Gregory Semenza writing for the Chronicle of Higher Education’s Vitae website (free but requiring registration to view) recommends “Better Writing Habits in Just 10 Minutes.” Using Robert Boice’s “contingency management” (in which you schedule time daily for writing), Semenza recommends grabbing 10 or 15 minutes between doing other things (instead of checking Facebook or watching YouTube). There are three advantages: “It makes writing less daunting. . . . it makes you want to write more. . . . It helps you stay in the flow.”
Two summertime articles in Inside Higher Ed remind us of some basic principles for successful scholarly publishing.
Social scientist Maureen Pirog outlines key elements of successful research and publishing:
- Think globally.
- Create a good research team.
- Select a strong research design.
- Use good data and measures.
- If your paper has flaws, do not ignore them.
- Get to the point and write clearly and compellingly.
- Constructive feedback is your friend, especially before you submit your manuscript to a journal.
- Be strategic.
- Get it off your desk.
Humanities scholar Rob Weir takes the counter-intuitive approach, reminding us of the self-imposed impediments to publishing:
- Demonstrate your illiteracy.
- Assume your research is so important that it speaks for itself.
- Disrespect the profession.
- Disrespect the journal.
True Colors, Connecticut’s advocacy and educational organization for sexual minority youth, is seeking proposals for its annual conference. The due date for workshops for the annual True Colors LGBTQIA youth issues conference is coming up.
True Colors “When Pink and Blue Aren’t Enough” will be held on March 20 – 21st, 2015 at UConn in Storrs, CT.
Workshop Proposals are due on October 31st, 2014. Details here: http://ourtruecolors.org/Programs/Conference/index.html
The are particularly looking for:
- Professional workshops for educators, social workers, clinicians, & health care providers who already have a basic or even an advanced understanding
- Activity based youth workshops (dance, writing, music, art, etc.)
This is a good opportunity for nursing to reach out to an underserved and vulnerable community.
ENRS 27th Annual Scientific Sessions: Nursing Science, Evidence, and Policy: Creating a Culture of Health
April 15 – 17, 2015 | Washington Marriott Wardman Park |Washington, DC
Call for Abstract Reviewers – Deadline: September 18, 2014
Call for Abstracts – Deadline: September 26, 2014
The Eastern Nursing Research Society invites the submission of abstracts representing original contributions to the field of nursing research for presentation at the 27th Annual Scientific Sessions, April 15 – 17, 2015, at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, DC. ENRS will accept the submission of abstracts for peer-review through Friday, September 26, 2014 at 11:59 PM EST. Please review the abstract submission guidelines prior to submitting your abstract.
The submission period for BS, MS, Early PhD and Early Doctor of Nursing Practice Posters will be Monday October 6 through Friday, November 21, 2014.
Call for Abstract Reviewers – Deadline: September 18, 2014
ENRS invites members interested in reviewing abstracts for the 2015 Scientific Sessions to submit a Reviewer Interest Form through Thursday, September 18, 2014. Abstract review will take place between Oct. 10 – Oct. 31, 2014.
2015 Conference Theme & Objectives
The 2015 conference theme, Nursing Science, Evidence, and Policy: Creating a Culture of Health, reflects both the location of Washington as a political/legislative center and the mission of ENRS to advance nursing science. Nurses are engaged in innovative and diverse research endeavors aimed at improving health and quality of life for diverse populations locally and globally. Promoting the translation of nursing science to clinical practice and enhancing the impact of nursing science on health policy are important considerations regardless of research focus.
In the 27th Annual Scientific Sessions, we will celebrate the influence of nursing science on the culture of health with the following objectives:
- Describe the generation and application of nursing research to promote high quality, inter-professional health care for diverse populations, locally and globally.
- Propose innovative strategies to use nursing science to influence health policy.
- Examine approaches to promote translation of research findings into a culture of health.
- Explore theoretical and research methodological approaches to promote health through public policy.
27th Annual Scientific Sessions: Hotel & Registration
Registration will open in late December 2014. ENRS has secured a discounted group rate of $259 per night at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park. This rate will be available until March 16, 2015, or until the block is full, whichever comes first. Hotel reservations will open in Fall 2014.
If you have any questions related to abstract submissions or the 27th Annual Scientific Sessions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (215) 599-6700.
“The Role of Professionalism in Health Care: Essential Elements, Perspectives, and What’s at Risk”
Academy for Professionalism in Health Care, 3rd Annual Conference, May 7-9, 2015,
The Brown Hotel, Louisville, Kentucky
Call for Papers is Now Open! Our Full Call for Proposal is posted at:
This year’s theme encourages participants to consider the main components of professionalism in any health care field from various perspectives with a focus on why professionalism matters, or should matter, in health care.
The 3rd Annual Academy for Professionalism in Health Care (APHC) Conference will be held May 7-9, 2015. We are requesting submissions exploring the contours of professionalism in health care toward the identification of its breadth, scope, and impacts on health care practices and education.
We encourage submissions for:
-Panel discussions (1 hour duration) focused on why and how professionalism matters in health care practices and education
-Papers (30 minute duration) describing the practical and conceptual elements of professionalism from a variety of perspectives and how these elements impact the delivery of health care services in various environments
-Workshops (1.5 hours duration) that describe and/or demonstrate ways to cultivate professionalism in health care practices and/or health care education
We invite submissions that reflect and speak to:
•Crucial elements of professionalism in health care, either in general or in specific health care fields.
•Conceptual or empirical work that explores the concept of professionalism from different roles (eg, patients, families, students, providers, etc.) and scope (eg, regional, urban, national, international, etc.).
•Conceptual or empirical work that explores concerns, worries, or consequences associated with lapses or losses of professionalism in health care, including impacts on other crucial elements of patient care, such as ethics, patient rights, and human dignity.
•Ways to improve professionalism cultures within any range of the healthcare spectrum, including how best to assimilate different professionalisms (eg, MD, DDS, Nursing, Technicians, etc.) into the “natural work environment” (eg, hospitals, community clinics, academic medical centers, etc.).
•Modes or models for identifying or communicating about professionalism in health care with patients, students, and providers.
Deadline: Friday, December 5, 2014
Please send to: APHC Program Committee at
2015 Program Co-Chairs Tom Harter, PhD: Gundersen Health System, and Preston Reynolds, MD, PHD: UVA Health System Department of Medicine
Global Health & Innovation Conference
Presented by Unite For Sight, 12th Annual Conference
Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Saturday, March 28 – Sunday, March 29, 2015
“A Meeting of Minds”—CNN
The Global Health & Innovation Conference is the world’s largest global health conference and social entrepreneurship conference. This must-attend, thought-leading conference annually convenes 2,200 leaders, changemakers, students, and professionals from all fields of global health, international development, and social entrepreneurship. Register now to secure the lowest registration rate: http://www.uniteforsight.org/conference
Interested in presenting at the conference? Submit an abstract for consideration: http://www.uniteforsight.org/conference/abstracts
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
Deadline for submission: Midnight, October 31, 2014
Integrating Health Policy into Doctoral Nursing Programs:
Continuing the Conversation in 2015 Conference
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Hotel Del Coronado, Coronado, California
Presented by: The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Nursing and Health Policy Collaborative at the
University of New Mexico
This conference offers PhD and DNP faculty strategies for integrating health policy into their programs and courses. Its interprofessional and interdisciplinary panels of speakers will propose core content and methods for developing faculty and student expertise in policy analysis and research. The conference fosters the work of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in building a culture of health, which assumes that health encompasses more than health care, and that health policy necessarily encompasses the broader social, economic, political, and cultural aspects of health. Faculty and students with beginning and advanced health policy knowledge are encouraged to attend.
Abstracts for poster presentation will be reviewed by a subcommittee of the conference’s National Planning Committee. Posters will be selected on the basis of their potential to contribute to the conference objectives. We welcome abstracts from individual scholars and interdisciplinary teams of researchers.
At the conclusion of this conference, participants will be able to:
1. Identify and explore strategies and approaches that enhance the integration of health policy studies into doctoral nursing curricula.
2. Discuss interprofessional and interdisciplinary collaborations and strategies for incorporating content into doctoral nursing programs to assist faculty in preparing students to address current and emerging health policy issues.
3. Identify roles that nurses prepared at the PhD or DNP level may undertake to help shape policies that address social determinants of health and improve population health outcomes.
4. Recommend strategies for developing programs of research for faculty and students that focus on a broad understanding of health and health policies to address the relationships between social determinants of health, population health, and health care.
5. Recognize the social determinants of health and integrate an understanding of these determinants into policy analysis and research as a way to help build a culture of health in the United States.
Abstracts will be accepted within one of the following categories:
A. Outcomes of student work in policy analysis or policy evaluation research.
B. Programs to educate and inform faculty for preparation in teaching health policy.
C. Case studies of nurses who have informed laws, regulations, or judicial decisions.
D. Best practices for implementing and evaluating health policy internships.
E. Interdisciplinary scholarship to advance the broader social, economic, political, and cultural aspects of health.
F. Innovative approaches or frameworks for integrating health policy into doctoral nursing curricula or programs.
Abstract submission guidelines
Abstracts must be typed, not to exceed 300 words, and be attached to a cover sheet with the abstract title, list of authors, and each author’s title, affiliation, and e-mail address.
1. All abstracts must be sent electronically as an email attachment to Antoinette Sabedra at email@example.com.
2. Abstracts must be submitted before midnight on October 31, 2014.
3. Presenters will be notified of the Review Committee’s decision by November14, 2014.
4. Poster Presentations will take place between 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m., January 27, 2015. Note: poster presentation boards are 8’ wide x 5’ high.
5. All those presenting posters must be registered to attend the conference by December 8, 2014. Presenters whose abstracts are selected will be sent a code to receive a discounted registration rate. Individuals presenting a poster will receive a reduced registration fee of $75 and student presenters may register to attend the conference for $25 (proof of student status will be required).
6. Student presenters will receive a small stipend to help defray conference travel expenses.
For information about the conference, visit our website at: http://nursinghealthpolicy.org/event/integrating-health-policy-into-doctoral-nursing-programs-continuing-the-conversation-in-2015/.