CFP: CANS 2016

Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science 2016 State of the Science Congress


As part of the celebration of the 15th Anniversary of Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science (CANS), teams of experts will have an opportunity to present a synthesis of evidence in an area consistent with the State of the Science (SOS) theme “Determinants of Health”. CANS believes that determinants of health are more than social factors. Determinants include social/environmental, behavioral/life style, and omics. Each presentation will be 1 hour in length and should synthesize the evidence, briefly describe the policy implications, and recommend initiatives to further advance the science in the area of the review.  An opportunity to publish in Nursing Outlook is anticipated.

If you have questions, contact 15th Anniversary Task Force Chair: Patricia Underwood at or 216-905-5903.                

Interested parties are invited to complete the following proposal and submit it via email by December 1, 2015 to Holli DeVon, Science Committee Chair, at



One inch margins, single spaced, size twelve font


1. Focal area – one sentence identifying focal area of the synthesis

2. Relevance – One paragraph that describes how this area relates to the theme, “Determinants of Health.”

3. Team Members – List the team members including names, credentials and email contacts. (Teams should be led by a senior scientist with recognized expertise in the topic area.) NIH biosketches for each team member directly involved in the project must also be attached.

4. Justification – Briefly (1-2 paragraphs) describe the ability of the team to complete the synthesis by August 15, 2016 based on the expertise and resources available.

Proposals will be reviewed by the CANS Science Committee.

CFS: Brokenness, Healing Journey

The Journal of Humanities in Rehabilitation is proud to announce the publication of our Summer 2015 issue. In this edition we explore the multifaceted nature of brokenness  in our journey towards healing. Together, the contributors in this issue masterfully communicate the importance of recognizing that in our roles as clinicians and educators, patients and students, seeking wholeness means sharing our brokenness and our humanness together in common dialogue.
JHR is a peer-reviewed, multi-media journal using a collaborative model with rehabilitation professionals, patients and their families to gain a greater understanding of the human experience of disability through art, literature and narrative. The purpose of this interdisciplinary journal is to raise the consciousness and deepen the intellect of the humanistic relationship in the rehabilitation sciences. JHR has an open access publishing model, with no fees associated with subscriptions or submissions. You can access the journal by following the links in this email or by going to

CFP: 33rd Annual History of Nursing Conference, Chicago, Illinois, September 22-25, 2016

 The American Association for the History of Nursing (AAHN) and University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing are co-sponsoring the Association’s 33rd annual conference to be held in Chicago, IL. The conference provides a forum for researchers interested in sharing new research that addresses events, issues, and topics in any area of nursing and healthcare history, broadly construed to encompass the history of nursing, global nursing history, nursing practice, healthcare institutions, caring, illness, healing work and public health. Submissions pertaining to all areas and regions of the world are welcome. Papers and posters that expand the horizons of nursing and healthcare history and engage related fields such as women’s, labor, technology, and economic history and race and gender studies are encouraged. Individual papers, posters, and panel presentations are featured at the conference. If submitting an abstract for a panel, please clearly state on the abstract that it is for a panel presentation.  Only panels consisting of 3 to 5 presenters will be considered.  Additional information about AAHN and the conference can be obtained at
Guidelines for Submission: A one-page abstract of a completed study will be accepted by email. Submit two copies of your abstract; one must include the title, author’s name(s), credentials, institutional affiliation, phone/fax and email. If more than one author is listed, indicate who is acting as the contact person. Indicate whether a paper, poster, or panel presentation is sought.  The second copy of the abstract should include only the title and mode of presentation with no other identifying information.
Abstracts must include: 1.Purpose of study; 2. Rationale and significance; 3. Description of methodology; 4. Major primary and secondary sources; 5. Findings and conclusions.  Each section of the abstract should be clearly identified with these specific headers.  Abstracts which do not clearly identify the sections as outlined above may be disqualified. Abstracts will be selected on the basis of merit through blind review.
Abstract preparation: Margins must be one and one-half inches on the left, and one inch on the right, top, and bottom.  Center the title in upper case, and single space the body using 12 point Times (New Roman) font.  Accepted abstracts will be printed as submitted in the conference program; thus, when printed, the abstract must fit one side of one 8.5″ x 11″ paper.
By submitting an abstract, you also give permission to the AAHN to use the work for educational purposes only. This includes, but is not limited to, inclusion in the conference program, posting to the AAHN website before and/or after the conference, and use of excerpts or themes for conference marketing efforts.
Submission deadline: Abstracts must arrive on or before January 31, 2016. Abstract results will be communicated to all submitters by the end of March 2016.
**Individuals are not required to be AAHN members at the time of submitting an abstract, but if accepted, you must join AAHN before registering for and presenting at the meeting.

CFP: 14th International Conference on Communication, Medicine, and Ethics

We are pleased to announce the first call for proposals for the 14th International Conference on Communication, Medicine, and Ethics (COMET), which will be hosted by The Danish Institute of Humanities and Medicine (DIHM).

The COMET conference aims to bring together scholars from different disciplinary backgrounds involving various healthcare specialties and the human and social sciences. A special emphasis is on the dissemination of on-going research in language/discourse/communication studies in relation to healthcare education, patient participation and professional ethics.

The submission for proposals opens on 30 October 2015. All proposals must be submitted by 21 December 2015.

Conference themes include:

• Client-Professional Encounters (involving doctors, counsellors, nurses, pharmacists, dentists, speech and language therapists, psychotherapists, etc.)
• Communicating Risk and Uncertainty
• Communication Skills Training
• Distributed Expertise among Professionals and Clients
• Ethics and Communication
• Evidence in Diagnosis and Non-Diagnosis
• Health and Disability
• Health, Wellbeing and the Lifespan
• Health Literacy
• Interpreter Mediated Healthcare Delivery
• Interprofessional Communication and Hospital Management Systems
• Media and Health Communication
• Medical Education
• Narratives of Illness Experience
• Public Understanding of Health and Illness
• Quality of Life and Quality of Care
• Representation of the Body
• Research Ethics
• Role of Health Technologies and Medical Informatics
• (Shared) Decision Making
• Tailoring Health Messages
• Telemedicine
• Values and Responsibilities in Professional Practice

Submission Guidelines

Proposals must be submitted via email to
Proposals include panels, roundtables and individual presentations (oral or poster).
For all submissions, clearly indicate:
• Abstract title, author names, and full institutional affiliations of the responsible (presenting) author and collaborating authors.
• Contact e-mail address and phone number for the responsible author.
• Up to three conference themes (feel free to indicate themes beyond the list above).

Panels should address a common theme, content or methodological area, and will be scheduled for 90 minutes.
In addition to individual proposals (no more than 250 words each), please also submit an overview description of no more than 300 words highlighting the panel’s content and objectives. Provide information about the panel members and the coordinator, stating full institutional affiliations and e-mail addresses.

Proposals for individual papers (no more than 250 words) must clearly indicate a preference for oral or poster presentation. Following the peer review process, the organisers will determine whether a proposal is selected for oral or poster presentation. Poster presenters must be physically present to discuss their work during the dedicated sessions. Oral presentations will typically be scheduled in sessions of 90 minutes, with 30 minutes (20 minutes for presentation + 10 minutes for discussion) allocated to each individual presentation.

Proposals for work-in-progress roundtables should be no more than 250 words targeted at oral presentation. The roundtables will be in sessions of 90 minutes, with individual presentations lasting 30 minutes (15 minutes for presentation + 15 minutes for discussion). This format is particularly suitable for early career researchers pursuing doctoral and postdoctoral studies and for experienced researchers undertaking/planning pilot projects or interested in reporting preliminary results. Please indicate clearly if your proposal falls into this category.

Proposal submission deadline: 21 December 2015.

Proposal Selection Criteria

All proposals undergo a double blind peer-review process.
Please note that COMET conference policy is one main oral presentation per author. You may choose to submit more than one proposal, but normally only one proposal will be accepted for oral presentation. Any additional accepted proposals may be presented as poster(s).
There is no fixed template for writing proposals but authors are urged to attend to the following criteria which will form the basis for peer review:
• originality of the topic and its relevance to the conference
• background contextualisation of the study
• relationship between title and content
• structural organisation
• theoretical/methodological appropriateness
• clarity of claims and relevance
Individual panels are reviewed in their entirety on the above criteria but also on the basis of their relevance to broader issues in communication, medicine, and ethics; the overall coherence of the proposal; and the usefulness of the panel to participants.
Decisions about acceptance/rejection will be communicated by mid February 2016. Following formal acceptance, the responsible (presenting) authors must register participation prior to the finalisation of the conference programme. Early registration opens on 1 March 2016.
Please visit or send an email for further details regarding submission guidelines, registration, schedule and more.

CFP: Workshops/Sexual Minority Youth Conference

True Colors XXIII: Intersectionality will be held on Friday, March 18th & Saturday, March 19, 2016 at UConn in Storrs, CT.

Workshop Proposal Form

Still the largest and most comprehensive LGBTQA and ally youth issues conference in the world, this two day event brings together the best minds across an array of disciplines:

  • Professional Best Practices in child welfare, juvenile justice, clinical treatment, K-12 education, college environment and curricula, administration, policy
  • Advocacy workshops for youth and adults
  • Spiritual Institute
  • Workshops for parents and other family members, youth and allies

For the first time, we will be hosting a track for the families of prepuberty gender expansive, gender creative and transgender children on Saturday!

The due date is November 15th at 5:00 PM.  


Workshop Proposal Form

CFS: Feminist Phenomenology, Medicine, Bioethics, and Health

Feminist Phenomenology, Medicine, Bioethics, and Health (International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics)

Although by no means mainstream, phenomenological approaches to bioethics and philosophy of medicine are no longer novel. Such approaches take the lived body – as opposed the body understood as a material, biological object – as a point of departure. Such approaches are also invested in a detailed examination and articulation of a plurality of diverse subjective experiences, as opposed to reifying experience under the rubric of “the subject” or “the patient.” Phenomenological approaches to bioethics and medicine have broached topics such as pain, trauma, illness, death, and bodily alienation – to name just a few – and our understandings of these topics have benefitted from and are deepened by being analyzed using the tools of phenomenology.
There is also a rich history of approaching phenomenology from a feminist perspective. Combining these two approaches and methodologies has furthered our understandings of lived experiences of marginalization, invisibility, nonnormativity, and oppression. Approaching phenomenology from a feminist perspective has also broadened the subject matter of traditional phenomenology to include analyses of sexuality, sexual difference, pregnancy, and birth. Moreover, feminist phenomenological accounts of embodiment have also helped to broaden more traditional philosophical understandings and discussions of what singular bodies are and of how they navigate the world as differently sexed, gendered, racialized, aged, weighted, and abled. Feminist phenomenological accounts and analyses have helped to draw to the fore the complicated ways in which identities intersect and have made the case that if we are really to understand first person embodied accounts of experience, then a traditional phenomenological account of “the subject” simply does not suffice.
The aim of this International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics special issue (11.1) is to explore and develop the connections between feminist phenomenology, philosophy of medicine, bioethics, and health. The issue will consider on the one hand, how feminist phenomenology can enhance and deepen our understanding of issues within medicine, bioethics, and health, and on the other hand, whether and how feminist approaches to medicine, bioethics, and health can help to advance the phenomenological project.
Topics appropriate to the special issue include, but are not limited to, feminist phenomenological analyses and/or critiques of:
  •  Health, illness, and healthcare
  • Social determinants of health (e.g., food justice, environmental justice, labor equity, transnational inequities)
  • Negotiating medical bureaucracies and access to care
  • Health/care in constrained circumstances (i.e., in prisons, as migrants, in conditions without secure health insurance)
  • Sex and gender
  • Rape, sexual violence, or domestic violence
  • Transgender and trans* experiences of embodiment, health, or healthcare
  • Intersex experiences of embodiment, health, or healthcare
  • Death and dying
  • Palliative care and end of life
  • Caregiving for ill friends, family members, and children
  • Pregnancy, labor, childbirth
  • Miscarriage
  • Abortion, contraception, sterilization
  • Organ transplantation
  • Cosmetic surgery
  • Body weight
  • Addiction
  • Mental illness
  • Physical and cognitive disability
 Submission Information: Word limit for essays: 8000 words. IJFAB also welcomes submissions in these additional categories:
  •  Conversations provide a forum for public dialogue on particular issues in bioethics. Scholars engaged in fruitful exchanges are encouraged to share those discussions here. Submissions for this section are usually 3,000–5,000 words.
  • Commentaries offer an opportunity for short analyses (under 4,000 words) of specific policy issues, legislation, court decisions, or other contemporary developments within bioethics.
  • Narratives often illuminate clinical practice or ethical thinking. IJFAB invites narratives that shed light on aspects of health, health care, or bioethics. Submissions for the section are usually in the range of 3,000–5,000 words.
 Deadline for submissions: February 1, 2017
Anonymous review: All submissions are subject to triple anonymous peer review. The Editorial Office aims to return an initial decision to authors within eight weeks. Authors are frequently asked to revise and resubmit based on extensive reviewer comments. The Editorial Office aims to return a decision on revised papers within four-six weeks.
Submissions should be emailed indicating special issue “Feminist Phenomenology and Medicine” in the subject heading.
All submissions should conform to IJFAB style guidelines. For further details, please check the IJFAB website.
For further information regarding the special issue please email the Guest Editor Lauren Freeman at the Department of Philosophy University of Louisville.

CFP: Nursing History Book Series

Call for Proposals in a New Series: Nursing History: Narratives for the Twenty-First Century

Series Editors: Julie A. Fairman and Patricia D’Antonio, Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania

This series features nurses as critical actors in driving social, cultural, professional, and clinical changes while delivering health care. Offering fresh and well-researched approaches to nursing history, books in the series will seek to engage a readership both within and beyond academe.  The focus primarily will be on books intended for understanding and teaching the importance of the history of nursing for all students and scholars in health care in and beyond the classroom.

Books in the series will place nurses and nursing within significant contexts to illustrate the professions’ engagement in critical social issues and movements of the last century.  In many ways, this perspective will challenge what we already know about this period, as it has typically been seen through the eyes of the history of medicine, science, public health, and technology.

Book proposals must conform to the guidelines of the publisher, the Johns Hopkins University Press. Queries should be sent to with the subject heading “Hopkins Proposal.” Final book manuscripts should be no longer than 80,000 to 90,000 words and may include up to twenty illustrations. Books appearing in the series will be published simultaneously in print and electronic editions.

Contact: *Julie Fairman, Patricia D’Antonio

Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

*Primary Contact


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