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Call for Abstracts: Lancet Palestinian Health Alliance Sixth Annual Conference
Lebanon
12/15/2014

Call for Abstracts: Lancet Palestinian Health Alliance Sixth Annual Conference

The Conference will be held March 20-21 2015 at the American University of Beirut, Lebanon

Submission deadline: December 15, 2014

The LPHA comprises a collaboration of Palestinian, regional and international researchers, committed to the highest scientific standards in describing, analyzing and evaluating the health and health care of Palestinians, in order to contribute to the international scientific literature and to develop local evidence-based policy and practices. Activities include: developing scientific methods that are culture-specific; increasing capacity for research; encouraging advocacy based on science; and promoting academic collaboration within the occupied Palestinian Territory, across the region, and the globe.

For the LPHA’s Sixth Annual Conference, a broad range of topics related to health and determinants of health of Palestinians living inside and outside the occupied Palestinian territory are welcome.  Studies may focus on any issue relevant to Palestinian health, such as, but not limited to communicable and non-communicable diseases, nutrition, water and sanitation, health and human security, equity and health, the  political and social determinants of health, health and human rights, demography and population, occupational health, mental health, refugee and internally displaced people and health, women’s health, child health and protection, disability and health, health services and access to health services, health system and health insurance,  surveys of health care and public health practice, evaluations of clinical and public health practices, research syntheses relevant to Palestinian health, and professional education, training and development, among other topics.

Community Activist, Health Economist, Health Services Researcher, Physician Researcher, Policy Analyst, Public Health Expert, Public Health Worker, Public Servant, Social Scientist, Social Worker
Call for Abstracts: Society for Academic Emergency Medicine 2015 Annual Meeting
United States
California
12/12/2014

Call for Abstracts: Society for Academic Emergency Medicine 2015 Annual Meeting

May 12 – 15, 2015 San Diego, California

Scientific Abstracts may be submitted Nov. 3 – Dec. 12, 2014, 5:00 pm CST

Submit via the OASIS portal on the SAEM website

Address questions to SAEM education manager LaTanya Morris at lmorris@saem.org

The Program Committee is accepting abstracts for review for presentation at the 2015 SAEM Annual Meeting.  Authors are invited to submit original emergency medicine research in the following categories:

Abdominal/Gastrointestinal/Genitourinary

Health Policy and Health Services Research

AEM Consensus Conference - Diagnostic Imaging in the Emergency Department: A Research Agenda to Optimize Utilization

Infectious Diseases

Airway/Anesthesia/Analgesia

International Emergency Medicine

Cardiovascular

Neurology

Clinical Decision Guidelines

Obstetrics/Gynecology

Clinical Operations

Orthopedics

Information Technology

Pediatrics – Infectious Diseases

Critical Care/Resuscitation

Pediatrics – General

Diagnostic Technologies/Radiology

Professional Development

Disaster Medicine

Psychiatry

Disease/Injury Prevention

Pulmonary

Education

Research Design/Methodology/Statistics

EMS

Simulation

Ethics

Toxicology/Environmental

Geriatrics

Trauma

Ultrasound

Emergency Physician, Medical Faculty Member, Physician Researcher
Call for Papers: 7th Annual Medicine and the Humanities and Social Sciences Conference
United States
Texas
12/31/2014

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: eng_pwc@shsu.edu

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
Tennessee
01/15/2015

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 https://tnstateu.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_etEkdv9vSF4E5hP

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 crobin22@tnstate.edu

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