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Call for Oral & Poster Abstracts: Society for Medical Decision Making 36th Annual North American Meeting
United States

Call for Oral & Poster Abstracts: Society for Medical Decision Making 36th Annual North American Meeting

Medical Decision Making Among Diverse Populations: Advancing Practice, Policy, and Science

October 18 - October 22, 2014 Miami, Florida

Building upon our successful first Asia-Pacific SMDM Singapore meeting, our increased activity to global and international health, the growing interest of our members in cross-cultural research in decision making, and our location in the culturally diverse and vibrant city of Miami, Florida, the theme of the 2014 meeting is Medical Decision Making Among Diverse Populations: Advancing Practice, Policy and Science.  In addition to oral abstract and poster sessions for the presentation of original research, special thematic sessions will address issues pertaining to decision making in populations diverse in age, race, ethnicity, as well as region of the world.  Special symposia, invited speakers, and debates will address how clinical practice, health policy, and research methods compare across populations, affect health equity, and reveal differences in values and preferences of diverse groups.  Attendees will gain an broad perspective on clinical practice, health policy, and decision science as it pertains to diverse populations.

The Society for Medical Decision Making is soliciting proposals for Oral and Poster Abstracts to be presented at the North American Annual Meeting being held Saturday, October 18, 2014 through Wednesday, October 22, 2014 in Miami, FL.

Oral Abstracts are offered in multiple concurrent sessions with up to 6 presentations per session. On average, 80 – 90 oral abstracts are presented at the meeting. Oral presentations are scheduled in 15 minute blocks and grouped in the categories listed below. The top rated oral abstracts will be presented following the Keynote Presentation.

Poster Sessions allow attendees to delve into and discuss the specifics of an abstract with the author in a one-on-one or small group setting. The Annual Meeting offers on average 240 total poster abstracts with approximately 60 posters presented at each session.

All accepted oral and poster abstracts will be published online in Medical Decision Making, SMDM’s peer-reviewed scientific journal.

Submissions will be accepted starting Monday, February 24, 2014, through Friday, May 16, 2014.

All submissions will be reviewed and notifications will be sent out by Friday, July 25, 2014.

Health Services Researcher, Physician Researcher
Call for Abstracts: Late-Breaking Trials and First-Report Investigations TCT 2014
United States
Washington, DC

Call for Abstracts: Late-Breaking Trials and First-Report Investigations TCT 2014

September 13-17, 2014 Washington, DC

Submission deadline: July 15, 2014

Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) is the world’s largest educational meeting specializing in interventional cardiovascular medicine.

For over 25 years, TCT has been the center of cutting-edge educational content. TCT showcases the latest advances in current therapies and clinical research. Our longstanding commitment to lifesaving innovation translates into improved patient care.

Late-breaking clinical trials are typically first-time international or US presentations of the primary endpoint or important secondary endpoint results of prospective, randomized clinical trials or presentations of large-scale, impactful single-center or multicenter registries, first-in-man experiences with novel devices or drugs, and important follow-up data from major randomized trials.

A late-breaking clinical trial is defined as a major randomized trial or large-scale observational study. A first-report investigation is a smaller randomized trial, novel science, or early-human investigation.

Accepted late-breaking clinical trial and first-report investigation submissions will be presented in the Main Arena at TCT 2014.

Accepted late-breaking clinical trials will also be presented at press conferences scheduled on the same days as the presentations.

Cardiologist, Physician Researcher
Call for Abstracts: 20th International Bone Densitometry Workshop
China, Hong Kong SAR

Call for Abstracts: 20th International Bone Densitometry Workshop

Advanced Musculoskeletal Biomedical Imaging Workshop: From Technology to Application

Molecular, Cellular, Structural, Functional Imaging

October 13-17, 2014 Hong Kong

Abstract submission deadline: May 31, 2014

The International Bone Densitometry Workshop (IBDW) educational mission is to update the metabolic bone field in the cutting-edge advances in the radiological assessments of skeletal micro architecture and bone quality. The topics of discussion and presentation by true experts in this field include, for example, presenting the advancements in micro-MRI, high resolution central and peripheral QCT, finite element analysis, measurements of cortical porosity, and other newer imaging modalities in bone. Moreover, the technology and application in molecular, cellular, structural, functional imaging and quantitative imaging of soft tissues (joints and muscles) are also included in this meeting. The program of the IBDW is tailored to be both scientific as well as clinical with ample time provided for open discussion between all faculty and attendees; and, presentations of original research by young investigators.

The 20th IBDW will be held in Hong Kong and this is the second time to be taken place in Asia. We hope that we can bring the West to East. It would be an excellent platform to let engineers, clinicians and scientists join together for educational and intellectual exchanges in the field of musculoskeletal imaging, from R&D of advanced medical imaging technologies to applications.

Biomedical Engineer, Imaging Professional, Molecular Biologist, Physician Researcher, Radiologist, Scientist, Technologist
Call for Papers: 4th International Conference on Wireless Mobile Communication and Healthcare

Call for Papers: 4th International Conference on Wireless Mobile Communication and Healthcare

Transforming healthcare through innovations in mobile and wireless technologies

November 3–5, 2014 Athens, Greece

Full Paper Submission deadline: 29 June 2014

The 4th edition of MobiHealth proposes to continue and extend the focus areas of the first three editions, emphasizing on specific research and scientific challenges in the Healthcare Technology domain faced in Europe and globally and hence more interactive input from industry. The objectives of the conference are to advance medical diagnosis, treatment, and patient care through application of wireless communications, mobile computing and sensing technologies. Contributions will be solicited regarding the interdisciplinary design of efficient protocols and technologies to help implement and provide advanced mobile health care applications. The essence of the conference lies in its interdisciplinary nature, with original contributions cutting across boundaries but all within the ambit of the application of mobile communications (technologies, standards, solutions, methodologies, …) aiming at the improvement of human health.


• Advances in sensor devices for biomedical monitoring

• Miniaturization of wireless devices and micro sensors for medical applications

• RF Integrated Circuits for Low Power Medical Applications

• Printable-flexible-stretchable electronics for wearable systems

• Personal area networks and body area sensor networks

• High data rate wireless protocols for biosignals

• Heterogeneous wireless technologies and their co-existence in clinical environments

• Ad hoc wireless networks for enhanced monitoring

• Health monitoring

• Healthcare telemetry and telemedicine

• Remote diagnosis and patient management

• Biomedical devices for remote monitoring

• Energy scavenging for wireless biomedical applications

• Energy management and optimisation issues in biomedical devices and networks

• E-textile integrated biosensors and circuits

• Wearable, outdoor and home-based applications

• Intra-body communication issues (propagation & transmission)

• Wearable medical devices and sensors

• Implantable and ingestible medical devices and sensors

• Decision support algorithms for data analysis

• Accuracy, reliability, security, protection, identity, privacy, of diagnoses and data

• Radio-Frequency Wireless Technology in Medical Devices and Safety

• Microwave interaction with biological tissues

• All-pervasive wireless systems for health applications

• Factoring in the environment (hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living…)

Biomedical Engineer, Computer Scientist, Informatician, Information Scientist, Nurse Researcher, Physician Researcher, Technologist
Call for Abstracts: National Society of Genetic Counselors 33rd Annual Education Conference
United States

Call for Abstracts: National Society of Genetic Counselors 33rd Annual Education Conference

September 17-20, 2014 New Orleans, Louisiana

The 2014 Call for Abstracts will open on February 1, 2014 and close on May 8, 2014.  On February 1, 2014 an active link for abstract submissions will be posted to this page. 

Accepted abstracts will be selected for either a concurrent paper platform or poster presentation. Platform presentations will be approximately 15 minutes in length, with 12 minutes scheduled for the presentation and 3 minutes scheduled for questions and discussion. Posters will be displayed on a board in a space 4' wide x 4' high.

Questions may be addressed to Katie Darin at the Executive Office at

Allied Health Professional
Call for Abstracts: XXII World Congress of Neurology - WCN 2015

Call for Abstracts: XXII World Congress of Neurology - WCN 2015

October 31 – November 5, 2015 Santiago, Chile

Deadline for Abstracts: Wednesday, April 8, 2015

The Chilean Society of Neurology, Psychiatry and Neurosurgery is pleased to invite you to the World Congress of Neurology on October 31 – November 5, 2015. The meeting will be held in Santiago, one of the most attractive and dynamic cities to visit both in Latin America and the world. As always, the World Congress will be an opportunity for learning, exchanging experiences and meeting top international specialists in neurology.

Neurologist, Physician Researcher
Call for Papers: Workshop on Genome Privacy Held in Conjunction with the 14th Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium (PETS 2014)

Call for Papers: Workshop on Genome Privacy Held in Conjunction with the 14th Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium (PETS 2014)

July 15, 2014 Amsterdam, Netherlands

Important Dates:

GenoPri submission deadline: 25 April 2014

GenoPri notification of acceptance: 15 June 2014

GenoPri deadline for revised papers: 30 June 2014


As a result of the rapid evolution in genomic research, substantial progress is expected in terms of improved diagnoses and better preventive medicine. The low cost of DNA sequencing will break the physician/patient connection, because private citizens (from anywhere in the world) can have their genome sequenced without involving their family doctor. An undesirable consequence of this technical progress is that genomics is becoming the next major challenge for privacy, because (i) genetic diseases can be unveiled, (ii) the propensity to develop specific diseases (such as Alzheimer’s) can be revealed, (iii) a volunteer, accepting to have his genomic code made public (as has already happened), can leak substantial information about his ethnic heritage and the genomic data of his relatives, and (iv) complex privacy issues can arise if DNA analysis is used for criminal investigations and medical purposes. Such issues could lead to genetic discrimination.


The workshop will explore the privacy issues raised by genomics and the main envisioned solutions. It will include a tutorial and a survey of the field.

Topics to be addressed include, but are not limited to:

Large-scale privacy-preserving analysis of genomic data

Information theoretical security and privacy for genomic data

Security and privacy metrics for the leakage of genomic data

Cross-layer attacks to genome privacy (e.g., attacks induced by combining genomic data and other data sources such as online social networks)

Access control to genomic data

Differentiated access rights for medical professionals

Quantification of genome privacy

De-anonymization attacks against genomic databases

Cryptographic techniques suited to cope with the constraints of genome privacy

Genome privacy within family members

Privacy enhancing technologies for genomic data

Implications of synthetic DNA for privacy

Applications of differential privacy to the protection of genomic data

Storage and protection of genomic data

Secure sharing of genomic data between different entities

Security and privacy of the raw genomic data (BAM/SAM files)

Social and economic issues for genome privacy

Ethical and legal issues as well as policies regarding genome privacy

User studies and perceptions

Researchers unfamiliar with the topic may want to check:

No Proceedings:

The GenoPri workshop has no official proceedings. Selected papers will be made available online. They will not be included in PETS proceedings, not to preclude later publication of a full paper in other venues. If needed, authors may request workshop co-chairs to contact organizers of other venues to clarify the nature of GenoPri publications.

Submission Guidelines:

Papers to be considered include short (or position) papers (2 pages, not including references and appendices) and full technical papers (12 pages all included). In both cases, the used font should not be smaller than 10 and pages should have reasonable margins. Papers should not be anonymized.

The submission Web site is:

GenoPri Co-Chairs:

Jean-Pierre Hubaux (EPFL - Lausanne, CH)

XiaoFeng Wang (Indiana Univ. - Bloomington, USA)

Bioethicist, Computer Scientist, Ethicist, Informatician, Information Scientist, Molecular Biologist, Physician Researcher
Call for Papers: PCDH19 Alliance Conference on PCDH19 Female Epilepsy (Professional and Family Symposium)
United States

Call for Papers: PCDH19 Alliance Conference on PCDH19 Female Epilepsy (Professional and Family Symposium)

2014 is the first year of the the PCDH19 Alliance Conference on PCDH19 Female Epilepsy (Professional and Family Symposium).

Attendees and speakers include physicians in various clinical disciplines, research scientists, clinical/molecular geneticists, and genetic counselors.

The conference will take place on September 6th and 7th 2014 at the University of California at San Francisco.

The meeting encourages interactions between basic and clinical scientists. Applications from fellows and students are encouraged.

The abstract deadline is June 1, 2014.

Please send submissions and questions to

Geneticist , Graduate Student, Molecular Biologist, Neurologist, Physician Researcher, Postdoctoral Fellow
Call for Papers: Integrating Genetics and the Social Sciences 2014
United States

Call for Papers: Integrating Genetics and the Social Sciences 2014

October 9-10, 2014 Boulder, Colorado

Deadline: June 1st, 2014

With support from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development and the Population Association of America, the Institute of Behavioral Science and University of Colorado Population Center are hosting the 5th annual conference entitled Integrating Genetics and the Social Sciences. The goal of this conference is to showcase behavioral and molecular genetic studies that enhance demographic and social scientific inquiry. The two day conference will include a 4 hour advanced statistical genetics workshop. Researchers from any of the biological or social sciences are encouraged to participate.

Conference contact

Rajshree Shrestha
(303) 492-5548

Academic, Behavioral Scientist, Geneticist , Molecular Biologist, Social Scientist
Call for Abstracts: 2014 American Academy of Family Physicians Family Medicine Global Health Workshop
United States

Call for Abstracts: 2014 American Academy of Family Physicians Family Medicine Global Health Workshop

Thursday, September 11 - Saturday, September 13, 2014 San Diego, California

Deadline: May 15, 2014

Connect with people and places. Learn what only experience can teach you.

Get started in global health

Strengthen your capacity to contribute to global health programs

Prepare to serve as a family medicine consultant

Learn how to organize and conduct a global health consultation

Broaden your clinical knowledge about global health concerns

Evaluate the practical management of chronic diseases in resource-constrained settings

Strengthen preparation of students, residents and physicians for global health fieldwork

Promote family medicine faculty development

The AAFP Center for International Health Initiatives invites attendees to share their family medicine global health experiences at the 2014 AAFP Family Medicine Global Health Workshop. The submission deadline for peer presentation abstracts, concept presentation abstracts, and poster abstract submissions is Thursday, May 15, 2014.

Students and residents are strongly encouraged to submit abstracts. Health care professionals in specialties other than family medicine are also invited to participate.

Suggested topics include the following:

Lessons learned from global health experiences

Ways to improve and strengthen health care systems through family medicine development

International family medicine consultations on health care delivery and human resources for health issues in low- and middle-income countries

Impact of international rotations and global health experiences on students’ and residents’ development as physicians

Global clinical issues in resource-poor countries

Sustainability implications of short-term international projects or partnerships

Family Physician, Medical Faculty Member, Medical Resident, Medical Student, Physician Researcher