Society for Social Medicine

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This is the logo of the Society for Social Medicine

The Society for Social Medicine (SSM[1]) is the primary organization for researchers in social, community, and public health in the UK and Ireland, founded in London in 1956.


The main aim of the society is to engage research, development and training in a range of segments such as epidemiology, medical and healthcare for prevention of diseases.[1]


  • To advance knowledge for population health.[1]


Membership is open to individuals anyone who is interested in the society's aims. There is a nomination process whereby prospective members are put forward for consideration by current members. Applicants who do not any current members can also apply however and their application will be considered.[1]


The Society holds an Annual Scientific Meeting each year in the British Isles. The conference proceedings and abstracts are published in a special supplement of the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d "About us". SSM website. Retrieved 10 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "Meetings". SSM website. Retrieved 10 February 2014. 

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