CFP: Clinic Advisor Summit

The leading provider of clinical news and information for NPs and PAs proudly presents The Clinical Advisor Summit

The dynamics of primary care are changing. Gone are the days of one physician managing varying conditions and diseases across a patient’s life span. Today, multiple clinicians provide care to the same patient in the setting of a more patient-centered, coordinated, and effective healthcare delivery system.

At the three-day The Clinical Advisor Summit on April 7-9, 2016, in Orlando, FL, you will have access to expert case studies on an effective interprofessional approach to primary care. NPs and PAs will get a deeper perspective on emerging clinical topics affecting patients today.

The deadline for submission is March 4, 2016. See full submission guidelines here.

CFP: Relating Cultural Inclusiveness to Social Determinants of Health,

February 22nd is the last day to submit an abstract for Podium Presentations and March 1st is for Poster Presentations. Please see attached call for abstracts.

Also for your review is the conference agenda.  Podium presentations will be given 30 minutes to include question and answer to present. 

3rd Annual Cultural Inclusion Institute: Relating Cultural Inclusiveness to Social Determinants of Health, April 21-22, 2016

We live in a world of health inequities:

  • 20% of children from the poorest of households are twice as likely to die before their fifth birthday compared to children in the richest.
  • Women in Afghanistan have a lifetime risk of maternal death of 1 in 11, women in Ireland have a risk of 1 in 17,800.
  • In the United States, while African Americans represent only 12% of the population, they account for half of all new HIV infections.
  • Something must be done.

We must address the conditions of where and how people live if we are committed to improve the overall health disparities gap.  It is evident that medical care alone is not enough.  This conference brings together leading researchers, healthcare providers, patient advocates, educators, and students to exchange their knowledge and expertise in addressing the social determinants of health: economic stability, education, health and healthcare, neighborhood and the built environment, and social and community context.

3rd Annual Cultural Inclusion Institute: Theme: Relating Cultural Inclusiveness to Social Determinants of Health

Conference website (please review the agenda): http://nursing.uthscsa.edu/ce/cultural_inclusion.aspx  

April 21-22, 2016 during Fiesta Week www.fiesta-sa.org

Submit an Abstract for Podium deadline Feb 22nd or Poster deadline March 1st

Attached please find the call for abstracts and guidelines.

ROOMS ARE FILLING – Historic Menger Hotel, San Antonio Texas, on the Riverwalk $115/night (local/state taxes apply) Phone: 800-345-9285

Conference Registration is now available Register today
Registration fee is $300.00 (includes CE)

Conference Goal: Exchange knowledge, expertise, research, challenges, and successes in addressing issues related to social determinants of health: Economic Stability; Education; Health and Health Care; Neighborhood and Built Environment; Social and Community Context.

Objectives:

  1. Define and understand the key concepts of social determinants of health.
  2. Explain how social determinants of health drive inequities.
  3. Describe the importance of social determinants for individuals and communities.
  4. Identify trends and approaches to reduce health disparities across populations.

Who should submit? Primary Care Providers, Nurses, Social Workers, Educators, Researchers, Non-Profit Community Based Agencies, and Students.

Social Determinants from Healthy People 2020 (reference www.healthypeople.gov )

Economic Stability

  • Poverty
  • Employment
  • Food Security
  • Housing Stability

Education

  • High School Graduation
  • Enrollment in Higher Education
  • Language and Literacy
  • Early Childhood Education and Development

Social and Community Context

  • Social Cohesion
  • Civic Participation
  • Perceptions of Discrimination and Equity
  • Incarceration/Institutionalization

Health and Health Care

  • Access to Health Care
  • Access to Primary Care
  • Health Literacy

Neighborhood and Built Environment

  • Access to Healthy Foods
  • Quality of Housing
  • Crime and Violence
  • Environmental Conditions

CFP: Advances in Nursing Science

Given recent history of international conflict and violence, the health and well-being of those who have served the military of any country world-wide has become a major challenge that influences the well-being of families, communities and nations. This issue of ANS includes four articles that address the health of veterans and their families, and a guest editorial that provides information about the U.S. military research programs that are addressing these significant challenges. In addition, this issue includes a number of “General Topic” articles that extend the discourse in a number of areas of important nursing scholarship. Each article in this issue will be featured on the ANS blog, so I invite you to visit and follow the blog to stay informed about the latest in ANS! Visit our ANS Blog to share your comments.
 
Peggy L. Chinn, RN, PhD, FAAN
Professor Emerita, University of Connecticut
Editor, Advances in Nursing Science
 
UPDATED!
 
The primary purposes of Advances in Nursing Science (ANS) are to advance the development of nursing knowledge and to promote the integration of nursing philosophies, theories and research with practice. While the journal provides scholarly articles that have relevance for all health-related disciplines, we are particularly committed to claiming nursing’s rightful place in the development of health knowledge. We expect high scholarly merit and encourage innovative, cutting edge ideas that challenge prior assumptions and that present new, intellectually challenging perspectives. We seek works that speak to global sustainability and that take an intersectional approach, recognizing class, color, sexual and gender identity, and other dimensions of human experience related to health. Manuscripts can be based on any methodology, including scholarly inquiry/research, philosophic and theoretic analysis/synthesis, integrative reviews, and original exploration of diverse approaches to creating nursing knowledge. All submissions must include a statement that addresses the significance of the work for the evolution of the discipline of nursing.
 
Our future issue topics manuscript submission timelines:
 
39:4 – Palliative Care
Manuscript Due Date – April 15, 2016
 
40:1 – ANS Retrospective – March 2017
Manuscript Due Date – July 15, 2016
 
40:2 – Toxic Stress- December 2016
Manuscript Due Date – October 15, 2016
 
Always available!
 
ANS General Topic
Submissions open any time

CFP: CANS 2016

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

PROPOSAL SUBMISSIONS DUE by DECEMBER 1st, 2015

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 pwu@case.edu 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 hdevon1@uic.edu.

PROPOSAL REQUIREMENTS

FORMAT

One inch margins, single spaced, size twelve font

CONTENT

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.

http://www.nursingscience.org/

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 www.JournalofHumanitiesinRehabilitation.org
 

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  www.aahn.org.
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 comet2016@hum.aau.dk
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).

1) PANELS
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.

2) INDIVIDUAL PAPERS
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.

3) WORK-IN-PROGRESS ROUNDTABLE
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 www.comet2016.aau.dk or send an email for further details regarding submission guidelines, registration, schedule and more.

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