Vermont Oxford Network 2013 Annual Meeting and Quality Congress: Learning Fair and NICU Tube Fest
Call for Poster & Video Presentations
The Learning Fair is one of the most popular events of the Annual Meeting and Quality Congress, and reflects the collective work of this vibrant community of practice. Teams from around the world are actively engaged in sharing their improvement stories and data via posters. We have expanded the time to explore the Learning Fair by including events on both Saturday October 5, and an additional optional faculty-led Guided Poster Walk on Sunday, October 6, 2013.
Who Should Submit a Poster?
• Every NICU team or individual engaged in improving the quality, safety, efficiency and value of newborn care
• NICQ 8 and iNICQ teams
• State or regional quality improvement organizations
• Neonatal Fellows
Submissions will be evaluated for their quality and relevance to the conference program. Select posters may be highlighted in a Guided Poster Walk on Sunday, October 6th. Fellows Corner of the Learning Fair will highlight Fellow-driven quality improvement work. Outstanding poster submissions may be invited to share their improvement data in a short Podium Brief during plenary sessions. For the Podium Briefs, we are particularly interested in improvement projects that focus on the following plenary themes or challenges:
• Neurologic outcomes or newborn brain care
• Innovative models of NICU care
• Care-by-parent or couplet care models/projects
• Oxygen saturation targeting, compliance and/or impact on downstream outcomes
• Standardization and MUSIQ
• Care for infants and families affected by NAS
Complete guidelines for posters are located on the following pages. A completed copy of your center’s Submission Authorization is required. (Note: Not required for NICQ 8 center participants.) DEADLINE: An abstract summarizing the poster submission is due by August 12, 2013. Abstracts submitted after that date will not be accepted.
Details here: http://www.vtoxford.org/meetings/AMQC/2013CallforPosters.pdf
Vermont Oxford Network 2013 Annual Meeting and Quality Congress: Learning Fair and NICU Tube Fest
Mayo 2014 Nursing Research Conference – Improving Health Through Self-Management, Friday, March 7, 2014
The Mayo 2014 Nursing Research Conference will be held on March 7, 2014 in Phoenix, Arizona. This conference will focus on research related to individual and community healthcare self-management throughout the lifespan. Research topics may include care delivery models, prevention/wellness promotion behaviors, and acute and chronic disease management. All types of research are welcome.
The goals of the conference are to:
- Disseminate evidence regarding self-management strategies to promote healthy lifestyles and disease prevention across the lifespan.
- Disseminate evidence regarding self-management interventions to diminish effects of acute and chronic illness across the lifespan.
- Disseminate evidence related to care delivery and transitions that support self-management and improve health outcomes.
- Promote opportunities for scholarly networking.
MEDICINE AND HUMANITARIANISM II: Tested by Fire, 1870 – 1914
October 24-25, 2013
At the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the foundation of the International Committee of the Red-Cross (ICRC) and the International Red Cross and Red Crescent movements, the Institute for the History of Medicine and Health, Geneva University, and the Humanitarian Geneva, Center for Historical Research, are organizing a series of research activities and colloquiums in 2013 and 2014. The theme chosen for these activities is the role of medicine and physicians in the creation of the ICRC, International Humanitarian Law, and the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. In view of the magnitude of this subject, this initiative will take place in four phases:
The first phase was held on Thursday the 14th and Friday the 15th of February 2013 on the theme of the foundation of the ICRC and International Humanitarian Rights: 1863 – 1870.
The second phase will be centered on the role of physicians and health care practitioners, and the impact of the transformation in medicine and public health within the International Red Cross and Red Crescent movement during the period extending from the Franco-German war of 1870-71 to the eve of the First World War.
Tested by Fire, 1870 – 1914
Thursday and Friday, October 24-25, 2013.
The third and fourth phases will be held in 2014, the 3rd on the period 1914 – 1945 and the 4th from 1945 till today.
The second phase will be on the following subjects:
Institutional aspects and socio-political contexts
- The concept of the neutralization of sanitary services and the wounded of war
- The changes in health professions (public and military)
- The humanitarian formation of sanitary services
- Military health in international expositions, conferences and contests (Brussels 1876, Paris 1878, etc.)
- The role of medicine in Red Cross meetings and conferences
- The relations between the ICRC and national societies
- The extension of the Geneva convention to naval warfare (1866 – 1907)
- Pasteurien hygiene and medicine, disinfection techniques
- The development of sanitary technologies in the armed forces
- The efforts to reduce the number of amputations
- Sanitary statistics
- Blood transfusions
- The French-German war (1870 – 1871)
- Colonial wars
- The 3rd Carlist war (1872 – 1876)
- The war between Montenegro, Serbia, and Russia against the Ottoman Empire (1876 – 1878)
- The Serbian-Bulgarian war (1885)
- The Balkan wars (1912 – 1913) and the missions of Carle de Marval
Red Cross interventions in peacetime
- The Messina earthquake (1908)
- The “anti-malarial ambulances” in Italy
- Healthcare at home
- The Meiji-Sanriku , Japan, earthquakes (1896)
- Fight against tuberculosis
A few notable characters
- Louis Appia
- Clara Barton
- Fréderic Ferrière
In view of the magnitude of this period (1870 – 1914) and the richness of historical sources available, we would like to stress two points:
- Each communication should bring forward new approachs or elements
- The relation between humanitarian Red Cross and medicine will be the main theme of each communication
If you are interested in participating in this second event, please send your proposition (title, short resume and short CV) to one of the members of the Scientific Committee. Deadline for inscription: April 15, 2013 Languages of the conference: French and English
Scientific committee :
Bernardino Fantini, Institut d’histoire de la médecine et de la santé, Université de Genève, Centre Médical Universitaire, Case Postale, CH – 1211 Genève 4, tél : 022 379 5790 mailto:Bernardino.email@example.com
Roger Durand, Genève humanitaire, centre de recherches historiques, Ch. des Hutins 47, CH – 1232 Confignon, tél : 079 666 5823 mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
François Bugnion, Dr of political science, independent consultant in humanitarian law and humanitarian action, 11, Ch. Pré-Cornillons, CH – 1292 Chambésy, tél : 022 758 1966, 022 723 2205 mailto:email@example.com
Dolores Martin Moruno, Institut d’histoire de la médecine et de la santé, Université de Genève mailto:Dolores.firstname.lastname@example.org
Valérie Lathion, Département d’histoire générale de la Faculté des lettres, Université de Genève, Rue Saint-Ours 5, CH – 1204 Genève, tél 022 379 7094 mailto:Valerie.email@example.com
How Did Nursing Become Science?
Proposed panel session at History of Science Society’s annual meeting, 21-24 November 2013, Boston, MA, USA http://www.hssonline.org/Meeting/
Emerging as a clinical practice in the mid-nineteenth century with the development of formal hospital apprentice programs and hospital diploma nursing programs, clinical nursing eventually shifted its education to college and university degree programs in the twentieth century. The professionalization of academic nursing, initially through doctoral degrees in education and social science, created a field for practices and discourses claiming space and epistemic authority as a unique nursing science (allied with but distinct from life sciences, social sciences, and medicine). This multidisciplinary panel will examine the development of nursing science in the twentieth century. Interested scholars should contact Thomas Lawrence Long, Center for Nursing Scholarship, School of Nursing, University of Connecticut, firstname.lastname@example.org with a one-page proposal and a one-page vita, by March 28.
Call for Presentations: Association for the Behavioral Sciences and Medical Education, The 43rd Anniversary Meeting, October 17-19, 2013, The Hotel Viking ● Newport, Rhode Island
“Humanizing Health Care: Reducing Disparities through Interprofessional Teams”Submissions accepted February 19 – April 22, 2013
All submissions must be made online at www.absame.org
The 2013 Meeting Theme: The future of health care in this country will require a team approach that involves all professional provider groups. To be successful, we must establish an environment characterized by mutual respect, diversity, and excellent communication. Achieving this level of interdisciplinary cohesion is neither quick nor easy. When ABSAME first started over 40 years ago, its mission was to bring together behavioral scientists and clinicians to share their ideas and develop interdependent knowledge and skills to humanize patient care. In the 21st century, it has become abundantly clear that every provider must be ready to contribute actively for us to attain our goal. Massive changes over the next few years will drive the way health care is provided, administered, and financed. The primary mission of ABSAME is to remain at the forefront in promoting interprofessional competencies that caring for our patients will demand. To be leaders in developing policy and implementation strategies, we must understand how collaborative effort and distributed responsibility enhance efficiency and efficacy.
Submit a Proposal: ABSAME encourages submission of presentation abstracts relevant to the conference theme as well as other areas relevant to the behavioral sciences and health professions education in general. Proposals will be accepted in the five presentation format categories and must be submitted via the online system by the deadline of 5 pm PT on April 22. Detailed instructions are available at http://www.absame.org. The ABSAME Review Committee retains the right to recommend changes in the type of presentation, or to suggest modifications to titles and descriptions. Notice of acceptance will be made on or before June 1, 2013. PLEASE NOTE: ALL presenters are required to register and pay the appropriate registration fee. Reduced rates are available for residents, graduate students, and students.
The International Network on Feminist Approaches to Bioethics is pleased to invite proposals for panels and papers for presentation at the 2014 World Congress in Mexico City, 22-24 June 2014. The Congress theme is Health Care Ethics: Local, Global, Universal. While FAB encourages submissions on this team, submissions on any topic in feminist bioethics are welcome. Paper abstracts should be 300 words, prepared for anonymous review, and accompanied by both a descriptive title for the paper proposed and 2-3 keywords. Proposed panels should also be prepared for anonymous review and consist of a 300-word description of the overall topic and objectives of the panel, as well as a panel title and the titles of all the papers to be included in the panel.
All submissions should include the names, e-mail addresses, and full affiliations of all authors. In cases of panels and co-authored papers, please identify a corresponding author. One or two submitted papers may be selected for plenary presentations. If you wish your paper to be considered for a plenary, please submit the full paper and indicate that you seek review for a plenary. The conference organizers welcome submissions from a wide range of disciplines, including philosophy, the social sciences, critical cultural studies (gender and sexuality studies, disability studies, race studies, etc.), law, public health, and others. We particularly encourage submissions from early career researchers.
Submissions (in .doc, .docx, or .pdf format) should be e-mailed to email@example.com by 1 September 2013. This e-mail address should only be used for communications concerning submissions, and not for general conference or FAB inquiries.
- Feminist thoughts about universal declarations of rights
- Feminist thoughts about what moral obligations, if any, are universal
- How growing economies shape the delivery of health care for women
- How oppression affects access to health care
- Informal systems of care
- International comparisons of health care systems
- Macro dilemmas and micro solutions to the need for health care
- Political foundations for access to care
- Scarce resources, just allocations
- Local power, global biomedical challenges
- Neoliberalism’s impact on health care systems
- Medical research in a global era
- Feminist bioethics: ghetto or global?
- A local epistemology for a global feminist bioethics
Papers accepted for the conference will be reviewed for publication in IJFAB. Conferees should plan to submit their final papers to IJFAB no later than 1 September 2014.
Application Procedure for Travel and Registration Grants
FAB has limited funds to provide travel grants to help FAB members participate in the biennial conference. In order to be eligible for a grant, applicants must have been members of FAB for at least one year at the time of application. To apply for a travel grant, FAB members presenting a paper at FAB-Mexico City 2014 should submit both a brief abstract of their paper and a brief statement of need to the Grants Committee. (You may email the Grants Coordinator here firstname.lastname@example.org .) FAB members seeking a registration grant must submit only a brief statement of need to the Grants Committee. To apply for a travel or registration grant, FAB members presenting a paper at FAB-Mexico City 2014 must submit the following:
- Full name of the applicant.
- Full contact information, including any relevant institutional or organizational affiliation.
- Details of pursuit of funding from other sources and outcome.
- Previous FAB grants awarded (year and amount).
- An extended abstract of the paper to be presented (not applicable for those requesting only assistance with registration).
- Anticipated participation in FAB organizational activities if applicable.
International Network on Feminist Approaches to Bioethics–For more information about FAB, visit www.fabnet.org
International Association of Bioethics (IAB) — FAB is affiliated with the International Association of Bioethics http://bioethics-international.org/ (IAB). The IAB World Congress will be held in Mexico City 24-27 June 2014.
17th Annual International Philosophy of Nursing Conference in association with the International Philosophy of Nursing Society (IPONS), September 7th, 8th and 9th, 2013
Hosted by the the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing,Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Genes, Neurons, and Nurses: Implications of 21st Century Science for Nursing Care
The biological knowledge base for health care practice has expanded dramatically. Genetics and neuroscience, in particular, have motivated ambitious efforts toward biobehavioral integration and translational medicine. The 17th International Philosophy of Nursing Conference will explore the relationship between 21st century knowledge of the human body and nursing care. How should biological models be integrated into nursing knowledge and practice, especially given nursing’s concern with the psychological, emotional, and social dimensions of health? Does understanding of genetic or neurological mechanisms change how we should think about “evidence-based practice”? What are the political implications and presuppositions of mechanistic models of disease processes? And what are the ethical issues that arise out of managing the vast amounts of data about both populations and individuals? What challenges does this biological knowledge base present for patient communication and education? Should it change the way we think about the nurse’s role, nursing education, and the shape of the discipline of nursing?
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: Abstracts of papers are invited for concurrent sessions. Abstracts may be on the conference theme or on any philosophical aspect of health and health care. Presenters should plan to speak for 20 minutes to allow time for discussion.
Abstracts should be emailed to: IPONS2013@emory.edu In order to support blind review, please send the abstract as an attachment (MS Word, or another common word processor format). In this document, please include only:
• Title of paper, 250 word abstract.
In the body of the email, please include:
- Title of the paper
- Name and title of presenter/s
- Institutional affiliation
- Contact address, phone number and email address
- Any audio visual aid requirements, e.g. overhead projector, Powerpoint.
Deadline for abstracts is June 3, 2013. Please direct queries to Mark Risjord: email@example.com
The Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA invites you to submit an abstract for its 31st Annual Conference, which will be held September 18-21, 2013, in Denver, CO. GLMA’s Annual Conference is the premier LGBT health conference and the world’s largest scientific gathering devoted to LGBT health issues and concerns. GLMA’s Annual Conference educates health professionals and health profession students about the unique health needs of LGBT patients. The conference is a forum for discussion and exploration of how best to address these needs as well as the needs of LGBT health professionals and health profession students. GLMA’s Annual Conference also reports on research into the health needs of LGBT people. This year’s conference will place a special emphasis on the role of health professionals in promoting positive, healthy LGBT communities. GLMA encourages the submission of abstracts that explore avenues for optimizing health through effective social supports and wellness, maintaining and improving function and reducing disparities in LGBT communities. Abstracts on this theme may include, but are not limited to, topics on:
- Physical activity and cardiovascular health
- Resiliency in the LGBT community
- Self-care for healthcare providers
- Supportive social/family structures
- Therapeutic care such as occupational and physical therapy that supports return to life functions
- Pet therapy and art therapy in long-term or hospice settings and across the life span
General topics presented at the GLMA Annual Conference include:
- Clinical health updates
- Equality for LGBT health professionals
- Primary care issues
- Health profession education and training
- Health policy issues
- Emerging LGBT health issues
- Health disparities and cultural competence
- Model programming
- Original, scientific research
GLMA especially encourages the submission of clinical content. Clinical topics addressed at past conferences include:
- Behavioral health
- Bisexual health
- Disorders of sex development (intersex)
- Families and relationships
- Gay/MSM health
- Lesbian/WSW health
- LGBT racial and ethnic minorities
- LGBT youth and adolescents
- Older LGBT adults
- Public health
- Reproductive/sexual health
- Substance abuse
- Transgender health
Special topic request: Abstracts on the topic of Hepatitis will be given special consideration.
Abstracts should address the intersections of sexual orientation and gender identity with other identities (e.g., race, ethnicity, HIV status, religion) and their impact on health disparities. Abstracts should also be geared to a multidisciplinary audience.
Format of Sessions: GLMA is calling for two types of abstract submissions: Workshops Sessions and Original Research Sessions (oral and poster presentations). Please read the guidelines to identify which submission type is right for you.
Deadline: Abstract submissions must be submitted online by 11:59pm EST on March 11, 2013.
Further information and submission: http://www.glma.org/
The 2013 American Society for Bioethics and Humanities Call for Proposals is now open. Details regarding the call can be found on the ASBH homepage: http://www.asbh.org There you will find a link to the abstract submission site as well as a PDF containing the submission guidelines, including instructions for the Student Paper Competition. Please note that we are accepting abstracts until March 4, 2013. The 2013 Annual Meeting will be held from October 24-27, 2013 at the Hilton Atlanta, in Atlanta, GA. The theme for the 2013 Annual Meeting is: “Tradition, Innovation, and Moral Courage”. The ASBH Planning Committee recently modified the following meeting theme description.
The theme for the 2013 ASBH meeting, “Tradition, Innovation and Moral Courage,” encourages participants to respond to the ways bioethics and the health humanities are inspired and shaped by various moral traditions, beliefs, and methodological approaches, as well as how these very traditions and practices become the foci of contemporary bioethical and humanities work bearing on moral progress and moral “innovation.” This year’s ASBH theme invites members to reflect on the dialectic among moral traditions, moral inquiry, and moral innovation, and the ways that cultures identifying themselves as morally progressive might conceptualize the meaning and role of moral courage in realizing that progress. With bioethical work being received with ever increasing public scrutiny and impact, the 2013 ASBH conference will be held in Atlanta, Georgia, whose cultural roots and evolution reflect the ways tradition and innovation propelled and shaped a history in which moral courage played and continues to play a quintessential role. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the ASBH office at: firstname.lastname@example.org