CFP: Children of Parents with Mental Illness

Children of Parents with Mental Illness

Abstracts due: 1st November, 2014 

Deadline for Papers: 1st February 2015
Prevention and early intervention for children and families where parents have mental illness
Advances in Mental Health ~ volume 13-2 ~ August 2015
Edited by Kim Foster, PhD, MA, DipAppSc, BN, RN, FACMHN, MACN, Professor, Faculty of Health, University of Canberra
Children and families where parents have mental illness are recognized as being at higher risk of a range of psychosocial problems. Preventive interventions, however, are effective and can substantially reduce risks and intergenerational transmission of mental illness and strengthen child and family wellbeing and resilience. Papers are invited, particularly from the Asia-Pacific region, for this special issue of Advances in Mental Health devoted to prevention and early intervention for children and families where parents have mental illness.

This special issue is focused on extending the knowledge and evidence base on issues in prevention and early intervention for this group of children and families. Literature reviews including systematic forms of literature review, discussion papers, qualitative, quantitative, or mixed methods research reports, or papers debating issues of prevention and/or early intervention policy, practice or research will be included.

Papers from the Asia-Pacific region, including Australia, New Zealand, Pacific Islands, East and South-East Asia are invited and may include:
Prevention programs or strategies
Evaluation of interventions for children, parents, and/or families
Child and family experiences and/or support needs
Future directions for prevention and early intervention policy, research or practice in the region
Mental health workforce practice in prevention/early intervention
Manuscript submissions are invited by the submission deadline, observing the Author Guidelines.
All papers will undergo a double-blind peer review process. The special issue will include articles of approximately 5,000 words each, and will publish in Advances in Mental Health August 2015.
Abstracts due:                1st November, 2014 to the coordinating editor:

Manuscripts due:           1st February, 2015 to be uploaded for peer review


Fast Writing

Gregory Semenza writing for the Chronicle of Higher Education’s Vitae website (free but requiring registration to view) recommends “Better Writing Habits in Just 10 Minutes.” Using Robert Boice’s “contingency management” (in which you schedule time daily for writing), Semenza recommends grabbing 10 or 15 minutes between doing other things (instead of checking Facebook or watching YouTube). There are three advantages: “It makes writing less daunting. . . . it makes you want to write more. . . . It helps you stay in the flow.”

Details here:

How to Get Published, or Not

Two summertime articles in Inside Higher Ed remind us of some basic principles for successful scholarly publishing.

Social scientist Maureen Pirog outlines key elements of successful research and publishing:

  1. Think globally.
  2. Create a good research team.
  3. Select a strong research design.
  4. Use good data and measures.
  5. If your paper has flaws, do not ignore them.
  6. Get to the point and write clearly and compellingly.
  7. Constructive feedback is your friend, especially before you submit your manuscript to a journal.
  8. Be strategic.
  9. Get it off your desk.

Details here:

Humanities scholar Rob Weir takes the counter-intuitive approach, reminding us of the self-imposed impediments to publishing:

  1. Demonstrate your illiteracy.
  2. Assume your research is so important that it speaks for itself.
  3. Disrespect the profession.
  4. Disrespect the journal.

Details here:

CFP: LGBTQIA Youth Conference

True Colors, Connecticut’s advocacy and educational organization for sexual minority youth, is seeking proposals for its annual conference. The due date for workshops for the annual True Colors LGBTQIA youth issues conference is coming up.

True Colors “When Pink and Blue Aren’t Enough” will be held on March 20 – 21st, 2015 at UConn in Storrs, CT.

Workshop Proposals are due on October 31st, 2014. Details here:

The are particularly looking for:

  • Professional workshops for educators, social workers, clinicians, & health care providers who already have a basic or even an advanced understanding
  • Activity based youth workshops (dance, writing, music, art, etc.)

This is a good opportunity for nursing to reach out to an underserved and vulnerable community.


CFP: ENRS 27–Nursing Science, Evidence, & Policy: Creating a Culture of Health

 ENRS 27th Annual Scientific SessionsNursing Science, Evidence, and Policy: Creating a Culture of Health

April 15 – 17, 2015 | Washington Marriott Wardman Park |Washington, DC

 Call for Abstract Reviewers – Deadline: September 18, 2014 

Call for Abstracts – Deadline: September 26, 2014

The Eastern Nursing Research Society invites the submission of abstracts representing original contributions to the field of nursing research for presentation at the 27th Annual Scientific Sessions, April 15 – 17, 2015, at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, DC. ENRS will accept the submission of abstracts for peer-review through Friday, September 26, 2014 at 11:59 PM EST. Please review the abstract submission guidelines prior to submitting your abstract.

Click here to start the abstract submission process.

The submission period for BS, MS, Early PhD and Early Doctor of Nursing Practice Posters will be Monday October 6 through Friday, November 21, 2014.

Call for Abstract Reviewers – Deadline: September 18, 2014

ENRS invites members interested in reviewing abstracts for the 2015 Scientific Sessions to submit a Reviewer Interest Form through Thursday, September 18, 2014. Abstract review will take place between Oct. 10 – Oct. 31, 2014.

2015 Conference Theme & Objectives

The 2015 conference theme, Nursing Science, Evidence, and Policy: Creating a Culture of Health, reflects both the location of Washington as a political/legislative center and the mission of ENRS to advance nursing science. Nurses are engaged in innovative and diverse research endeavors aimed at improving health and quality of life for diverse populations locally and globally. Promoting the translation of nursing science to clinical practice and enhancing the impact of nursing science on health policy are important considerations regardless of research focus.

In the 27th Annual Scientific Sessions, we will celebrate the influence of nursing science on the culture of health with the following objectives:

  1. Describe the generation and application of nursing research to promote high quality, inter-professional health care for diverse populations, locally and globally.
  2. Propose innovative strategies to use nursing science to influence health policy.
  3. Examine approaches to promote translation of research findings into a culture of health.
  4. Explore theoretical and research methodological approaches to promote health through public policy.

27th Annual Scientific Sessions: Hotel & Registration

Registration will open in late December 2014. ENRS has secured a discounted group rate of $259 per night at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park. This rate will be available until March 16, 2015, or until the block is full, whichever comes first. Hotel reservations will open in Fall 2014.

If you have any questions related to abstract submissions or the 27th Annual Scientific Sessions, please contact or call (215) 599-6700.

CFP: Professionalism in Health Care

“The Role of Professionalism in Health Care: Essential Elements, Perspectives, and What’s at Risk”
Academy for Professionalism in Health Care, 3rd Annual Conference, May 7-9, 2015,
The Brown Hotel, Louisville, Kentucky

Call for Papers is Now Open! Our Full Call for Proposal is posted at:
This year’s theme encourages participants to consider the main components of professionalism in any health care field from various perspectives with a focus on why professionalism matters, or should matter, in health care.

The 3rd Annual Academy for Professionalism in Health Care (APHC) Conference will be held May 7-9, 2015. We are requesting submissions exploring the contours of professionalism in health care toward the identification of its breadth, scope, and impacts on health care practices and education.

We encourage submissions for:

-Panel discussions (1 hour duration) focused on why and how professionalism matters in health care practices and education
-Papers (30 minute duration) describing the practical and conceptual elements of professionalism from a variety of perspectives and how these elements impact the delivery of health care services in various environments
-Workshops (1.5 hours duration) that describe and/or demonstrate ways to cultivate professionalism in health care practices and/or health care education

We invite submissions that reflect and speak to:
•Crucial elements of professionalism in health care, either in general or in specific health care fields.
•Conceptual or empirical work that explores the concept of professionalism from different roles (eg, patients, families, students, providers, etc.) and scope (eg, regional, urban, national, international, etc.).
•Conceptual or empirical work that explores concerns, worries, or consequences associated with lapses or losses of professionalism in health care, including impacts on other crucial elements of patient care, such as ethics, patient rights, and human dignity.
•Ways to improve professionalism cultures within any range of the healthcare spectrum, including how best to assimilate different professionalisms (eg, MD, DDS, Nursing, Technicians, etc.) into the “natural work environment” (eg, hospitals, community clinics, academic medical centers, etc.).
•Modes or models for identifying or communicating about professionalism in health care with patients, students, and providers.

Deadline: Friday, December 5, 2014
Please send to: APHC Program Committee at
2015 Program Co-Chairs Tom Harter, PhD: Gundersen Health System, and Preston Reynolds, MD, PHD: UVA Health System Department of Medicine

CFP: Global Health & Innovation Conference

Global Health & Innovation Conference
Presented by Unite For Sight, 12th Annual Conference
Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Saturday, March 28 – Sunday, March 29, 2015
“A Meeting of Minds”—CNN

The Global Health & Innovation Conference is the world’s largest global health conference and social entrepreneurship conference. This must-attend, thought-leading conference annually convenes 2,200 leaders, changemakers, students, and professionals from all fields of global health, international development, and social entrepreneurship. Register now to secure the lowest registration rate:
Interested in presenting at the conference? Submit an abstract for consideration: