Meetings of Interest
Safety and Sustainability in Rural General Surgery Conference
Meetings of Interest
Monday, October 16, 2017 09:08 AM

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow is pleased to announce a provisional programme for the Safety and Sustainability in Rural General Surgery Conference on 30 November and the morning of 1 December 2017. This conference will bring together many of Scotland’s current surgical trainees with a long-established network of remote and rural surgeons, the Viking Surgeons’ Club, in an exciting and unique event.

The conference will explore the current reality of Scottish rural surgical service provision, discuss the international remote healthcare experience, and offer updates into the management of surgical subspecialty emergencies in a rural context. We welcome delegates from around the world who have an interest in rural healthcare and the challenges therein.

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Southern Rural Sociological Association 49th annual meeting
Meetings of Interest
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 09:16 AM
Southern Rural Sociological Association would like to cordially invite you and your students to attend and participate in the 49th annual meeting.  

The meeting will be held concurrently with the annual meetings of the Southern Association of Agricultural Scientists in Jacksonville, Florida from February 2-6, 2017. Our website, with more information on the conference, and our journal can be found at:

The theme of the annual meeting is “Pursuing the New Sustainable South: Rural Sociology in a Changing Era.” You and your students are welcome to share thoughts on this topic. However, papers on any subject or topic related to the South are welcome. Please feel free to pass this on to other interested parties, including non-sociologists.

Please note that the deadline for abstract submissions is Friday, November 3, 2017.

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Small Cities Conference 2018
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Monday, September 18, 2017 01:00 PM

SOCIAL AND POLITICAL UNEASE surrounding wide differences in regional economic performance has troubled Americans for more than a generation. Job losses due to international trade and automation, coupled with rapid urbanization, have had especially dramatic efects on small cities, towns, and rural communities. While geographic variation in economic growth is not new, it appears more pronounced today than in the recent past.

Recent research suggests that many of these places are at increased risk of job loss, population decline, and associated social problems as these trends accelerate in the coming years. Additionally, political turbulence during the 2016 election cycle has led to increased policy interest in nonmetropolitan communities and small cities where these difficulties are most acute. These challenges call for extended scholarly research with a policy or applied focus. Effectively confronting challenges facing nonmetropolitan communities and small cities requires better understanding the many dimensions of vulnerable communities, and encouraging interaction between academics who study these issues and policy makers who address them.

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Illinois Sociological Association (ISA) Conference
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Monday, September 11, 2017 09:08 AM

Illinois Sociological Association (ISA) Conference is almost here!!

Millikin University - November 17, 2017

This annual event is guaranteed to be an experience you and your students will not want to miss.  This year's event is being held on Friday, November 17, 2017 at Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois, in our new University Commons Building.

Both faculty and students are invited to submit their scholarly work for presentation at the conference, which is title "SOCIOLOGY IN ACTION",  emphasizing what sociologists are studying, researching and doing in the field.

As planning continues, more information will be forthcoming.  Be sure to keep an eye on your mailbox and help us to advertise this event by posting any information on your school's website and/or bulletin boards, as well as in the classroom and through word-of-mouth!

Feel free to visit the ISA website as some updates have already taken place.  Conference flyers are expected to be sent on or before September 15th.

Lunch will be served (reserved and paid at registration) at the University's cafeteria during the keynote speaker presentation.

Should you have any questions, feel free to contact ISA president, Ken Laundra at

Below are some important dates to keep in mind:

Paper/Abstract Submission - September 15th - October 15th

Registration - September 30th - November 3rd.

MSA Annual Conference 2017
Meetings of Interest
Monday, August 21, 2017 09:16 AM

Environmental Sociology in the 21st Century:

Where Do We Go From Here?
...with keynote by Dr. Paul Mohai, "Environmental Justice"
October 27-28 at Grand Valley State University the Grand Rapids Pew Campus.