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Call for Abstracts: 13th International Conference on Malignant Lymphoma
Switzerland
02/28/2015

Call for Abstracts: 13th International Conference on Malignant Lymphoma

June 17-20, 2015 Lugano, Switzerland

Abstract submission deadline: February 28, 2015

The 13th International Conference on Malignant Lymphoma, the most important international forum devoted to basic and clinical research in lymphoid neoplasms, will take place in June 2015. Basic and clinical data will be presented during the sessions, focused not on a specific morphologic subtype, but rather on pathways or other biological aspects (e.g. microenvironment, immune system, chromosomal abnormalities, etc.). New sessions, such as the Educational Symposia, the special sessions devoted to radiotherapy and the ongoing trials presentation, were introduced in 2013 and, thanks to the many positive feedbacks, they will be repeated. Immediately after the Kaplan Lecture, worldwide known experts will discuss the best 3-4 accepted abstracts during a Plenary Session.

Abstracts for oral presentations, “Focus on…” sessions and poster sessions must be submitted online from DECEMBER 1, 2014 to FEBRUARY 28, 2015 at www.lymphcon.ch. The decision on the abstract evaluation will be notified to the first author/presenter by April 15, 2015.

Abstracts can be related to all aspects of biology and treatment of lymphoid neoplasms.

Hematologist, Oncologist, Physician Researcher
Call for Abstracts: Pathology Visions 2014
United States
California
05/15/2014

Call for Abstracts: Pathology Visions 2014

October 20 - 21, 2014 San Francisco, California

Abstracts for Oral Presentation are Due by May 15, 2014.

The Pathology Visions Conference will give you the opportunity to learn about real-world, practical applications in the ever-evolving field of digital pathology. The Digital Pathology Association’s annual meeting will give you direct access to industry leaders, the opportunity to earn CME credits, your choice of dozens of cutting-edge workshops with distinguished trade visionaries, the chance to see the latest product solutions, and much more.

Interested in Presenting at Pathology Visions 2014?

Don’t miss the opportunity to submit an abstract for oral presentation at Pathology Visions. If you are selected to present, you will receive a complimentary registration to the conference, and your flight and hotel will be paid for by the Digital Pathology Association (DPA).

Pathologist, Physician Researcher
Call for Abstracts: American Society for Peripheral Nerve 2015 Annual Meeting
Bahamas
07/13/2014

Call for Abstracts: American Society for Peripheral Nerve 2015 Annual Meeting

January 23-25, 2015 Atlantis, Paradise Island, Bahamas

Abstract Submission Deadline: July 13, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. EST

Neuroscientist, Neurosurgeon, Physician Researcher
Call for Presentations: 2014 mHealth Summit
United States
Washington, DC
06/15/2014

Call for Presentations: 2014 mHealth Summit

December 7-11, 2014 Washington, DC Area

Submission Deadline: June 15, 2014 – Midnight EST

The mHealth Summit is the premier domestic and international conference and expo for the exchange of research, ideas, innovations and opportunities in mobile and connected health. The largest and most diverse event of its kind, the mHealth Summit convenes thought-leaders from across the healthcare value chain to explore new collaborations, business opportunities and initiatives; and to discuss the newest research, ideas, case studies, programs, people, products, regulations, policies, and dynamics shaping healthcare delivery and consumer adoption in mobile and connected health. The mHealth Summit is a showcase for what’s new: from market-moving mobile, wireless and digital technologies, to ehealth and telehealth implementations demonstrating flexibility and scalability; to the latest regulations, trends, evidence and standards shaping mobile and connected health.

The 2014 Summit will put a spotlight on mobile and connected health activity in the past 12 months. Our primary focus is on EVIDENCE-ORIENTED RESEARCH AND CASE STUDIES. We are also interested in TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS, EMERGING BUSINESS MODELS and INNOVATIVE PROGRAMS/INITIATIVES. University submissions will be considered in all categories.

In order to maintain programming excellence and address the increasing number of submissions received by the mHealth Summit Programming Committee, submission guidelines for this year’s event have been tightened.  Please note that each abstract may only be submitted for one category. All speakers whose abstracts are selected will present as part of a panel.

We are interested in submissions that address key questions in mobile and connected health and welcome many different perspectives, such as:

•  Consumer Engagement and Empowerment in the areas of wellness, fitness, disease management, healthcare access and aging in place;

•  Providers, Employers, Payers looking for new approaches to population health, improved connectivity in the workplace and with patients, as well as better resource management solutions;

•  Pharmaceutical and life sciences companies exploring innovative approaches that accelerate drug development, data sharing and improve medication adherence and consumer engagement

•  CIOs, CTOs, Chief Innovation Officers and Medical Directors integrating consumer and big data into clinical systems, workflow and analytics;

•  Emergency services and public health officials leveraging connectivity for better improved disaster planning, a coordinated response, and a  safer world;

•  NGOs, Foundations and Governments creatively deploying personal health technologies in developing economies;

•  Developers and Technology Entrepreneurs entrepreneurs transforming the consumer and patient healthcare access and delivery paradigm via cutting edge technology, platforms, applications, games, etc.;

•  Investors, VCs and Angels, Incubators and Accelerators pioneering new business opportunities and investment approaches in mHealth.

Health Services Researcher, Information Scientist, Public Health Expert, Public Health Worker, Public Servant, Technologist
Call for Abstracts: Eleventh International Kawasaki Disease Symposium
United States
Hawaii
09/22/2014

Call for Abstracts: Eleventh International Kawasaki Disease Symposium

Feb. 3-6, 2015 Honolulu, Hawaii

Abstract Submissions Close: September 22, 2014

This 3 ½ day conference includes lectures, discussions, and oral/poster presentations focusing on the latest advances in Kawasaki disease. Kawasaki disease is the major cause of acquired childhood heart disease in developed countries. Children who develop significant coronary artery aneurysms as a result of Kawasaki disease have a lifetime increased risk of myocardial ischemia, infarction, and sudden death. The study of Kawasaki disease and its treatment are likely to yield important answers to general questions in cardiovascular health and disease that apply equally to pediatric and adult populations.

The Eleventh International Kawasaki Disease Symposium seeks to address the influence of genetics on disease susceptibility and outcomes, the mechanisms of coronary artery damage following severe acute inflammation, the role of immune modulation and other novel therapies in preventing artery damage, the potential use of serum biomarkers for diagnosis and prognosis, the use of newer imaging techniques to assess abnormalities of the coronary arteries and myocardium, and new therapies regarding anticoagulation and vascular health. Current data regarding the worldwide epidemiology will be highlighted, as well as psychosocial issues, guidelines and nursing practice .

Since the historic first International Kawasaki Disease Symposium in 1984, the international symposium has been held every 3 years in Japan, the United States, or Taiwan, drawing attendees from all continents.

Who Should Attend -  The audience will consist of pediatric and adult cardiologists, pediatricians and pediatric subspecialists in immunology, infectious disease, and rheumatology;  cardiovascular surgeons; pathologists; basic scientists in genetics, molecular biology, microbiology, and cardiovascular pathophysiology; public health officials from county and state agencies and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention; epidemiologists; and nurses working in pediatric cardiology and public health who have an interest in Kawasaki disease.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Summarize prevailing hypotheses regarding KD etiology, and discuss emerging research supporting or contradicting these hypotheses.

Summarize current findings regarding diagnostic and prognostic biomarkers for KD, and their potential significance to clinical practice.

Summarize the most recent research and clinical findings regarding genetic susceptibility to KD and to KD coronary artery disease.

Summarize the most recent research and clinical findings regarding IVIG mechanism of action and the efficacy of additional or alternative therapies

Review evidence regarding the two distinct arterial processes that can lead to myocardial ischemia or infarction.

Review available imaging modalities for their ability to assess for presence of thrombosis and luminal myofibroblastic proliferation.

Summarize technical principles and current evidence supporting use of various imaging modalities in determining KD prognosis and optimal long-term follow-up.

Review evidence regarding the efficacy, safety, and long-term expected outcomes of revascularization options for KD patients.

Review current understanding, recent findings, and unresolved issues regarding optimization of thromboprophylaxis in KD patients.

Cardiologist, Epidemiologist, Immunologist, Nurse Researcher, Pathologist, Pediatric Nurse, Pediatrician, Physician Researcher, Public Health Expert, Public Servant, Rheumatologist, Surgeon
Call for Proposals for Panels, Mini-Panels, & Study Groups: 53rd Annual Meeting of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
United States
Arizona
05/08/2014

Call for Proposals for Panels, Mini-Panels, & Study Groups: 53rd Annual Meeting of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology

December 7-11, 2014  Phoenix, Arizona

The 53rd Annual Meeting of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology will be held from December 7 - 11, 2014 in Phoenix, Arizona, at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge. The ACNP Annual Meeting is one of the world's leading forums for the exchange of cutting edge scientific information about the brain, behavior, and psychotropic drugs.

The Program Committee is now requesting proposals for panels, mini-panels, and study groups for the 2014 Annual Meeting. While scientific quality is paramount, this year the committee will strongly consider the composition of the panels that include women, under-represented minorities and early career scientists and clinicians. Also, the committee is strongly encouraging the submission of panels and mini-panels on topics that are crucial to our mission but have been historically under-represented in the program. These topics are listed below:

• New neuroimaging and neuroengineering technology and discovery

• The influence of peripheral systems (e.g. Immune or gut) on brain function and psychopathology

• Using big datasets (genetic, proteomic, demographic) to understand neuropsychiatric disease

• How does knowledge of neurological disease inform psychiatry and vice versa

• Cerebrovascular integrity, oxidative stress and neuropsychiatry

• Neurodevelopmental mechanisms and neuropsychiatric disease 

DEADLINES:

Submission of Overall Proposals for Panel, Mini-Panel, & Study Group by Chairs: Thursday, May 8th

Submission of Abstracts by Individual Panel & Mini-Panel Presenters: Thursday, May 22nd

Submission of Disclosures by Study Group Participants: Thursday, May 22nd

Chairs Review & Finalize Panel, Mini-Panel and Study Group Sessions: Wednesday, May 28th

The ACNP Annual Meeting is a closed meeting open to only ACNP members and their invited guests.  All nonmembers must be invited by an ACNP member and will be allowed to present a poster if he/she chooses to do so. The guest invitation will constitute sponsorship by the inviting member.  No other rules for poster sponsorship will be required. Access to the abstract submission site will be included in the guest's invitation letter. 

9 Common Reasons Why an Abstract is not Accepted:

1. The Panel/Mini-Panel is not sufficiently cohesive.

2. The Panel/Mini-Panel is not sufficiently innovative.

3. The Panel/Mini-Panel does not include sufficient novel/new data.

4. The theme of the Panel/Mini-Panel is over-represented in current submissions for this year.

5. Similar Panels/Mini-Panels have been presented in recent ACNP meetings.

6. The abstract is not informative enough.

7. The panel participant composition does not have women, minority and/or early career scientist/clinician representation.

8. Speakers are not from diverse institutions.

9. Insufficient data and/or statistical analyses

Neuroscientist, Physician Researcher, Psychiatrist
Call for Abstracts: Workshop on e-Science and Social Networks (eSoN 14)
Brazil
06/27/2014

Call for Abstracts: Workshop on e-Science and Social Networks (eSoN 14)

Workshop to be held with IEEE e-Science 2014 20 or 21 October 2014, Guarujá, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Important dates

Paper Submissions Due: June 27, 2014

Notification of Acceptance: July 18, 2014

Camera Ready Versions Due: August 4, 2014

Workshop: October 20 or 21, 2014

Social networking is profoundly changing the way that people communicate and interact on a daily basis. As e-Science is inherently collaborative, social networks can serve as a vital means for supporting information and resource sharing, aiding discovery of connected individuals, improving communication between globally dispersed individuals, and even measuring scientific impact. Consequently, e-Science systems are increasingly integrating social networking concepts to improve collaboration. For example researcher profiles and groups exist in publication networks, such as Google scholar and Mendeley, and e-Science infrastructures, such as MyExperiment, NanoHUB and GlobusOnline all utilize social networking principles to enhance scientific collaboration. In addition to incorporating explicit social networks, e-Science infrastructures can also leverage implicit social networks extracted from relationships expressed in collaborative activities (e.g. publication and grant authorship or citation networks).

This workshop aims to bring together researchers from a diverse range of areas to establish a new community focused on the application of social networking to analyze and improve scientific collaboration. There are two complementary areas of focus for this workshop 1) how to efficiently share infrastructure and software resources, such as data and tools through social networks, and 2) how to analyze and enhance collaboration in e-Science through both implicit and explicit social networks, for example analyzing scientific impact through citation networks or improving collaboration by associating data and tools with networks of publications and researchers.
Scope of workshop

The topics of interest are, but not limited to, the use of social networks to analyze and improve collaborative e-Science:

The use of social networks and social networking concepts in e-Science and eResearch

Social network applications used for e-Science

Social network based resource sharing and collaboration architectures

New forms of collaborative computing and resource sharing

Crowdsourcing of scientific applications using social media

Social Cloud computing

Novel applications of digital relationships and trust

Definition of novel principles, models and methodologies for harnessing digital relationships

Extraction of implicit social networks from scientific activities (publication, citation and grants)

Analysis of collaborative scientific activity through social networks

Computer Scientist, Information Scientist, Scientist
Call for Abstracts: 6th Annual Health Literacy Research Conference
United States
Maryland
07/11/2014

Call for Abstracts: 6th Annual Health Literacy Research Conference

November 3-4, 2014 Bethesda, Maryland

Deadline for submissions is 5:00pm (EST) July 11, 2014

The Health Literacy Annual Research Conference is an interdisciplinary meeting for investigators dedicated to health literacy research.  It is an opportunity to advance the field of health literacy, a method to raise the quality of our research, and a venue for professional development.

Our aim is to attract a full range of investigators engaged in health literacy research including those involved in a broad array of public health, health services, epidemiology, translational, and interventional research activities.

There will be a $36.00 fee for each abstract submitted.

Abstracts submitted in any format other than the template provided will be returned to the corresponding author without review.

Eligibility

No paper may be presented at HARC if it has been published or accepted for publication either in article or abstract form prior to the abstract submission deadline. Papers under review at the time of the submission deadline but not yet accepted for publication, even if appearing before the meeting, are eligible for presentation.

Epidemiologist, Health Educator, Health Services Researcher, Nurse Researcher, Public Health Expert, Public Servant
Call for Papers: 26th Symposium and Annual Meeting of the International Society for Ceramics in Medicine (BIOCERAMICS 26)
Spain
04/28/2014

Call for Papers: 26th Symposium and Annual Meeting of the International Society for Ceramics in Medicine (BIOCERAMICS 26)

November 6-8, 2014 Barcelona, Spain

Deadline for abstracts submission: April 28, 2014

The purpose of the Bioceramics annual meetings is to bring together researchers and clinicians, in order to establish an open forum for presentation and discussion of the latest advances in the field of bioceramics research and their medical applications.

The conference will include sessions on new processing routes for bioceramics and biocomposites, surface engineering and bioceramic coatings, biomineralisation and biomimetics, bioceramics for drug delivery, tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, cell and tissue interactions and clinical applications of bioceramics in dentistry and orthopaedics.

Abstracts for oral and poster presentations are invited and should be submitted using the online abstract submission system. All abstracts will be refereed, and a criterion of rejection will be lack of originality.

If you have any enquiries about your abstract, please do not hesitate to write the secretariat to: bioceramics2014@pacifico-meetings.com

Bioengineer, Dentist, Orthopedist, Pharmaceutical Scientist, Physician Researcher
Call for Papers: 11th Annual Biotechnology and Bioinformatics Symposium (BIOT 2014)
United States
Arkansas
09/04/2014

Call for Papers: 11th Annual Biotechnology and Bioinformatics Symposium (BIOT 2014)

The 11th Annual Biotechnology and Bioinformatics Symposium (BIOT 2014) will be held at University of Arkansas-Fort Smith on November 13-15, 2014.

Full Papers due: September 4, 2014

Full papers from BIOT 2014 will be published in a special issue of BMC Bioinformatics, a leading, high-profile international bioinformatics journal.

MAJOR THEMES, AREAS, AND SUGGESTED TOPICS FOR BIOT 2014

We invite your original contributions in the general area of computational biology, bioinformatics, and biotechnology. For example, we solicit research and survey papers in genome sequencing and annotation, functional and computational genomics, transcriptomics, and the following areas of general interest (other areas of biotechnology and bioinformatics are also welcome):

Health informatics

• Computational models of Alzheimer’s Disease

• Algorithms for cancer detection and diagnosis

• Omics databases

• Methods for personalized medicine

• Pathway and network analysis

• Genome wide methods for discovering gene-environment interactions

• Algorithms for genome-wide association studies (GWAS)

Biomedical informatics

• Biomedical databases and data integration

• Biological data mining and knowledge discovery

• Bio-ontologies and semantics

• Databases and systems for discovering and exchanging biomedical data, especially cancer data

Computational systems biology

• Application of large-scale numerical methods to problems in molecular, cellular, or structural biology

• Metabolic modeling and pathway analysis

High-Performance computing applications

• Biomedical imaging and visualization, telemedicine

• Protein structure, function, and sequence analysis

• Protein interactions, docking, and function

• Radiation modeling and planning

Algorithms, models, software, and tools in bioinformatics

• Biomedical applications

• Computational aspects of evolutionary biology and phylogeny

• Computational epigenomics

• Analysis of next-generation sequence data

• Functional annotation

• Gene expression analysis

• Gene regulation, expression, identification, and network analysis

• Structural, functional, and comparative genomics

• Systems for reproducible bioinformatics

• Image informatics

• Algorithms for integrating diverse data types

SUBMISSIONS

Submitted papers must report significant research results, findings, or advances within their own fields. Papers with focus on biological, biochemistry, or biophysics discovery must concern research having a significant in silico component (such as the use of databases, software tools, or novel technologies), and papers concentrating on computational techniques, algorithms, models, or engineering solutions must be validated with real biological data sets. Abstracts may report significant work in progress for which full validation has not yet been performed. Since the symposium is geared toward a diverse audience of biologists, physicians, computer scientists, chemists, engineers, technology transfer professionals, undergraduates, graduate students, professors, and researchers from the industry, the papers or abstracts must be presented in a lucid manner accessible to such individuals.

Bioinformatician, Biologist, Cell Biologist, Molecular Biologist, Physician Researcher

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