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Call for Abstracts: 4th World Congress of Dermoscopy and Skin Imaging, IDS 2015
Austria
12/05/2014

Call for Abstracts: 4th World Congress of Dermoscopy and Skin Imaging, IDS 2015

April 16–18, 2015 Vienna, Austria

An exciting and diverse scientific program is being currently organized by the committee. The congress will appropriately consider all aspects of skin imaging, from dermatoscopy to confocal microscopy. The main topics will be amongst others early recognition and treatment of all forms of skin cancer (melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer) and in vivo imaging of inflammatory skin diseases. Addressing these issues will be a superior faculty of speakers drawn from Europe, the U.S., Canada, South America, Asia, Australia and New Zealand.

Deadline for abstract submission is December 5, 2014 – midnight CET.

The scientific committee is pleased to invite you to submit abstracts for consideration at the 4th World Congress of Dermoscopy.

Please note that only electronic submission will be accepted. Faxed or mailed abstracts will not be reviewed.

Abstract Topics

Original abstracts should be submitted on subjects relevant to the following categories:

Dermatoscopy

Confocal microscopy

Optical coherence tomography

In vivo skin imaging (other)

Computer aided diagnosis

Total body photography

Telemedicine and teledermatoscopy

Melanoma screening

Dermatopathology and beyond

Early diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer

Sequential imaging

Dermatologist, Pathologist, Physician Researcher
Call for Papers: ICOST 2015 - 13th International Conference on Smart Homes, Assistive Technology and Health Telematics: Advances in Cognitive Technologies
Switzerland
01/15/2015

Call for Papers: ICOST 2015 - 13th International Conference on Smart Homes, Assistive Technology and Health Telematics: Advances in Cognitive Technologies

10 - 12 June 2015 Geneva, Switzerland

After twelve very successful conferences held in France (2003), Singapore (2004), Canada (2005), Northern Ireland (2006), Japan (2007), USA (2008), France (2009), Korea (2010), Canada (2011), Italy (2012), Singapore (2013), and USA (2014) the 13th International Conference on Smart homes, Assistive Technologies, Robotics and Health Telematics will be hosted in Geneva, from 10 to 12 June 2015.

ICOST provides a premier venue for the presentation and discussion of research in the design, development, deployment and evaluation of Smart Environments, Assistive Technologies, Robotics and Health Telematics systems. ICOST brings together stakeholders from clinical, academic and industrial perspectives along with end users and family caregivers to explore how to utilize technologies to foster independent living and offer an enhanced quality of life. ICOST 2015 invites participants to present and discuss their experience in design, development, deployment and evaluation of assistive and telehealth systems, as well as ethical and policy issues. The conference features a dynamic program incorporating a range of technical, clinical and industrial related keynote speakers, oral and poster presentations along with demonstrations and technical exhibits.

We look forward to welcoming you to ICOST2015 in Geneva!

IMPORTANT DATES

15 January 2015: Full papers submission

15 February 2015: Acceptance Notification

15 March 2015: Camera-Ready Papers and Registration

SCOPE AND AIMS

Each year, ICOST has a specific theme. The theme for 2015 will focus on Inclusive smart cities and e-health – cities that will use technologies to enable the societal inclusion and empowerment of individuals with special needs. ICOST 2015 is especially interested in receiving submissions, focused on advancing technologies for improving quality of life of dependent people and people with chronic diseases.

Topics will include but are not limited to:

e-Health for Future Smart Cities

Intelligent Environments: Smart Homes, Smart Urban Spaces and new Assistive Living Space Concepts in the Smart City

Medical Data Collection and Processing

Participatory Telehealth in the Smart City

Coaching and Serious Gaming for e-Health

E-Health and Therapeutic Education

Human-Machine Interface / Ambient Intelligence

Modeling of Physical and Conceptual Information in Intelligent Environments

Cognitive technologies across the lifespan and functional abilities

Human Factors, Ethics and Usability for Persons with Cognitive Impairments, including seniors and persons with disabilities of all ages

Tele-Assistance and Tele-Rehabilitation

Persuasive and Supportive e-Health

E-Health and Chronic Diseases Management

Protective systems/devices against common and emerging infectious diseases among elders.

Personal Robotics and Smart Wheelchairs

Context Awareness / Autonomous Computing

Home Networks / Residential Gateways

Wearable Sensors / Integrated Micro/Nano Systems / Home Health Monitoring

Social / Privacy / Security Issues

Middleware Support for Smart Home and Health Telematic Services

Health Technology Assessment and Impact Analysis

Policy and Guidelines for Health 2.0

Service Model best practices

ICOST 2015 invites participants to present and discuss their experiences in the design, development, deployment and evaluation of technologies that demonstrate significant contributions in the areas of smart homes, health telematics, chronic disease management and assistive technologies focused on indoor living spaces (e.g., homes, nursing homes and assistive living facilities) as well as the outdoors (e.g., urban smart spaces or the entire smart city). ICOST 2015 will provide a dynamic program which will incorporate a range of technical, clinical and industrial related international keynote speeches, panels, and oral and poster presentations along with demonstrations and technical exhibits.

Proposals for special sessions or plenary panels addressing any of the following specific topics are especially welcome:

Studies detailing large-scale service deployment and impact evaluation

The application of cost-effective and readily available ‘everyday’ technologies to support elders and others with cognitive disabilities at home, school, work or play

Health economic evaluation of technology based solutions

Challenges for truly ‘smart living environments and inclusive communities

Technology solutions to inspire policy makers

Biomedical Engineer, Computer Scientist, Health Services Researcher, Informatician, Information Scientist, Technologist
Call for Proposals: 2015 AG Bell Listening and Spoken Language Symposium
United States
Maryland
11/05/2014

Call for Proposals: 2015 AG Bell Listening and Spoken Language Symposium

The Brain Science of Hearing: Connecting New Pathways to Spoken Language

July 9-11, 2015 Baltimore, Maryland

Deadline for Proposals: November 5, 2014 at 9:00 p.m. EST

Designed to meet the continuing education needs of professionals working with children who are deaf and hard of hearing and use listening and spoken language, the AG Bell Listening & Spoken Language Symposium is the premier event for cutting-edge best practices to support children who are deaf and hard of hearing and their families. This program contains focused content for experienced professionals in the field of listening and spoken language (LSL) and for those seeking more advanced information on hearing health science and practice.

AG Bell is seeking proposals for breakout session presentations, pre-symposium workshops and posters at the 2015 AG Bell Listening & Spoken Language Symposium.

Our understanding of the science behind spoken language development has changed dramatically in the last decade. As a result of universal newborn hearing screening, advancements in hearing technologies and access to inclusive education, children with hearing loss and their families have unprecedented opportunities to achieve any and all language, communication and educational goals they set. In order to best support children with hearing loss and their families, incorporating the latest scientific research related to brain development and neuroscience should be a top priority for LSL professionals. Therefore, the focus of the 2015 AG Bell Listening & Spoken Language Symposium will be the exploration of the developments in brain science that help us understand how infants, toddlers and children learn to understand and express spoken language, and then apply this knowledge to enhance intervention techniques and practices serving children using hearing technology.

Attendees of past symposia include:

• Listening and Spoken Language Specialists (LSLS)

• Educators of the deaf and hard of hearing

• Speech-language pathologists

• Audiologists

• Early intervention specialists

• Special education professionals

• Public and private school administrators

• General education professionals

• Social workers

• Occupational and physical therapists

• Public policy professionals concerned with early intervention and education of individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing

AG Bell is seeking three types of proposals:

1. Pre-symposium workshops will be presented on Thursday, July 9. Workshops will be 3.5-hour long (three hours of instruction with a 30-minute break) and the content must support at least one of the nine domains of listening and spoken language. To learn more about the nine domains of listening and spoken language, click here.
Topics for pre-symposium workshops may include, but are not limited to:

◦ Foundational information on the theory and application of hearing science

◦ Auditory neuropathy, auditory processing disorders

◦ Assessing auditory skill development

◦ Effective application of advanced hearing technology (digital hearing aids, FM/DM systems, ear mold design, real ear measurements, fitting for high frequency losses, etc.)

◦ Auditory-verbal techniques and procedures for infants, children, students and their families

◦ Neurological auditory development

◦ Literacy development for children who are deaf and hard of hearing and use listening and spoken language, including foundational literacy skills

◦ Collaborating with educators and clinicians in general education settings

◦ Supporting families effectively

◦ Data-driven instruction, acting on research being conducted in the classroom

◦ Lessons learned from intervention studies in typical language development

2. Symposium breakout sessions will be presented on either July 10 or 11, as assigned. They will be 90 minutes in length. Content must address the delivery of evidence-based practice (EBP), be supported through outcome data, or present a research project demonstrating results that can be applied in therapy, classroom or home environments either directly, through telepractice or other innovative means.

3. Poster presentations provide an opportunity to display materials on current research, showcase study results, or share special projects (even those still in progress) with symposium attendees.

Selected posters will be displayed in the main Exhibition Hall for increased visibility and awareness about academic and/or scientific issues relevant to the deaf and hard of hearing community. Posters should not be promotional in nature. Preference will be given to proposals that apply principles of evidence-based practice (EBP).

Allied Health Professional, Audiologist , Speech Pathologist
Call for Papers on "Persisting Selves: the Practices and Politics of Keeping Going and Carrying On" at the 5th International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Emotional Geographies
United Kingdom
11/10/2014

Call for Papers on "Persisting Selves: the Practices and Politics of Keeping Going and Carrying On" at the 5th International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Emotional Geographies

10-12 June 2015 Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

What does it mean to ‘persist’, to carry on, to go beyond?  What are the barriers through which bodies and selves begin to persist – e.g., through tiredness or hardship; when energy or resources run out; or when familiar stimuli or affirmations leave the self abandoned?  What are the politics of persistence when we see how particular groups of people are called upon to ‘keep going’ unequally, or for whom persisting brings particular challenges?  Experiences of daily life involve various forms of ‘persisting’ – of keeping the self going corporally and mentally – through both the routine rhythms of the everyday to more extreme or unusual forms of ‘carrying on’.  Persisting, as such, is rarely a blank state of continuation, but a portfolio of active strategies, habits, and routines.

These sessions look to interrogate the rhythms and practices of persisting: what we do to ourselves on a day-to-day basis to carry on; the affects and experiences of persistence through marginal or extreme events; and the intersections between personal accounts of persisting and broader social narratives of ‘keeping calm and carrying on’. We are interested in papers on any theme relevant to this topic, but we imagine that participants might interrogate topics such as:

-- The work on the self needed to maintain energy levels

-- Strategies of rest, recuperation and renewal

-- The manipulation of place or the built environment to help people persist (eg creation of ‘break-out’ rooms, rest spaces in the home or at work)

-- Affects and atmospheres of communal persisting – e.g. song, prayer, workplace banter

-- The political economy of persisting – from the energy drink market to corporate cultures of ‘competitive waking’

-- Experiential accounts of persisting

-- Conceptual interrogations of core related concepts (e.g. energy, rest, sleep, activity, rhythm)

-- The ethics and politics of persisting – e.g. normative discourses of keeping going (‘Keep Clam and Carry On’) and the duties of the active citizen

-- Stories of shift workers, parents, gamers and others who are active through the night

-- Experiences of people living with long-term fatigue-related illnesses or in other states of chronic persistence

-- The hiatuses through which conditions of persistence emerge: e.g., exhaustion, grief, crisis, waiting for news

Empirically or theoretically oriented papers are equally welcome.  Please email abstracts of up to 250 words to jennifer.laws@durham.ac.uk and robert.shaw@durham.ac.uk by 10th November 2014.

Academic, Behavioral Scientist, Psychologist, Sleep Specialist, Social Scientist
Call for Proposals: Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine 2015 Annual Meeting
United States
California
10/31/2014

Call for Proposals: Works in Progress Session  at the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine 2015 Annual Meeting

March 18-21, 2015 Los Angeles, California

Submission Dates: October 1 – October 31, 2014

The SAHM Annual Meeting is the premier, multidisciplinary, educational event in adolescent medicine and health. The meeting offers innovative research, clinical workshops and discussion forums for attendees of diverse disciplines and from around the world.

Our theme for the 2015 Annual Meeting is "Embracing Transitions: Promoting Health Through Adolescence and Young Adulthood." Adolescence and young adulthood are characterized by major transitions in many domains including physical and emotional development, family and peer relationships, health risk exposures, health care transitions, and  role in society. During this meeting, we will explore the important role that transition plays in health and well-being from adolescence to young adulthood and how adolescent health professionals can capitalize on the strengths of adolescents and young adults to support them through these changes.

This session is designed to provide a forum for trainees and early-career faculty (within 5 years of completing training) for focused feedback and discussion about common challenges faced in the early stages of research. It is not intended for discussion of completed research projects. This symposium will be designed so that presenters can obtain feedback and learn from others about projects that are in the planning or early development stages. Discussions will be moderated by senior investigators with expertise in the topic areas of discussion. Abstracts will be selected based on how they facilitate this type of discussion.

Before you begin the submission process, please note the following:

• Abstract submission for this session is only open to trainees and those who are no more than 5 years beyond completion of their training.

• Priority will be given to individuals who do not have other opportunities to present at the SAHM meeting (including traditional research presentations and the mentoring forum).

• As this is a new program this year, we have limited spaces available to maximize the benefit to the participants.  If the program is successful and well received, we plan to expand the offering next year.

Junior Faculty, Junior Investigator, Junior Researcher, Junior Scientist, Medical Resident, New Investigator, New Researcher, Postdoctoral Fellow, Young Investigator, Young Scientist
Call for Presentations: AphasiaAccess Leadership Summit
United States
Massachusetts
12/05/2014

Call for Presentations: AphasiaAccess Leadership Summit

AphasiaAccess is seeking posters and innovative brief presentations for the AphasiaAccess conference at Boston University, March 13 & 14, 2015.

Deadline for proposal submission: December 5, 2014.

Allied Health Professional, Speech Pathologist
Call for Abstracts: Symposium on Global Cancer Research
United States
Massachusetts
12/15/2014

Call for Abstracts: Symposium on Global Cancer Research

March 25th, 2015 Boston, Massachusetts

Deadline - December 15, 2014

Co-sponsors: National Cancer Institute

Consortium of Universities for Global Health

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

The Symposium on Global Cancer Research, sponsored by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), CUGH and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, will be held the on March 25th 2015, prior to the start of the 6th Annual CUGH Global Health Conference. The Symposium is intended to facilitate information exchange between global health and cancer research professionals about programs in global cancer research, identify potential geographic and scientific areas for collaboration, and work to develop strategic priorities related to cancer research focused on low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Highly interactive discussions will cover a range of topics, foster network building, and be geared toward developing action items for advancing global cancer research priorities.

Presentation of cutting-edge research that addresses the global burden of cancer is at the heart of the Symposium. NCI invites all persons wishing to report original research, innovative projects or novel programs related to global cancer research and control to submit abstracts to be considered for posters in two categories of abstracts: 

• Scientific - original research (abstracts must include background, aims, methods, findings, & significance).

• Program - innovative projects (abstracts must include purpose/goals, methods, outcomes, & next steps).

Oncologist, Physician Researcher, Public Health Expert
Call for Abstracts: The Human Sciences after the Decade of the Brain--Perspectives on the Neuro-Turn in the Social Sciences and the Humanities
Germany
12/15/2014

Call for Abstracts: The Human Sciences after the Decade of the Brain--Perspectives on the Neuro-Turn in the Social Sciences and the Humanities

March 30 – March 31, 2015 Philosophy Department, Johannes Gutenberg-University of Mainz, Germany

Abstract submission deadline: December 15, 2014

It is now almost 25 years since the U.S. Congress authorized the then president, George Bush sr., to proclaim the decade beginning January 1, 1990 as the Decade of the Brain. This proclamation stimulated a number of initiatives that substantially benefitted neuroscience research in the following years. Alongside this rise of neuroscience and the corresponding increase of public awareness, many disciplines in the humanities and social sciences have shifted towards more brain based and evolutionary informed approaches. New research fields such as Neuroethics, Neuroeconomics, Cognitive Cultural Studies, Neuroaesthetics or even Neurotheology have gained a following. In addition to surveying the mutual interactions between the cognitive neurosciences and the social sciences and humanities, this interdisciplinary conference investigates the methodological and conceptual prospects and perils of choosing a neuroscience approach to the social sciences and the humanities. The conference aims to shed light on a broad range of epistemological, historical and sociological questions about the purported neuro-turn in the social sciences and the humanities including (but not limited to):

• How and why have brain based approaches to the social sciences and humanities developed?

• What exactly distinguishes cognitive and brain based approaches from their traditional counterparts?

• How are brain-based sub-disciplines of the traditional humanities institutionalized?

• How does research policy contribute to the development of a neuro-turn in the social sciences and the humanities?

• Are there common motives for turning to cognitive neuroscience approaches in the different disciplines of social sciences and humanities? If so, which?

• Are there any historical examples of a turn to brain based approaches in the social sciences and the humanities?

• If so, what could be learned from this history for practicing social sciences and humanities today?

• What, if anything, can the humanities and the social sciences learn from the neurosciences?

• What, if anything, can the neurosciences learn from the social sciences and the humanities?

• How does neuroscience change the social sciences and the humanities?

• How do the humanities and the social sciences change neuroscience?

We invite submission of abstracts of 300-500 words from researchers in relevant disciplines such as history of science, science and technology studies, philosophy of science, philosophy of mind, cognitive neuroscience, psychology or any sub-discipline of the social sciences or the humanities, which approaches its subject from a cognitive science perspective. Abstracts should be emailed to leefmann[at]uni-mainz.de by December 15, 2014. Applicants will be notified by mid-January 2015 whether their abstract has been accepted.

Academic, Historian, Neuroscientist, Philosopher, Social Scientist
Call for Abstracts: American Society for Neurochemistry 2015 Annual Meeting
United States
Georgia
11/30/2014

Call for Abstracts: American Society for Neurochemistry 2015 Annual Meeting

March 14-18, 2015 Atlanta, Georgia

Abstract submission deadline: November 30, 2014 at 11:59 PM, Eastern Standard Time

The Program Committee cordially invites you to submit an abstract for a contributed oral or poster presentation for ASN 2015. Authors wishing to contribute papers to ASN 2015 must submit an abstract for review by the Program Committee.

All abstracts must be submitted electronically.

Neurochemist, Neuroscientist, Physician Researcher
Call for Abstracts: Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Basic and Translational Research Conference
United States
California
01/23/2015

Call for Abstracts: Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Basic and Translational Research Conference

May 7 - 8, 2015 San Diego, California

Abstract Deadline January 23, 2015
 
Building on the success of the 2011 and 2013 events, this biennial conference encourages the sharing of ideas and results, new collaborations, and offers attendees a state-of-the-art update in the field of pediatric brain tumor research.

The program will feature popular and informative plenary sessions and an informal poster session, as well as “Meet the Expert Sunrise Sessions”, at which attendees can catch up with late breaking areas of research and controversies in the field.

This meeting is organized by the Society for Neuro-Oncology with the generous support of the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation.

Abstracts will be accepted in the following categories:

• ATRT

• Basic Biology

• Brainstem Tumors

• Ependymoma

• Immunology/Immunotherapy

• Genetics/Epigenetics

• Germ Cell Tumors

• High Grade Glioma

• Low Grade Glioma

• Medulloblastomas/PNETs

• Pediatric Brain Tumor Models

• Stem Cells

• Signaling

• Translational Therapeutics

• Other

Oncologist, Pediatrician, Physician Researcher

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