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The Time of Care: A Waiting Times (Hybrid) Conference

March 28 - March 29

Waiting Times

The Waiting Times team are marking the end of their time together with an end of grant conference, The Time of Care, taking place on Tuesday 28th March – Wednesday 29th March 2023, online and at the Friends House in London.

This is the page for online registration.

For in-person registration please click here. Please note that capacity at the venue is limited. Once capacity is reached, we will place people on a Waiting List in case of cancellations. We recommend that anyone wanting to register in-person also registers for online attendance to avoid disappointment.

Waiting is one of healthcare’s core experiences. There from the time it takes to access services; through the days, weeks, months or years needed for diagnoses; in the time that treatment takes; and in the elongated time-frames of recovery, relapse, remission and dying. However, though often discussed and considered in terms of waiting lists and times, and especially in relation to health and social care crises, waiting is also vital to practices of care.

Waiting Times has explored what it means to wait in and for healthcare by examining lived experiences, representations, and histories of impeded and delayed time. The project has mobilised a range of artistic and engaged research methodologies, as well as ethnographic, philosophical and historical investigations to consider different forms of suspended, elongated, and “non-productive” temporalities in different sites and practices: in forms of watchful waiting and recurrent waiting with that take place in general practice, mental health services, and trans care; within modes of chronic care and forms of time that are held and unfolded within psychotherapy; and as part of cultural framings, experiences, and care provided at the end of life.

The conference offers a final chance to bring our researchers, research partners, and invited contributors to engage with this work and reflect collectively on its meanings and implications. (See below for our programme!)

We hope you can join us and we very much look forward to seeing you in March!

Professor Lisa Baraitser and Professor Laura Salisbury (PIs), Kelechi Anucha, Jocelyn Catty, Stephanie Davies, Michael Flexer, Martin Moore, Martin O’Brien, Jordan Osserman, Deborah Robinson and Lizaveta van Munsteren

For more on the project, our team and publications, see our project webpage. You can also join our Mailing List via the website and follow us on Twitter.

Register to attend


Wellcome Centre for the Cultures + Environments of Health
+44 (0)1392 722143
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Friends House
173-177 Euston Road
London, Greater London NW1 2BJ United Kingdom
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