to collective health
<br>ecologies. Panel organizer: Louise
<br>Whiteley and Adam Bencard (University of Copenhagen), Andrea Butcher,  Jose
<br>Caada & Salla Sariola (University of Helsinki).
<br>Chronic Living is the final conference of the research project "The Vitality
<br>of Disease - Quality of Life in the Making" funded by the European Research
<br>Council (ERC) under the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation
<br>programme (grant agreement 63927 - VITAL).
<br>Ayo Wahlberg
<br>Professor MSO
<br>Department of Anthropology
<br>University of Copenhagen
<br>ster Farimagsgade 5
<br>1353 Copenhagen K
<br>TEL +45 35 32 44 51
<br>Latest books: Good Quality - the Routinization of Sperm Banking in
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