CFP: Sexual Minority Health (GLMA)

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
  •  Skills-building
  •  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
  •  Cancer
  •  Disorders of sex development (intersex)
  •  Families and relationships
  •  Gay/MSM health
  •  HIV/AIDS
  •  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/

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