Medical mural in San Francisco (photo: Thomas Hawke, cc)

The AAA Annual Meeting will be held November 14-18 at the San Francisco Hilton in Union Square. This year’s program has 717 sessions, 34 workshops, 13 innovents and 183 special events. Explore the SMA sessions and events in this year’s preliminary program (also listed below).

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

12:00 PM-1:45 PM

2-0015 CROSS-CUTTING BORDERS BETWEEN COMMUNITY AND HEALTH: HEALTH DISPARITIES AND COMMUNITY HEALTH ACROSS DIVERSE VULNERABLE POPULATIONS Kathleen Ragsdale, Alexander Rödlach, Kathleen Ragsdale and Alexander Rödlach

 

2-0060 GLOBAL FLOWS,HUMAN RIGHTS, SEXUAL AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH:ETHNOGRAPHIES OF CROSSING AND “TRANSLATION” IN THE GLOBAL SOUTH Maya Unnithan, Maya Unnithan, Stacy L Pigg and Lynn M Morgan

 

2-0085 MEDICINE IS A BORDERLAND Benjamin J. Chesluk, Benjamin J. Chesluk and Elizabeth K. Briody PhD

 

2-0130 THE PRACTICE THAT CAN’T BE NAMED: A PUBLIC HEALTH POLICY ADVISORY ON FEMALE GENITAL SURGERIES IN AFRICA Sara Johnsdotter, Fuambai Sia Ahmadu, Birgitta Essen and Sara Johnsdotter

 

2:00 PM-3:45 PM

2-0295 BORDER PATROL: TECHNOLOGIES OF MORAL BUREAUCRACY AND IMMOBILITY Peter A Locke and Elizabeth F. S. Roberts

 

2-0410 MIGRATION AND REFUGEE HEALTH: CROSSING BORDERS Pauline Binder

 

2:00 PM-5:45 PM

2-0445 SENSORY BODIES AND CULTURAL PERFORMANCES: RECONFIGURING ILLNESS/DISABILITY/HEALING AT THE INTERSECTION OF VISUAL AND MEDICAL ANTHROPOLOGY Cheryl Mattingly, Nancy C Lutkehaus PhD, Anita Kumar, Nancy C Lutkehaus PhD, Jason Throop PhD, Jennifer Cool and Mary Lawlor

 

2-0470 HEALTHCARE DECISION-MAKING AT THE BORDERS: NEGOTIATING KNOWLEDGE, ALTERNATIVES, AND EMOTION IN TIMES OF PERSONAL CRISIS Amy B. Nichols-Belo, Gerard P Alolod, Michael D Adair-Kriz PhD, Helen S Chapple and Mary K Anglin PhD

 

4:00 PM-5:45 PM

2-0535 HEALTH TRAVELS: CUBAN HEALTH(CARE) ON THE ISLAND AND AROUND THE WORLD Nancy J Burke, Ayesha Nibbe, Nancy J Burke, Ayesha Nibbe and Andrew Apter

 

2-0650 BIOMEDICAL BORDERS: CATEGORIES AND EPISTEMOLOGIES Jen Pylypa

 

8:00 PM-9:45 PM

2-0810 CONSTRUCTED BORDERS AND BARRIERS: UNPACKING “UNDOCUMENTED STATUS” AND “STRUCTURAL VULNERABILITY” IN LATINO HEALTH Sarah B Horton, James Quesada, Julie S Armin, Sarah B Horton and Sandy Smith-Nonini PhD

 

2-0885 HIV IN CONTEXT Simanti Dasgupta

 

Thursday, November 15, 2012

8:00 AM-9:45 AM

3-0045 AGENTS OF BIOSOCIAL CHANGE: FRONTLINE HEALTH WORKERS Kenneth C Maes, Michelle Dynes and James T Pfeiffer PhD

 

3-0070 STRUCTURAL COMPETENCY: NEW MEDICINE FOR THE INSTITUTIONAL INEQUALITIES THAT MAKE US SICK Helena B Hansen, Jonathan M Metzl, Helena B Hansen, Jonathan M Metzl and Michael Ralph

 

8:00 AM-10:00 AM

3-0165 SOCIETY FOR MEDICAL ANTHROPOLOGY (SMA) SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS CHAIRS MEETING Juliet M McMullin PhD

 

8:00 AM-11:45 AM

3-0205 OF NATIONAL BODIES, BORDERS, AND MEDICAL NATIONS: RETHINKING THE BODY POLITIC Stephan Kloos, Stephan Kloos, Theresa MacPhail and Vincanne Adams

 

10:15 AM-12:00 PM

3-0310 DISCLOSURE: ON SECRETS AND TELLING Carole H Browner, Lenore H Manderson, Carole H Browner and P. Sean Brotherton

 

12:15 PM-1:30 PM

3-0510 AIDS & ANTHROPOLOGY RESEARCH INTEREST GROUP OPEN BUSINESS MEETING David S Turkon and Juliet M McMullin PhD

 

3-0515 SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY & MEDICINE INTEREST GROUP OPEN BUSINESS MEETING Betsey B Brada and Juliet M McMullin PhD

 

3-0575 COUNCIL ON NURSING AND ANTHROPOLOGY OPEN BUSINESS MEETING

 

COMMITTEE MEETING SMA-EASA (EUROPEAN ANTHROPOLOGY ASSOC) MEETINGS Elizabeth Cartwright

 

1:45 PM-3:30 PM

3-0635 RELATED BUT DISTINCT? CHRONIC ILLNESS, DISABILITY, AND “COMORBIDITY” IN THE 21stCENTURY Lesley Jo Weaver and Lesley Jo Weaver

 

3-0645 LANDSCAPES OF PRACTICE IN PSYCHIATRY:  THE ETHNOGRAPHY OF CONSTRAINT Livia Velpry, Paul E Brodwin, Livia Velpry, Lorna A Rhodes and Anne M Lovell

 

3-0720 TRAUMA, DISPLACEMENT AND WELL-BEING AMONG RESETTLED REFUGEES Allison B Taylor, Thomas Walton, Jean M Langford and Mariastella Pulvirenti

 

4:00 PM-5:45 PM

3-0875 ECOBIOPOLITICS TODAY II: ECOBIOPOLITICS OF HEALTH Peter C Little, Peter C Little, Valerie A Olson and Merrill C Singer

 

3-0885 DIS/COUNTING EVIDENCE: THE POLITICS OF EXCLUSION IN GLOBAL HEALTH Denielle A Elliott, Elsa L Fan, Denielle A Elliott and Michael Montoya

 

3-0915 UN/NATURAL OBJECTS: SEX, GENDER AND SEXUALITY ACROSS BORDERS Kirk Fiereck, Kirk Fiereck and David Valentine

 

3-0970 PERSPECTIVES OF OBESITY, CHRONIC ILLNESSES AND FOOD INSECURITY Martina Thomas and Martina Thomas

 

3-1030 BORDER CROSSINGS IN MEDICINE, ILLNESS, AND HEALTH Ashley M Vaughan

 

3-1035 MENTAL HEALTH, TRAUMA, INCARCERATION Michael Nunley

 

Friday, November 16, 2012

8:00 AM-9:45 AM

4-0035 CARE AS MOVEMENT Peter A Lutz, Sarah K Pinto, Peter A Lutz and Peter Wynn Kirby

 

9:30 AM-11:30 AM

4-0280 MEDICAL ANTHROPOLOGY QUARTERLY BOARD MEETING Andrea P Sankar, Mark R Luborsky and Wendy D Bartlo

 

10:15 AM-12:00 PM

4-0400 CLINICAL ENCOUNTERS ACROSS CULTURES T.S. Harvey

 

4-0405 MEDICINE, HEALTH, AND HEALING

 

12:15 PM-1:30 PM

4-0460 SOCIETY FOR MEDICAL ANTHROPOLOGY (SMA) DISABILITY RESEARCH INTEREST GROUP OPEN BUSINESS MEETING Devva Kasnitz and Juliet M McMullin PhD

 

4-0505 COMPLEMENTARY AND ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE AND INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE GROUP OPEN BUSINESS MEETING Mary J Hallin and Juliet M McMullin PhD

 

4-0510 ALCOHOL, DRUGS & TOBACCO STUDY GROUP OPEN BUSINESS MEETING Tazin R Karim and Juliet M McMullin PhD

 

4-0550 SOCIETY FOR MEDICAL ANTHROPOLOGY (SMA) SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP MEETING: ANTHROPOLOGY AND MENTAL HEALTH (NEW!!) Michael R Duke and Juliet M McMullin PhD

 

1:45 PM-5:30 PM

4-0775 RED CROSS, RED CRESCENT, BLUE HELMETS: MEDICAL HUMANITARIANISM IN STATES OF EMERGENCY Sharon Alane Abramowitz, Sharon Alane Abramowitz, Byron J Good, Mary-Jo DelVecchio Good, Emily C Cohen and Mariella Pandolfi

 

6:15 PM-8:30 PM

4-1115 SOCIETY FOR MEDICAL ANTHROPOLOGY (SMA) BUSINESS MEETING Douglas A Feldman, Douglas A Feldman and Douglas A Feldman

 

8:30 PM-10:00 PM

4-1200 SOCIETY FOR MEDICAL ANTHROPOLOGY (SMA) RECEPTION AND CASH BAR Douglas A Feldman

 

Saturday, November 17, 2012

8:00 AM-9:45 AM

5-0045 CROSSING FROM ABANDONMENT TO HOPE: TRANSFORMATIONS IN PRACTICES OF CARE Rebecca Louise Carter, Jessica C Robbins, Eva-Marie Dubuisson and Julie Livingston

 

5-0165 HEALTH, HEALING, AND ENVIRONMENT

 

5-0170 TECHNOLOGIES, MEDICINE, AND HEALTH Frances K Barg

 

10:15 AM-12:00 PM

5-0335 DYING AND BEREAVEMENT: NEGOTIATING BORDERS AND CROSSINGS AT THE END-OF-LIFE James W Green, Margaret Souza, Barbara A Koenig and Lesley A Sharp

 

5-0420 TECHNOLOGIES OF CARING IN MEDICAL SETTINGS Ingrid Lagos, Rossio Motta, Rima Praspaliauskiene and Marianne De Laet

 

5-0435 EXTENDING THEORY, RUPTURING BOUNDARIES: HEALTH, MEDICINE AND REPRODUCTION BEYOND NORTH-SOUTH BINARIES Daisy Deomampo, Nayantara Sheoran, Daisy Deomampo and Nayantara Sheoran

 

5-0470 GENDER, FAMILIES, AND CARE Doug Henry

 

5-0475 HEALTH POLICY, LAW, AND POLITICS Elizabeth A Hallowell

 

12:15 PM-1:30 PM

5-0520 COUNCIL ON ANTHROPOLOGY AND REPRODUCTION OPEN BUSINESS MEETING Claire L Wendland and Juliet M McMullin PhD

 

5-0530 MEDICAL ANTHROPOLOGY STUDENT ASSOCIATION OPEN BUSINESS MEETING Kathleen Ragsdale and Juliet M McMullin PhD

 

5-0535 CRITICAL MEDICAL ANTHROPOLOGY FOR GLOBAL HEALTH INTEREST GROUP OPEN BUSINESS MEETING Mark Nichter and Juliet M McMullin PhD

 

1:45 PM-3:30 PM

5-0675 EMBODIED MORALS, DEMORALIZED MINDS: CROSSING CONTESTED BOUNDARIES Jessica M Novak, Neely A Myers, Janis H Jenkins and Nancy Marie Scheper-Hughes

 

5-0685 ENGAGING WITH BIOMEDICINE FROM BEYOND ITS BORDERS Jennifer Jo Thompson, Sonya E Pritzker, Jennifer Jo Thompson and Cheryl K Ritenbaugh

 

5-0695 DRUG AB/USE: BORDER CONSTRUCTIONS AND CROSSINGS IN THE ANTHROPOLOGY OF PSYCHOACTIVE SUBSTANCES Tazin R Karim, Gilbert Quintero, Lee Hoffer and Lee Hoffer

 

1:45 PM-5:30 PM

5-0835 HAVE MEDICAL ANTHROPOLOGISTS BECOME THE HANDMAIDENS OF PUBLIC HEALTH? Kirsten Bell, Darlene McNaughton and Simone Jane Dennis

 

5-0840 DISABILITY AND BIOETHICAL CURRICULUM: PLEASE MIND THE GAPS Juliette L de Wolfe, Joseph M Kaufert PhD, Lakshmi Fjord, Devva Kasnitz and Sara M Bergstresser

 

5:00 PM-10:00 PM

5-1100 SOCIETY FOR MEDICAL ANTHROPOLOGY (SMA) BOARD MEETING Douglas A Feldman

 

Sunday, November 18, 2012

8:00 AM-9:45 AM

6-0045 CROSSIING BORDERS WITH AN AMERICAN ECLECTIC:  Papers IN HONOR OF HOWARD STEIN Tassie Katherine Hirschfeld, Tassie Katherine Hirschfeld, Howard F Stein and Michael A. Diamond

 

6-0060 PERMEABLE BORDERS: NEGOTIATING BOUNDARIES OF (IL)LICIT SUBSTANCE USE Roland S Moore, Stacey McKenna, Roland S Moore and Eugene A Raikhel

 

6-0155 BIRTH ACROSS BORDERS Robbie E Davis-Floyd

 

6-0160 ETHNOGRAPHIC PERSPECTIVES ON DISABILITY, GENETICS, AND GENOMICS Susie M Kilshaw

 

10:15 AM-12:00 PM

6-0265 GLOBAL INFLUENCES ON HEALTH OF LATIN AMERICANS—AT HOME AND ABROAD Roberta D Baer, Roberta D Baer and Jennifer S Hirsch

 

6-0290 ANTHROPOLOGY OF EXTREME ENVIRONMENTS: HUMAN DYNAMICS IN UNINHABITABLE PLACES Joseph H Genz, Kristin M Kostick PhD and Lawrence A Palinkas PhD

 

6-0365 GLOBAL PUBLIC HEALTH AND PHARMACEUTICALS Erica C Dwyer

 

12:15 PM-2:00 PM

6-0400 THE (IN)EQUALITIES OF GLOBAL HEALTH: E-HEALTH AND TELEMEDICINE THROUGH THE LENS OF CRITICAL MEDICAL ANTHROPOLOGY Adrienne Pine, Tanja Ahlin, Victor Braitberg and Mark Nichter

 

6-0405 DIFFICULT DIAGNOSES Bharat J Venkat, Laurence Tessier and Lawrence Cohen

 

6-0465 DIFFICULT SEPARATIONS: DISENTANGLING HUMANS AND NON-HUMANS Javier Lezaun, Javier Lezaun, Amy Hinterberger, Eben Kirksey and Linda F Hogle

 

6-0495 ANXIETIES AND VANTAGE POINTS: DRUG USE BETWEEN THE BOUNDARIES OF MORALIZED HEALTH DISCOURSES Marco Borria, Marco Borria, Tazin R Karim and Geoffrey P Hunt

 

6-0590 HEALTH PRACTICE, DISEASE PREVENTION Ruthbeth Finerman