CFS: Innovation & Healthcare Reform (Contemporary Nurse)

Nursing Innovation and Reform in Health Care: A special issue of Contemporary Nurse

volume 47, number 2 (June 2014) Deadline for Papers: 13th November 2013

Edited by Professor Patricia M Davidson @synersearch, University of Technology, Sydney (UTS), NSW, Australia, and Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, United States of America, Professor June Girvin @JuneinHE, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, UK, and Professor Debra Jackson @debraejackson, University of Technology, Sydney (UTS), NSW, Australia

Deadline for Manuscript Submissions:  13 November 2013

Papers are invited for this special issue of Contemporary Nurse devoted to Nursing Innovation and Reform in Health Care. Topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • Politics, policy and the voice of nursing in health care reform
  • Nurse leadership in reforming health care
  • The role of nurses in reforming health care
  • Innovations to counter social disparities and meet the needs of underserved and vulnerable populations
  • Nursing workforce diversification
  • Advocacy in the context of health care reform
  • Culturally-sensitive innovations in service delivery
  • Workforce issues in a context of change and health service reform
  • Leadership to facilitate practice innovation and health service reform
  • Facilitators and barriers to effective positive practice, clinical and service change
  • Technology to support nursing innovation and reform in health care
  • Health professional role development and support needs in a time of rapid change
  • Health care-related experiences as a driver for practice and system change
  • Risk, vulnerability and health service reform
  • Curriculum development and reform
  • Innovative nurse-led models of care
  • Nursing and the unregulated health care worker
  • Evidence-based interventions for improving service delivery and health outcomes

Authors should observe Contemporary Nurse Author Guidelines and submit manuscripts, prepared in APA 6th ed style, electronically following procedures under Submit Papers – indicating in the cover email that it is for the Special Issue of Contemporary Nurse on Nursing Innovation and Reform in Health Care.

All submissions will be subject to double blind peer review.

Closing date for submissions: 13 November 2013

Details here:


CFP: Social Innovation in Health Care


The Culture of Cities Centre, in Conjunction with the Rhetoric & Ethics Research Lab of Carleton University and the Centre for Social Innovation, invites abstracts for an upcoming conference:


Deadline for Abstract submissions: August 23, 2013


This conference will consider approaches to innovative practices of health care that stress the social relationship between caregiver and recipient of care as a process of communication occurring within a cultural context.

The aim of the conference is to explore conditions that influence the giving of care and to incorporate relevant concepts and research from a broad range of disciplines and arts into the discussion in order to supplement views of caregiving as solely a medically informed transaction. Works and approaches that focus upon how the dynamics of the relation between practitioner and client are shaped by social and cultural factors are particularly welcome. The primary objective is to lay grounds for connecting ethics and care to systemic practices for case study research. This research can be used to design situations to study and represent, as guides for action, offering different views of problems, methods, materials, conflict and its resolution.

We invite papers that engage the ethical sense of care through an openness to methods and procedures of analysis developed in the humanities and social sciences. Explorations of how cultural meanings are typically infused with ethical conceptions of care in addressing patients in humane ways and as vulnerable participants in distributions of knowledge, power and affect are encouraged.

Possible Topics/Themes

  • Strategies of Rehabilitation and Change: Views of Therapy, Resilience and Consumerism
  • Symptom Management in Relation to Healing
  • Models of Caregiver Stress; Professional Burnout and Depression
  • Institutional Constraints on Care; Long-Term Care
  • Narrative Medicine
  • Women’s Health
  • Bioethics
  • Conceptions and Practices of Well-Being, and the Social Production of Peace of Mind
  • The Social Dynamics of Dementia
  • Addiction treatment
  • Care in the Humanities: From Asia to Greece, Foucault to Hannah Arendt
  • Influences of New Technologies on Care in Social media, Robotics,Skype Coaching and Telecare
  • Mixed Methodologies and Qualitative Research

The normal presentation format following the plenary will be a 20-minute talk as part of a panel of 3-4 speakers followed by questions and discussion. Proposals for other forms of participation (performances, exhibitions/screenings, roundtables) will also be considered. The concluding session of the conference will feature a roundtable with participants from all four areas offering concluding reflections and thoughts as to future directions in research, activism, and practice.

Target Audience

Scholars, artists, policymakers, activists, and others with interdisciplinary interests in exploring ethical and aesthetic dimensions of care. The conference is also intended to be suitable for physicians, social workers, nurses, public health professionals, and all medical personnel with interests in the ethical ramifications of health care.

Submission Deadlines:

Deadline for Abstract Submission: August 23, 2013

Notification of Acceptance: August 30th, 2013


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: 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.

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: J Gerontological Nursing

The Journal of Gerontological Nursing, the only monthly publication in the field, provides a forum for all aspects of gerontological nursing with original clinical articles and the latest research in a full-color magazine format. JGN offers researchers and scholars:

  • Time from acceptance to publication of 3-6 months.
  • Publication in a journal accepted by ISI Web of KnowledgeSM, Journal Citation Reports® in 2006, and an impact factor is expected to be released in 2009.
  • Readers who want more information on innovative and evidence-based ways to assess, treat, and care for older adults.

Journal of Gerontological Nursing is looking for original articles as well as submissions to its Geropharmacology, Legal Issues, Public Policy, Research Briefs, and Technology Innovations sections. Information for Contributors is online at . For more information, contact the editorial office at .