CFP: Health, Culture, Human Body (conference)

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: The 2nd international and interdisciplinary conference on Health, Culture and the Human Body: Epidemiology, ethics and history of medicine, perspectives from Turkey and Central Europe Istanbul, Turkey, 13-15 September 2012

Demographic change in a globalized world raises not only social and economic issues but also ethical problems within the medical system of aging societies. Medical care for elderly people cannot be conceptualized and organized without considering a cultural understanding of aging and the economic and social circumstances of a given society. In this regard this conference will focus on ethical, historical and epidemiological perspectives of aging in a global world, including issues such as health care research and health-related knowledge, attitudes and practices of elderly people. Further subjects of the conference are the beginning of life and sexually transmitted diseases, which will also be discussed from an interdisciplinary perspective. This conference will focus on the selected cases from Turkey, Germany, and other countries which for the last 50 years have been closely connected by substantial migration processes, as they had been earlier through medical scientific exchanges and common clinical practice. After the well received first round held in Germany (Mainz) in 2010, the aim of this second conference is to establish a discussion platform for different ethical considerations among historically connected countries, applying an interdisciplinary “medicine studies” approach to selected sample cases from Turkey, Germany and other countries with comparable relationships.

The chosen thematic areas are:

  • Aging, culture and medicine (aging and culture, aging and perception of the body, medical care and geriatrics, geriatrics and ethics, hospice systems)
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (e.g. AIDS, syphilis, gonorrhea; the social perception of venereal diseases and medicine, politics-ethics and the treatment of sexually transmitted diseases)
  • Beginning of life and ethics (Assisted Reproductive Technologies, abortion, religion-medicine and the beginning of life)
  • Migration and Health

Abstracts (max. 250 words) of proposed conference papers should be submitted by 29 February 2012, to the attention of Hakan Ertin MD PhD, E-Mail:  Istanbul University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of History of Medicine and Ethics. Tel: +90 532 321 71 77

Fax: +90 212 414 22 86 Publication of selected papers is envisaged. Venue: Istanbul University Doctorate Halls –Beyazıt, Istanbul, Turkey


CFS: Anthropology & Aging Quarterly

Call for Submissions: Anthropology & Aging Quarterly | The Official Journal of the Association of Anthropology and Gerontology

Anthropology & Aging Quarterly is the official publication of the Association for Anthropology & Gerontology (AAGE). It is published quarterly (February, May, August, November) by AAGE. AAGE is a nonprofit organization established in 1978 as a multidisciplinary group dedicated to the exploration and understanding of aging within and across the diversity of human cultures. Our perspective is holistic, comparative, and international. Our members come from a variety of academic and applied fields, including the social and biological sciences, nursing, medicine, policy studies, social work, and service provision. We provide a supportive environment for the professional growth of students and colleagues, contributing to a greater understanding of the aging process and the lives of older persons across the globe.

Submission Process: Anthropology & Aging Quarterly accepts four types of submissions— Research Reports, Policy and News Reviews, Commentaries, and Articles. These may be submitted individually or in coordination with others for a special topic issue. Research Reports are brief discussions of ongoing or recently completed study and should be no longer than 2,000 words. Policy and News Reviews are pieces which offer thoughtful and reflective discussion of current events or social policies pertaining to aging and culture. Commentaries provide authors with an opportunity to discuss theoretical, ethical and other time-sensitive topical issues which do not lend themselves to a full-length article. Commentaries may also be used as a venue to share self-reflexive writing on the experience of aging or conducting research in this field. Policy and News Reviews or Commentaries may range from 1,000 to 4,500 words. Articles are longer reports on recently completed research or literature reviews. Articles should include the following: a cover page with the author’s full name, affiliation, mailing address, and manuscript title; a 200 word abstract ; the text ; references cited ; and tables or figures. Endnotes are permitted but should be used sparingly and with justification. Articles should not exceed 6,500 words, including all materials.

Manuscript Submissions: All manuscripts, including suggestions for special issues, should be submitted via e-mail to the Editor of AAQ, Dr. Jason Danely ( ). All manuscripts should use the citation style outlined by the American Anthropological Association. Evaluation Research Reports, Policy and News Reviews, and Articles are peer reviewed and will be evaluated by the Editor and a combination of Editorial Board members and referees. Every effort will be made to expedite the review process. Authors should anticipate a waiting time of six to twelve weeks.

CFP: Integrative Medicine After the Age of 40

Integrative Medicine After the Age of 40: The International Conference on Integrative Medicine, May 13-15, 2012, Jerusalem

The 2nd International Conference on Integrative Medicine will be held on May 13-15, 2012 in Jerusalem, Israel. The conference will bring together physicians, nurses and therapists from all over the world to discuss the changes and influence of the Integrative Medicine. The conference will be held in English, French and German with simultaneous translation. For details visit:

Main Topics:

  • Motor System, Movement and Posture study, Muscular Skeletal Pain, Myofascial Pain
  • Nutrition, Food Supplements, Digestive System, Metabolic Diseases
  • Wellness and Aging, Preventive Medicine
  • Neurological Disorders, Cognitive Disorder, Memory Disturbance
  • Depression, Stress, Sleep Disturbances, Insomnia – Non Organic Origin
  • The Oncologic Patient
  • Chronic Headache
  • Menopause
  • Cardiac Aspects, Hemodynamic System
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Mind and Body Medicine

The conference scientific committee encourages the submission of original Abstracts for either oral or poster presentations. All abstracts will be reviewed by the scientific committee. Abstract submission deadline abstracts may be submitted until Saturday, December 10th 2011. Details on submitting an abstract:

CFS: The Gerontologist (Aging Baby Boomers)

Call for Papers for a Special Issue of The Gerontologist: Not Your Mother’s Old Age: Baby Boomers at 65

This year the first of the Baby Boom cohort reached age 65 and for the next 19 years, close to 10,000 people a day will celebrate their 65th birthday. Baby Boomers redefined each stage of life as they experienced it, modifying fashion design and hair length as well as key societal institutions. They questioned the underlying values and attitudes of society. They influenced education, music, race relations, sex roles, and child rearing. They are about to change what we know about old age. Although the popular press has been fascinated with the aging of the Boomers, scholarly attention has been more limited. In an effort to further a multidisciplinary dialogue about the nature of aging, we invite authors to contribute original research papers as well as review papers focused on the aging of the baby boom generation. We particularly welcome papers that are conceptually based, methodologically sophisticated, and oriented toward policy and practice. Both papers focused exclusively on Baby Boomers and those contrasting Boomers with earlier cohorts are encouraged. Quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods approaches are welcome, from humanities and arts perspectives, as well as those of science, practice, and policy.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, those that address:

  • The extent to which Boomers are a homogeneous group and the implications that this has for policy.
  • How the Boomers’ experiences with economic upheavals has influenced their aging process.
  • How shifts in work and retirement will influence the old age experienced by Boomers.
  • The family relationships of Boomers, including examination of patterns of care and assistance to older as well as younger family members.
  • Patterns of and experiences with healthcare usage.
  • The role of neighborhoods and communities as Boomers age.
  • The cross-cultural validity of the construct of “Baby Boomer”

Author Guidelines for The Gerontologist can be found at:

Manuscript formats include research articles, brief reports, forums, and practice concepts and policy analysis. Manuscripts should be submitted electronically at:

Manuscript Submission Deadline: August 1, 2011 Print Publication Date: Early 2012

CFS: Nursing Forum

Does Your Paper Belong in Nursing Forum? New editor Patricia S. Yoder-Wise, RN, EdD, NEA-BC, ANEF, FAAN invites your manuscript submissions that deal with the latest issues facing the nursing profession today. The editor is looking for papers on these specific topics:

  • Future of Nursing
  • Aging of the Profession
  • Nursing Leadership
  • Continuing Confidence
  • Workplace Violence
  • Patient Safety
  • Evidence-Based Practice

We are seeking ideas you believe are worthy of testing in the future to improve the availability and practice of professional nurses. Because this is a world-wide issue, we welcome ideas from any country. To find out what Nursing Forum is all about, download a FREE ISSUE:
Submission ideas may be sent directly to the editor at: Please indicate you are responding to the call on the future of nursing.
About Nursing Forum: Nursing Forum is essential reading for nursing students, educators, nurse recruiters, staff development nurses and nurse practitioners interested in the profession of nursing. As a creative independent voice for professional nursing, this journal reflects modern nursing practice and education worldwide and provides a unique – and sometimes controversial – perspective on the struggles all nurses face. This is the nursing reference that prompts readers to examine nursing issues in new and different ways. NEW – Correspondence Site! Join the discussion about Nursing Forum‘s content at .

CFS: Aging and End of Life (Am J Intellectual Developmental Disabilities)

Call for submissions for a special issue of the American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: Aging and End of Life. The purpose of this special issue is to present a collection of papers that bring new insight from a variety of perspectives and disciplines to the ways in which older adults with IDD can experience fulfilling lives and age successfully. Deadline for submissions is September 1, 2011. Please contact Guest Editors Elizabeth Perkins ( or Sandra Friedman ( for more information.

CFP: Berkshire Conference on Women’s History

Berkshire Conference on Women’s History: “GENERATIONS: Exploring Race, Sexuality, and Labor across Time and Space” (June 9-12, 2011, University of Massachusetts, Amherst)

Proposals due March 1, 2010

Complete information at:

The Berkshire Conference of Women Historians is holding its next conference at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst on June 9-12, 2011. 2011 marks the 15th Berkshire Conference on Women’s History and the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day, which was first celebrated in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland and is now honored by more than sixty countries around the globe. The choice of “Generations” reflects this transnational intellectual, political, and organizational heritage as well as a desire to explore related questions such as:

• How have women’s generative experiences – from production and reproduction to creativity and alliance building – varied across time and space? How have these been appropriated and represented by contemporaries and scholars alike?

• What are the politics of “generation”? Who is encouraged? Who is condemned or discouraged? How has this changed over time?

• Is a global perspective compatible with generational (in the genealogical sense) approaches to the past that tend to reinscribe national/regional/racial boundaries?

• What challenges do historians of women, gender, and sexuality face as these fields and their practitioners mature?

To engender further, open-ended engagement with these and other issues, the 2011 conference will include workshops dedicated to discussing precirculated papers on questions and problems (epistemological, methodological, substantive) provoked by the notion of “Generations.”

The process for submitting and vetting papers and panels has changed substantially from previous years, so please read the instructions carefully. To encourage transnational discussions, panels will be principally organized along thematic rather than national lines and therefore proposals will be vetted by a transnational group of scholars with expertise in a particular thematic, rather than geographic, field. All proposals must be directed to ONE of the following subcommittees and should be submitted electronically.

Please list a second choice for the subcommittee to vet your proposal but do not submit to more than one subcommittee. Instructions for submission will be posted on the Berkshire Conference website ( by November 1, 2009. Preference will be given to discussions of any topic across national boundaries and to work that addresses sexuality, race, and labor in any context, with special consideration for pre-modern (ancient, medieval, early modern) periods. However, unattached papers and proposals that fall within a single nation/region will also be given full consideration. As a forum dedicated to encouraging innovative, interdisciplinary scholarship and transnational conversation, the Berkshire conference continues to encourage submissions from graduate students, international scholars, independent scholars, filmmakers, and to welcome a variety of disciplinary perspectives. Paper abstracts should be no longer than 250 words; panel (2-3 papers and a comment), roundtable (3 or more short papers) and workshop (1-2 precirculated papers) proposals should also include a summary abstract of no more than 500 words. Each submission must include the cover form and a short cv for each presenter. If you have questions about the most appropriate subcommittee for your proposal or problems with electronic submission, please direct them to Jennifer Spear ( ).

Peer-review Subcommittees:

*Health and Medicine, Julie Livingston

*Beauty and the Body, Stephanie Camp

*Youth and Aging, Jennifer Spear

*Sexuality, Kathy Brown

*Migrations : race, gender and activism, Annelise Orleck

*Economies, Labors, and Consumption, Tracey Deutsch

*War, Violence, and Terror, Madhavi Kale

*Race in Global Perspective, Marilyn Lake

* Religion: belief, practice, communities, Madhavi Kale

* Politics and the State, Margot Canaday

Further information at: