CFP: ENRS 2015

Call for Abstracts: 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

Deadline: Friday, September 26, 2014 at 11:59 PM EST

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: Aging Studies Conference

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

  • 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

Conveners: Kate de Medeiros, Miami University; Erin Lamb, Hiram College; Leni Marshall, University of Wisconsin-Stout; and Cynthia Port, Coastal Carolina University.

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/symposiaof 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 November 15, 2014. Please send abstracts to:

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

CFP: AAN Policy Conference

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

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:

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.
The deadline for submitting all proposals is midnight EST, 15th December 2013.
Submissions should be submitted by email to
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 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.
La date limite pour la soumission de présentations est le15 décembre 2013 à minuit (HNE).
Les présentations devraient être envoyées par courriel à
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) . 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

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:

Deadline for abstract submission: December 1, 2013



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