Socioeconomic Determinants of Health Status

A Panel on Socioeconomic Determinants of Health Status
as part of the 16th Annual International Conference on Health Economics,
Management & Policy, 19
-22 June 2017, Athens, Greece
Sponsored by the Athens Journal of Health

The Health Economics & Management Unit of ATINER will hold A Panel on Socioeconomic Determinants of Health Status as part of the 16th Annual International Conference on Health Economics, Management & Policy, 19-22 June 2017, Athens, Greece sponsored by the Athens Journal of Health.

Human health is shaped by a variety of factors, ranging from genes and lifestyle to social and economic circumstances. Nowadays, along with a dynamic development of medicine, there is a growing recognition of the role of non-medical health determinants. Education, income level and distribution, housing, employment conditions, nutrition as well as physical and social environment all contribute to our health. The impact of these socioeconomic and environmental factors on health is subject to growing interest because it allows to design cost-effective actions for health improvement. Moreover, dynamic social and technological changes as well as economic strains faced by contemporary societies call for revision of well-established relationships involved in shaping health. The panel “Socioeconomic determinants of health status” welcomes submissions focused on relationships between social, economic, environmental factors and health status of both individuals and populations. We believe that dynamic changes faced by societies today call for continuous research on the factors affecting health and hope that you will contribute to our efforts in understanding complexity of causalities involved in determining health.

The aim of the panel is to bring together academics and researchers of all areas of health determinants, population health and other related areas. You may participate as presenter of one paper, chair or/and organizer of a session, or observer.

Fee structure information is available on

Special arrangements will be made with a local hotel for a limited number of rooms at a special conference rate. In addition, a number of special events will be organized: A Greek night of entertainment with dinner, a special one-day cruise to selected Greek islands, an archaeological tour of Athens and a one-day visit to Delphi. Details of the social program are available here.

Please submit an abstract (email only) to:, using the abstract submission form by the 17 April 2017 to: Dr. Blazej Lyszczarz, Academic Member, ATINER & PhD, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun, PolandPlease include: Title of Paper, Full Name (s), Current Position, Institutional Affiliation, an email address and at least 3 keywords that best describe the subject of your submission. Decisions are reached within 4 weeks.

If your submission is accepted, you will receive information on registration deadlines and paper submission requirements. Should you wish to participate in the Conference without presenting a paper, for example, to chair a session, to evaluate papers which are to be included in the conference proceedings or books, to contribute to the editing of a book, or any other contribution, please send an email to Dr. Gregory T. Papanikos, President, ATINER (

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