CFP: Global Public Health (APHA)

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS — 141st APHA Annual Meeting | Theme: Think Global, Act Local: Best Practices Around the World Medical Care Submission Deadline: Friday, February 8, 2013

OVERVIEW: For the 141st Annual Meeting, in Boston, Medical Care Section invites abstracts that fit with this year’s theme (in the title above) and with the Section’s interests–advances toward universal and equitable access to quality health care and health. These embrace advocacy of industry, education, government, and professional policies congruent with these interests; ethics and history of practice and research; disparities of access, use, and outcomes; health services research; health economics and quality of care; women; incarcerated, military, native, and other special populations; cultural, environmental, and political aspects; safety of drugs and devices; as well as others.

The topics below, reflecting both historical concerns and committees’ current focuses, suggest subjects for abstracts. They are neither prescriptive nor exclusive. The Section’s program planners may fashion new topics and combine or eliminate others, according to the distribution and quantity of highly rated submissions. We welcome any abstracts that reflect good science and align broadly with interests and values prompted by the following topics:

  • Disparities of ethnic/racial, gender, and other groups (cross-cutting across all other topics)
  • Disparities in access/availability, utilization, costs, and outcomes
  • Interventions to improve equity and fairness
  • Cultural competence and health literacy
  • Drug policy, pharmacy services, and trade issues
  • Trade and governance
  • Marketing and research
  • Environmental and public health impacts of medication use and disposal
  • Health care advocacy and social justice
  • Consumer, grassroots, and lay groups
  • Peace
  • Universal health care
  • Adverse effects of business practices in public health and health care
  • Medication management for underserved populations
  • Health economics
  • International comparisons
  • Health care finance and delivery
  • Health care reform
  • Comparative effectiveness
  • Health services research
  • Evidence-based medicine
  • Patient-centered decision-making
  • Cancer surveillance, services, and survival
  • Coordinating, managing, and evaluating care delivery
  • Social determinants of health, medical care, and health outcome
  • History of public health
  • Jail and prison health
  • Conditions, risks, prevention, and treatment
  • Effects on the community
  • Juvenile justice
  • Primary care
  • Patient-centered medical homes
  • The chronic care model and other models of primary care
  • Quality of care
  • Rural and frontier health
  • Information technology for education and care
  • Student submissions
  • Veterans’ health
  • Women’s health

CONTRIBUTED AND SOLICITED ABSTRACTS: Medical Care Section welcomes contributed abstracts for oral or poster presentations from all participants in the Annual Meeting. If they choose, students may submit theirs for the Student Paper Award Competition (as described below). The Program Co-Chairs, who arrange abstracts into sessions after reviewers score them, try to honor preferences for oral, poster, or roundtable presentations. However, this is not always possible. If you believe that your abstract(s) would fit well with others, or if you intend it/them for solicited sessions, please alert the Program Co-Chairs when you submit your abstract(s). Solicited sessions are proposed and arranged at the initiative of other organizers. Medical Care Program Co-Chairs assist with solicited sessions only as needed. Such abstracts may be submitted at the same time as contributed abstracts (and marked for solicited sessions) or later, starting March 25, when APHA accepts solicited abstracts. If you intend to organize a solicited session, please notify the Medical Care Program Co-Chairs as early as possible of its topic and titles of abstracts.

Medical Care requires the following of abstracts for presentation at the APHA Annual Meeting:

  • Abstracts should use up to 400 words (longer than APHA’s default length) to demonstrate their scientific quality and alignment with interests of the Medical Care Section.
  • Reviewers expect abstracts to reflect work which has been carried out rather than just proposed. An explanation of why this expectation may be inappropriate should accompany abstracts not reporting accomplished efforts.
  • Presenters at the Annual Meeting must be individual members of APHA.
  • All presenters must register for the Annual Meeting. (For guest participants in solicited sessions, APHA can provide complimentary, one-day passes.)
  • Abstracts may not be presented or published prior to the Annual Meeting.
  • Please submit an abstract to only one section of APHA.
  • Medical Care and other sections, special primary interest groups, forums, and caucuses are planning some sessions jointly. Please share your ideas for cross- or multiple-member group sessions and, if inclined, help plan them. Our proactive collaboration should result in broad appeal across APHA groups.

STUDENT PAPER AWARD COMPETITION: Medical Care Section will select the five most highly rated student papers for presentation in an oral student session at the Annual Meeting and recognize the one judged as reflecting the best research and presentation. Like other abstracts, they should address topics of interest to the Section, use up to 400 words, and designate themselves at submission for the “Student Submission” session. Students submitting abstracts for this competition must also furnish a letter for each abstract from an adviser (or other school official) assuring their student status. Advisers may attach letters to email or send them via USPS or fax to the Medical Care Section Program Co-Chairs (contact information below), who are happy to answer questions.

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CFP: Global Health & Innovation Conference (Unite for Sight)

Global Health & Innovation Conference 2013, Saturday, April 13 – Sunday, April 14, 2013

Presented by Unite For Sight, 10th Annual Conference, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA

You and your colleagues may be interested in attending or presenting at the Global Health & Innovation Conference at Yale. We are currently accepting abstracts for presentation at the conference, and August 31 is the first abstract deadline. We would also appreciate it if you could please forward this announcement to others who may be interested in attending or presenting. The registration rate increases after August 31.

The Global Health & Innovation Conference is the world’s largest global health conference and social entrepreneurship conference. This must-attend, thought-leading conference annually convenes 2,200 leaders, changemakers, students, and professionals from all fields of global health, international development, and social entrepreneurship. Register during August to secure the lowest registration rate.

Interested in presenting at the conference? Submit an abstract for consideration. The first abstract deadline is August 31.

CFS: Global Public Health

Global Public Health is an essential peer-reviewed journal that energetically engages with key public health issues that have come to the fore in the global environment — mounting inequalities between rich and poor; the globalization of trade; new patterns of travel and migration; epidemics of newly-emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases; the HIV/AIDS pandemic; the increase in chronic illnesses; escalating pressure on public health infrastructures around the world; and the growing range and scale of conflict situations, terrorist threats, environmental pressures, natural and human-made disasters. Directed and supported by a leading international board of experts, the journal is broad-based and wide-ranging, including work that draws on the environmental health sciences; epidemiology; health policy and management; and the social sciences as applied to public health and medicine. It is characterized, and distinguished from other journals currently available in the field by its:

  • global and multidisciplinary focus;
  • emphasis on significant global health issues, including their social and cultural dimensions as appropriate;
  • concern to understand resource-poor and resource-rich countries, and the public health challenges they face, as part of a single, interacting, global system.

The journal aims to become the lead environment internationally for the publication of papers adopting a global focus with respect to:

  • Social patterning of health, including social exclusion, health disparities and inequalities [Associate Editor: Christina Zarowsky – International Development Research Centre, Canada]
  • Environmental health sciences, including natural catastrophes, disasters, famine, pollution, ecotoxicology and environmental threats [Associate Editor: Paul Wilkinson – London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK]
  • Population and health, including sexual and reproductive health, mental health, indigenous health and the health of minorities [Associate Editor: Marcia Inhorn – University of Michigan, USA]
  • Conflict and health, including torture, war, terrorism, civil disturbance and the health of displaced populations [Associate Editor: Ron Waldman – Columbia University, USA]
  • International health policy and practice, including social justice, human rights and health; together with the role of international agencies, governments and civil society [Associate Editor: Sofia Gruskin – Harvard University, USA]
  • Global health and development, including the health effects of major economic development trends and the impact of globalization on health outcomes [Associate Editor: Anthony Zwi – University of New South Wales, Australia]

CFS: Global Healthcare Management (J of Hlth Admin Ed)

Call for papers for a special theme issue of the Journal of Health Administration Education: Global Healthcare Management

The Global Healthcare Management Network of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA) is soliciting papers for a theme issue of JHAE on global healthcare management in response to the increasing globalization of health services (e.g., medical tourism, pharma, medical devices, health management education) as well as health services management in developing nations and how these developments will or should impact health administration education.

A. Invited Introductory Paper. An Introductory paper will be invited and consider what is meant by the new term of “global healthcare management.” There has been much interest in comparative health systems (reform) and global health (reducing health inequities by bringing health resources to poorer populations around the world) in recent years. Now there is interest in better managing health facilities and health systems (coordination, communication, resource development) in foreign environments, but there is little experience or information in the professional literature to draw on. These issues will be discussed in an overview of the themed issue.

B. Call for Papers (5 or 6). Papers to be submitted should consider best models and state-of-the-art practices in international settings. Submissions which include an international team of authors will be given stronger consideration. For example, an American faculty member would need to find an international counterpart to put the value of health management practices in the perspective of an international location. This is more of an “outside-in” approach whereby American health administration faculty (and others) will learn from key international setting examples. All relevant papers will be considered for submission some possible topics include:

1. The politics of fitting in. Key lessons on how to manage an international hospital/clinic in a foreign environment including partnerships with NGOs, government ministries, corporations and other key stake holders. What are some better ways to conduct master planning for community health in international (i.e., non-U.S.) settings? How can these lessons best be incorporated into a curriculum to prepare graduates working in global settings.

2. International health services. To what extent has medical tourism been successful – or not successful – and what can we learn from these experiences? Examples of how this information has been incorporated into coursework would be beneficial.

3. Public health management. International hospitals in developing nations are often quite involved in community health (nutrition, maternal/child health, immunizations, water/sanitation). What are some key ways to better link hospitals/clinics and population health? What examples are there of better health outcomes as a result of strong health services management practices? What implications do these findings have for healthcare management education in North America and how can our educational processes benefit from this knowledge?

4. Operational and managerial competencies. What can we learn from the differences between domestic (U.S.) and international health competencies in: a) finance/accounting, b) cross-cultural management, c) health supply chain, d) human resources management, e) accreditation, and others. What implications do these differences have for education of domestic versus international students?

C. Invited Conclusion Paper. A final invited paper will review key points from the invited papers and put them in the context of what global healthcare management is? What benefit global healthcare management brings to other professional pursuits of global health (i.e., medicine, public health, nursing) and the implications for health administration education.

D. Submission Process. Submissions should follow the general instructions for submitting manuscripts outlined at the AUPHA website

Manuscripts will be reviewed as they are received using the Journal of Health Administration Education Review process. Deadline for submission is January 1, 2012. Publication date for this themed issueis anticipated to be mid-2012.

CFP: Global Health, Innovation Conference

You and your colleagues may be interested in attending or presenting at the Global Health & Innovation Conference at Yale. We are currently accepting abstract submissions for presentation, and the first abstract deadline is August 31. The registration rate increases after August 31.

Global Health & Innovation Conference 2012 | Saturday, April 21 – Sunday, April 22, 2012

Presented by Unite For Sight, 9th Annual Conference | Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA |

The Global Health & Innovation Conference is the world’s largest global health conference and social entrepreneurship conference. This must-attend, thought-leading conference annually convenes 2,200 leaders, changemakers, students, and professionals from all fields of global health, international development, and social entrepreneurship. Register during August to secure the lowest registration rate. Interested in presenting at the conference? Submit an abstract for consideration: 

Oral/Poster Abstracts: These abstracts may be research-focused, clinical-focused, or program-focused. The abstract must include results (data and outcomes), and accepted abstracts will be invited for oral or poster presentation. The first abstract deadline is August 31, and the final abstract deadline is September 30. Instructions and submission details can be seen at

Social Enterprise Pitch Abstracts: Those in an early stage of development should instead submit an abstract for the Social Enterprise Pitch Sessions. Pitch abstracts are accepted on a rolling application deadline. Instructions and submission details can be seen at

CFS: Innovation, Global Health

 Call for Papers: Technology and Innovation- Proceedings of the National Academy of Inventors, SPECIAL ISSUE: Innovative Research in Global Health

We are currently soliciting manuscripts for a special issue on innovative studies on global health. Technology and Innovation presents information encompassing the entire field of applied sciences with a focus on transformative technology and academic innovation, and welcomes manuscripts that meet the general criteria of significance and scientific excellence. We publish original articles in basic and applied research, critical reviews, surveys, opinions, commentaries, essays, and patent and book reviews of interest to our readers. For this special issue, contributions containing the following information will be considered for publication:

  • Critical assessments of global health issues and practices
  • Description of advances in transformative technology and translational science
  • Economics of a technology, governmental and policy action in issues related to health and medicine
  • The relationship between international and national health policies and the environment
  • Analyses of the distribution and access to medical technology in different geographical contexts
  • Articles discussing the process of innovation and invention in the creation of medical technologies, interventions, or government health policies
  • Articles on the historical, societal, and ethical aspects of medicine or public health

The deadline for the submission of full manuscripts is August 29th, 2011. Articles for the journal are generally written for a multidisciplinary audience. All submissions should meet Technology and Innovation author instructions in the journal’s Aims and Scope available at:

All submitted articles will be peer reviewed. Graduate students are welcome to submit articles for consideration. If you have questions orwould like to submit a manuscript please contact the editorial assistant Cecilia Vindrola Padros at (813) 974-1347 or . Technology and Innovation is published by Cognizant Communication Corporation:

CFS: Health, Culture and Society

Health, Culture & Society is a new, digitally published periodical through Pittsburgh University’s D-publishing initiative with the internationally distinguished participation of members and senior members from The Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Brazil); The Institute of Public Health (Bangalore); The Center for Modern European Philosophy, University of Kingston (UK); CODESRIA: Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (Senegal); The Department of Anthropology (Brunel University, UK); Cambridge University (UK); The University of Colombo (Sri Lanka);The University of Rome (Italy); the Royal College of Psychiatry (UK); Kathmandu University (Nepal), and the University of ChapecÓ (Santa Catarina, Brazil). HCS is the product of initiative, research and debate centered on the history and development of the health paradigm and the social, cultural and community realities which define it. HCS is the product of dialogue and initiative from areas of expertise which have over the past decade been furnished by innovative research. HCS is a platform where protagonists in the debate of health, critical perspectives and research from the social and medical sciences, can give visibility and exposure to research, development strategy and important debate in health and culture. HCS is geared towards an inter-disciplinary approach to issues of health, culture and society inviting contributions from a diversity of fields. HCS encourages both original and funded research into regional developments which can impact upon the global image of health, society and culture. HCS will reflect the very real developments in ideas that shape our modern understandings of health, and how cultural and social factors are important to its paradigm.

Areas of interest: anthropology; health; social and community development; regional health research; national and global health awareness; mental health; quality of life issues; health legislation; health research, training and education; the social history of medicine; philosophies of health; cultural psychiatry; the history of medicine.

The first issue of HCS will be released late July 2011 . The theme will be “perspectives”. The international editorial committee invites contributions from researchers, workers and professionals who can relate the social urgencies and efforts of the realities they face as well as the changes they seek to implement. HCS adheres to the strictest of editorial and review standards. For details, contact and registration please go to:

Deadline for submissions: June 25, 2011

Contributions in English are preferred (Latin and Germanic idioms are also acceptable), the limit of which is 9,000 words including notes and bibliography.

Dr. David Reggio, Email: Visit the website at