CFP: AAN Policy Conference

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
For the American Academy of Nursing’s 2014 policy conference, we invite abstracts specific to the conference objectives and the advancement of health policy. We encourage abstracts that demonstrate nursing contributions to health policy through translational science from efficacy to effectiveness studies, implementation and dissemination studies, comparative effectiveness research, or historical and health policy research. Moreover, quality improvement projects that inform organizational policy and systems of care are welcomed, as are evidence-based practice projects.

Abstracts Deadline: Monday, June 23, 2014, 11:59 p.m. EDT

http://www.aannet.org/2014

CFP: Yale, Sigma Theta Tau Collaborative Scholarship Day

The Collaborative Scholarship Day for Sigma Theta Tau International will be held this year on Friday, April 11, 2014 at Yale School of Nursing. Please submit your abstract for either a presentation or a poster presentation using the sub-themes of clinical, educational, global, policy and population health. Each podium presentation will have 50 minutes including time for questions. Graduate students and early career nurses and faculty are especially encouraged to submit podium presentations or posters for this conference. Those who might be in an early stage of development or implementation of a program, a project, or any completed study that has had an impact on nursing practice and health outcomes are encouraged to submit an abstract.

Abstracts proposing a 50-minute podium presentation or poster must be 150 words and are due by February 28, 2014.

Details here: http://nursing.yale.edu/collaborative-scholarship-day

CFP: Creating Space IV–Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences in the Education of Health Professionals

Call for Proposals

Creating Space IV–Exploring Paradigms of Scholarship and Practice: Arts, Humanities and the Social Sciences in the Education of Health Professionals

About the Creating Space IV Symposium
We invite submissions to participate in the Creating Space IV Symposium (Exploring Paradigms of Scholarship and Practice) in Ottawa April 25th and 26th, 2014 in conjunction with the Canadian Conference on Medical Education (CCME) and the Ottawa Conference. Creating Space is an annual symposium that explores the new and evolving use of the arts, humanities and social sciences (AHSS) in health professional education to better prepare students for clinical and academic careers.
The fourth symposium in this series builds on the work of previous meetings to nurture and support our growing medical/health humanities academic community in Canada and beyond. The 1.5 day symposium highlights different conceptual and theoretical frameworks informing our work and discusses the challenges of collaborating across the disciplines of AHSS and medicine. We will explore the contribution of the many diverse perspectives brought to the meeting by scholars from many different academic backgrounds.

Presentation formats
We invite submissions under the following topics
• Short paper presentations – these may be work in progress, completed work or may be conceptual in nature. Papers addressing similar issues will be grouped into themed short paper sessions (abstract 500 words maximum).
• Panel discussions – these are to bring a group of individuals together to debate or otherwise critically engage with a key topic of relevance to the conference themes (abstract 500 words maximum).
• Posters – these may be work in progress, completed work or conceptual in nature (abstract 500 words maximum).
• Participatory workshops – (abstract 1,000 words maximum). A limited number of participatory workshops can be accommodated. Abstracts should describe the nature of the proposed session, state the session learning objectives, and ensure that no less than 50% of the time involves participants in active learning.
• Pecha Kucha – we are running a Pecha Kucha session this year where presenters are given a strict limitation of 20 slides and 20 seconds per slide. The format is ideal for highly focused and succinct presentations with a flair for the entertaining as well as academically engaging (abstract 300 words maximum).
Although these are the planned session types we encourage suggestions for alternative formats that align with the ethos of the meeting, such as poetry, stories, film, etc.
Logistics
The deadline for submitting all proposals is midnight EST, 15th December 2013.
Submissions should be submitted by email to creatingspace@uottawa.ca
Presenters will be notified of acceptance during the week of February 10, 2014.
Please note: All Creating Space IV participants must register for this symposium through the Canadian Conference on Medical Education (CCME) website http://www.mededconference.ca/ccme2014/registration.php Creating Space IV is listed as a Pre-conference CCME-05A & B. Participants are encouraged to also register for the CCME conference, but this is optional.
Program Committee
Dr. Pippa Hall, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa
Dr. Jean Roy, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa
Dr. Rachel Ellaway, Northern Ontario School of Medicine
Siobhan Farrell, Northern Ontario School of Medicine
Dr. Jacalyn Duffin, Hannah Chair, Faculty of Health Sciences, Queen’s University

Creating Space IV
Exploration des paradigmes entourant la mission professorale et la pratique médicale : la place des arts, des humanités et des sciences sociales dans la formation des futurs professionnels de la santé
Appel de propositions
Renseignements sur le Symposium Creating Space IV
Nous invitons les propositions des personnes qui souhaitent participer au Symposium Creating Space IV (Exploration des paradigmes entourant la mission professorale et la pratique médicale) qui aura lieu à Ottawa les 25 et 26 avril 2014, conjointement avec la Conférence canadienne sur l’éducation médicale et le Ottawa Conferences. Creating Space est un symposium organisé annuellement en vue d’explorer l’utilisation récente et évolutive de l’art, des humanités et des sciences sociales (AHSS) dans la formation des professionnels de la santé afin de mieux préparer les étudiants et les étudiantes pour une carrière universitaire et clinique.
Le quatrième symposium de la série table sur le travail amorcé dans le cadre de réunions antérieures en vue d’alimenter et de soutenir le nombre croissant d’intervenants en humanités des milieux de la santé et de la médecine au Canada et ailleurs. Ce symposium, d’une durée de 1,5 jour, mettra en lumière les différents cadres conceptuels et théoriques qui guident notre travail et les défis auxquels nous sommes confrontés dans le cadre de la collaboration entre les intervenants des diverses disciplines de l’AHSS et de la médecine. Nous explorerons les contributions de nombreuses perspectives qui seront exprimées par des universitaires de différents horizons durant la rencontre.
Format des présentations
Nous invitons des propositions sur les sujets suivants :
• Brefs exposés – les exposés peuvent porter sur des travaux en cours, des travaux achevés ou être de nature conceptuelle. Les communications abordant des sujets similaires seront regroupées pour présentation lors de séances thématiques (résumé d’un maximum de 500 mots).
• Débats d’experts – ces séances visent à réunir des personnes qui discuteront ou réfléchiront sur le sujet sur un sujet clé correspondant aux thèmes de la conférence (résumé d’un maximum de 500 mots).
• Affiches – les exposés peuvent porter sur des travaux en cours, des travaux achevés ou être de nature conceptuelle (résumé d’un maximum de 500 mots).
• Ateliers participatifs – un nombre limité d’ateliers participatifs peut être accueilli. Les résumés devraient décrire la nature de la séance proposée, préciser les objectifs d’apprentissage et assurer que les participants ne passeront pas moins de 50 p. 100 du temps en apprentissage actif (résumé d’un maximum de 1 000 mots).
• Pecha Kucha – cette année, nous organisons une séance Pecha Kucha. Les présentateurs seront limités à 20 diapositives et à 20 secondes par diapositives. Ce format est idéal pour les présentations très concises et concrètes qui misent sur le divertissement (résumé d’un maximum de 300 mots).
Bien que ce qui précède soit le type de séances actuellement prévu, vous êtes encouragé à suggérer d’autres formats qui seraient compatibles avec l’esprit de la réunion, comme la poésie, la narration d’histoires, un film, etc.
Logistique
La date limite pour la soumission de présentations est le15 décembre 2013 à minuit (HNE).
Les présentations devraient être envoyées par courriel à creatingspace@uottawa.ca.
Les présentateurs seront informés de leur acceptation Durant la semaine du 10 février 2014.
Nota : Tous les participants doivent s’inscrire au Symposium Creating Space IV sur le site Web de la Conférence canadienne sur l’éducation médicale (CCÉM) http://www.mededconference.ca/ccme2014/registration.php . Creating Space IV est identifié comme les ateliers pré-congrès -CCÉM 5A & B. Les participants sont aussi encouragés à s’inscrire pour le congrès CCÉM, mais cela demeure leur choix.
Comité du programme
Dre Pippa Hall, Faculté de médecine, Université d’Ottawa
Dr Jean A. Roy, Faculté de médecine, Université d’Ottawa
Dre Rachel Ellaway, École de médecine du Nord de l’Ontario
Siobhan Farrell, .École de médecine du Nord de l’Ontario
Dre Jacalyn Duffin, Chaire Hannah, Faculté des sciences de la santé, Université Queen’s

CFP: History of Women’s Health Conference

The Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, will host its ninth annual History of Women’s Health Conference on Wednesday, April 2, 2014. We invite interested persons to send a one to two page proposal or abstract of your topic by Friday, December 6, 2012 for consideration. The History of Women’s Health Conference focuses on areas of women’s health from the 18th century to the present. This conference encourages interdisciplinary work. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, obstetrics and gynecology (fertility, infertility, birth control methods, menopause), adolescence (health, cultural influences, body image, puberty, eating disorders), mental health topics, aging concerns, women’s health as consumer health, the female as conveyed in popular culture, overall women’s health, access to health care, minority health, nursing, midwifery, female healers, and more.

Robert Aronowitz, MD, chair of the Department of History and Sociology of Science at the University of Pennsylvania, will be our keynote speaker, presenting a history of breast cancer from his book Unnatural History: Breast Cancer and American Society (Cambridge University Press, 2007). He is also the author of the book Making Sense of Illness: Science, Society, and Disease and numerous articles.

The History of Women’s Health Conference began in 2006 as part of the Pennsylvania Hospital’s celebration of co-founder Benjamin Franklin’s tercentenary. Each year since, scholars from the humanities and health care professionals gather to discuss the past, present, and future state of women’s health. The conference is jointly sponsored by the Obstetrics and Gynecology Department and the Pennsylvania Hospital Historic Collection.

Please e-mail your one to two page proposal to: Stacey C Peeples, Curator-Lead Archivist, Pennsylvania Hospital peepless@pahosp.com

Please call (215-829-5434) or e-mail with any questions or for more information.

 

CFP: Philosophy, Nursing

Philosophy in the Nurse’s World: Troubling Practice

The Philosophy in the Nurse’s World conference was inaugurated by the Institute, now the unit for Philosophical Nursing Research (uPNR), a working group of the University of Alberta, Faculty of Nursing oriented to the pursuit of philosophical nursing knowledge.

The Philosophy in the Nurse’s World conference provides a forum for advancing philosophical nursing inquiry. In May 2010 and 2012, the conference examined questions of ‘the political’ and nursing practices, examining questions relating to the social, political and economic conditions organizing nursing as a discipline and a field of care. In 2014 we will continue our collective conversation by philosophically exploring and analyzing the idea of ‘ troubling practice’. We are drawn to this idea because of sever characteristics of the current contexts of nursing including a continuing emphasis on instrumentalism and corporatism; the spread of economic discourses beyond their ‘proper’ sphere: a preoccupation with ‘productivity’ and outputs; and the normalization of constraint, disparity and austerity.

Although these are not new features of nursing contexts, their intensification calls us to explore ways we might challenge or disrupt their influence, develop counter discourses or critiques, or articulate philosophical resources that might enable us to retain and extend space for philosophical inquiry and practice – all as ways, in Lyotard’s terms, of providing resistances to or illumination about what is happening right now.

Details here: http://www.cvent.com/events/philosophy-in-the-nurse-s-world-troubling-practice/event-summary-44814ed279474a2b903b0311d264c675.aspx

Deadline for abstract submission: December 1, 2013

 

CFP: Teaching Professor Conference

The 2014 Teaching Professor Conference is the place to hear about the latest pedagogical strategies. For educators who are passionate about the art and science of teaching, The Teaching Professor Conference is the premier event in the U.S. There is no better forum for an exhilarating exchange of ideas with your colleagues.

We are now accepting proposals for sessions and poster sessions!

The Teaching Professor Conference is known for attracting a roster of high-quality, engaging presenters; that’s why we’re asking you to be a part of next year’s event. If you have previously submitted a proposal for past conferences, we sincerely ask you to submit again. And if you have never submitted a proposal for a session or poster session, we ask that you seriously consider this opportunity to share your expertise at the conference.

The 11th annual Teaching Professor Conference will be held May 30 – June 1, 2014 at the Westin Boston Waterfront in Boston, Mass. Featured topical areas are:

  • Topical Area 1: Instructional Design
  • Topical Area 2: Activities that Engage Students
  • Topical Area 3: Teaching Specific Types of Students
  • Topical Area 4: Instructional Vitality: Ways to Keep Teaching Fresh and Invigorated
  • Topical Area 5: Teaching and Learning with Technology
  • Topical Area 6: Creating Climates for Learning
  • Topical Area 7: Faculty Development

For more information about the proposal process and how to submit your proposal, please click here: http://www.teachingprofessor.com/conference/proposals

The Teaching Professor Conference is three intensive days of plenary sessions, preconference workshops, sessions, poster sessions, and more. Here is your chance to be a part of it in 2014.

Deadline for proposal submissions is Friday, November 1st, 2013.

 

CFP: Trauma–Theory and Practice

4th Global Conference: Trauma: Theory and Practice
Saturday 22nd March – Tuesday 25th March 2014, Prague, Czech Republic
Call for Presentations
This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary conference seeks to examine and explore issues surrounding individual and collective trauma in terms of practice, theory and lived reality. Trauma studies has emerged from its foundation in psychoanalysis to be a dominant methodology for understanding contemporary events and our reactions to them. Critics have argued that we live in a ‘culture of trauma.’ Repeated images of suffering and death form our collective and/or cultural unconscious. The third global conference seeks papers on a variety of issues related to trauma including: the function of memory, memorial, and testimony; collective and cultural perspectives; the impact of time; and the management of personal and political traumas.
Trauma has a thematic identity that exists on the interdisciplinary fringes of other subject areas, either peripherally nudging, or fully penetrating existing research, shifting cultures and influencing global politics. Thus, while we continue to welcome research papers of core theoretical and clinical interest, we would also warmly encourage those papers that address: critical questions of practice; practical projects; first-hand survivor/bystander reports of individual and collective experiences; and, those that interrogate, critique, represent, or create works that deal with fictional and actual traumatic events.
We would also like to encourage presentations that take the following forms: auto-ethnographical and experiential accounts, case studies, papers, performance pieces, reports, works of art, works-in-progress, and workshops.
Finally, submissions which engage with the aftermath of trauma as a space of potential opportunity for change, emotional growth, identity shifts, or developing spirituality are particularly welcome across any of the following themes.
1. Public and Political Trauma
~ War and trauma, both past and present
~ Captivity and torture
~ Public disasters and trauma including environmental catastrophes
~ Disease, public health and trauma
~ Political trauma, silencing dissent/voicing dissent
~ Social trauma
~ Traumatic displacement and cultural uprooting
~ Inherited intergenerational trauma
2. Personal and Individual Trauma
~ Bereavement: parent; sibling; partner loss
~ Abandonment
~ Betrayal
~ Peer pressure and bullying
~ Murder and assault
~ Domestic violence
~ Child abuse and childhood trauma
~ Survivor guilt
~ Disability
~ Witnessing trauma and secondary trauma
~ Coping strategies – stress management and reduction
3. Diagnosing and Treating Trauma
~ Medical, therapeutic, and holistic approaches to trauma management
~ Non-medical therapies/approaches – the uses of drama, dance, narrative, bibliotherapy and scriptotherapy, music, art, and digital technologies
~ Vicarious traumatisation, secondary stress, and compassion fatigue
~ From person to survivor – perspectives of change
4. Theorising Trauma
~ Trauma and post colonialism
~ Memory
~ National identity
~ Trauma studies
~ Individual versus collective trauma
~ Socio-cultural perspectives on traumatic experience
~ Gender
~ The body from the inside and out
~ Psychic trauma
5. Representing Trauma
~ Affect, trauma, and art
~ Trauma on stage, screen, and in cyberspace
~ Traumatic expression
~ Media images: reality and fiction
~ Literature and poetry
~ Eyewitness testimony
~ Gaming and violence
~ New technologies
~ Reporting on trauma
~ Aesthetics and experience
~ Fear and horror
~ Otherness, spirituality, and trauma
What to Send
The Steering Group also welcomes the submission of pre-formed panel proposals. 300 word abstracts should be submitted by Friday 11th October 2013. All submissions are minimally double blind peer reviewed where appropriate. If an abstract is accepted for the conference, a full draft paper should be submitted by Friday 17th January 2014. Abstracts should be submitted simultaneously to the Organising Chairs; abstracts may be in Word or RTF formats with the following information and in this order:
a) author(s), b) affiliation, c) email address, d) title of abstract, e) body of abstract f) up to 10 key words
E-mails should be entitled: Trauma 4 Abstract Submission.
Please use plain text (Times Roman 12) and abstain from using footnotes and any special formatting, characters or emphasis (such as bold, italics or underline). We acknowledge receipt and answer to all paper proposals submitted. If you do not receive a reply from us in a week you should assume we did not receive your proposal; it might be lost in cyberspace! We suggest, then, to look for an alternative electronic route or resend.
Organising Chairs
Peter Bray: pbray@eit.ac.nz
Rob Fisher: ttp4@inter-disciplinary.net
The conference is part of the ‘At the Interface’ programme of research projects. It aims to bring together people from different areas and interests to share ideas and explore various discussions which are innovative and exciting.
For further details of the conference, please visit: http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/at-the-interface/evil/trauma/call-for-papers/
Please note: Inter-Disciplinary.Net is a not-for-profit network and we are not in a position to be able to assist with conference travel or subsistence.

CFP: Sexual Minority Youth Conference

TRUE COLORS CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS WANTED

True Colors 21, the world’s largest LGBTQIA youth issues conference will be held on Friday, March 21st & Saturday, March 22nd, 2014 at the University of CT in Storrs, CT.  The theme this year explores what it means to play on an equal field in all the areas of our lives: sports, school, community, employment, family, faith, etc.

Workshops are organized into different tracks geared to different audiences including professionals, general (youth and adults), spirituality, family support, youth only, and college only. (Note that we have two new tracks – family support and spirituality! Workshops must be submitted on line.

The proposal due date is Friday, November 1, 2013.

 For more information or to submit a proposal:    www.ourtruecolors.org

  (860) 232.0050, ext 301

CFP: AACN Conferences

 2014 Faculty Practice Pre-Conference

Dollars and Sense: Positioning Faculty Practice for the Future

January 29, 2014
Waldorf Astoria Naples, Naples, FL

AACN invites abstracts that showcase new, evolving, or particularly successful approaches to faculty practice to support the conference theme. This may include new initiatives, approaches, or other noteworthy activities unique to faculty practice in its many variations.
* Please note that abstracts will be presented as Posters only at the Pre-Conference.

Click here to view call for abstracts.

2014 Doctoral Education Conference

Transforming the Discipline through Doctoral Education

January 29 – February 1, 2014
Waldorf Astoria Naples, Naples, FL

AACN invites abstracts describing programs, courses, initiatives, or evaluation strategies that characterize the conference theme, addressing the many changes and challenges in doctoral programs.  Of particular interest are abstracts that highlight:

  • Linking capstone/scholarly projects to QSEN, NDNQI®, or risk management
  • Interprofessional research efforts
  • Innovative initiatives in doctoral education
  • Collaborative efforts between research and practice doctoral programs (e.g., curricular overlap or shared resources)
  • Scalability of DNP Programs

Detailed information about the 2013 conference program will be available in late September.  

Click here to view call for abstracts.

CFP: Making Sense of The Patient: Therapeutic Approaches

4th Global Conference: Making Sense of: The Patient: Therapeutic Approaches

Tuesday 18th March – Thursday 20th March 2014, Prague, Czech Republic

Call for Presentations

A significant focus for this interdisciplinary project is our annual conference which provides valuable opportunities for participants to become involved in thoughtful, unique, and creative dialogues with one another. In this engaging and responsive forum presenters are encouraged to enthusiastically share something of themselves and their disciplines, and through the exploration, examination, and discussion of their work with colleagues nurture new knowledge and interdisciplinary relationships.

Through its research and publications, and from a number of health and therapeutic care perspectives, this project began by characterising the patient as a liminal figure in an unstable landscape. As a result conference participants have begun discussions that explore the positioning of patients, families and institutions, helping professionals and clinicians, the nature of practice and the significance of theory in terms of: quality of care; professional and personal expectations; reluctance and resistance; institutional and individual needs; and, the value and role of education.

In this next stage of the project we would like to warmly encourage participants to consider the patient in terms of collaborative therapeutic relationships – to site the patient in a place of care where she might be defined by the quality and strength of her relationships rather than her liminality. In addition, this project invites a critical examination of those therapeutic approaches, roles, skills, and conditions of relationship that make agency possible, establish collaboration, and assist in mutually helpful outcomes. Often the practice of these approaches is narrowly defined in terms of the curative benefits to the patient or client. However, this conference will add to the scope of previous discussions by capturing and examining the myriad roles that relationships play in effectively assisting individual patients and client groups toward the achievement of their therapeutic goals.

Presentations, papers, workshops, presentations and pre-formed panels are all invited on any of the following themes:

  • -The heart of patient/helper relationships – theory and practice –: past; present; and, future;
  • -Re-visioning patient experience through a humanist lens;
  • -On the ground – the sacred and the profane – therapeutic relationships from patients’, helpers’, and organisational perspectives;
  • -Identifying and supporting patients’ relational needs in different settings;
  • -Collaborative projects that assist patients to be, and to help, themselves;
  • -Patient-centred education and training;
  • -Key philosophical, ethical, and legal issues in the organisation and management of patient and helper relationships across the lifespan;
  • -Cultural perceptions of relationship in patient care;
  • -Changing states – from person to patient – accounts of experience and representations from literature, the Arts, film, and the digital media;
  • -Preserving and nurturing relationships in a therapeutic setting – case studies, personal and experiential accounts, and institutional facts;
  • -The present and future roles of new global technologies in patient care.
  • -Choosing life – perceiving and seeking positive and growthful positions in the face of difficult life situations (‘Krankheitsgewinn’), attending to opportunities for psycho-spiritual, psychological, psycho-social and physical development.

Presentations that deal with related themes will also be considered.

It is our aim that a number of these interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary dialogues will be ongoing and that they will ultimately develop into a series of related cross context research project. It is also anticipated that these will support and encourage the establishment of useful collaborative networks, and the creation, presentation, and publication of original research. Through such richness and diversity it is expected that a body of knowledge and expertise will be established that serves both individuals and organisations.

What to Send

300 word abstracts should be submitted by Friday 11th October 2013. All submissions are minimally double blind peer reviewed where appropriate. If an abstract is accepted for the conference, a full draft paper should be submitted by Friday 17th January 2014. Abstracts should be submitted simultaneously to the Organising Chairs; abstracts may be in Word or RTF formats with the following information and in this order:

a) author(s), b) affiliation, c) email address, d) title of abstract, e) body of abstract, f) up to 10 keywords.

E-mails should be entitled: THE PATIENT 4 Abstract Submission.

Please use plain text (Times Roman 12) and abstain from using footnotes and any special formatting, characters or emphasis (such as bold, italics or underline). Please note that a Book of Abstracts is planned for the end of the year. All accepted abstracts will be included in this publication. We acknowledge receipt and answer to all paper proposals submitted. If you do not receive a reply from us in a week you should assume we did not receive your proposal; it might be lost in cyberspace! We suggest, then, to look for an alternative electronic route or resend.

Organising Chairs

Peter Bray: pbray@eit.ac.nz

Rob Fisher: pat4@inter-disciplinary.net

The conference is part of the Persons series of ongoing research and publications projects conferences, run within the Probing the Boundaries domain which aims to bring together people from different areas and interests to share ideas and explore innovative and challenging routes of intellectual and academic exploration.

For further details of the conference, please visit:

http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/probing-the-boundaries/persons/the-patient/call-for-papers/

Please note: Inter-Disciplinary.Net is a not-for-profit network and we are not in a position to be able to assist with conference travel or subsistence.

 

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