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Call for Abstracts: Epigenetics ‘Meeting Within a Meeting’ at the 2015 Society for the Study of Reproduction Annual Meeting
United States Minor Outlying Islands

Call for Abstracts: Epigenetics ‘Meeting Within a Meeting’ at the 2015 Society for the Study of Reproduction Annual Meeting

18–22 June 2015 San Juan, Puerto Rico

Deadline for short talks and posters abstract submission: 30 January 2015

The fields of reproduction and epigenetics are inextricably linked. The 2015 meeting of the Society for the Study of Reproduction (SSR) will feature the most extensive gathering to date of reproductive biologists and world‐renowned epigeneticists. An in-depth knowledge of epigenetic programming in the germ line and during development is essential to a complete understanding of the fundamental mechanisms implicated in transgenerational transmission of epigenetic effects and developmental origins of health and disease (DOHAD), as well as the effects of environmental exposures (diet, toxicants, behavior) and non-genetic modes of inheritance.

We invite you to attend the 48th annual meeting of the SSR ( to be held 18–22 June 2015 in beautiful and historic San Juan, Puerto Rico, where the intersection of reproduction and epigenetics will be highlighted in three consecutive afternoon sessions.

Morning sessions will include outstanding keynote speakers whose talks will address the provocative, overall meeting theme: “The Evolution of Sex.” In the evenings, social gatherings will afford opportunities to meet with old friends, network, and form new collaborative relationships. Opportunities for presentation of short talks and posters require abstract submission by 30 January 2015 ( We look forward to welcoming you to the 2015 SSR meeting in Puerto Rico!

Epigenetics Themed Sessions Chaired by Sarah Kimmins and John McCarrey:

Advances in Reproductive Epigenetics

Germline Transmission of Epigenetic effects

Epigenetics and Clinical Implications

The sessions will also include short platform presentations selected from submitted abstracts.

Epidemiologist, Physician Researcher, Scientist, Toxicologist
Call for Presentation Abstracts: 11th National Hydrologic Warning Council Training Conference and Exposition
United States

Call for Presentation Abstracts: 11th National Hydrologic Warning Council Training Conference and Exposition

June 16 -18, 2015 Indianapolis, Indiana

January 23, 2015–submittal deadline for presentation abstracts

Every day the news is full of stories globally on extreme floods and droughts and the related challenges to our water supply, water quality, and the sustainability of our environment. The need for hydrologic information and decision-making tools is growing in an increasingly complex world. The National Hydrologic Warning Council (NHWC) holds a biennial conference focused on these issues with the next being held in Indianapolis from June 16 to 18, 2015.

It is the largest conference of its kind in the United States, devoted specifically to real-time hydrologic warning systems and how these systems and associated technologies assist local officials with hydrologic hazard preparedness, emergency response, recovery, and mitigation.

Reflecting the racing heritage of the location, the theme of the 2015 conference is Advances in Hydrologic Warning – The Race to Save Lives.

The theme reinforces NHWC’s commitment to protecting lives, as well as property and the environment, with advanced hydrologic warning systems. The conference provides a multi-disciplinary hydrologic warning training experience for field personnel, engineers, hydrologists, forecasters, water resource managers, emergency management officials, and others. The program includes a wide range of technical sessions covering the needs of those just getting started to those with advanced needs.
Become part of the conference by sharing the advances you have been working on. This Call for Presentation Abstracts provides a unique opportunity to be considered for the conference program.

All you have to do is submit a short abstract.

Speakers at the conference are eligible for the lowest registration fees.

Public Health Expert, Public Health Worker, Public Servant
Call for Abstracts: International Society for Agricultural Safety and Health 2015 Annual Conference
United States

Call for Abstracts: International Society for Agricultural Safety and Health 2015 Annual Conference

June 21-25, 2015 Bloomington, Illinois

Submission Deadline: January 16, 2015

The International Society for Agricultural Safety and Health (ISASH) invites abstract submissions for the 2015 Annual Conference to be held at the Bloomington-Normal Marriott Hotel and Conference Center in Normal, Illinois. The theme for 2015 is “Making Ag Safety and Health the New Normal”. Abstracts are accepted in the following categories:

Oral presentations and research in progress presentations

Poster presentations (which include research and program posters)

Educational displays (which include panel/roundtables or program presentations)

Conference audience. ISASH conferences are designed for professionals and practitioners interested in agricultural health and safety research, education, practice, and policy. ISASH members and conference participants represent a growing number of countries.

Conference language is English.

Topics of Interest. ISASH encourages presentations on specific health and safety issues as they apply to health and safety in agricultural settings. This includes a broad range of efforts and techniques aimed at reducing hazards and improving the health and safety of agricultural producers, family members, employees, and visitors on the farm and ranch. ISASH Issue Committees have expressed particular interest in presentations related to the topics listed below. However, abstracts on other topics will also be considered.

Emerging issues e.g. new technologies, exposures, research methods and outreach concepts; effects of climate change, and effects of changes in agriculture and health policies on agricultural safety and health

Health issues e.g. respiratory, hearing, musculoskeletal, cancer, mental health, aging

Safety issues e. g. injuries, cumulative trauma, ergonomics, machinery automation, presence sensing technology, guarding, prevention, intervention

Knowledge mobilization e.g. resource sharing, best practices for educational dissemination, metrics for evaluating programs, and use of online resources including National Ag Safety Database (NASD), and eXtension

Special populations. e.g. migrant workers, returning veterans in agricultural workplaces (AgrAbility), new/beginning farmers and workers, elderly, and children on the farm (living, working, and visiting)

Community Activist, Policy Analyst, Public Health Expert, Public Health Worker, Public Servant, Toxicologist
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:

Academic, Allied Health Professional, Bioethicist, Ethicist, Health Educator, Health Services Researcher, Historian, Nutritionist, Physician, Physician Researcher, Policy Analyst, Public Health Expert, Public Health Worker, Public Servant, Social Scientist, Student, Student Researcher
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

Academic, Community Activist, Graduate Student, Health Services Researcher, Information Scientist, Policy Analyst, Public Health Expert, Public Health Worker, Public Servant, Technologist, Undergraduate