CFP: Western Schools Publishing

Western Schools is a publisher and nationally recognized accredited provider of peer-reviewed continuing nursing education home study courses. We are presently seeking authors and content editors to write articles and books for publication. Those contracted will receive financial compensation.

We have writing opportunities in the following nursing topics. Additional topics not listed may also be considered.

Topics: ADHD, Alzheimer’s Disease, ambulatory care, assessment, asthma, assessment, bioterrorism, cardiac, case management, chest tubes, CHF, competencies, critical care, death, depression, dialysis, diabetes, documentation and electronic health records, domestic violence, ECG monitoring, end of life, ethics, fall prevention, geriatrics, healing nutrition, hemodynamic monitoring, hepatitis, HIV, holistic health, infections, immunizations, informatics, leadership, legal issues, maternal-newborn, medical errors, medical-surgical topics, mentoring, MRSA, neonatal, neuro, nursing management, nursing practice, OB/GYN, oncology, orthopedics, pain management, palliative care, pediatrics, pediatric pharmacology, pharmacology, preceptorship, professional nursing topics, psychopharmacology, rehab, renal, respiratory topics, safety, school nursing, sedation/analgesia, seizures, sleep apnea, social media, stroke, TB, trauma, weight loss surgery, and women’s health.

Requirements: Authors should have a valid nursing license and prior publishing experience. An advanced degree in nursing and five years of clinical and/or academic experience in the content area being developed is preferred. Experienced authors with degrees in fields other than nursing will also be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Interested candidates should e-mail their CV and a writing sample, along with their contact information to: authors@westernschools.com  Please specify topic(s) of interest. Additionally, if you know of someone else who may be interested, please feel free to forward this e-mail to them.

Amy Bernard, MS, BSN, RN-BC, Director, Continuing Education, Western Schools, 400 Manley Street, PO Box 65, West Bridgewater, MA 02379, Phone (508) 638-7060, Fax: 508-894-0179, Website: www.westernschools.com

CFS: Health Ed & Promotion

CALL FOR MANUSCRIPTS ON HEALTH EDUCATION AND PROMOTION

The Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health is soliciting manuscripts for the 2013 continuing education theme issues on Health Education and Promotion. We invite submissions that address optimizing women’s health and reproductive health outcomes. Potential topics include:

 Health education: beyond patient handouts
 Use of social media in health education and promotion
 Promoting healthy habits
 Health promotion recommendations by age group
 Obesity
 Cardiovascular disease prevention
 Diabetes prevention
 Cancer screening
 Health disparities
 Types of psychotherapy/counseling
 Exercise
 Smoking cessation
 Substance abuse
 Sexual health
 Contraception, particularly long-acting reversible contraception (LARC)
 Health promotion for postmenopausal women
 Management of unintended pregnancy
 Preconception care
 Interconception care and/or birth spacing
 Genetics
 Prevention of birth defects
 Environmental health
 Preventing teratogenic exposures during pregnancy

Other relevant topics are welcome. All types of articles will be considered. The deadline for initial manuscript submission is August 1, 2012.
Please send your proposed topic, type of article, and contact information to JMWH Editor-in-Chief Frances E. Likis, CNM, NP, DrPH, FACNM, at: flikis@acnm.org

Journal info: http://www.jmwh.com/

CFS: Policy (Women’s Health Issues)

Call for submissions for Women’s Health Issues on the topic of Policy Matters. The Editors and Editorial Board of Women’s Health Issues invite article submissions for a new category of peer-reviewed manuscripts entitled, “Policy Matters.” http://www.whijournal.com/content/call-for-papers

We invite authors to submit scholarly, thoughtful, and timely policy analyses related to various issues affecting women’s health. These could include, for example:

  • Policy implications of proposed legislation, regulations, judicial decisions at the federal, state, and local levels as they may affect women’s health;
  • Policy implications of current and future developments in programs integral to women’s health (e.g., Medicaid, Medicare, community health, Healthy Start, WIC, family planning, public health, and private sector insurance coverage);
  • Scholarly policy analyses of health and social issues affecting women’s health from a historical perspective, e.g., the effects of delinking Medicaid from welfare and subsequent reproductive health choices or the effects of the Massachusetts health reform effort on women’s health;
  • Scholarly policy analyses that contribute to our understanding of how effective policy actions can improve the scope and quality of women’s health care services and the organization, financing, and delivery of these services.

“Policy Matters” submissions may contain recommendations for “next steps,” however a key peer review criterion will be the extent to which such recommendations are supported by the rigor and comprehensiveness of the supporting policy analysis. “Policy Matters” manuscripts should not exceed 3,000 words – charts and graphs are encouraged when appropriate. The journal continues to give priority to scholarly health services research articles that report the results of original research and that improve understanding of how social, health care, and policy factors relate to women’s health. We seek in particular research articles and commentaries that:

  • Contribute to a better understanding of gender-based health services research and policy; and
  • Document applied integration and implementation strategies that translate new clinical, health services, and health policy research findings into women’s health care practice and policy. Women’s Health Issues is indexed in leading services and is available online at www.whijournal.com  and at www.ScienceDirect.com . Author instructions are available at www.jiwh.org  and at www.whijournal.com .

Please note that the journal uses APA style for all manuscripts. Inquiries as to the suitability of a manuscript topic are welcome and may be directed to the Editors at whieditor@gwu.edu  or telephone 202-994-4184.

CFP: History Women’s Health

The Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, will host its seventh annual History of Women’s Health Conference on Wednesday, April 18, 2012.  We invite interested persons to send a one to two page proposal or abstract of your topic by Friday, November 11, 2011 for consideration.  The History of Women’s Health Conference focuses on women’s health issues from the late 18th century to the present.  This conference encourages interdisciplinary work.  Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, obstetric and gynecology issues (fertility, infertility, birth control methods, menopause), adolescence (health, cultural influences, body image, puberty, eating disorders), mental health topics, geriatric concerns, overall women’s health, access to health care, minority health, nursing, midwifery, female healers, and more.
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.
Pennsylvania Hospital, the nation’s first hospital, is a 515-bed acute care facility that provides a full range of diagnostic and therapeutic medical services and functions as a major teaching and clinical research institution.  For more information please visit our web site at http://pennhealth.com/pahosp/    For more on our collections or the history of Pennsylvania Hospital, please visit http://www.uphs.upenn.edu/paharc/
Please e-mail your one to two page proposals 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.

CFS: Women’s Health

WOMEN’S HEALTH & URBAN LIFE JOURNAL is looking for academic papers on any topic that relates to women’s mental and/or physical health. The journal accepts both quantitative and qualitative works. For submission guidelines, and for the earlier issues, please visit the free-access website at: www.utsc.utoronto.ca/~womenshealth

The journal continuously reviews and accepts papers, so there are no ‘rigid’ deadlines. Please send your manuscripts to Prof. Aysan Sev’er (general editor) at the following address: Aysan Sev’er, Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Toronto, 1265 Military Trail, Scarborough, Ontario, Canada, M1C 1A4

tel: 416-287-7296 fax: 416-287-7283 e-mail: sever@utsc.utoronto.ca

CFP: History of Postwar Women’s Health

CALL FOR PAPERS EXTENDED DEADLINE : NOW 15 JUNE 2010

Politics and Practices: The History of Post-war Women’s Health, 22nd-23rd October 2010, Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK

This two-day conference will bring together researchers interested in the history of post-war women’s health. In contrast to most histories of women’s health which focus on the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, this conference aims to showcase research on the politics, policy and practice of women’s health after 1945, a much less studied yet dynamic era for women as patients, providers, caregivers, policy-makers, and activists.

We invite proposals for individual papers of 20 minutes in length. We especially look forward to receiving proposals on the following themes, in ANY national context:

  • - Women’s formal health care work: medical and nursing professionals, allied health workers
  • - Women’s informal provision of health care: home care, voluntary work
  • - Women as makers and objects of health policy in post-war states
  • - Women’s everyday health practices: self-care, pharmaceuticals, hygiene, prevention
  • - Sexual health/health and sexuality
  • - Reproductive health, reproduction, and mothering
  • - Mental health, institutions, and activism
  • - Women’s health activism and feminist health politics
  • - The gendering of self-help and the consumer health movement
  • - Women and biomedical research: standards, trials, consent practices
  • - ‘Female’ diseases and their sufferers
  • - Women and post-war epidemics: AIDS and cancer
  • - Ageing and women’s health
  • - Intersections of biomedical and cultural narratives about femininity and womanhood

We particularly welcome submissions from postgraduate researchers. Bursaries to cover transportation and other costs for postgraduates may be available. If you have questions or would like more information, please contact the conference organisers, Dr Emma Jones(emma.l.jones@manchester.ac.uk) and Dr Elizabeth Toon (elizabeth.toon@manchester.ac.uk).

Please submit paper proposals (300 words) to elizabeth.toon@manchester.ac.uk . The deadline for submission is 15 JUNE 2010.

CFP: Politics and Practices: The History of Post-war Women’s Health

Politics and Practices: The History of Post-war Women’s Health, 22nd-23rd October 2010, Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine, University of Manchester, Manchester UK

This two-day conference will bring together researchers interested in the history of post-war women’s health. In contrast to most histories of women’s health which focus on the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, this conference aims to showcase research on the politics, policy and practice of women’s health after 1945, a much less studied yet dynamic era for women as patients, providers, caregivers, policy-makers, and activists. We invite proposals for individual papers of 20 minutes in length. We especially look forward to receiving proposals on the following themes:

  • - Women’s formal health care work: medical and nursing professionals, allied health workers
  • - Women’s informal provision of health care: home care, voluntary work
  • - Women as makers and objects of health policy in post-war states
  • - Women’s everyday health practices: self-care, pharmaceuticals, hygiene, prevention
  • - Sexual health/health and sexuality
  • - Reproductive health, reproduction, and mothering
  • - Mental health, institutions, and activism
  • - Women’s health activism and feminist health politics
  • - The gendering of self-help and the consumer health movement
  • - Women and biomedical research: standards, trials, consent practices
  • - “Female” diseases and their sufferers
  • - Women and post-war epidemics: AIDS and cancer
  • - Ageing and women’s health
  • - Intersections of biomedical and cultural narratives about femininity and womanhood

We particularly welcome submissions from postgraduate researchers. Bursaries to cover transportation and other costs for postgraduates may be available. If you have questions or would like more information, please contact the conference organisers, Dr Emma Jones ( emma.l.jones@manchester.ac.uk ) and Dr Elizabeth Toon ( elizabeth.toon@manchester.ac.uk ). Please submit paper proposals (300 words) to elizabeth.toon@manchester.ac.uk . The deadline for submission is 1 June 2010.

Hesperian Foundation: Pure Water & Health Guides (Engl. & Spanish) for Chile

Descargas gratuitas para Chile/Free downloads for Chile

Hesperian Foundation provides healthcare relief workers in Chile with a variety of free downloadable English and Spanish guides to disaster health protection, including water purification, sanitation, environmental health, women’s health, and midwifery.

http://hesperian.org/Translations_and_Downloads.php

CFS: Pharmacology Issue of J Midwifery & Women’s Health

(JMWH) seeks submissions for its May/June 2011 issue , a special continuing education theme issue containing manuscripts specific to Topics On Pharmacology. The readers of JMWH are primarily clinically active health care providers, and we would like manuscripts that are applicable to clinical practice. This means that although we want articles that cite evidence or actually present research, it is essential that the reader can apply information into practice. Sample topics could focus on a single drug/drug category that is challenging or changing in clinical practice; or larger issues such as use of agents in special subgroups such as adolescents, postmenopausal women or others. We would be delighted to discuss you idea prior to you undertaking the writing of the manuscript. Simply contact us by email. Manuscripts would be due to us on June 1, 2010, although as guest editors we would be happy to receive drafts or questions at any time. JMWH is a peer-reviewed journal, and manuscripts are not guaranteed publication. The peer review process generally takes 8-12 weeks. You can expect to be notified about your manuscript by October 1, 2010. Final drafts of manuscripts accepted for publication will be due January 1, 2011. Submitted materials must conform to the Journal’s instructions for authors, which can be found at http://www.jmwh.org. Please note that per policy of the Continuing Education Committee, who grants CEUs for the articles, no more than 25% of the references can be older than 5 years. Your manuscript should be submitted via the Journal’s online submission system located at http://ees.elsevier.com/jmwh . An electronic author agreement, which includes transferring copyright to ACNM, is sent after a manuscript is accepted for publication. Thank you again for your willingness to consider contributing to JMWH. This is really going to be a special issue and your contribution can add to its uniqueness.

Mary C. Brucker, CNM, PhD, FACNM, Associate Editor; Tekoa King, CNM, MPH, FACNM, Deputy Editor

  1. April 1, 2010: Manuscripts submitted to either Mary C. Brucker or Tekoa King by email
  2. May – July 2010: Peer review of articles
  3. August 1, 2010: Peer reviewer comments returned to authors with accept, revise and resubmit, or rejection letters
  4. August – October 2010: Manuscript final revisions by authors
  5. November 1, 2010: Final manuscripts to JMWH

CFP: Berkshire Conference on Women’s History

Berkshire Conference on Women’s History: “GENERATIONS: Exploring Race, Sexuality, and Labor across Time and Space” (June 9-12, 2011, University of Massachusetts, Amherst)

Proposals due March 1, 2010

Complete information at: http://www.berksconference.org/

The Berkshire Conference of Women Historians is holding its next conference at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst on June 9-12, 2011. 2011 marks the 15th Berkshire Conference on Women’s History and the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day, which was first celebrated in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland and is now honored by more than sixty countries around the globe. The choice of “Generations” reflects this transnational intellectual, political, and organizational heritage as well as a desire to explore related questions such as:

• How have women’s generative experiences – from production and reproduction to creativity and alliance building – varied across time and space? How have these been appropriated and represented by contemporaries and scholars alike?

• What are the politics of “generation”? Who is encouraged? Who is condemned or discouraged? How has this changed over time?

• Is a global perspective compatible with generational (in the genealogical sense) approaches to the past that tend to reinscribe national/regional/racial boundaries?

• What challenges do historians of women, gender, and sexuality face as these fields and their practitioners mature?

To engender further, open-ended engagement with these and other issues, the 2011 conference will include workshops dedicated to discussing precirculated papers on questions and problems (epistemological, methodological, substantive) provoked by the notion of “Generations.”

The process for submitting and vetting papers and panels has changed substantially from previous years, so please read the instructions carefully. To encourage transnational discussions, panels will be principally organized along thematic rather than national lines and therefore proposals will be vetted by a transnational group of scholars with expertise in a particular thematic, rather than geographic, field. All proposals must be directed to ONE of the following subcommittees and should be submitted electronically.

Please list a second choice for the subcommittee to vet your proposal but do not submit to more than one subcommittee. Instructions for submission will be posted on the Berkshire Conference website (www.berksconference.org) by November 1, 2009. Preference will be given to discussions of any topic across national boundaries and to work that addresses sexuality, race, and labor in any context, with special consideration for pre-modern (ancient, medieval, early modern) periods. However, unattached papers and proposals that fall within a single nation/region will also be given full consideration. As a forum dedicated to encouraging innovative, interdisciplinary scholarship and transnational conversation, the Berkshire conference continues to encourage submissions from graduate students, international scholars, independent scholars, filmmakers, and to welcome a variety of disciplinary perspectives. Paper abstracts should be no longer than 250 words; panel (2-3 papers and a comment), roundtable (3 or more short papers) and workshop (1-2 precirculated papers) proposals should also include a summary abstract of no more than 500 words. Each submission must include the cover form and a short cv for each presenter. If you have questions about the most appropriate subcommittee for your proposal or problems with electronic submission, please direct them to Jennifer Spear (jms25@sfu.ca ).

Peer-review Subcommittees:

*Health and Medicine, Julie Livingston

*Beauty and the Body, Stephanie Camp

*Youth and Aging, Jennifer Spear

*Sexuality, Kathy Brown

*Migrations : race, gender and activism, Annelise Orleck

*Economies, Labors, and Consumption, Tracey Deutsch

*War, Violence, and Terror, Madhavi Kale

*Race in Global Perspective, Marilyn Lake

* Religion: belief, practice, communities, Madhavi Kale

* Politics and the State, Margot Canaday

Further information at: http://www.berksconference.org/

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