CFP: Cultures of Harm in Institutions of Care

CFP: Cultures of Harm in Institutions of Care: Historical & Contemporary Perspectives (Birkbeck, 15-16 April 2016)

This two-day conference will explore the shifting political, socio-economic, cultural and medical influences that have formed and perpetuated cultures of harm from the eighteenth century to the present day across the world. We are particularly interested in the production of harmful practices – physical, sexual and psychological violence directed by one person or group against another – in therapeutic and caring environments. These might include hospitals and infirmaries, psychiatric facilities, religious institutions, care homes, children’s homes and educational establishments, as well as infirmaries and medical spaces in prisons and correctional institutions, military barracks, camps and workhouses.

We welcome papers from all academic disciplines. Suggested themes include:

  • Institutional contexts that contribute to specific cultures and social relationships between individuals and groups
  • The impact of wider societal factors on institutional cultures and contexts
  • Shifting power relations and cultural differences and similarities between staff, patients and other groups
  • Issues around individual and collective agency, resistance and complicity, as well as coercion, scapegoating, ‘whistleblowing’, bullying and negotiation between individuals
  • The role and use of space such as seclusion, locked wards, single/mixed-sex wards
  • Effects of the institutional environment around activity and stimulation, privacy, communication, and support for staff
  • Treatments, medication, the use of restraints, issues around consent
  • Staff recruitment, conditions and training
  • The role of emotions such as fear, pain, shame, humiliation, guilt, anger, sadness, pleasure, desire and nostalgia
  • The role of narrative, language and silence, reporting and non-reporting, including the use of the language of care and therapy to justify violent practices
  • Representations in art, literature, film and drama
  • Factors that have disrupted or changed harmful cultures for the better
  • The role of wider public institutions and agencies such as medicine, the law, social services, academia, religion, government and the media
  • Theoretical, methodological and ethical approaches and challenges.

Whilst this is primarily an academic conference, we would be delighted to receive proposals for artistic work such as a short film, a poetry reading or performance art.

Please submit an abstract of up to 300 words together with a brief outline of your academic affiliation via email by 20 September 2015. You will be informed whether or not your paper is successful in early October. Some travel and accommodation bursaries may be available.

Full details can be found on our [http:// bbk.ac.uk/trauma/events] website.

This event is organised by Professor Joanna Bourke, Dr Louise Hide and Dr Ana Antic in association with the Birkbeck Trauma Project supported by the Birkbeck Wellcome Trust Institutional Strategic Support Fund in the Department of History, Classics and Archaeology.

 

CFP: ENRS 2016

Call for Abstracts

Organizers of the Eastern Nursing Research Society (ENRS) welcome the submission of abstracts representing original contributions to the field of nursing research for presentation at the 28th Annual Scientific Sessions, April 13 – 15, 2016, at the Omni William Penn Hotel in Pittsburgh, PA.

ENRS will accept the submission of abstracts for peer-review through Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at 12:00 PM- NOON EST. This is a firm deadline and no exceptions will be made.

Please review the abstract submission guidelines  prior to submitting your abstract.

Click here to start the abstract submission process.

2016 Conference Theme + Objectives

This year’s theme is “Nursing Science: Bridging Research and Health.”

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 28th Annual Scientific Sessions, we will celebrate how nursing science bridges the world of knowledge development and evidence-based practice toward health in individuals, families, and communities. We invite submissions of original research that are congruent with this theme.

 

  1. Describe nurse scientists’ contributions in discovery and dissemination of solutions to promote health science
  2. Propose strategies to connect healthcare and science in advancing quality of care for individuals, families, and communities
  3. Examine programs of research in which a nursing perspective is central to bridging gaps in knowledge development
  4. Explore theoretical and methodological perspectives of science as a collegial integration to promote health

Hotel + Registration

Registration will open in mid-late December 2015. ENRS has secured a discounted group rate of $179 per night at the Omni William Penn Hotel. This rate will be available until Tuesday, March 15, 2016, or until the block is full, whichever comes first. Hotel reservations will open in Fall 2015.

If you have any questions related to abstract submissions or the 28th Annual Scientific Sessions, please feel free to contact the Main Office at enrs@fernley.com or call (215) 599-6700.

 

CFP: Global Health Conference

You and your colleagues may be interested in attending or presenting at the upcoming 13th annual Global Health & Innovation Conference at Yale on April 16-17, 2016, which is the world’s largest and leading global health conference as well as the largest social entrepreneurship conference.

Research, program, and Innovation Prize/impact pitch abstracts are currently being accepted. The first abstract deadline is August 31, and the final abstract deadline is September 30.

Register during August for a highly reduced (50% off) registration rate.

CFP: AAN Policy Conference

The American Academy of Nursing annual policy conference will identify ways nurses are transforming health and building a better care delivery system. This three day conference will showcase the extraordinary work nurses are undertaking to drive policy changes that meet the health needs of individuals and populations. Transforming Health, Driving Policy highlights nursing initiatives that are transforming health, leading change, and influencing policy and ultimately improving the nation’s health.

Abstracts are now being accepted through June 22nd.

http://www.aannet.org/2015

CFP: Communicating Complex Information

5th Annual Symposium on Communicating Complex Information (SCCI)
February 21-23, 2016
East Carolina University, Greenville NC
For the full call for papers: http://workshop.design4complexity.com/
Building on the success of the previous four conferences,the Symposium on Communicating Complex Information (SCCI) explores how complex information changes how we communicate, and how those changes affect information design, information architecture, user experience, and usability.  It seeks to examine how  design and content choices influence behavior as people interact with complex
information and how we can best design complex information systems. SCCI fosters an integrated approach to the design of complex information by bringing together members from a range of research and practitioner communities.
For more information
Contact: Michael Albers (albersm@ecu.edu).
Schedule
2 page proposal due: October 15, 2015
Notice of acceptance: December 1, 2015
Papers for symposium due: February 15, 2016
Symposium dates: February 21–23, 2016
This symposium sponsored in part by East Carolina University.

CFP: A Paper Is More than Great Results (Grad Conf)

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile is delighted to host the 2015 U21 Health Sciences Doctoral Forum which will focus on the theme: ‘A paper is more than great results’.

We would like to invite doctoral students in health sciences disciplines, who are advanced in their studies, to present their work at the forum. We are initially limiting student applications to one in each U21 institution; however, depending on demand, we will consider increasing the number of students in particular institutions.

Students’ presentations will be 10 minutes maximum, followed by 5 minutes for questions and 5 minutes for feedback from an international review panel. Students will not be expected to give an overview of their whole project but rather to highlight some of the issues they have encountered to get published and how they have resolved the issues. The main aim of this forum is to discuss the publication of manuscripts with a particular emphasis on the three following points:

  • Relevance of generating a manuscript
  • Challenges encountered to get published
  • How to choose a journal

Participating students will also have the opportunity to present a poster presenting their research that will be displayed in the coffee break and lunch area during the day of the forum.

Interested students should submit their abstract before 26 June 2015. An abstract submission form and a preliminary program for the event are available on the U21 HSG website.

Submissions of abstracts and any queries related to the 2015 Health Sciences Doctoral Forum should be directed to Dr Andrea Leiva.

Please circulate this communication to the relevant departments in your institutions and do not hesitate to let us know if you have any questions or comments.

CFP: Sexual Minority Health

Call for Abstracts – Due March 16th
Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA) is calling for abstracts for its 33rd Annual Conference (September 24-26, 2015) in Portland, OR.
GLMA’s Annual Conference is the premier, interdisciplinary LGBT health conference and the world’s largest scientific gathering devoted to LGBT health issues and concerns. The conference educates practitioners, policy advocates, educators, administrators, researchers and students—from across the health professions—about the unique health needs of LGBT individuals and families.
Conference Theme: Reaching New Heights in LGBT Health (e)Quality will highlight opportunities to improve quality and patient/client outcomes and advance LGBT health and access to care through technology. In addition to exploring the ways technology is helping to advance LGBT health quality and equality, this year’s conference will also address the digital divide and how technological inequities contribute to LGBT health disparities. Abstracts related to the conference theme may include:
Innovative uses of technology (including mobile phones and apps) and/or social media to improve patient/client outcomes
Strategies for integrating technology into clinical practice and/or patient outreach
Best practices in LGBT-inclusive electronic health records (EHR) use, data collection and outcomes-based research
Role of technology in improving and/or impeding health outcomes for LGBT people with disabilities
Strategies for bridging the digital divide—ways technology can be used in low-resource or low-connectivity settings and strategies for addressing technology literacy in LGBT communities
Using technology to improve LGBT health research
Special Topic: Bisexual Health. In addition to the general topics detailed online here, this year, GLMA is issuing a special call for abstracts addressing various topics related to the health and well-being of bisexual individuals.
*GLMA encourages the submission of clinically-focused, evidence-based abstracts.  Abstracts do not need to address the conference theme or special topic to be considered for acceptance.
Please click here for more information on the Annual Conference and how to submit an abstract.  Abstracts due by March 16, 2015.
If you have any questions about the Call for Abstracts, please contact us at annualconference@glma.org.

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