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Call for Papers: 7th Annual Medicine and the Humanities and Social Sciences Conference
United States

Call for Papers: 7th Annual Medicine and the Humanities and Social Sciences Conference

March 4-5, 2015 Sam Houston State University College of Humanities and Social Sciences Huntsville, Texas

Abstract submission deadline: December 31, 2014

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Sam Houston State University invites abstracts for paper and poster presentations on topics related to the intersection between medicine, the humanities, and the social sciences. This interdisciplinary conference, which is open to contributions from all relevant fields, includes plenary thematic sessions, scholarly panels, roundtables with community representatives and stakeholders, a full poster exhibition, student sessions, and a student poster competition.

The aims of the conference are to promote interdisciplinary discussion around contemporary health challenges and to develop networks for future research. Social and behavioral scientists, medical humanities scholars, healthcare professionals, and students interested in careers in healthcare are encouraged to participate in this important conference devoted to examining how social factors facilitate the health and well-being of children and adults across the global community.

The conference will be held on the campus of Sam Houston State University on March 4-5, 2015. Sam Houston State is located in Huntsville, Texas, about an hour north of Houston’s Intercontinental Airport.

Conference sessions/topics may include but are not limited to:

Community Health

Health Disparities

Health and the Environment

History of Medicine

Medicalization of Society

Medicine and the Arts and Literature

Medicine and Ethics

Medicine, Globalization, and New Infectious Diseases

Medicine, Health, and Society

Medicine and Public Policy

Medicine: Traditional/folkloric/alternative and Contemporary

Medicine and (World) Languages

Nutrition and Wellness

Political Determinants of Decision-Making in Medicine

Preparing Students for the New MCAT

Public Health and Prevention

The Obesity Epidemic

Oral paper presentations will be twenty minutes in length, with ten minutes for questions and answers.  Applicants with proposals not selected for oral paper presentations will be invited to participate in the plenary poster session.

Student researchers will also be able to participate in a poster competition. Students’ posters will be reviewed by the Poster Judging Panel and evaluated according to (1) quality and importance of the scientific question; (2) content: design and methodology; and (3) oral explanation by author(s). In order to be considered for a poster prize, at least one author must be present during the designated poster review session in order to provide a brief explanation of the research.

Please submit a paper or poster abstract of between 300 to 500 words with background, objectives, methods, results, and conclusion. Submissions should be received by December 31, 2014. Abstracts will be reviewed by the Abstract Review Committee and evaluated according to importance of the question, content design and methodology, and organization and clarity. Receipt of abstract submissions will be acknowledged via e-mail to the submitting author. After the review process is complete, the author will be notified regarding the acceptance or rejection of her or his abstract.

Participants must register for the conference by Friday, February 20, 2015, to be included in the official program. Information about registration will be sent to all interested parties.

Please send your abstract electronically to:

Medicine and the Humanities and Social Sciences Conference

Abstract Review Committee

Care of Paul W. Child, Program Committee Chair:

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Call for Papers: Social Equity Leadership Conference
United States

Call for Papers: Social Equity Leadership Conference

Leveraging Technology and Data to Promote Social Equity

June 3-5, 2015 Nashville, Tennessee

Abstracts submission deadline: January 15, 2015

The College of Public Service and Urban Affairs at Tennessee State University welcomes the Social Equity Leadership Conference to Nashville, Tennessee, for the 2015 Annual Meeting. The meeting will be held June 3rd-5th, 2015, at Tennessee State University’s Avon Williams Campus in the heart of downtown Nashville.

The National Academy of Public Administration’s (NAPA) 14th Annual Social Equity Leadership Conference will be hosted by Tennessee State University’s College of Public Service and Urban Affairs on June 3-5 in Nashville, TN. Established by the Standing Panel on Social Equity at the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA), the annual Social Equity Leadership Conferences focus on advancing knowledge and understanding of applied and theoretical research towards the promotion of social equity in governance. The Standing Panel on Social Equity in Governance (a committee of NAPA) focuses on issues of fairness, justice, and equity in a variety of public contexts, including, but not limited to: education, policing, welfare, housing, and transportation.

Faculty members, researchers, nonprofit and government leaders as well as graduate/undergraduate students are strongly encouraged to participate at the meeting. The theme of the 2015 Annual Meeting is Leveraging Technology and Data to Promote Social Equity. We are asking for abstracts of up to 250 words to be submitted by January 15, 2015. All submissions should be submitted via

The conference is interdisciplinary and papers should address the role and use of technology in solving critical public policy issues. These include (but are not limited to):

A. The Role of Nonprofits in Bridging the Digital Divide

B. Building Civic Leadership

C. Data Innovation in the Faith-Based Sector

D. Social Equity Reporting – The Role of the Media

E. Big Data and Education Equity

F. Equity in Healthcare Access and Delivery

G. Transportation in the Smart City

H. Better Data for Environmental Justice

I. Data Driven Communities

J. Nashville Next – Planning, Data and Social Change

K. Housing through Data

L. Political Threats to Equity Planning

M. Questions of Security and Privacy

N. Foundations for Justice

For more information please contact Planning Committee Chair Dr. Cara Robinson at

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Call for Papers: International Geospatial Health Research Symposium at the Association of American Geographers 2015 Annual Meeting
United States

Call for Papers: International Geospatial Health Research Symposium at the Association of American Geographers 2015 Annual Meeting

AAG Annual Meeting, Chicago, April 21-25, 2015

Abstract submission deadline: October 27, 2014


The International Geospatial Health Research Network

The AAG Health and Medical Geography Specialty Group (HMGSG)

The Association of American Geographers

This Symposium within the 2015 AAG Annual Meeting will explore new research frontiers in geospatial health research and foster international networks to share this information across borders and generate research synergies. It builds on multiple AAG Geography and Health Initiatives of the past decade, including the AAG Initiative for an NIH-wide Geospatial Infrastructure for Health Research, several recent AAG health initiatives and grants with the National Institutes of Health and National Science Foundation, and a recent international forum jointly organized by the AAG, the International Association of Chinese Professionals in Geographic Information Sciences (CPGIS), Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, University of Hong Kong, Utrecht University, and several health ministries and organizations in Europe, to launch an International Geospatial Health Research Network.

We welcome participation from geographers, GIScientists, health researchers, and other scientists working at the frontiers of geography, GIScience, and health at the AAG Annual Meeting in Chicago, April 21-25, 2015. Papers on all aspects of health research and its intersections with geography or GIScience are welcome.

Topics may include but are not limited to:

– improving assessments of exposures to physical and social environments and health

– exposure monitoring utilizing real-time GPS/GIS methods

– infectious diseases and their relations to climate change

– geographic and environmental dimensions of chronic diseases

– cancer: genes, epigenetics, and the physical and social environment

– spatial patterns of drug abuse and treatment

– gene-environment interactions

– social environments and mental health

– crowd sourcing of geospatial data for health

– mHealth and global health service delivery initiatives

– health disparities and inequalities

– genomes, health, and geography

– disease ecologies

– interactions among environment, pathogens, humans, and institutions

– neighborhood effects on health behaviors and outcomes

– geographies of public health policies

– geospatial big data and health

– spatial analysis and modeling of disease and disease diffusion

– mobilities and health

– health care provision, access, and utilization

– accessibility of healthcare services and its optimization.

– health and well-being

– methodological issues in health research (e.g., MAUP, UGCoP)

– global health research and public health initiatives

To participate in the International Geospatial Health Research Symposium, please submit your abstract at When you receive confirmation of a successful abstract submission, please then forward this confirmation to: The abstract deadline is October 27, 2014.

For more information, please visit or contact members of the Symposium organizing committee at

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Call for Abstracts: American Mosquito Control Association 81st Annual Meeting
United States

Call for Abstracts: American Mosquito Control Association 81st Annual Meeting

March 29 - April 2, 2015 New Orleans, Louisiana

All abstracts must be received by Monday, November 3, 2014.

The AMCA Annual Meeting is the premier education and networking event for researchers, educators, vector control professionals, industry representatives, and students in mosquito control. Every year since 1935, hundreds gather to hear the latest research, share ideas, and form collaborations. Our educational sessions and exhibit hall help to put attendees on the cutting-edge of this ever-expanding field!

We invite you to join us in New Orleans, whether it's your first meeting or your twenty-first! There is something to be gained by attendees of all levels of experience.

The American Mosquito Control Association invites all persons interested in mosquito control to submit abstracts to be considered for presentation at the AMCA 81st Annual Meeting.  Researchers, educators, vector control professionals, industry representatives and students working in the field of mosquito control are invited to share their experiences. See suggested topics list and conference details on the AMCA Annual Meeting website. All authors must submit their abstract electronically. This is the ONLY option for abstract submission.

Contact Information

All AMCA 81st Annual Meeting program and logistics questions should be directed to Shay McClain at or (856) 380-6897.

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Call for Papers: International Conference on Disasters in Asia

Call for Papers: International Conference on Disasters in Asia

20–21 January 2015 Tagbilaran City, Bohol, Philippines

Deadline for Submission: 30 October 2014

The Conference Organizing Committee welcomes proposals for panel presentations for the general topics described below. Panel concept notes must include the theoretical/paradigmatic perspective upon which the component presentations are built or hinged upon, making for a tight and clear discourse consistent with historical and most contemporary empirical evidence. Panel convenors are encouraged to build the same along multi/interdisciplinary lines with representations from at least three Asian disaster cases/experiences and from diverse institutional affiliations.

Papers submitted for presentation must not have been presented/published before. They will be treated as also being submitted to a technical working group for postconference publication. Chapters or excerpts from ongoing/finished studies are most welcome. Organizers reserve the right to first refusal as far as publication in book form is concerned.

Panel presentations shall limited to two hours each, maximum of four speakers per panel. Thirty minutes open forum shall follow.

The conference is organized by the Asian Center, University of the Philippines Diliman with assistance from the Japan Foundation, Manila.

Day 1


This panel seeks to draw attention to conflict and cooperation among states and their agencies in the various facets of disaster incidence across the major tragedies that have recently hit Asian countries.  It may help describe, compare and or contrast the political implications of disaster impact, readiness, recovery under varying state circumstances. It may also help identify political factors informing state in/abilities to promote disaster risk reduction initiatives. Do disasters fail states is another question looking into.


This panel will discuss the impact of  natural disasters, e.g., earthquakes, storms/typhoons, volcanic eruptions, forest fires, tsunamis–on the affected  Asian economies and their societies. Both disruption and resilience of market institutions and economic agents will be investigated. The discussion will also cover the meaning and operationalization of economic security under these specific circumstances and how these definitions relate with notions of response, recovery, and rehabilitation.

Day 2


Humanitarian emergencies in the last so many years rendered particular populations grossly and completely ignored and marginalized even some may point to even middle classes as the new “climate change refugees”. This panel hopes provide contextual evidences of different coping mechanisms of various communities and groups in the light of the lingering impacts and certainties of disasters. It may even provide contribute to new thinking about the importance of traditional knowledge systems to addressing particular or even broad disaster concerns. Where possible, the panel may also help bring in new thinking about culture and its role to other facets of disasters in Asia.


Since Aceh (“Asian tsunami”), international aid has been channeled to a number of Asian victim communities. Is there evidence of donor fatigue given the spate of disasters that have struck same countries? What is the best level of cooperation and collaboration between aid agencies that result in appreciable impact upon disaster recovery?  How do aid agencies relate with other stakeholders in maximizing resources and improving outcomes? How long should humanitarian assistance be extended? What are the best combinations of aid agency involvement? These are some questions that this panel may address.


Social workers and NGO activists are the most well-grounded parties in direct service delivery in disaster areas.  But how do they work with other state agencies, foreign donors, local governments, communities and their leaders, and the victims? What if they are the victims and survivors themselves? How can social work and community development theory help make sense of their disaster role? Or is there a particular paradigm of social work for disaster incidence.


Italian scientists jailed for inability to predict earthquake, Filipino weather agency head axed for 2008 ‘deus ex machina’ floods. How are scientists acting upon rising incidence of disaster? Can technological innovations save more lives and property in the light of disaster? How can poor countries develop appropriate interventions given resource constraints and level of scientific-technological knowledge and practice? Without being thoroughly technical, this panel hopes to surface more than fleeting interest in jargon and gadgets but in better systems of disaster prediction and risk reduction.

Address all communications to the Organizing Committee, International Conference on Disasters in Asia, Asian Center, University of the Philippines Diliman, Diliman, Quezon City, 1101.

Email address:
Phone: (63 2) 9203535; 927 3939

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