Month: November 2012

CFP: Colorado Health Ethics Forum

Colorado Health Ethics Forum – CHEF Conference 2013 | CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS | Deadline: January 15, 2013 Preparations for the 2013 Colorado Healthcare Ethics Forum conference are well underway, and we and invite you to join us by submitting proposals for presentations for this popular annual event. The 2013 Conference dates are May 9th and … Continue reading CFP: Colorado Health Ethics Forum

CFP: 4th Global Conference Making Sense of Pain

4th Global Conference Making Sense of: Pain | Thursday 9th May – Saturday 11th May 2013, Prague, Czech Republic Call for Presentations: What is pain? What is the meaning of pain? How can we attempt to make sense of it—and should we? Pain is a complex multi-layered, multi-leveled phenomenon. Standard definitions of pain view it … Continue reading CFP: 4th Global Conference Making Sense of Pain

CFS: Emergence of Health & Social Care Professions (J Interprofessional Care)

Call for Papers for a Special Issue of the Journal of Interprofessional Care: the Emergence of Various Health and Social Care Professions/Occupations http://informahealthcare.com/doi/full/10.3109/13561820.2012.709436 We propose that the history of health and social care professions is an important area for exploration for scholars of interprofessional collaboration. The journal seeks to fill that gap by soliciting papers … Continue reading CFS: Emergence of Health & Social Care Professions (J Interprofessional Care)

CFP: Expanding Vistas for Bioethics

The 24th Annual Canadian Bioethics Society Conference | New Heights & Broader Plains: Expanding Vistas for Bioethics | May 29 - June 1, 2013 | Rimrock Resort Hotel, Banff, AB The conference is designed to provide intellectual stimulation, opportunities for networking, sharing of learning, and building of community for all individuals, whatever their background, who … Continue reading CFP: Expanding Vistas for Bioethics

Costs of Health Care Essay Contest

COSTS OF CARE HEALTHCARE ESSAY CONTEST http://www.costsofcare.org/advocacy/essay/   $4000 in prizes for the best stories from patients, doctors, and nurses illustrating the importance of cost-awareness in healthcare. Deadline November 15, 2012. Entries must be no longer than 750 words. Students are strongly encouraged to submit an anecdote. Entries will be judged based on the quality … Continue reading Costs of Health Care Essay Contest

CFP: 1st Global Conference–Probing the Boundaries of Reproduction

Call for Presentations: 1st Global Conference--Probing the Boundaries of Reproduction | Origins, Bodies, Transitions, Futures | Sunday 12th May – Tuesday 14th May 2013 Prague, Czech Republic http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/probing-the-boundaries/persons/the-boundaries-of-reproduction/call-for-presentations/ This conference seeks to explore the boundaries of reproduction, not merely as physical birth but more broadly as an agent of change, of bodily, sexual, cultural (and … Continue reading CFP: 1st Global Conference–Probing the Boundaries of Reproduction

CFP: Culture, Health and Wellbeing International Conference

Culture, Health and Wellbeing International Conference We welcome the submission of abstracts for Oral Presentation; Poster Presentation; Participatory Workshop and Performance /Film Conference themes: Healthy and Creative Ageing Global Health Inequalities and Culture Culture and the Social Determinants of Wellbeing Deadline for submissions of abstracts December 21st 2012 http://www.culturehealthwellbeing.org.uk We particularly welcome abstracts that provoke … Continue reading CFP: Culture, Health and Wellbeing International Conference

Nobody’s Perfect

One of my favorite film scenes occurs at the end of Billy Wilder's comedy Some Like It Hot --  http://youtu.be/2Inp_sWsUqQ  "Nobody's perfect." I'm reminded of this famous scene by Kerry Ann Rockquemore's essay in today's Inside Higher Education, "The Costs of Perfectionism" -- http://www.insidehighered.com/advice/2012/11/07/start-series-essays-about-dealing-academic-perfectionism  "Ironically, while academic culture exacerbates perfectionist tendencies among many faculty members, … Continue reading Nobody’s Perfect