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.

CFP: Spiritual Dimensions of Illness and Healing

4th Annual Conference on Medicine and Religion: Spiritual Dimensions of Illness and Healing
March 6-8, 2015, Hyatt Regency Cambridge, MA

Call for Abstracts
We invite abstracts for 60-minute panel and workshop sessions, 20-minute paper presentations, and posters that address issues at the intersection of medicine and religion, including but not limited to the conference theme. We also invite student participation in an essay contest.

All proposals must be submitted online by 4pm CST, Thursday, October 23, 2014. For detailed instructions, please visit: www.MedicineandReligion.com

Conference Theme
Contemporary western culture divides care of the soul from care of the body, apportioning the former to religious communities and the latter to medicine. The division of spiritual and material care of the human person has allowed us to meet many clinical needs efficiently, but it has also wrought unwanted outcomes, including increased mechanization of care and isolation in the experiences of illness and dying. Remedying this situation will require reengaging some critical questions: In what sense is illness a spiritual and/or religious experience? How should particular spiritual and religious needs of patients be addressed and by whom? What is at stake and what is experienced, spiritually, among those who care for patients? How may the powerful social and intellectual forces that continue to dehumanize the patient experience and the practices of health care be overcome? What do religious traditions teach us about these questions?

The 4th Annual Conference on Medicine and Religion invites students, health care practitioners, scholars, and religious leaders to take up these questions and their implications for contemporary medicine, and to do so with reference to religious traditions and practices, particularly those of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. This conference is supported in part by a grant from the John Templeton Foundation.

CFP: Nursing & Health Care History Conference

Call for Abstracts: Thirty-second Annual History of Nursing & Health Care History Conference, Dublin, Ireland

September 17-20, 2015

The American Association for the History of Nursing and University College Dublin’s School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Systems are co-sponsoring the Association’s thirty-second annual conference to be held in Dublin City. The conference provides a forum for researchers interested in sharing new research that addresses events, issues, and topics in any area of nursing and health care history, broadly construed to encompass the history of nursing, global nursing history, nursing practice, health care institutions, caring, illness, healing work and public health. Submissions pertaining to all areas and regions of the world are welcome. Papers and posters that expand the horizons of nursing and health care history and engage related fields such as labor, technology, economic history, and race and gender studies are encouraged. Individual papers, posters, and panel presentations are featured at the conference. If submitting an abstract for a panel, please clearly state on the abstract that it is for a panel presentation.  Only panels consisting of 3 to 5 presenters will be considered.  Additional information about AAHN and the conference can be obtained at http://www.aahn.org/.

 Guidelines for Submission:  A one-page abstract of a completed study will be accepted by email. Submit two copies of your abstract; one must include the title, author’s name(s), credentials, institutional affiliation, phone/fax and email. If more than one author is listed, indicate who is acting as the contact person. Indicate whether a paper, poster, or panel presentation is sought.  The second copy of the abstract should include only the title, and mode of presentation with no other identifying information.

Abstracts must include: Purpose of study, rationale and significance, description of methodology, identification of major primary and secondary sources, findings and conclusions.  Each section of the abstract should be clearly identified.  Abstracts will be selected on the basis of merit through blind review.

Abstract preparation:  Margins must be one and one-half inches on the left, and one inch on the right, top, and bottom.  Center the title in upper case, and single space the body using 12 point Times (New Roman) font.  Accepted abstracts will be printed as submitted in the conference program; thus, when printed, the abstract must fit one side of one 8.5″ x 11″ paper.

Submission deadline:  Abstracts must arrive on or before January 31, 2015. 

Submit to: abstracts@aahn.org

All conference presenters must be AAHN members 

CFP: Sexual Minority Youth Conference

A reminder of an imminent deadline for proposals for the local True Colors Conference:

True Colors is soliciting workshop proposals for their 22nd annual LGBTQIA youth issues conference on March 20 and 21st, 2015 at UCONN in Storrs, CT. With more than 3,000 attendees and 250+ workshops, the conference has something for everyone: LGBTQIA youth, their peers, family members, educators, clinicians, child welfare professionals, juvenile justice providers, clergy and the community at large.  If you have an expertise in any area of LGBTQIA youth strengths, challenges, experiences and/or empowerment, this is a great opportunity. We are particularly interested in activity workshops for youth, advanced workshops for social workers, clinicians and educators and workshops that explore lesser known topic areas such as asexuality; people who are intersex; intersection of ‘isms'; etc.

The workshop due date for True Colors 22: When Pink and Blue are not enough is Friday, October 31, 2014.  Proposals can be accessed on line at http://ourtruecolors.org/

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