CFP: LGBT Health Workforce Conference

2015 LGBT Health Workforce Conference: Building a Caring Community in the Electronic Age
May 1-3, 2015, New York, NY

The LGBT Health Workforce Conference provides an overview of up-to-date practices (climate and educational) in preparing the health care workforce to address the health concerns of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) communities. This conference is designed for health professionals (M.D., D.O., P.A.-C., nurses, dentists, podiatrists, social workers, psychologists, etc.), educators, and students (pre-health professions, professional schools, and graduate), but all interested are invited to attend. CME credit will be available.

Conference Information
Registration Opens: NOW OPEN
Abstract Submission Opens: NOW OPEN
Abstract Submission Closes: JANUARY 15, 2015
Selected Submissions will be Announced: Rolling basis, all decisions announced by February 1, 2015
Details here: http://lavenderhealth.org/2014/12/04/2015-lgbt-health-workforce-conference-building-a-caring-community-in-the-electronic-age/

CFP: Living Well (Conference)

Call for Papers
Living Well International Conference
9-11 April 2015, York, United Kingdom

Personal well- being is an achievement, it is made. Well-being requires living well. Yet what is it to live well? Proposals are welcomed that seek to understand, explore and demonstrate what living well may be and could be.

The Living Well conference is open to people of all disciplines (academic or not), ages, cultures and faiths. We invite contributions that may be traditional paper readings; themed panels; workshops; performance pieces; dramatic readings; poetic renditions; short stories; creative writings; works of art; performances that include works of music. We welcome proposals on topics such as:

 Accounts of living well in utopia
 Accounts of living well in science fiction
 Meaning and living well
 Ageing and living well
 Phenomenological accounts of living well
 Understanding the role and contribution care/ friendship/love in living well
 Case studies of those who demonstrate living well
 Literary descriptions, understandings and portrayal of people living well
 Portrayals of living well in films, what can they tell us?
 Investigating how drama may demonstrate aspects of living well.
 Role and contribution of health in living well
 Philosophical issues and understanding of the requirements to live well
 Understanding self- regulation and self- control (including mental and emotional health) in living well
 Developing and cultivating perceptions and awareness of experiences, e.g the Japanese tea ceremony, in living well
 Difficulties of living well, understanding the dealing with barriers, obstacles to living well
 Understanding the role/ contribution of the following in living well:

o character
o passions
o personal autonomy
o music
o communication
o imagination and self- shaping action
o education, gaining knowledge, and wisdom
o pursuit of happiness
o excellence

31 December 2014 (Proposals Due)
See the web site for further details and to lodge a proposal.
http://www.openknowledgegroup.com

CFP: Fragile Subjects: Childhood in Literature, Arts & Medicine

CFP: Fragile Subjects: Childhood in Literature, Arts and Medicine (Conference, Finland 19-20 August 2015)

The conference addresses the idea and historicity of childhood; its changing meanings and notions in modernity and postmodernity. Of particular interest are child figures that emerge in literature, arts and medicine – yesterday and today.

The conference consists of key note lectures and parallel sessions. We invite papers and presentations (30 minutes, including discussion) that discuss the following or related questions:

  • How has modern childhood been constructed in different cultural and scientific discourses? What are the changes and continuities?
  • What kind of child figures can be found in fiction, visual culture, media, and life narratives?
  • How are intersections of gender, class, race, and ethnicity played out in constructions of childhood?
  • Fears and threats, joys and pleasures connected to contemporary or past childhoods?
  • How should we understand the role of the child sciences?
  • In what ways has the mind of the child gained attention in both medicine, particularly the “psy” disciplines, and in arts?
  • What is the role of childhood in constructions of adulthood?

The language of the conference is English. Please submit your abstract (max. 300 words) using the web form http://congress.utu.fi/abyss/ by November 30, 2014. Notifications of acceptance will be sent by February 15, 2015.

Registration and the payment of conference fee 70 EUR by April 30, 2015. After April 30, the conference fee is 100 EUR.

The conference is organized by the Academy of Finland interdisciplinary research project, entitled Fragile Subjects: Childhood in Finnish Literature and Medicine, 1850s-2000s

http://congress.utu.fi/fragile2015/cfp.php

http://www.utu.fi/en/units/hum/units/finnishliterature/research/fragile_subjects/Pages/home.aspx

CFP: Aging and Age Studies: Foundations and Formations

Call for Papers: N.A.N.A.S. North American Network in Aging Studies Conference

Aging and Age Studies: Foundations and Formations, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, May 19-22, 2015

The North American Network in Aging Studies (NANAS) was established in 2013 to bring together scholars and researchers from across a variety of disciplines—humanities, arts, gerontology, anthropology, sociology, health care, and others—interested in critical examinations of how age is conceptualized, defined, experienced, performed, and critiqued. At this inaugural research conference, we seek to build on the foundations and define new formations in this vital and growing field of inquiry.

We invite scholarship and research that provides fresh insights into the changing manifestations and interpretations of age through engagement with cultural texts (e.g., literature, history, media, public policy, adaptive technology), as well as qualitative or other meaning-based approaches. Presentations might investigate local and global implications of age and aging; consider how diverse approaches to studying age can enable richer understanding in traditional academic disciplines; develop new, cross-disciplinary methodologies that expose the often-unacknowledged effects of age relations and age assumptions; and/or examine ethical, political, philosophical, or practical questions about what it means to be humans living through time. Additional topics may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Intergenerational relations: philosophical, historical, literary and/or gerontological insights
  • Problematizing age: other ways to organize human life
  • Memory and forgetting as personal and cultural phenomena
  • Age narratives
  • Creativity and imagination as a site of knowledge in old age
  • Age and the environment; the meaning of space and place
  • Hegemony of biological and non-biological models of aging
  • Morality, spirituality and ethics as mediated by age
  • Age across cultural, regional, or historical differences
  • Gerontology meets age studies: crossroads of science and meaning
  • Age and the body
  • Age across cultural, regional, or historical differences
  • Gerontological literacy and illiteracy
  • Beyond the young/old binary
  • Disciplinary challenges in an interdisciplinary field
  • Age and personal objects
  • Age, technology, and new media
  • Illustrating, dramatizing, choreographing, composing, and/or performing age
  • Defining age through public policy
  • Age across cultural, regional, or historical differences
  • Geography, politics, economics, and the lived experience of aging
  • Age in the classroom
  • Age and sexuality
  • Age and identity
  • Age-based roles in celebrations, ceremonies, and/or other public events.
  • Age and dis/ability
  • Imagining age
  • Age, nation, development: postcolonial paradigms

Proposal abstracts for individual papers and themed sessions/symposia are welcome. Each person may participate in a maximum of two sessions.

Proposal abstracts for individual papers should include the title of the paper, an abstract of 250 words, and contact details.

Proposal abstracts for themed sessions/symposia of up to 4 presentations should include the title, an 800-word abstract that refers to each paper, and contact details of the chair(s) and contributors. Researchers and scholars in all stages of their careers are welcome to submit proposals.

Proposals will be accepted until December 1, 2014. Please send abstracts to: demedekb@miamiOH.edu.

If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact demedekb@miamiOH.edu. Additional conference details can be found at:

www.agingstudies.org.

CFS: Voices in Bioethics

Voices in Bioethics Call for Submissions Winter 2014 Issue

Voices in Bioethics is an academic platform for mobilizing research and discussion that speaks to a wide range of scholars in bioethics. Given that bioethical issues arise at all levels of society, the journal encourages multi-disciplinary debate on such issues and aims to shed light on medical health concerns. While Voices in Bioethics embraces submissions across a range of research perspectives, it especially encourages work that develops social, cultural, and critical understandings of bioethical theory and practice. Voices in Bioethics seeks innovative, creative perspectives and forms of writing, and welcomes new challenges.

The journal welcomes the following types of submissions:

  • Research articles incorporating substantive findings and promoting critical scholarship. Voices in Bioethics is especially open to articles that encourage or incorporate new ways of thinking about theory, research policy, and practice in health care. We limit most articles to a maximum of 7,500 words, including title page, abstract, notes, references, data, etc. However, the editors recognize that some forms of research will require more space to incorporate adequate data.
  • Conceptual essays and diverse literary forms of writing relating to bioethics with a maximum limit of 7,000 words.
  • Short theoretical essays or op-ed pieces in the range of 1,000-3,000 words, addressing current issues, topics, and debates.
  • Media and Book Reviews, in which literature, film, television, and other media are analyzed through a bioethical lens, thus providing further understanding of how we are confronted with these issues in our daily lives. The maximum limit for these review pieces is 1,500 words.
  • Analyses of art in its many forms, which focus on how art and bioethics can intersect in the most interesting ways possible. These pieces are limited to 2,000 words.
  • Narratives and stories of medicine and clinical practice, such as oral histories, first-person accounts, and interviews. Our new Narrative Medicine and Ethics section serves as a space for interdisciplinary work investigating important intersections of medicine, healthcare, and well-being, with writing, literature, philosophy, and progressive thinking.

If you are interested in submitting to the journal for publication in our next issue, please visit our website www.voicesinbioethics.org and read our “Submissions” section for more guidelines and instructions. Any questions can be directed to editor@voicesinbioethics.org.

Please send submissions to: Submissions@VoicesinBioethics.Org

Submission Deadline: December 15st, 2014

 

CFS: A Day in the Life of . . . (Home Healthcare Nurse)

Home Healthcare Nurse is a refereed journal, published 10 times/year. In January 2015 the title of the journal will change to Home Healthcare Now to reflect the interprofessional nature of home healthcare. The goal of the journal is to bring up-to-date and practical articles to home healthcare and hospice providers. Topics include practice-oriented clinical topics, literature reviews, manuscripts that describe quality improvement projects, innovations or new approaches to patient care, and case studies. Some clinical topics of interest are (but not limited to): MS, ALS, diverticulitis, Lyme disease, smoking cessation, gut microbes, osteoporosis, Parkinsons, reflux esophagitis, COPD, fibromyalagia, post-polio syndrome and complementary treatments.

Home Healthcare Nurse is also seeking submissions for a column titled “A Day in the Life of…” The purpose of this column is to introduce readers to the wide variety of roles in home healthcare, and to highlight the typical work day of home care clinicians around the country and world to educate the readers on the work they do, the area in which they work and the people they serve. Manuscripts should be 600-1000 words. Prospective writers should feel free to email me with their ideas at HHNEditor@gmail.com

See also its website: http://journals.lww.com/homehealthcarenurseonline/pages/default.aspx

CFS: Clinical Spotlight on Acne Vulgaris/Rosacea (JDNA)

Journal of the Dermatology Nurses’ Association (JDNA)

Angela L. Borger, DNP, CRNP, DNC, Editor-in-Chief

Deadline for Papers: March 1, 2015

Clinical Spotlight on Acne Vulgaris/Rosacea (JDNA – Summer 2015)

The identification, management and treatment of both acne vulgaris and acne rosacea continue to be of clinical significance to those involved in the care of dermatology patients. This Clinical Spotlight will be focused on presenting dermatology nurses of various levels of academic preparation and practice environments with a comprehensive and up-to-date review of acne vulgaris and acne rosacea, including diagnosis, management, social and clinical considerations for treatment, as well as reviewing the standards of care, including pharmacological interventions, for our patients. Articles that contain clear and relevant figures and photographs and/or include a special focus on the dermatology nurses’ role in helping patients with these disease states will be especially welcome.

Literature reviews including systematic forms of literature review; discussion papers; qualitative, quantitative, or mixed methods research reports; or papers debating issues of prevention and/or early intervention policy, practice or research will be included.

Papers from research nurses, physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, registered nurses, LPN’s, medical assistants, and students are welcomed and encouraged.

Manuscript submissions are invited by the submission deadline, observing the Author Guidelines as outlined at: http://www.editorialmanager.com/jdna/default.asp and http://journals.lww.com/jdnaonline/pages/default.aspx

All papers will undergo a double-blind peer review process. It is the intention for this Clinical Spotlight to be mailed with the regular issue of the Journal of the Dermatology Nurses’ Association Issue 7.5, September/October 2015.

Manuscripts Due: March 1, 2015 to the JDNA’s Managing Editor: melissaderby@charter.net to be uploaded for peer review.

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