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.

CFP: Transformational and Sustainable Development

You are cordially invited to the Sixth Pan-Pacific Nursing Conference and First Colloquium on Chronic Illness Care to be organized by the Nethersole School of Nursing, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong on 2-4 March 2016 in Hong Kong.

The conference will be one of our key events to celebrate the School’s 25th Anniversary in 2016. The theme of the conference is ‘Achieving transformational and sustainable development in health and social care’.
Online submission of abstracts will open on 2 January 2015. Deadline for abstract submission: 15 Jul 2015
Abstracts for oral/poster presentations relating to any of the following conference sub-themes are invited:
Ÿ   Contemporary health issues and emerging challenges
Ÿ Acute care nursing practice
Ÿ Cancer, palliative and end-of-life care
Ÿ Infectious disease management
Ÿ Health promotion and disease prevention
Ÿ Complementary and alternative medicine
Ÿ   Innovative practice
Ÿ Evidence-based practice in nursing and healthcare, and knowledge translation
Ÿ   Aged care, chronic illness care, and social care
Ÿ Innovative health and social care
Ÿ Chronic illness management and rehabilitative care
Ÿ Healthy ageing and aged care
Ÿ   Transformational leadership and reforms in healthcare system
Ÿ Healthcare policy and leadership
Ÿ Transcultural practice
We encourage you to present your work and engage in discussion and debate among international and local health and social care providers, policy makers, academics and researchers on strategies and initiatives to achieve transformational and sustainable development in health and social care in local and global contexts.
For more details, please visit our conference website (http://www.nur.cuhk.edu.hk/conference) and Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/panpacificconference?ref=aymt_homepage_panel).

CFP: History of Nursing & Health Care History Conference

Call for Abstracts: Thirty-second Annual History of Nursing & Health Care History Conference

Dublin, Ireland, September 17-20, 2015

Please Note: The AAHN Board of Directors approved waiving the membership requirement to present at the 2015 Conference in an effort to promote submission of papers to this international conference. The waiver applies to the 2015 Conference only.

The American Association for the History of Nursing and University College Dublin’s School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Systems are co-sponsoring the Association’s thirty-second annual conference to be held in Dublin City. The conference provides a forum for researchers interested in sharing new research that addresses events, issues, and topics in any area of nursing and health care history, broadly construed to encompass the history of nursing, global nursing history, nursing practice, health care 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 health care history and engage related fields such as labor, technology, 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: Purpose of study, rationale and significance, description of methodology, identification of major primary and secondary sources, findings and conclusions.  Each section of the abstract should be clearly identified.  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.

Submission deadline:  Abstracts must arrive on or before January 31, 2015.

Submit to: abstracts@aahn.org

CFP: LGBT Health Workforce Conference

2015 LGBT Health Workforce Conference: Building a Caring Community in the Electronic Age
May 1-3, 2015, New York, NY

The LGBT Health Workforce Conference provides an overview of up-to-date practices (climate and educational) in preparing the health care workforce to address the health concerns of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) communities. This conference is designed for health professionals (M.D., D.O., P.A.-C., nurses, dentists, podiatrists, social workers, psychologists, etc.), educators, and students (pre-health professions, professional schools, and graduate), but all interested are invited to attend. CME credit will be available.

Conference Information
Registration Opens: NOW OPEN
Abstract Submission Opens: NOW OPEN
Abstract Submission Closes: JANUARY 15, 2015
Selected Submissions will be Announced: Rolling basis, all decisions announced by February 1, 2015
Details here: http://lavenderhealth.org/2014/12/04/2015-lgbt-health-workforce-conference-building-a-caring-community-in-the-electronic-age/

CFP: Living Well (Conference)

Call for Papers
Living Well International Conference
9-11 April 2015, York, United Kingdom

Personal well- being is an achievement, it is made. Well-being requires living well. Yet what is it to live well? Proposals are welcomed that seek to understand, explore and demonstrate what living well may be and could be.

The Living Well conference is open to people of all disciplines (academic or not), ages, cultures and faiths. We invite contributions that may be traditional paper readings; themed panels; workshops; performance pieces; dramatic readings; poetic renditions; short stories; creative writings; works of art; performances that include works of music. We welcome proposals on topics such as:

 Accounts of living well in utopia
 Accounts of living well in science fiction
 Meaning and living well
 Ageing and living well
 Phenomenological accounts of living well
 Understanding the role and contribution care/ friendship/love in living well
 Case studies of those who demonstrate living well
 Literary descriptions, understandings and portrayal of people living well
 Portrayals of living well in films, what can they tell us?
 Investigating how drama may demonstrate aspects of living well.
 Role and contribution of health in living well
 Philosophical issues and understanding of the requirements to live well
 Understanding self- regulation and self- control (including mental and emotional health) in living well
 Developing and cultivating perceptions and awareness of experiences, e.g the Japanese tea ceremony, in living well
 Difficulties of living well, understanding the dealing with barriers, obstacles to living well
 Understanding the role/ contribution of the following in living well:

o character
o passions
o personal autonomy
o music
o communication
o imagination and self- shaping action
o education, gaining knowledge, and wisdom
o pursuit of happiness
o excellence

31 December 2014 (Proposals Due)
See the web site for further details and to lodge a proposal.
http://www.openknowledgegroup.com

CFP: Fragile Subjects: Childhood in Literature, Arts & Medicine

CFP: Fragile Subjects: Childhood in Literature, Arts and Medicine (Conference, Finland 19-20 August 2015)

The conference addresses the idea and historicity of childhood; its changing meanings and notions in modernity and postmodernity. Of particular interest are child figures that emerge in literature, arts and medicine – yesterday and today.

The conference consists of key note lectures and parallel sessions. We invite papers and presentations (30 minutes, including discussion) that discuss the following or related questions:

  • How has modern childhood been constructed in different cultural and scientific discourses? What are the changes and continuities?
  • What kind of child figures can be found in fiction, visual culture, media, and life narratives?
  • How are intersections of gender, class, race, and ethnicity played out in constructions of childhood?
  • Fears and threats, joys and pleasures connected to contemporary or past childhoods?
  • How should we understand the role of the child sciences?
  • In what ways has the mind of the child gained attention in both medicine, particularly the “psy” disciplines, and in arts?
  • What is the role of childhood in constructions of adulthood?

The language of the conference is English. Please submit your abstract (max. 300 words) using the web form http://congress.utu.fi/abyss/ by November 30, 2014. Notifications of acceptance will be sent by February 15, 2015.

Registration and the payment of conference fee 70 EUR by April 30, 2015. After April 30, the conference fee is 100 EUR.

The conference is organized by the Academy of Finland interdisciplinary research project, entitled Fragile Subjects: Childhood in Finnish Literature and Medicine, 1850s-2000s

http://congress.utu.fi/fragile2015/cfp.php

http://www.utu.fi/en/units/hum/units/finnishliterature/research/fragile_subjects/Pages/home.aspx

CFP: Aging and Age Studies: Foundations and Formations

Call for Papers: N.A.N.A.S. North American Network in Aging Studies Conference

Aging and Age Studies: Foundations and Formations, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, May 19-22, 2015

The North American Network in Aging Studies (NANAS) was established in 2013 to bring together scholars and researchers from across a variety of disciplines—humanities, arts, gerontology, anthropology, sociology, health care, and others—interested in critical examinations of how age is conceptualized, defined, experienced, performed, and critiqued. At this inaugural research conference, we seek to build on the foundations and define new formations in this vital and growing field of inquiry.

We invite scholarship and research that provides fresh insights into the changing manifestations and interpretations of age through engagement with cultural texts (e.g., literature, history, media, public policy, adaptive technology), as well as qualitative or other meaning-based approaches. Presentations might investigate local and global implications of age and aging; consider how diverse approaches to studying age can enable richer understanding in traditional academic disciplines; develop new, cross-disciplinary methodologies that expose the often-unacknowledged effects of age relations and age assumptions; and/or examine ethical, political, philosophical, or practical questions about what it means to be humans living through time. Additional topics may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Intergenerational relations: philosophical, historical, literary and/or gerontological insights
  • Problematizing age: other ways to organize human life
  • Memory and forgetting as personal and cultural phenomena
  • Age narratives
  • Creativity and imagination as a site of knowledge in old age
  • Age and the environment; the meaning of space and place
  • Hegemony of biological and non-biological models of aging
  • Morality, spirituality and ethics as mediated by age
  • Age across cultural, regional, or historical differences
  • Gerontology meets age studies: crossroads of science and meaning
  • Age and the body
  • Age across cultural, regional, or historical differences
  • Gerontological literacy and illiteracy
  • Beyond the young/old binary
  • Disciplinary challenges in an interdisciplinary field
  • Age and personal objects
  • Age, technology, and new media
  • Illustrating, dramatizing, choreographing, composing, and/or performing age
  • Defining age through public policy
  • Age across cultural, regional, or historical differences
  • Geography, politics, economics, and the lived experience of aging
  • Age in the classroom
  • Age and sexuality
  • Age and identity
  • Age-based roles in celebrations, ceremonies, and/or other public events.
  • Age and dis/ability
  • Imagining age
  • Age, nation, development: postcolonial paradigms

Proposal abstracts for individual papers and themed sessions/symposia are welcome. Each person may participate in a maximum of two sessions.

Proposal abstracts for individual papers should include the title of the paper, an abstract of 250 words, and contact details.

Proposal abstracts for themed sessions/symposia of up to 4 presentations should include the title, an 800-word abstract that refers to each paper, and contact details of the chair(s) and contributors. Researchers and scholars in all stages of their careers are welcome to submit proposals.

Proposals will be accepted until December 1, 2014. Please send abstracts to: demedekb@miamiOH.edu.

If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact demedekb@miamiOH.edu. Additional conference details can be found at:

www.agingstudies.org.

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