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:


CFP: Experiential Learning, Virtual Worlds

1st Global Conference, Experiential Learning in Virtual Worlds, Sunday 20th March – Tuesday 22nd March 2011, Prague, Czech Republic

The advent of Information and Communication Technologies has changed how we work, teach, learn, and relate to each other. The idea of a virtual world encompasses online communities, communities of inquiry, formal teaching and learning, and horror and fantasy games. The experiences gained in such virtual worlds, whether high or low tech, impact who we are in the analog world (and vice versa): Who am I? How do we relate to each other? What is my role? How can we be productive as a team? What is mortality? How do we resolve conflict? These questions are addressed, to some degree, through the experiences we have in virtual worlds. What are we learning through those experiences? How can we perform better in both worlds?

The aim of this conference will be to examine formal and informal learning in virtual worlds in an attempt to critique both its essential characteristics and its future possibilities. Teachers of all levels, university faculty, virtual world players, researchers, and others interested in what happens in virtual worlds and what it means for us as humans are invited to participate.

Being such a broad topic, Experiential Learning in Virtual Worlds defies a definitive list of sub-topics but the following list is indicative of the envisaged topics covered within this Call for Papers:

  • Virtual and global teams
  • Communication modes and etiquette
  • Skill development in MMORPGs
  • Online communities, formal and informal
  • Case studies of experimental projects
  • Understanding mortality in the virtual worlds
  • Sexuality: appropriate behaviour in virtual learning worlds
  • Play, fun, fantasy and horror in the virtual world
  • Art of building a virtual persona
  • Emerging technologies within Higher Education
  • International technology challenges
  • Blended Learning approaches
  • Expectations of performance in virtual spaces
  • Metrics and assessment in virtual worlds
  • New forms of testing in virtual worlds
  • Organizational issues/strategies in Virtual education
  • Professional development/support structures
  • Role switching between traditional and virtual organizations

Papers will be considered on any related theme. The Steering Group also welcomes the submission of pre-formed panel proposals. Papers will be considered on any related theme.

300 word abstracts should be submitted by Friday 1st October 2010. All submissions are minimally double blind peer reviewed where appropriate. If an abstract is accepted for the conference, a full draft paper should be submitted by Friday 4th February 2011. Abstracts should be submitted simultaneously to the Organising Chairs; abstracts may be in Word, WordPerfect, or RTF formats with the following information and in this order: a) author(s), b) affiliation, c) email address, d) title of abstract, e) body of abstract

Please use plain text (Times Roman 12) and abstain from using footnotes and any special formatting, characters or emphasis (such as bold, italics or underline). We acknowledge receipt and answer to all paper proposals submitted. If you do not receive a reply from us in a week you should assume we did not receive your proposal; it might be lost in cyberspace! We suggest, then, to look for an alternative electronic route or resend. If an abstract is accepted for the conference, a 12-20 page full draft paper should be submitted to both Organising Chairs by Monday 7th February 2011.

Organising Chairs: Peter Williams, Assistant Professor Organizational Leadership, University of La Verne, La Verne, California, USA, E-mail:

Rob Fisher, Network Founder and Network Leader, Inter-Disciplinary.Net, Freeland, Oxfordshire OX29 8HR, United Kingdom, E-mail:

The conference is part of the ‘At the Interface’ programme of research projects. It aims to bring together people from different areas and interests to share ideas and explore various discussions which are innovative and exciting. All papers accepted for and presented at this conference will be eligible for publication in an ISBN eBook. Selected papers maybe invited for development for publication in a themed hard copy volume(s). For further details about the project please visit:

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CFS: Nursing Ed (Contemporary Nurse)

A special issue of Contemporary Nurse, Volume 38, Issue 1 (April 2011). Edited by Professor Debra Jackson, University of Western Sydney, Australia and Professor Roger Watson, University of Sheffield, UK and Professor Tom Mason, University of Chester, UK

Papers are invited for this special second edition of Contemporary Nurse devoted to Advances in Nurse Education. Topics may include, but need not be limited to:

  • The art and practice of nurse education
  • Clinical education in nursing
  • Meeting the needs of diverse student groups
  • Nurse education technologies, such as on-line learning, blended learning, and high fidelity simulation
  • Approaches to curriculum development and reform
  • Workforce issues in nurse education
  • Indigenous perspectives in nurse education
  • Preparing nurses for multicultural practice
  • Advanced practice nurse education
  • Nursing and interdisciplinary education
  • The concept of lifelong learning in nursing
  • Ethical aspects of nurse education
  • Historical influences on contemporary nurse education
  • Integrating consumer perspectives in nurse education
  • Postgraduate education in nursing
  • Ongoing professional development in nursing
  • Graduate experiences and transition
  • Research higher degree supervision and training
  • Doctoral education in nursing

Authors should observe Author Guidelines at  and submit electronically via  indicating in the cover email that it is for the Special Issue of Contemporary Nurse on Nursing Education – 2E. All submissions will be subject to double blind peer review.

Closing date for submissions: 31 October 2010

CFP: NLN 5th Annual Tech Conference

The National League for Nursing Fifth Annual Technology Conference: “Health Information Technology; Meaningful Uses in Nursing Education” October 29-31, 2010, Fairbanks Hall on the Indiana University Campus, Indianapolis, IN

The NLN Technology Conference showcases state-of-the-art applications of simulation, e-learning, informatics, and telehealth. Learn about the federally funded HRSA HITS Scholar Program, Second Life, and more. When you are current on developments in technology and informatics, you will be able to prepare students to function in today’s technology-rich health care environment.


Abstract submissions are invited for research projects and innovative teaching strategies using technology. Topics include, but are not limited to, e-learning, simulation, telehealth, and integration of informatics into the curriculum.

Review and Selection Process for the 2010 Technology Conference. All abstracts will be peer reviewed through a competitive selection process. Submissions must identify contact information – email, affiliation, and phone number – for the primary presenter, and the name and credentials of any co-presenters. Please be advised that communications from the NLN will be only with the primary presenter, and this person will be expected to communicate with co-presenters, if applicable.

Abstracts must be submitted to the NLN via the online process no later than 4:00 pm (EST) on August 20, 2010. Please note that a confirmation of successful receipt by the NLN will pop-up immediately after you click the Submit button. Please print that pop-up message for your records. If you do not receive the pop up message that your abstract submission was received, please email Caren Goodwin at  to receive assistance with your submission. The NLN strongly recommends early submission of abstracts for the Technology Conference as the submission deadline is strictly enforced. Abstracts received by the stated deadline will be circulated to a team of reviewers for blind review, and decisions about selection will be made by September 15, 2010. If the primary presenter does not receive notification of a decision by September 15, 2010, please contact Caren Goodwin.

Abstract submission:

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 .

CNN: $5 Billion in New Fed ARRA Grants

According to a news item today on the CNN Web site:

WASHINGTON (CNN) — President Obama, in an effort to stimulate the economy and support critical research, will announce $5 billion in grants when he visits the National Institutes of Health on Wednesday, according to an administration official.

President Obama and Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will announce research grants Wednesday.

The money, which comes from Recovery Act funds, is aimed at supporting “12,000 critical research projects — and tens of thousands of jobs associated with them, ranging from teachers and lab technicians to database managers and scientists,” the official wrote in an e-mail.

CFS: American Nurse Today

American Nurse Today is the official journal of the American Nurses Association. This peer-reviewed journal is published monthly and addresses nursing issues across a wide spectrum of clinical specialties, professional issues, and tips and ideas to help nurses better care for patients.

They are seeking authors for the following content areas: legal/ethics, postpartum depression, technology innovations, and pediatric heart disease.

Please contact Eileen Gallen Bademan RN, BSN, editor of American Nurse Today, at  with your proposed contributions. Additional information for authors can be found at its Web site:  Click on “Journal Information.”