If you thought it was difficult to assess whether or not a solicitation to submit a manuscript to an online open-access journal is legitimate, now comes the spawn of predatory journals: predatory conferences. To help us sort out the claims of conference participation solicitations, Jeffrey Beall’s ScholarlyOA web site provides a draft of criteria for identifying predatory conferences, written by James McCrostie, a full-time associate professor and part-time journalist in Japan who has written about such conferences.
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.
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.
- Define and understand the key concepts of social determinants of health.
- Explain how social determinants of health drive inequities.
- Describe the importance of social determinants for individuals and communities.
- 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 )
- Food Security
- Housing Stability
- 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
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
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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
• Values and Responsibilities in Professional Practice
Proposals must be submitted via email to email@example.com
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.
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.
True Colors XXIII: Intersectionality will be held on Friday, March 18th & Saturday, March 19, 2016 at UConn in Storrs, CT.
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.