Symposium: Big Pharma, Big Medicine and Technoscience

  • 9/26/2013 | 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
  • Location: Moulton Union, Lancaster Lounge
  • Event Type: Symposium

Symposium: Big Pharma, Big Medicine and Technoscience

Thursday, September 26th

9:15 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Technoscience and Global Health

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Re-Imaginings: Medicalization and Technoscience in the 21st Century

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Global Pharmaceuticals

Medicalization is a key concept of modernity widely used in the social and medical sciences since the 1970s. This symposium brings together scholars to explore the global dynamics of defining problems in medical terms and treating them with medical interventions in the 21st century. Panelists consider the growth of the pharmaceutical industry and the success of the Human Genome Project, their role in the medicalization process, and the effects of these changes on global health and medical care.

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SPONSORED BY: the Office of the Dean for Academic Affairs and the Department of Sociology and Anthropology.