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Call for Abstracts: Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society 47th Annual Conference
United States

Call for Abstracts: Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society 47th Annual Conference

June 6-10, 2015 San Antonio, Texas

The Call for Abstracts site is available through Tuesday, December 30, 2014, at 12:00pm EST.

Nurse, Nurse Researcher
Call for Abstracts: 2015 Annual Conference Law, Religion, and American Healthcare
United States

Call for Abstracts: 2015 Annual Conference Law, Religion, and American Healthcare

May 8 - 9, 2015 Cambridge, Massachusetts

The Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School is pleased to announce plans for our 2015 annual conference, this year entitled: “Law, Religion, and American Health Care.”

Religion and medicine have historically gone hand in hand, but increasingly have come into conflict in the U.S. as health care has become both more secular and more heavily regulated.  Law has a dual role here, simultaneously generating conflict between religion and health care, for example through new coverage mandates or legally permissible medical interventions that violate religious norms, while also acting as a tool for religious accommodation and protection of conscience. 

This conference, and anticipated edited volume, will aim to: (1) identify the various ways in which law intersects with religion and health care in the United States; (2) understand the role of law in creating or mediating conflict between religion and health care; and (3) explore potential legal solutions to allow religion and health care to simultaneously flourish in a culturally diverse nation.

We welcome submissions on both broad conceptual questions and more specific policy issues.  Potential topics might include:

Analysis of the First Amendment, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, and other federal, state, and local legal provisions that come into play at the intersection between religion and health care

The Affordable Care Act and employer-based health care coverage, including the contraceptives mandate and related court decisions

Legal obligations and accommodations of religious health care organizations

Protection (or not) of health professional conscience

Health care decision-making for minors with religious parents

Religious objection v. discriminatory behavior

Informed consent and information flow, e.g., religious objection to providing certain information, inclusion of religious information in consent disclosures, etc.

“Medicalization” of religious beliefs, e.g., regulation of homosexual conversion therapy

Abortion policy, including clinic protests and protections, and its relationship to religion

Embryonic stem cell policy and its relationship to religion

End-of-life care, including assisted suicide, and its relationship to religion

Complicity as both a legal and religious concept

Comparative analysis, e.g., between professions, health care practices, countries, etc.

Please note that this list is not meant to be exhaustive; we hope to receive abstracts related to the conference’s general theme even if a particular topic was not specifically listed here.  However, proposals that lack a clear linkage to all three aspects of the conference – law, religion, and health care – will not be considered.  Law will be treated broadly to include governmental policy decisions more generally.   Abstracts must propose or outline an argument/position, rather than merely stating a topic, in order to enable us to evaluate them.

In an effort to encourage interdisciplinary and international dialogue, we welcome submissions from legal scholars and lawyers, of course, but also from bioethicists, philosophers, scholars of religion and religious studies, clinicians, government officials and staff, international scholars and regulators discussing how their systems have handled these issues, and others who have a meaningful contribution to make on this topic.  We welcome submissions from advocacy organizations, think tanks, and others outside academia, but emphasize that this is a scholarly conference, and abstracts/papers will be held to academic standards of argumentation and support.

How to Participate

If you are interested in participating, please send a 1-page abstract of the paper you would plan to present to as soon as possible, but not later than December 1, 2014.   If your abstract is selected, your final paper will be due on April 3, 2015, and you will be assigned a presentation slot for the conference dates.  Please note that presenters are expected to attend the conference for its full duration.  We will pay travel expenses for presenters who must travel to Cambridge; co-authored papers must name a single presenter.

In the past, we have successfully turned several of our conferences into edited volumes (e.g., with Oxford, MIT, Columbia, and Johns Hopkins University presses). If such a volume arises out of this conference, our expectation is that conference presenters will publish their papers with us as part of the edited volume.  Those who do not wish their work to appear in a potential edited volume should so indicate on the abstract. We will accept conference papers of all lengths and styles (e.g., law review, medical, philosophy, or policy journal, etc.), but chapters in conference volumes are generally limited to about 5,000 words.  Previous conference participants have been able to publish their submissions in different formats in multiple venues, for example both as a short book chapter and a longer law review article.

Attendance is free and open to the public, but space is limited.


Please contact Holly Fernandez Lynch, Executive Director, Petrie-Flom Center, with any questions:, 617.384.5475.

Academic, Bioethicist, Ethicist, Lawyer, Philosopher, Physician Researcher, Policy Analyst, Public Health Expert, Public Health Worker, Public Servant, Social Scientist
Call for Poster Sessions: 2015 Retail Clinician Education Congress
United States

Call for Poster Sessions: 2015 Retail Clinician Education Congress

August 3rd-6th, 2015 Orlando, Florida

Deadline to apply is 2/1/2015

Join your colleagues for the Annual Retail Clinician Education Congress at the Caribe Royale in Orlando FL from August 3rd-6th, 2015.

This congress will allow clinicians to: enhance clinical skills and education while earning CE credits, experience professional networking opportunities and learn about the latest products and services the industry has to offer.

Who should attend RCEC?

The Retail Clinician Education Congress is a three day educational and networking congress designed to meet the needs of convenient care practitioners.

Educational content is designed for the practicing clinician including both Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants.

Content is focused on the needs of the convenient care practitioner for clinical skills. Opportunity for participation in business education also exists to allow insight from clinic leaders on challenges and opportunities within the retail clinics.

RCEC is now accepting poster abstracts for its 2015 Annual Congress through February 1st, 2015 at midnight EST. Posters are accepted on a rolling process. All clinicians (nurse practitioners and physician assistants) are invited to submit posters on topics pertaining to the convenient care practice and clinic-focused scientific research. Posters must address relevant information to practicing nurse practitioners and physician assistants.

Allied Health Professional, Nurse Practitioner, Physician Assistant
Call for Papers: Policies and Politics of Care--National Conference for Physician-Scholars in the Social Sciences and Humanities
United States

Call for Papers: Policies and Politics of Care--National Conference for Physician-Scholars in the Social Sciences and Humanities

April 18th-19th, 2015 University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

DEADLINE: February 1st, 2015

This conference is a biennial meeting for those committed to having dual training in clinical care and the social sciences and humanities inform each other in their academic work. This has historically provided a venue for graduates, trainees, and prospective students of MD-PhD training programs to build a community and present their research. This year we aim to expand to encompass scholars with a broader diversity of clinical training, including in nursing and social work, whose work also speaks to the core of this conference's organizing principle.

At the 2015 conference we are excited to explore the theme Policies and Politics of Care. Care lies at the core of a clinical relationship, but far from being an apolitical site of human compassion or technical skill, it is highly structured by broader social dynamics, market forces, and a (trans)national policy landscape. Our hybrid identities as both practitioners and researchers of care allow us a particular orientation toward care and caregiving, permitting us to tease out its historical and structural legacies, its lived experiential realities, the boundaries of its classification, and the aggregate effects of its policies on healthcare delivery, healthcare markets and health outcomes.

The planning committee invites you to submit an abstract of original research for presentation relevant to this theme. While we especially solicit work that investigates the connections between forms of care that occur within the walls of the clinic and the world outside, submissions on all topics and from individuals at all career stages are encouraged and will be considered.

Presentations may take the form of a 15 minute talk, poster, or “grand rounds”-style case presentation utilizing insights from your scholarly discipline. We ask that you limit your abstract submission to 350 words and include primary research question, methodological orientation, points of engagement with existing scholarship, and general conclusions. You may submit your abstracts via the form at:, where you will also find more information about the conference. 

Send comments and questions to:

Academic, Health Services Researcher, Historian, Physician Researcher, Policy Analyst, Public Health Expert, Social Scientist
Call for Papers: 4th Global Telehealth Conference for Peer Reviewed & Applied Learning

Call for Papers: 4th Global Telehealth Conference for Peer Reviewed & Applied Learning

May 29-30, 2015 Toronto,Ontario, Canada

Submission of Full and Short Papers: December 1, 2014

Open to all academic, healthcare, health informatics and telehealth professionals from Canada and around the world.

GT2015 Themes

National and international papers are invited under three guided themes:

1. Cultural and socio-economic factors

Papers are welcomed and encouraged here that identify the non-technical factors that enable successful clinical adoption and broad use. The international perspectives driving tele, mobile and virtual health care would be found in these papers.

2. Latest, cutting edge technology Trends and innovations in technology are underpinning much of the advances in use.

Papers—representing new thinking, patterns of growth and change, evolutions in clinical support and integration advances in technology, both current and upcoming—are encouraged.

3. Extending access

Enabling underserved populations to access better care through the tele, mobile and virtual technologies is the subject of papers in this stream. Showing the use of telehealth in rural or remote areas or in resource limited clinical settings is particularly of interest.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

• clinical applications of telemedicine

• teleconsultation and telecollaboration

• teleprocedures and robotic or remote surgical methods

• telehomecare and remote patient monitoring

• tele, mobile or virtual patient data collection and use

• tele-education, tele-learning and clinical education

• evaluation and benefits of telehealth

• integration of tele, mobile and virtual health

• mobile, web and wireless applications

• telehealth and mobile health software and systems

• telehealth and mobile health technologies and methodologies

• tele, mobile and virtual health policy and governance issues

• international and global issues in telehealth

• reverse innovation

Health Services Researcher, Home Health Nurse, Informatician, Information Scientist, Nurse Educator, Nurse Researcher, Physician Researcher, Surgeon, Technologist
Call for Abstracts: 5th Latin American Congress on Autoimmunity

Call for Abstracts: 5th Latin American Congress on Autoimmunity

July 3-5, 2015 Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

Abstract Deadline: February 23, 2015

The 5th Latin American Congress on Autoimmunity will bring together world renowned basic scientists and clinical experts in different specialties to present their cutting edge research, diagnostics and therapies in autoimmune diseases, including systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) as well as rheumatoid arthritis, vasculitis, psoriasis, Crohn's disease, Sjogren's syndrome, and others.

Physician Researcher, Rheumatologist
Call for Scientific and Student Scientific Papers: Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America 2015 Conference
United States

Call for Scientific and Student Scientific Papers: Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America 2015 Conference

Wednesday, June 10, 2015 to Sunday, June 14, 2015 Denver, Colorado

Deadline: January 13, 2015

New Frontiers in Rehabilitation Technology

The annual RESNA conference is a unique, multi-disciplinary gathering of assistive technology professionals from around the world. No other assistive technology conference strives to cover the entire field. It doesn't matter whether you specialize in seating and mobility, communication, computer access, universal design, or new technologies - RESNA is the place where you can discover new ideas, network with other professionals, and expand your horizons.

Allied Health Professional, Audiologist , Biomedical Engineer, Computer Scientist, Graduate Student, Occupational Therapist, Physical Therapist, Speech Pathologist, Technologist
Call for Proposals: Interdisciplinary Society for Quantitative Research in Music and Medicine Third Biennial Conference
United States

Call for Proposals: Interdisciplinary Society for Quantitative Research in Music and Medicine Third Biennial Conference

July 24-26, 2015 Immaculata University, Immaculata, Pennsylvania

Submission deadline: February 28, 2015

The Interdisciplinary Society for Quantitative Research in Music and Medicine is pleased to announce the Third biennial conference to be held from July 24-26, 2015 at Immaculata University, Immaculata, Pennsylvania, USA. The qualitative and quantitative studies regarding the efficacious nature of music has spurred a great interest among scholars from the liberal arts and humanities, as well as the biomedical disciplines since the 18th century. Researchers in the 21st century continue to embrace these studies with scholarly and academic vigor. The purpose of the upcoming conference is to explore the unanswered questions regarding the efficacy of music on the human body, mind and soul, and share this new and unpublished information with a group of erudite scholars in the field. We invite all music scholars and allied health Practitioners to submit a proposal. Graduate students who are in the process of completing their theses and dissertations are also encouraged to participate.


We are presently seeking proposals for presentations that focus on but not limited to: Music and memory; music and the brain; music and anxiety; music and pain; music and stroke; music and aphasia; music and oncology; music and palliation; music and neuroscience; music and personality disorders; music and well-being; music and emotion; music and thanatology; music therapy; music in medicine; music and special education; music and the mind; music, religion and healing; music and altered states of consciousness (trance); music and ophthalmology; music and dietetics; and music and any allied health profession. Qualitative research is encouraged as well, and proposals will be considered. The mode of research should be clearly defined, explained and relevant. Master’s or Doctoral students in any or related fields mentioned may submit proposals.

Presentation formats will include: (1) Verbally presented papers of 30 minutes; (2) Symposia of 90 minutes (multiple spoken papers having a common theme, with a facilitator); (3) Workshops of 60 minutes (hands-on events); and (4) Posters to be displayed at the conference accompanied by an open session of 60 minutes (when interested participants will have the opportunity to discuss
research with authors).

Please submit an abstract of no more than 500 words describing your proposed session. All submissions must be formatted as Word documents and sent as e-mail attachments. Indicate the authors’ names, affiliations, email addresses, contact phone numbers and presentation format in the email. In order to facilitate a blind review, please do not include this information on the actual proposal. The deadline for submitting a proposal is February 28, 2015. Notification of acceptance will be sent by March 31, 2015. Proposals should be submitted to: Any inquiries should be directed to any one of the following: Dr. David Akombo (, Dr. Laura Dunbar (, or Dr. Steve Jackowicz ( or by visiting our website at

Authors of accepted proposals will be required to register and attend the conference. (Registration information will be available on the conference website at Presenters will also submit their full papers by May 31, 2015. Papers of 5000 words or more will be considered for publication in the forthcoming Peer-reviewed Journal of The Interdisciplinary Society for Quantitative Research in Music and Medicine (publication, Spring 2016).

Allied Health Professional, Doctoral Student, Graduate Student, Neuroscientist, Nurse Researcher, Occupational Therapist, Oncologist, Opthamologist, Pain Specialist, Physician Researcher
Call for Abstracts: National Kidney Foundation 2015 Spring Scientific Meetings
United States

Call for Abstracts: National Kidney Foundation 2015 Spring Scientific Meetings

Mar 25, 2015 to Mar 29, 2015 Dallas, Texas

Deadline: December 1st

SCM15 presents a unique opportunity for busy renal health care providers to learn new developments related to all aspects of nephrology. It is designed for kidney doctors in the private sector and academia, fellows and residents with a special interest in kidney disease, general internists, pharmacists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses and technicians, social workers, and renal and clinical dietitians.

An important objective of SCM15 is to present the latest insights into chronic kidney disease care. Participants will learn about new and evolving concepts related to kidney disease through a carefully designed combination of interesting courses, practical workshops, thought-provoking symposia and insightful debates incorporating the latest developments in clinical nephrology.

Allied Health Professional, Dietitian, Nephrologist , Nurse, Nurse Practitioner, Physician Assistant, Physician Researcher, Social Worker
Call for Abstracts: American Society for Apheresis 2015 Annual Meeting
United States

Call for Abstracts: American Society for Apheresis 2015 Annual Meeting

May 6 - 9, 2015 San Antonio, Texas

Abstract submission deadline: December 5, 2014

The American Society for Apheresis (ASFA) invites apheresis professionals to submit abstracts for presentation at the ASFA 2015 Annual Meeting, to be held at the Grand Hyatt, San Antonio, Texas from May 6 - 9, 2015. Abstracts are welcome from both ASFA members and non-members and there is no limit to the number that an individual may submit.

Physicians, scientists, and allied health professionals are encouraged to submit abstracts on all aspects of apheresis medicine, including research, clinical, educational, or administrative topics/projects.

Allied Health Professional, Physician Researcher