CFP: Sexual Minority Health

Call for Abstracts – Due March 16th
Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA) is calling for abstracts for its 33rd Annual Conference (September 24-26, 2015) in Portland, OR.
GLMA’s Annual Conference is the premier, interdisciplinary LGBT health conference and the world’s largest scientific gathering devoted to LGBT health issues and concerns. The conference educates practitioners, policy advocates, educators, administrators, researchers and students—from across the health professions—about the unique health needs of LGBT individuals and families.
Conference Theme: Reaching New Heights in LGBT Health (e)Quality will highlight opportunities to improve quality and patient/client outcomes and advance LGBT health and access to care through technology. In addition to exploring the ways technology is helping to advance LGBT health quality and equality, this year’s conference will also address the digital divide and how technological inequities contribute to LGBT health disparities. Abstracts related to the conference theme may include:
Innovative uses of technology (including mobile phones and apps) and/or social media to improve patient/client outcomes
Strategies for integrating technology into clinical practice and/or patient outreach
Best practices in LGBT-inclusive electronic health records (EHR) use, data collection and outcomes-based research
Role of technology in improving and/or impeding health outcomes for LGBT people with disabilities
Strategies for bridging the digital divide—ways technology can be used in low-resource or low-connectivity settings and strategies for addressing technology literacy in LGBT communities
Using technology to improve LGBT health research
Special Topic: Bisexual Health. In addition to the general topics detailed online here, this year, GLMA is issuing a special call for abstracts addressing various topics related to the health and well-being of bisexual individuals.
*GLMA encourages the submission of clinically-focused, evidence-based abstracts.  Abstracts do not need to address the conference theme or special topic to be considered for acceptance.
Please click here for more information on the Annual Conference and how to submit an abstract.  Abstracts due by March 16, 2015.
If you have any questions about the Call for Abstracts, please contact us at annualconference@glma.org.

CFP: Alternative and Complementary Therapies

Alternative and Complementary Therapies welcomes the submission of clinical, practical papers for healthcare providers involved in integrative medicine and CAM.  If you would like to submit a paper for consideration for publication, please contact Dawn Costa: dcosta@liebertpub.com

Details here:

http://www.liebertpub.com/manuscript/journal/3

CFP: Nursing Research

Current ongoing calls for papers at Nursing Research are available at this link:
http://journals.lww.com/nursingresearchonline/Pages/callforpapers.aspx

Editors are interested in manuscripts for Biology Reviews Series, Health Equity Research Series, and Point-of-Care Research Series.

Scholarly Kitchen: Why Is Science Suffering in the Modern Age?

Kent Anderson writing for the Scholarly Kitchen (“What’s Hot and Cooking in Scholarly Publishing”) asks, “Why is science suffering in the modern age?” Among the causes of the crisis of public confidence in science:

  1. Political and societal dysfunction.
  2. Economic dysfunction.
  3. Mass media dysfunction.
  4. Scientific dysfunction.

Admitting the complexities of the first three, Anderson observes of the last: “Scientists need to become better communicators.”

The article is available on line: http://scholarlykitchen.sspnet.org/2015/02/17/taking-our-eye-off-the-ball-why-is-science-suffering-in-the-modern-age/

CFP: Transformational and Sustainable Development

You are cordially invited to the Sixth Pan-Pacific Nursing Conference and First Colloquium on Chronic Illness Care to be organized by the Nethersole School of Nursing, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong on 2-4 March 2016 in Hong Kong.

The conference will be one of our key events to celebrate the School’s 25th Anniversary in 2016. The theme of the conference is ‘Achieving transformational and sustainable development in health and social care’.
Online submission of abstracts will open on 2 January 2015. Deadline for abstract submission: 15 Jul 2015
Abstracts for oral/poster presentations relating to any of the following conference sub-themes are invited:
Ÿ   Contemporary health issues and emerging challenges
Ÿ Acute care nursing practice
Ÿ Cancer, palliative and end-of-life care
Ÿ Infectious disease management
Ÿ Health promotion and disease prevention
Ÿ Complementary and alternative medicine
Ÿ   Innovative practice
Ÿ Evidence-based practice in nursing and healthcare, and knowledge translation
Ÿ   Aged care, chronic illness care, and social care
Ÿ Innovative health and social care
Ÿ Chronic illness management and rehabilitative care
Ÿ Healthy ageing and aged care
Ÿ   Transformational leadership and reforms in healthcare system
Ÿ Healthcare policy and leadership
Ÿ Transcultural practice
We encourage you to present your work and engage in discussion and debate among international and local health and social care providers, policy makers, academics and researchers on strategies and initiatives to achieve transformational and sustainable development in health and social care in local and global contexts.
For more details, please visit our conference website (http://www.nur.cuhk.edu.hk/conference) and Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/panpacificconference?ref=aymt_homepage_panel).

Owning and Using Scholarship: An IP Handbook for Teachers and Researchers

Director of the Office of Copyright and Scholarly Communication at Duke University, Kevin Smith has published Owning and Using Scholarship: An IP Handbook for Teachers and Researchers. Published by the Association of College and Research Libraries and available in an open-access PDF version, the book provides scholars with a primer to intellectual property issues in the digital age:

http://www.ala.org/acrl/sites/ala.org.acrl/files/content/publications/booksanddigitalresources/digital/9780838987483_copyright_OA.pdf

 

Inside Higher Ed: Welcome criticism (Rockquemore)

Kerry Ann Rockquemore, writing for Inside Higher Ed, advises early-career researchers and scholars to welcome criticism rather than to become frustrated or dispirited by it.

It’s all about context, including the context of your reaction, as well as seeking out the advice of trusted colleagues: https://www.insidehighered.com/advice/2015/01/28/essay-how-those-starting-academic-careers-should-respond-criticism

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