CFP: Society for Medical Anthropology 2020 Conference

2020 Conference of the Society for Medical Anthropology in Havana, Cuba

The Society for Medical Anthropology (SMA) will hold its 3rd conference in Havana, Cuba, on March 9-12, 2020. It will take place during Anthropos 2020, the anthropology conference organized by the University of Havana. The conference registration and welcome will take place on Monday, March 9th, and they will devote each of the following three days to one topic: 1) social determination of health from social medicine, critical epidemiology, and critical medical anthropology perspective, 2) sexual and reproductive health and rights, and 3) indigenous movements and intercultural care in health.

The SMA hopes to have participation from medical anthropologists from around the world and that, by holding the meeting in Cuba, many will come from other Latin American countries that have been highly productive intellectually in these three areas. All the sessions will have translation services Spanish-English. Travel to Cuba to attend conferences is permitted, and since commercial flights from the United States were allowed two years ago, the cost of traveling to Havana has decreased substantially. The SMA is currently working on securing affordable single and shared rooms and will provide more information as it becomes available.

Presentation of Abstracts

Only one abstract is permitted as first author. Abstracts should adhere to the following format: title (in capital letters, centered, and limited to 20 words), author(s) with the name of the presenter underlined, institution(s), email address, country, preference of audio or poster presentation, reference to medical anthropology as the proposed thematic area, and any required audiovisual media. Each abstract should be no more than 250 words, in 12-point Arial font, single-spaced, written in Word version 6.0 or higher, and should include: introduction, objectives, methods, results, and conclusions. Submissions should not contain citations or bibliographical references. Please submit the abstract to

Submission deadline: October 12, 2019.

If accepted, you will receive notification by October 28, 2019.

Publication of Congress Contributions

The abstracts or papers submitted to the event will be published in a CD that will be delivered free of charge to registered delegates. Contributions are limited to a maximum length of 15 pages (letter size, 216 x 279 mm), in 12-point Arial font, 1.5 line spacing, with bibliography, graphics, and tables included, and submitted in Word. Those who wish to publish their full presentations should send them by email to:

Submission deadline: November 12, 2019

Conference Fees

Foreign participants: 250 Cuban convertible pesos (CUC). Undergraduate students: 175 CUC (limited to those who provide official certification of their status from their educational institution). Non-presenting guests: 100 CUC. The Havana Convention Center offers the possibility of paying the registration fee online.

Contact Information

Please contact or and submit this information: 1. Name and dates of the event: Anthropos 2020, March 9-12, 2020. 2. Your personal information: Name and last name, country of residence, email address. 3. Indicate if you are a participant, a student, or a non-presenting companion. You will receive a response email with a link to a secure site where you will be able to pay the registration fee with a credit card or a bank transfer. If paying through a bank transfer, please provide the name of the bank account owner.

ANTHROPOS 2020 is convened by the Montané Anthropological Museum, the “Luis Montané” Chair of Anthropology at the University of Havana, the Cuban Society for Biological Anthropology, and the “Eopithecus” Primate Studies Society of Mexico. It is also co-sponsored by the Latin American Association of Biological Anthropology, the Cuban Institute of Anthropology, the Fernando Ortiz Foundation, and the Society for Medical Anthropology of the American Anthropological Association.