Call for papers



Contributions are invited to submit abstracts for the following, based on original research and practice models

  • Oral Presentation
  • Poster Presentation
  • Workshops

The abstract text should be arranged according to the following headlines : Objectives, Design, Model, Result & Conclusion.

Important Dates & Deadlines

Abstract submission1st October,2018
Notification of Abstract acceptance15th October,2018
Early Bird Registration14th November, 2018
Full paper submission3rd December,2018

Registration Fees

CategoryEarly Bird (by November 14)Late /On Spot
Indian professionals/ AcademiciansRs.2000/-Rs.3000/-
Indian Students Foreign Professionals/ AcademiciansRs.1500/- ($300)Rs.2000/- ($350)
Foreign students$200$250
SAARC Countries Professionals/ AcademiciansRs.3000Rs.4000
SAARC Countries StudentsRs.2000Rs.3000

Mode of Payment

  • At Par Cheque/Bank Demand Draft /E – transfer transferred to the colleges account.
  • The reference number of bank transfer/Demand Draft/E – transfer /At Par Cheque is to be quoted in the Registration form.
  • The forms without reference numbers of transfer /DD will not be considered.
Account Name: Rajagiri College of Social Sciences, Kalamassery
Account No:0224053000005056
Bank:South Indian Bank
IFSC Code:SIBL0000224

Major Sub themes of the Conference

The conference invites responses of the Social Work profession to address health needs of the elderly, in domains of direct service, administration of services and policies.

Living well with chronic diseases

Chronic diseases become common in the life of people nowadays due to lifestyle habits resulting co-morbidities such as pain, fatigue and mood disorders thus, making life even harder. It was calculated by WHO in 2001 that chronic diseases contributed approximately 60% of the 56.5 million total reported deaths in the world and 46% of the global burden of disease. It is expected in 2020 to increase to 57%. Dealing with life of chronic disease is equally important as dealing with the virulence rates. Sustainable Goals initiated with the aim of achieving it in 2030 emphasises on the sustainable health and livelihood measures. Lifestyle changes along with the food habits becomes the underlying causes for the cause of the chronic diseases.

Sustainable livelihood

Sustainable Development Goal 8 emphasizes on sustainable economic growth and decent work for all. It focus on innovations, entrepreneurship and growth of small and medium- sized enterprises. Thus sustainable livelihood will gain people new and proper income generation activities that would help them to sustain their living for longer time and secure the future generations. The areas of income generation can be widened by promoting indigenous cultures and traditions. Projects aimed at income of the people would be helpful in making sustainable jobs available to people. Livelihood for the people should be very contusive for their all-around development. Development aimed at promoting sustainable livelihood should be promoted nation-wide so that every individual gets an equal opportunity of enjoying their life in its all levels. 3. Universal Health Coverage

Universal Health Coverage

Universal health coverage means that all people and communities can access the health services available at promotive, preventive, curative, rehabilitative and palliative levels assured of sufficient quality and effectiveness, while safeguarding against the financial drain of the needy. Currently, 800 million people spend at least 10% of their household budget on health expenses. Universal health coverage means health for all, an idea which is embedded in the human right to health. UHC emphasizes not only on services that are covered, but also how they are funded, managed, and delivered. A fundamental shift in service delivery is required to such an extent that services are integrated and focused on the needs of people and communities. Universal health coverage is thus a critical component of sustainable development and poverty reduction, and a key element of any effort to reduce social inequities. Universal coverage is the hallmark of a government’s commitment to improve the wellbeing of all its citizens. The essence of universal health coverage is the provision of a basic package of health services to the whole population and ensuring that those who cannot pay for health care are financially protected through prepayment schemes.

Household Health

Household health being an important realm of well-being. The affordability and accessibility of health care services become a major concern in the household health. Household health requires more explicit attention to health systems, including their functioning and financing. There is a need of community based health awareness for better lifestyle practices so that household health conditions will improve. Health systems must be focused on families for improving the provision, utilization, quality and efficiency of services delivered and encourage the adoption of healthy behaviours and practice.

Reducing effective Mental Health Treatment gap through scaling up psychological therapies

Mental, neurological, and substance use disorders are common in all regions of the world, affecting every community and age group across all income categories. This documented global burden of disease associated with mental disorders is compounded by the widening “mental health treatment gap” where, worldwide, more than 70% of persons who need mental health services lack access to care. This gap exists at a time when evidence-based mental health interventions have been found to be effective in limited resource environments.

Health in educational institutions and work place

Health and education are considered as a wealth. Both have long use and benefit in the whole life of a person. Clinical interventions aimed at inspiring students to learn about preventive and promotive health and foster healthy lifestyles. A holistic approach towards wellbeing at the workplace. This requires taking into account the changes in the world of work and the emergence of new risks, with a view to increasing the quality of work, along with programmes for health protection, health promotion and disease prevention programs at work place. Since an average employee spends more than one third of their time in the work place.

End poverty and hunger

Eradicating poverty in all its forms remains one of the greatest challenges facing humanity. While the number of people living in extreme poverty has dropped by more than half – from 1.9 billion in 1990, to 836 million in 2015 – too many are still struggling for the most basic human needs. 795 million people are estimated to be chronically undernourished as of 2014, often as a direct consequence of environmental degradation, drought and loss of biodiversity. It creates an environment that is damaging to children’s development in every way – mental, physical, emotional and spiritual.

Health economics

Health economics is a branch of economics concerned with issues related to efficiency, effectiveness, value and behavior in the production and consumption of health and healthcare. It studies the functioning of healthcare systems and health affecting behaviors. Health economics helps in the evaluation of multiple type of financial concerns. Health economics can then be used to directly inform government on the best course of action with regards to regulation, national health packages, defining health insurance packages and other national health programs.