Medical Anthropology Switzerland (MAS)

The MAS Medical Anthropology Switzerland was founded in 1992. It is an active commission of the Swiss Anthropological Association (SAA). Its aim is to promote communication between representatives of different disciplines who deal with social, cultural, biomedical and psychiatric-psychological aspects of health and illness. The MAS brings together anthropologists, doctors and health professionals from all regions of Switzerland. Medical anthropological perspectives have gained practical and theoretical importance in recent years and are beginning to establish themselves at universities and in the medical and social fields. The MAS promotes these tendencies by organising an annual symposium and colloquia and by networking interested parties and scientific disciplines.

Donnerstag 07. November 2019 1:00 PM -5:00 PM
Graduate Institute, Geneva

Platform for Exchange among Swiss Health Social Scientists

Medical Anthropology Switzerland (MAS)

With research conducted in Switzerland and beyond, health social scientists from diverse disciplines contribute to medical knowledge, systems and developments in diverse areas related to health, illness and care. Health social scientists’ platforms for exchange in Switzerland that go beyond disciplines are rare and mostly connect researchers from specific regions or language groups.

This meeting will provide an overview of health-related research conducted by scholars in the fields of anthropology, sociology, public health, nursing, medicine, social work, economy and by other health social scientists in Switzerland. The meetings aims to foster exchanges between researchers, and research groups in order to facilitate closer, synergetic and interdisciplinary collaborations of health social scientists based at Swiss Universities, Universities of Applied Sciences and other research institutions.

As an informal exchange with guided sequences, the colloquium will take place one day before the SEG-SSE-SAA Annual Meeting 2019 in Geneva (November 8th – November 9th, 2019). The colloquium is open to junior and senior scholars.

Please register until October 24th, 2019: tickets-64783917441

There is no registration fee for this networking event.


  • Andrea Kaiser-Grolimund, MAS, University of Basel, Institute of Social Anthropology
  • Bogomil Kohlbrenner, University of Geneva, Institute of Global Health
  • Vinh-Kim Nguyen, Department of Anthropology, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva 
  • Sandra Staudacher, MAS, University of Basel, Department Public Health, Nursing Science



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