Conference invitation and call for papers

Invitation and call for papers

The Erasmus School of Health Policy & Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam organizes a conference on 4 November 2022. This is an invitation and call for papers for the conference Caring Geographies: the coproduction of care and sustainable living in urban and non-urban areas. In this open call, EUR invites researchers, both junior and senior, to participate in and contribute to the conference.

Regional areas are increasingly being (re)discovered and addressed by policymakers and  practitioners as places for organising public services. For instance, “regionally-based” healthcare policies are considered suitable for handling contemporary challenges in healthcare, like increasing demands for older persons in the face of a declining workforce. The regional scale promises an unambiguous and therefore tempting solution as a space to break through restrictive institutional frameworks or abrasive and long-existing systems.

The aim of this conference is to reflect on the region as a research object in the domain of  medical and social care, and more particularly the current re-evaluation of the region in healthcare governance and policy. We are excited to announce the following keynote speakers during the conference: Colin Lorne (Lecturer in Geography, Open University); Louise Meijering (Professor in Health Geography, University of Groningen); and Roland Bal, Iris Wallenburg and Jitse Schuurmans (Erasmus School of Health Policy & Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam).