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CASCA Medical Anthropology Network: Call for Network Chair/s!

Dear colleagues,

The CASCA warmly invites applications from members to serve as the next Chair or Co-Chairs of the CASCA Medical Anthropology Network! Especially welcome are medical anthropologist candidates with a history of CASCA membership and involvement.

Led by Co-Chairs Dr. Pam Downe and Dr. Sylvia Abonyi since 2022, the CASCA Medical Anthropology Network is made up of a broad range of anthropologists working in the areas of science, technology and medicine who study, interpret, challenge, disrupt and contribute to evidence and best practices across diverse landscapes of health, illness, sickness, infection, abilities, and disease in Canada and around the world. The goal of the Network is to support Canadian medical anthropology through information sharing, knowledge dissemination, and celebration of success.

Currently, the Medical Anthropology Network has 213 members who are connected via a Facebook Group, X (Twitter), and listserv.

The Chair’s duties require approximately four hours per week, and consist of the following activities:

(a) preparing the monthly newsletter,

(b) making plans for the Network’s conference activities,

(c) maintaining social media posts and responses,

d) preparing information that the CASCA Executive would request, and

(e) adjudication for the Network’s Best Paper Award.

Persons interested in serving as Chair or Co-Chair are asked to submit a brief message of intent (e.g., 250-500 words) which outlines expertise and availability to Outgoing President Emma Varley (cascapastpressort@gmail.comby May 10, 2024.

Candidates will be assessed by the CASCA Executive; successful candidate/s will be notified by May 15, 2024. The position will commence following CASCA’s Annual General Meeting in May 2024.  Please note that the position is voluntary and unpaid.

For more information about the position and/or network, please contact Executive Director: membership@anthropologica.ca

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