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THE XXIV NORDIC MEDICAL HISTORY CONGRESS
Preliminary programme

Congress venue:

House of Science and Letters (Kirkkokatu 6) and Helsinki University Museum (in the picture, Snellmaninkatu 3). Distance between the venues is about 300 meters.
The congress will start with a get-together party on Wednesday evening, 29th May, and will finish with excursions on Saturday, 1st June, 2013.
You will find more information in due time on this webpage.

Timetable

Wednesday, 29th May - Registration open all day. University Museum (8.30 – 17.00)

9.00 – 15.00, Workshop “Reburial or curation: human remains and ethics”, House of Science and Letters. Lunch break at 11.30 – 12.30. Lunch on your own cost.  

More information about the workshop

12.00-16.30, Meeting for medical history museums, Helsinki University Museum
Keynote Speaker: Associate Professor Kerstin Hulter Åsberg, Uppsala University, Sweden

More information about the meeting

18.00-19.00, Get-together party, City Hall (Pohjoisesplanadi 11-13)

Thursday, 30th May - Registration open all day. University Museum (8.00 – 17.00).

9.00 – 9.15    Opening of the congress 

9.15-10.00, Keynote lecture, Helsinki University Museum

Director General, Docent Jussi Nuorteva, National Archives of Finland

Title of the keynote lecture: Protection of privacy in research on archival documents and museum collections.

10.15-11.00, Keynote lecture, Helsinki University Museum

Professor Charlotte Roberts, University of Durham, UK

Title of the keynote lecture: Palaeopathology and medical history: is there divergence or convergence in the use of different sources of data in understanding the health of our ancestors?

11.00-12.30, Lunch House of Science and Letters

12.30-14.15, 3 parallel sessions, House of Science and Letters

14.15-14.45, Coffee break

14.45-16.30, 3 parallel sessions, House of Science and Letters

16.45-17.45, Meeting of Nordisk Medicinhistorisk Förening, for members of the Nordic Medical History societies, House of Science and Letters

16.30-19.00, Possibility to visit the exhibition on the history of medicine in the Helsinki University Museum

Friday, 31st May - Registration open all day. University Museum (8.30 – 17.00).

9.15-10.00, Keynote lecture, Helsinki University Museum

Dr Louise Hill Curth, Reader in Medical History, University of Winchester, UK

Title of the keynote lecture: 'A most raging pestilential fever’: cattle plague through the centuries.

10.15-11.00, Keynote lecture, Helsinki University Museum

Professor Astri Andresen, University of Bergen, Norway

Title of the keynote lecture: Global child health and the issue of anthropometry 1950s – 2006.

11.00-12.30, Lunch

12.30-14.15, 3 parallel sessions, House of Science and Letters

14.15-14.45, Coffee break

14.45-16.30, 2 parallel sessions, House of Science and Letters

16.45 – 17.00, Closing Ceremony of the congress, House of Science and Letters

19.00-22.00, Congress banquet, New Clinic (established 1844)

More information about the banquet

Saturday, 1st June – Excursions

More information about the excursions

Deadlines

Link for registration to open: 10th January, 2013
Submission of abstracts: 28th February, 2013
Notice to speakers: 15th March, 2013
Final Program: 15th April, 2013
Opening of the Congress: 29th May, 2013

Useful information

Accommodation
Congress Banquet
Excursions
Keynote speakers
Registration
Sessions, abstracts and posters
Museum meeting
Workshop Reburial or Curation: human remains and ethics

On behalf of the Finnish Medico-Historical Society

Helsinki 30.11.2012
Ilkka Alitalo
Professor, President of the
Finnish Medico-Historical Society