The participatory Public Health Centre organises a series of biannual conferences titled ‘Social Sciences and Health Innovations’.

Social sciences play a central role in analysing medical and public health innovations’ dynamics and understanding corresponding challenges.

This conference series aims to explore the complexities of innovating for health, engaging with the insights from the social sciences, including science and technology studies (STS), innovation studies, medical anthropology, sociology and history.

Furthermore, it is meant to serve as a platform for dialogue between social and biomedical scientists, health professionals and policy makers, and for engagement between scholars and practitioners working in the field of medical innovations in the post-Soviet region and globally.

Social sciences & health innovations conference series




Making Health Public

This conference is the third international event organised as a collaborative endeavor between Maastricht University (the Netherlands), and Tomsk State University (the Russian Federation),

18 Oct 2017




Doing Things Together

This international conference took place on 21–23 May, 2015, in Tomsk, Russia. This was the second event of the‘Social Sciences and Medical Innovations’ conference

7 Apr 2017




Crossing boundaries

Crossing boundaries is a challenge of our time. Representatives from a diverse range of disciplines and fields came together at the conference “Social Sciences

7 Jan 2017