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

CFP: Global Health & Innovation Conference

Global Health & Innovation Conference
Presented by Unite For Sight, 12th Annual Conference
Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Saturday, March 28 – Sunday, March 29, 2015
“A Meeting of Minds”—CNN

The Global Health & Innovation Conference is the world’s largest global health conference and social entrepreneurship conference. This must-attend, thought-leading conference annually convenes 2,200 leaders, changemakers, students, and professionals from all fields of global health, international development, and social entrepreneurship. Register now to secure the lowest registration rate:
Interested in presenting at the conference? Submit an abstract for consideration:

CFP: Integrating Health Policy into Doctoral Nursing Programs

Deadline for submission: Midnight, October 31, 2014
Integrating Health Policy into Doctoral Nursing Programs:
Continuing the Conversation in 2015 Conference
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Hotel Del Coronado, Coronado, California
Presented by: The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Nursing and Health Policy Collaborative at the
University of New Mexico
This conference offers PhD and DNP faculty strategies for integrating health policy into their programs and courses. Its interprofessional and interdisciplinary panels of speakers will propose core content and methods for developing faculty and student expertise in policy analysis and research. The conference fosters the work of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in building a culture of health, which assumes that health encompasses more than health care, and that health policy necessarily encompasses the broader social, economic, political, and cultural aspects of health. Faculty and students with beginning and advanced health policy knowledge are encouraged to attend.
Abstracts for poster presentation will be reviewed by a subcommittee of the conference’s National Planning Committee. Posters will be selected on the basis of their potential to contribute to the conference objectives. We welcome abstracts from individual scholars and interdisciplinary teams of researchers.
Conference Objectives
At the conclusion of this conference, participants will be able to:
1. Identify and explore strategies and approaches that enhance the integration of health policy studies into doctoral nursing curricula.
2. Discuss interprofessional and interdisciplinary collaborations and strategies for incorporating content into doctoral nursing programs to assist faculty in preparing students to address current and emerging health policy issues.

3. Identify roles that nurses prepared at the PhD or DNP level may undertake to help shape policies that address social determinants of health and improve population health outcomes.
4. Recommend strategies for developing programs of research for faculty and students that focus on a broad understanding of health and health policies to address the relationships between social determinants of health, population health, and health care.
5. Recognize the social determinants of health and integrate an understanding of these determinants into policy analysis and research as a way to help build a culture of health in the United States.
Abstracts will be accepted within one of the following categories:
A. Outcomes of student work in policy analysis or policy evaluation research.
B. Programs to educate and inform faculty for preparation in teaching health policy.
C. Case studies of nurses who have informed laws, regulations, or judicial decisions.
D. Best practices for implementing and evaluating health policy internships.
E. Interdisciplinary scholarship to advance the broader social, economic, political, and cultural aspects of health.
F. Innovative approaches or frameworks for integrating health policy into doctoral nursing curricula or programs.
Abstract submission guidelines
Abstracts must be typed, not to exceed 300 words, and be attached to a cover sheet with the abstract title, list of authors, and each author’s title, affiliation, and e-mail address.
1. All abstracts must be sent electronically as an email attachment to Antoinette Sabedra at
2. Abstracts must be submitted before midnight on October 31, 2014.
3. Presenters will be notified of the Review Committee’s decision by November14, 2014.
4. Poster Presentations will take place between 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m., January 27, 2015. Note: poster presentation boards are 8’ wide x 5’ high.
5. All those presenting posters must be registered to attend the conference by December 8, 2014. Presenters whose abstracts are selected will be sent a code to receive a discounted registration rate. Individuals presenting a poster will receive a reduced registration fee of $75 and student presenters may register to attend the conference for $25 (proof of student status will be required).
6. Student presenters will receive a small stipend to help defray conference travel expenses.
For information about the conference, visit our website at:

CF: FIU Track on Urban Health

Call for Papers for the: FIU Track on Urban Health

Abstract Deadline: October 1, 2014

The Academic Health Center at Florida International University (FIU) is sponsoring a conference track on Urban Health at the 45th Annual Meeting of the Urban Affairs Association.
When: April 8-11, 2015
Where: The Intercontinental Hotel, Miami, Florida

For Details about the Conference:

Growth and conditions of urban areas directly impact the health of individuals and communities across the globe, presenting both opportunities and challenges to promoting health, wellness, and health equity. Factors that may impact health in urban environments include: characteristics of urban populations and neighborhoods; local governance and politics; the built and natural environments; availability of health and social services; preparedness of local providers; social and economic development; and food security.

The goal of this track on Urban Health is to promote interaction and sharing of knowledge between researchers and practitioners whose work and interests relate to health in urban environments. The track welcomes participants from all disciplines addressing urban health problems, issues, interventions, and policy. Topics of interest are varied and may include:

• How social, economic, and environmental factors influence health among urban populations.
• Innovative models use by hospitals, clinics, and other institutions to address the needs of urban 
populations that are diverse, multicultural, multilingual, transient, and/or aging in place.
• Multi-disciplinary approaches (especially those involving urban planning, transportation, and social/economic development) for addressing health issues among urban population.
• The role of policy, such as the Affordable Care Act, in addressing access to health and social services in urban areas.
• Training and education models that prepare professionals to address the changing needs of urban community in the medical, public health, nursing, social work, dietetics/nutrition, health economics, and other health-related fields.
• How spatial segregation and other neighborhood characteristics contribute to: physical and mental health disparities; access to health and social services; and types of available nutrition.
• Characteristics of international, border, and port cities that influence health and wellness.
• The role that advocacy and community organizing play in citizens’ efforts to promote health and wellness within their own urban communities.

Abstract Proposal Formats
The conference allows each participant to engage in one of the following formats: 1) individual paper presentation, 2) individual poster presentation, 3) informal breakfast roundtable, 4) pre-organized panel consisting of 4-5 individual papers, or 5) pre-organized colloquy session. Please refer to the UAA conference website for full descriptions of these formats.
All abstracts and session proposals must be submitted online using the UAA website. By October 1, 2014 at 12 mid-night Central Daylight Time or 5:00am GMT). Late proposals are not accepted.

About The Sponsor: As Miami’s first and only four-year public research university, Florida International University (FIU) is Worlds Ahead in its service to the community. This special track on Urban Health is sponsored by three academic units that make up FIU’s Academic Health Center:
• The Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work, whose vision is to advance and integrate health and social welfare by seeking excellence in education, research, and service for diverse communities and a dynamic population.
• The Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, which strives to be South Florida’s leader in providing clinically competent physicians to the local communities, and in discovering innovations in the science and delivery of medical care.
• Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing and Health Sciences, which aims to be globally recognized as the higher education destination organization that is innovative, inquiry- driven and technologically advanced; drawing diverse top-class faculty, students, staff and others for positive transformation of society with a focus on the health care needs of underserved populations.

Questions about the Track? Contact Dr. Nicole Ruggiano at

For questions about the conference send email to:

About UAA: The Urban Affairs Association (UAA) is the international professional organization for urban scholars, researchers, and public service providers. Founded in 1969, the Urban Affairs Association is dedicated to creating interdisciplinary spaces for engaging in intellectual and practical discussions about urban life. Through theoretical, empirical, and action-oriented research, the UAA fosters diverse activities to understand and shape a more just and equitable urban world. Today, UAA includes over 700 institutional, individual, and student members from colleges and universities throughout North America, South America, Europe, Africa and Asia.


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