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ICMSIH 2017 : 19th International Conference on Medical Sociology, Illness and Healthcare

Durban, South Africa
January 12 - 13, 2017

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Conference Venue

Holiday Inn Express Durban Umhlanga
2 Ncondo Place, Cnr Ncondo Place & Ntusi Road,
off Umhlanga Rocks Drive
Umhlanga, Durban, 4320, South Africa
Conference Code: 17ZA01ICMSIH

Conference Aims and Objectives

The ICMSIH 2017: 19th International Conference on Medical Sociology, Illness and Healthcare aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Medical Sociology, Illness and Healthcare. It also provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of Medical Sociology, Illness and Healthcare.

Call for Contributions

All honorable authors are kindly encouraged to contribute to and help shape the conference through submissions of their research abstracts, papers and e-posters. Also, high quality research contributions describing original and unpublished results of conceptual, constructive, empirical, experimental, or theoretical work in all areas of Medical Sociology, Illness and Healthcare are cordially invited for presentation at the conference. The conference solicits contributions of abstracts, papers and e-posters that address themes and topics of the conference, including figures, tables and references of novel research materials.WASET

Conference Proceedings

All submitted conference papers will be blind peer reviewed by three competent reviewers. The post conference proceedings will be abstracted and indexed in the International Science Index , and submitted to be indexed in the Google Scholar, Scopus and Thomson Reuters. The conference abstracts and proceedings book, CD and certificate of presentation will be distributed to participants at the conference registration desk.

Special Journal Issues

ICMSIH 2017 has teamed up with the Special Journal Issue on Medical Sociology, Illness and Healthcare. A number of selected high-impact full text papers will also be considered for the special journal issues. All submitted papers will have the opportunity to be considered for this Special Journal Issue. The paper selection will be carried out during the peer review process as well as at the conference presentation stage. Submitted papers must not be under consideration by any other journal or publication. The final decision for paper selection will be made based on peer review reports by the Guest Editors and the Editor-in-Chief jointly. Selected full-text papers will be published online free of charge.

Conference Sponsor and Exhibitor Opportunities

The Conference offers the opportunity to become a conference sponsor or exhibitor. To participate as a sponsor or exhibitor, please download and complete the Conference Sponsorship Request Form.

Important Dates

Abstracts/Full-Text Paper Submission Deadline   November 30, 2016
Notification of Acceptance/Rejection   December 5, 2016
Final Paper (Camera Ready) Submission & Early Bird Registration Deadline   December 10, 2016
Conference Dates   January 12 - 13, 2017

Important Notes

Please ensure your submission meets WASET's strict guidelines for accepting scholarly papers. Downloadable versions of the check list for Full-Text Papers and Abstract Papers.

Please refer to the Paper Submission GUIDE before submitting your paper.

Selected Conference Papers

1) The Determination of Stress Experienced by Nursing Undergraduate Students during Their Education
Gülden Küçükakça, Şefika Dilek Güven, Rahşan Kolutek, Seçil Taylan
2) Impact of Flexibility on Patient Satisfaction and Behavioral Intention: A Critical Reassessment and Model Development
Pradeep Kumar, Shibashish Chakraborty, Sasadhar Bera
3) Development of a Software System for Management and Genetic Analysis of Biological Samples for Forensic Laboratories
Mariana Lima, Rodrigo Silva, Victor Stange, Teodiano Bastos
4) An Exploratory Study in Nursing Education: Factors Influencing Nursing Students’ Acceptance of Mobile Learning
R. Abdulrahman, A. Eardley, A. Soliman
5) Enhancing Critical Reflective Practice in Fieldwork Education: An Exploratory Study of the Role of Social Work Agencies in the Welfare Context of Hong Kong
Yee-May Chan
6) Creating Smart and Healthy Cities by Exploring the Potentials of Emerging Technologies and Social Innovation for Urban Efficiency: Lessons from the Innovative City of Boston
Mohammed Agbali, Claudia Trillo, Yusuf Arayici, Terrence Fernando
7) The Political Biographies of Social Workers: A Qualitative Study of the Political Lives of Social Workers
Hefin Gwilym
8) Energy-Efficient Clustering Protocol in Wireless Sensor Networks for Healthcare Monitoring
Ebrahim Farahmand, Ali Mahani
9) Family Carers' Experiences in Striving for Medical Care and Finding Their Solutions for Family Members with Mental Illnesses
Yu-Yu Wang, Shih-Hua Hsieh, Ru-Shian Hsieh
10) Proposing Problem-Based Learning as an Effective Pedagogical Technique for Social Work Education
Christine K. Fulmer
11) Healthcare Waste Management Practices in Bangladesh: A Case Study in Dhaka City, Bangladesh
H. M. Nuralam, Z. Xiao-lan, B. K. Dubey, D. Wen-Chuan
12) The Efficiency of Cytochrome Oxidase Subunit 1 Gene (cox1) in Reconstruction of Phylogenetic Relations among Some Crustacean Species
Yasser M. Saad, Heba El-Sebaie Abd El-Sadek
13) Achievements of Healthcare Services Vis-À-Vis the Millennium Development Goals Targets: Evidence from Pakistan
Saeeda Batool, Ather Maqsood Ahmed
14) Nurses’ Views on ‘Effective Nurse Leader’ Characteristics in Iraq
S. Abed, S. O’Neill
15) Use of Cloud Computing and Smart Devices in Healthcare
Nikunj Agarwal, M. P. Sebastian

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