Why You Should Blog About Your Research

Sent us by a colleague in the English department, an interesting reflection on the utility of blogging about your research agenda by social scientist Mark Carrigan: http://markcarrigan.net/2013/08/27/13-reasons-why-you-should-blog-about-your-research/

Informal writing on the Web has visibility that more formal genres of writing do not. For example, two book reviews on this blog (written by a colleague in the School of Nursing) have been the two most popular articles on NursingWriting during the past year.


CFP: Nursing Editors

Organizers of the annual conference of the International Academy of Nursing Editors seek proposals for the August 2014 event in Portland, ME (USA). Details here: http://nursingeditors.com/2013/08/29/call-for-abstracts-for-inane-2014-now-open/

CFP: ENRS “Health Across Life Span: Art & Science of Person-Centered Care”


The Eastern Nursing Research Society is pleased to announce that the ONLINE ABSTRACT SUBMISSION SITE IS NOW OPEN for the 26th Annual Scientific Sessions, which will be held April 9 – 11, 2014 at the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel in Philadelphia, PA.

The 2014 conference theme is “Promoting Health Across the Life Span: The Art and Science of Person-Centered Care.” We welcome the submission of abstracts that are congruent with this theme and represent original contributions to the field of nursing research.

Nurses are engaged in innovative and diverse research endeavors aimed at improving health and quality of life from birth through end of life. Promoting the translation of nursing science to clinical practice and enhancing the impact of nursing science on policy are important considerations regardless of research focus. The 26th Annual Scientific Sessions will celebrate the diversity and art of nursing science, highlighting the broad span of nursing research across the life span.


1. Describe the generation and application of nursing research to promote high quality, inter-professional health care for diverse populations.

2. Propose innovative strategies for the use of nursing science to influence health policy.

3. Examine approaches to promoting translation of research findings into practice.

4. Explore theoretical and methodological approaches to addressing the multiple determinants of health.

Visit http://precis2.preciscentral.com/Link.aspx?ID=F28DDF7AF2496D8D to submit an abstract for the 2014 Annual Scientific Sessions. The Abstract Submission Deadline is Friday, September 27, 2013.

PLEASE NOTE: The second Call for Abstract submissions for BS, MS, Early PhD & DNP student poster presentations selected by individual schools will open Tuesday, October 1, 2013 and close Friday, November 22, 2013.

The ENRS Facebook page showcases many fabulous photos from the 25th Annual Scientific Sessions, including memorable snapshots from the 25th Anniversary Gala Celebration held on April 17, 2013: https://www.facebook.com/?sk=welcome#!/pages/Eastern-Nursing-Research-Society-ENRS/178824462188369

You can also view the 2013 Conference Photo Gallery located on the homepage of http://www.enrs-go.org<http://www.enrs-go.org>.

If you have any questions related to abstract submissions or the 26th Annual Scientific Sessions, please contact enrs@fernley.com or call (215) 599-6700.


CFP: Sick Cities or Healthy Habitats? Healthcare Challenges, Global Urbanization

Call for Abstracts: Sick Cities or Healthy Habitats? Facing the Healthcare Challenges of Global Urbanization

Uniting Streams is proud to announce its 10th Annual Symposium on research in International Health, entitled: ‘Sick Cities or Healthy Habitats? Facing the Healthcare Challenges of Global Urbanization’ to be held on Wednesday October 16th 2013 in the Royal Tropical Insitute (KIT) in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

The symposium is a collaborative effort between Uniting Streams, the Dutch Society of Tropical Medicine & International Health (NVTG), the Royal Tropical Insitute (KIT), the Public Health Services of Amsterdam (GGD-Amsterdam) and the association of Dutch tropical doctors-in-training (TROIE). It will bring together researchers, Public Health and Global Health Insitutes and health-oriented NGOs around the complex and diverse subject of Urban Health.

During the afternoon programme 2 sets of parallel sessions will take place with short oral presentations selected from submitted abstracts.

Researchers of all seniority, including (PhD) students, are invited to submit abstracts describing original research in any field of international health, including but not limited to: urban health, tropical medicine, poverty-related diseases (malaria, HIV, TBC), neglected (infectious) diseases, maternal & child health, nutrition, medical sociology/anthropology, medical entomology, health economics, health policy and health services research.

Abstracts should be submitted in English. Oral presentations will be selected on the basis of abstract quality. Send completed abstract forms to unitingstreams@gmail.com before September 13th, 2013.


Survey: Medical Humanities Programs

For humanities scholars whose work includes teaching, consulting, or research in schools of medicine or nursing or allied health programs, a survey is now being conducted under the auspices of the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities (ASBH).

Please take a few minutes to participate in this important data gathering activity: https://redcap01.brisc.utah.edu/ccts/redcap/surveys/?s=zKHJjm

CFP: Transforming Nursing Ed (AACN)

Call for Abstracts: 2013 American Association of Colleges of Nursing, Baccalaureate Education Conference, November 21-23, 2013, Hilton New Orleans Riverside, New Orleans, Louisiana

Priorities and Strategies for Transforming Nursing Education

The American Association of Colleges of Nursing invites abstracts describing programs, courses, initiatives, or evaluation strategies that characterize the conference theme, addressing the many changes and challenges in baccalaureate and other professional entry-level programs. Of particular interest are abstracts that highlight:

  •  Innovations for RN-to-BSN and accelerated programs
  •  Integrating specialized curricula
  •  “Flipping” the classroom and other innovative teaching-learning strategies
  •  Helping veterans become nurses

Details here: http://www.aacn.nche.edu/conferences/2013/13EDSBaccCFA.pdf 

Each abstract is submitted electronically on the Website, due on or before Friday, September 6, 2013.


10 Ways You Can Write Every Day

As you know, I encourage the evidence-based practice of developing a daily writing habit in order to foster the dissemination of clinical or scholarly ideas, information, and innovation.

“Daily writing” can entail a range of activities the lead to a conference presentation or a published manuscript and can be as little as 15 minutes per day at a time and place that works for you.
Tanya Golash-Boza writing for the Web site Get a Life, PhD: Succeed in Academia and Have a Life Too, suggests “Ten Ways You Can Write Every Day”: http://getalifephd.blogspot.com/2010/05/seven-ways-you-can-write-every-day.html