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:

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

 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:

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

Call for Posters: Intern’l Forum, Quality & Safety in Healthcare (London, 2015)

The International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare continues to support and energise the movement for healthcare improvement. This four day event connects healthcare leaders and practitioners worldwide to improve outcomes for patients and communities.

Conference details here:

Organizers of the 21-24 April 2015 conference in London seek poster submission. Deadline for abstract submissions: 3 November 2014, 5pm GMT

Click here to submit a poster presentation:

CFP: LGBTQIA Youth Conference

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:

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.


CFP: ENRS 27–Nursing Science, Evidence, & Policy: Creating a Culture of Health

 ENRS 27th Annual Scientific SessionsNursing 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.

Click here to start the abstract submission process.

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:

  1. Describe the generation and application of nursing research to promote high quality, inter-professional health care for diverse populations, locally and globally.
  2. Propose innovative strategies to use nursing science to influence health policy.
  3. Examine approaches to promote translation of research findings into a culture of health.
  4. 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 or call (215) 599-6700.

CFP: Professionalism in Health Care

“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


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