The Latin American Social Medicine Association (ALAMES) was formed in 1984 by Juan Cesar Garcia, an Argentinian physician and sociologist. The ALAMES website is www.alames.org.
- ALAMES’s 11th Congress will be held in Bogota, Colombia from November 17th to the 21st. For more information about this Congress, please contact Mauricio Torres. The Convocation to this Congress (in Spanish) can be downloaded here. Click here for our blog about the Congress.
For more information on Latin American Social Medicine
- Social Medicine/Medicina Social: Our bilingual journal (published in collaboration with ALAMES) has many articles on LASM. A 2007 article published by then-General Coordinator of ALAMES, Mauricio Torres Tovar describes the history of ALAMES and its current work (for the English translation see link). The journal also published one of Juan Cesar Garcia’s last essays, the “auto-interview” (published posthumously in 1986) Juan Cesar Garcia inteviews Juan Cesar Garcia.
- The University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center maintains a database of English, Spanish and Portuguese texts on LASM. Click here for our posting or go directly to the database.
- PAHO Bulletin 2002 Article on LASM (PDF)
- Social Medicine Then and Now: Lessons From Latin America, by Waitzkin et.al., one of the introductory articles on Latin American Social Medicine published by The American Journal of Public Health in 2001.
- The December 2003 issue of the The American Journal of Public Health contains a number of articles on LASM.
- LASM and its relationship to Anglo-American social medicine is discussed in Dorothy Porter’s 2006 PLoS article entitled: How Did Social Medicine Evolve, and Where Is it Heading?
Representatives of Latin American Social Medicine: