The aim of this international conference is to initiate a multi and interdisciplinary discussion, involving various actors, on the use and utility of social science research for and by health professionals, broadly defined. Drawing on examples from completed and ongoing research projects, we will explore the issue of "translation" and "implementation" of SHS research findings to the field of cancer by analyzing how and under what conditions these findings are mobilized, translated, and used by various actors. The objective is to contribute to a better understanding of the processes involved in the communication and dissemination of knowledge in the social sciences, as well as how this knowledge is actually used by healthcare practitioners.

How to translate research findings beyond scientific publications? What additional scientific and media communication initiatives should be taken? What is the role of researchers and other research professionals in these processes? What about patients associations? Which possible role for communication specialists?




Useful informations 


Registration: participation is free but registration Is mandatory  

Dates : 

October, Thursday 12,  2017,  9h00 - 17h 

October, Friday 13, 2017, 9h30 - 16h 

Location: Institut Paoli-Calmettes, Salle de conférence, IPC 2, 15 Bd Leï Roure, Marseille 9eme

The official language of the conference is English, apart from the round table discussion, which will be held in French. Simultaneous French translation will be available.


Important dates

Closing date of the inscription : 2017, september 30th









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