CFP: Teaching Professor Conference

The 2014 Teaching Professor Conference is the place to hear about the latest pedagogical strategies. For educators who are passionate about the art and science of teaching, The Teaching Professor Conference is the premier event in the U.S. There is no better forum for an exhilarating exchange of ideas with your colleagues.

We are now accepting proposals for sessions and poster sessions!

The Teaching Professor Conference is known for attracting a roster of high-quality, engaging presenters; that’s why we’re asking you to be a part of next year’s event. If you have previously submitted a proposal for past conferences, we sincerely ask you to submit again. And if you have never submitted a proposal for a session or poster session, we ask that you seriously consider this opportunity to share your expertise at the conference.

The 11th annual Teaching Professor Conference will be held May 30 – June 1, 2014 at the Westin Boston Waterfront in Boston, Mass. Featured topical areas are:

  • Topical Area 1: Instructional Design
  • Topical Area 2: Activities that Engage Students
  • Topical Area 3: Teaching Specific Types of Students
  • Topical Area 4: Instructional Vitality: Ways to Keep Teaching Fresh and Invigorated
  • Topical Area 5: Teaching and Learning with Technology
  • Topical Area 6: Creating Climates for Learning
  • Topical Area 7: Faculty Development

For more information about the proposal process and how to submit your proposal, please click here:

The Teaching Professor Conference is three intensive days of plenary sessions, preconference workshops, sessions, poster sessions, and more. Here is your chance to be a part of it in 2014.

Deadline for proposal submissions is Friday, November 1st, 2013.



CFP: Health, Wellness, Society

The Fourth International Conference on Health, Wellness and Society will be held at the University of British Columbia at Robson Square, Vancouver, Canada, 14-15 March 2014. This interdisciplinary conference is for scholars, teachers, and practitioners from any professional discipline who share an interest in exploring matters of concern in the fields of human health and wellness, and in particular their social interconnections and implications.

Proposals for paper presentations, poster sessions, workshops, roundtables or colloquia are invited, addressing health, wellness and society through one of the following themes:

  •  The Physiology, Kinesiology and Psychology of Wellness in its Social Context
  •  Interdisciplinary Health Sciences
  •  Public Health Policies and Practices
  •  Health Promotions and Education

The deadline for the current round of the call for papers is 16 April 2013. Please visit our website for more information on submitting your proposal, future deadlines, and registering for the conference.

Presenters have the option to submit completed papers to The International Journal of Health, Wellness, and Society. If you are unable to attend the conference in person, virtual registrations include the option to submit a video presentation, and/or submission to the one of the journals for peer review and possible publication, as well as subscriber access to The International Journal of Health, Wellness, and Society.

CFS: Health Ed Innovations (Book)

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS for a book to be published in Fall 2014 — KEEPING REFLECTION FRESH: Top Educators Share Their Innovations in Health Professional Education

To be published by Kent State Press in their Literature and Medicine series

Editors: Allan Peterkin, MD and Pamela Brett-MacLean, PhD

Scholars from both clinical and humanities disciplines have linked reflective capacity with key learning goals in clinical education, including fostering empathy, humanism and mindfulness, enhancing narrative and visual competence, challenging the “hidden curriculum” and supporting professional identity formation. Our teaching innovations have necessarily been influenced by our own diverse backgrounds, and for many of us, by unique collaborative relationships we have entered and by what we have learned when we have shared and reflected back on our work. In this volume of short descriptive, readable, personal essays, we look forward to highlighting a broad array of representative methods, processes and themes associated with introducing our learners to the benefits of reflexivity and reflection as they become health professionals.

We welcome contributions describing various pedagogical approaches, along with your reflections, impressions, obstacles and surprises. We look forward to learning about the difference it may have made – for your learners, and potentially also for your educational institution, and clinical teaching sites. This collection offers an accessible view of our various praxis approaches, and also an opportunity to clarify and further our understanding by thinking with and through our own stories as reflective practice educators.

Here are some general (but non-prescriptive) guidelines for submission:

How do you approach reflection in your teaching?

  •  Writing (writing prompts/exercises)
  •  Use of literature (memoir/poetry/fiction), close reading
  •  Theater; performative, embodied reflection
  •  Visual reflection (visual art-based workshops, “looking/seeing”); film/video; graphic medicine); dance/movement; music; art exhibits/-performances
  •  Humor, comedy
  •  Technology (online), social media (YouTube/blogging, etc.)
  •  Portfolios; field work assignments

Which themes do you explore?

  •  Professional identity formation
  •  Professionalism; the hidden curriculum
  •  Uncertainty and ambiguity
  •  Clinical error, patient safety
  •  Challenging assumptions about gender/class/race/ability/power
  •  Clinical/ethical acumen/moral imagination; distress
  •  Clinician burnout and wellness; remediation
  •  Making sense of simulation technology
  •  Naturopathic /complementary and alternate healing
  •  Gender and sexuality
  •  Architecture/contemplation of physical space
  •  Inter-disciplinary exchange/learning
  •  Community building; changing cultures of health care education Describe your processes:
  •  Introducing reflection at different stages of professional development
  •  Fear of reflection, defensiveness, resistance, trust, safety
  •  Faculty development, mentoring
  •  Fostering learning communities in support of reflection; changing learning cultures
  •  Silences, challenges, untoward consequences
  •  Ethical concerns, practices

We are seeking submissions from 500-1500 words on how you encourage your students and colleagues to become reflective practitioners.

How/Where to Submit:

Please send us your submission as a Word/PDF in the following format:

  •  Provide an engaging narrative about how this teaching approach came to you
  •  Offer a clear description of your teaching innovation (with sufficient detail which would allow others to adapt/use it)
  •  Describe impacts thus far/ future imaginings
  •  Describe the clinical/ humanities disciplines informing your approach to teaching reflective practice
  •  Provide a three line bio Where indicated, include:
  •  Appropriate authorization for reprinting of text/images and sample student excerpts should be obtained.
  •  A “top three” list of references/publications/web links/resources if available

Send your submission to: by July 15, 2012.

CFP: Baccalaureate AACN Conference

American Association of Colleges of Nursing | CALL FOR ABSTRACTS | 2012 Baccalaureate Education Conference

Changes and Challenges in Baccalaureate Nursing Education | November 15-17, 2012, Marriott Rivercenter in San Antonio, TX

 Abstract Presentations: Friday, November 16, 1:30 – 5:45 pm

Poster Presentations: Thursday, November 15, 5:15 – 6:45 pm; Friday, November 16, 7:15 – 8:30 am; Saturday, November 17, 7:15 – 8:30 am

 The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) invites abstracts describing programs, courses, initiatives, or evaluation strategies that characterize the conference theme: addressing the many changes and challenges in baccalaureate and other professional entry-level programs. Of particular interest are abstracts that highlight:

  •  innovations for RN-to-BSN and accelerated programs
  •  enhancing professionalism and civility in nursing students
  •  innovative ways to integrate new curriculum to meet changing needs of society
  •  successful academic partnerships with post-baccalaureate nurse residency programs

Detailed information about the 2012 conference program will be available in late August. The abstract should include background information and a description of methods, programs or practices. It also should include summary recommendations for others who may be considering a similar approach. Abstracts should describe original, unpublished work and can include work in progress. Selected abstracts are allotted either a 25-minute time slot (20 minutes presentation with 5 minutes questions and answers) or a poster presentation. Submitters are asked to indicate which format they prefer, although reviewers may suggest a different format to selected submitters.

 Submission Process:

AACN has implemented an electronic abstract submission and review process which is much easier. Nothing needs to be mailed. Submitters access the site to create a log-in and password and to input their abstract and contact information. Abstracts are formatted automatically and have approximately a 500-word limit (one page). Submitters may access the site as often as they like to modify the document until the final submission deadline, and have control over when the abstract finally is submitted. This is a blind review process, and reviewers do not see submitters’ names or school affiliations.

 To submit your abstract visit:

Due Date: Each abstract is submitted electronically on the Website, due on or before September 24, 2012. Once the abstract is finally submitted (by hitting “save and complete” on the Website), the submitter will receive an email message confirming receipt of the abstract.

Acceptance Notification: Authors will be notified about the status of their submission(s) via email no later than October 9, 2012. This will be sufficient time to meet the conference registration deadlines and the October 23rd hotel cutoff. If you do get accepted as an abstract (podium) presenter, you will need to submit your PowerPoint presentation on the abstract Web site by November 2, 2012. Additional instructions on how to submit will follow if you are accepted.

 NOTE: All presenters must be registered for the conference in order to present. Presenters are responsible for their own expenses, including the conference registration fee. To register for the conference visit:

 Questions? Contact Conference Coordinator, Taren Wagner at  or at 202-463-6930, ext. 232

CFP: Health, Wellness, Society (Conference & Journal)

The International Advisory Board is pleased to announce the Call for Papers for the Third International Conference on Health, Wellness and Society and the call for submissions to the peer-reviewed International Journal of Health, Wellness and Society. The Health and Wellness Conference will be held 15 – 16 March 2013 at the Escola Paulista de Medicina – Universidade Federal de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

This interdisciplinary conference is for scholars, teachers, and practitioners from any professional discipline who share a common concern for learning and an interest to explore issues of concern in the fields of human health and wellness, and in particular their social interconnections and implications. Proposals are invited that address issues of sustainability through one of the following categories:

  • Theme 1: The Science and Study of Health and Wellness;
  • Theme 2: Social Contexts of Health Wellness;
  • Theme 3: Educating for Health.

Proposals for paper presentations, workshops, posters/exhibits, or colloquia are invited. The current deadline for proposals is 11 October 2012 with the final deadline for late submissions being 8 January 2013. Full details of the conference, including an online proposal submission form, may be found at the conference website:

Presenters may also choose to submit written papers for publication in the fully refereed International reviewed International Journal of Health, Wellness and Society. If you are unable to attend the conference in person, virtual registrations are also available which allow you to submit a paper for refereeing and possible publication, as well as access to the journal. Plenary speakers include some of the leading thinkers in these areas, as well as numerous paper, colloquium and workshop presentations.

Participants are invited to submit a proposal for an in-person paper presentation,workshop/interactive session, poster/exhibits session, or a jointly presented colloquium. We also encourage innovative presentation formats, such as roundtables, staged dialogues, screenings and performances. Parallel sessions are loosely grouped into streams reflecting different perspectives or disciplines. Each stream forms a talking circle, an informal forum for focused discussion of issues and conference themes. Call for submissions:

Participants may choose to submit written papers before or after the conference for possible publication in the peer reviewed The International Journal of Health, Wellness and Society. Virtual participants also have the option to submit papers for consideration by the journal. All registered conference participants receive a complimentary online subscription to the journal when registration is finalized. This subscription is valid until one year after the conference end-date. Journal Web site:

If you would like to know more about this conference, bookmark the Health, Wellness and Society website and return for further information and regular updates. You may also wish to subscribe to ‘Health, Wellness and Society’, the Newsletter of the conference and journal. For all inquiries, please contact the Conference Secretariat:

CFS: Syllabus

Syllabus, a new peer-refereed journal

All of us would pay more attention to what and how we teach if we knew our syllabi are subject to the same scrutiny as our scholarly papers. Syllabus, a new peer-refereed journal, intends to provide an outlet for recognition and support to faculty who excel in teaching. Please help to spread the word and pass on to your colleagues. The journal is at:  It publishes original course syllabi, essays, and shorter “tool box” entries. All are subjected to blind peer review.

Sasha Sidorkin, Syllabus Editor, Rhode Island College, Horace Mann 108, Providence, RI 02908

Email:  | Visit the website at

CFS: Medical Humanities

Medical Humanities is a leading international journal that reflects the whole field of medical humanities. Medical Humanities aims to encourage a high academic standard for this evolving and developing subject and to enhance professional and public discussion. It features original articles relevant to the delivery of healthcare, the formulation of public health policy, the experience of being ill and of caring for those who are ill, as well as case conferences, educational case studies, book, film, and art reviews, editorials, correspondence, news and notes. To ensure international relevance Medical Humanities has Editorial Board members from all around the world. Visit the journal’s Web site for further information: