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Call for Abstracts: 5th Asian Vaccine Conference (ASVAC 2015)
Viet Nam

Call for Abstracts: 5th Asian Vaccine Conference (ASVAC 2015)

11 to 14 June 2015 Hanoi, Vietnam

Abstract Submission Deadline: 6 January 2015

The 5th Asian Vaccine Conference (ASVAC 2015), taking place in Hanoi from 11 to 14 June 2015, is designed for healthcare and medical professionals to share their knowledge, strategies and experience to tackle the challenge of introducing new vaccines and scaling up existing vaccines in National Immunisation Programmes.

Themed "Introducing More Vaccines and Reaching Everyone", the conference aims to address:

• New vaccine recommendations, schedules and justifications

• Target populations, implementation and delivery strategies

• Opportunities and Challenges

• Coordination, partnerships and advocacy

• Costs and funding

• Key activities including expanding health worker capacity, reaching the hard-to-reach, and improving logistics.

The three-day conference will feature important presentations by a wide range of expert speakers and opinion leaders from around the world who will assemble in Hanoi with the common objective of engaging stakeholders to expand and improve immunization coverage in the region.

Physician Researcher, Policy Analyst, Public Health Expert, Public Health Worker, Public Servant, Virologist
Call for Papers: International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Disaster Management (ICT-DM’2015)

Call for Papers: International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Disaster Management (ICT-DM’2015)

November 30 to December 2, 2015 Rennes, France

Submission deadline May 02, 2015

ICT-DM’2015 aims to bring together academics and practitioners who are involved in emergency services, ad hoc planning, disaster recovery, etc., to learn about the latest research developments, share experiences and information about this area and develop recommendations.

Authors are invited to submit manuscripts that present original unpublished research on using ICTs for detection, prevention, preparation, response and recovery of disasters. There will also be invited presentations by experts from academia, industry, and government as well as special sessions dedicated to case studies, demonstrations and experiences based on pragmatic approaches. This way, the conference will provide a forum for supporting and encouraging both academic researchers, as well as practitioners involved in applied‐focused research.

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

Communication infrastructures, technologies and services for crisis management

Mobile and wireless communication networks

Sensor networks

Opportunistic communications

Pervasive and mobile computing

Context-aware computing

Internet of things for disaster and emergency management

M2M communications management and operations

Smart cities for disaster and emergency management

Cloud computing

Data/information management and analysis for disaster management

Querying and filtering on heterogeneous, multi-source streaming disaster data

Data mining from multiple information and huge sources

Big data analytics in disaster management

Social media and networks

Crowd sourcing

Coordination, collaboration and decision support technologies and systems for disaster management

Interoperability of heterogeneous systems

Cyber-physical systems

Service Oriented Architectures

Ontology based approaches

Prediction and early warning systems

Security and privacy issues in information sharing

Human-system interactive information extraction

Uncertainty and possibly adversity in data handling and delivery

Situation awareness

Risk, damage and loss assessment

Modeling and simulation tools for crisis and disaster situations

Geo-Information technologies for disaster management

Remote sensing

Web mapping and Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Evacuation and rescue geo-planning

Open source data and space based resources to support disaster management


Cyber security

Academic, Computer Scientist, Informatician, Information Scientist, Public Health Expert, Public Health Worker, Public Servant, Technologist
Call for Abstracts: 6th International Dietary Fibre Conference 2015

Call for Abstracts: 6th International Dietary Fibre Conference 2015

1-3 June 2015 Paris, France

The 6th International Dietary Fibre Conference 2015 (DF15) will take place in Paris, France, 1-3 June 2015. The DF15 will continue the highly successful series of the earlier DF conferences as seen during the past 5 editions and will cover all sources of dietary fibre, focussing on fibre functionality and health, benefits of dietary fibre through nutrition science, product development and consumer education. Including reviews by authoritative speakers on health effects of fibre and new insights in their role as prebiotics and in mental performance, the DF15 will therefore offer a wide forum for all disciplines and industrial sectors involved in the research, exploitation and utilization of dietary fibre. A rich table top exhibition of products and scientific tools will contribute to giving the participants a comprehensive overview of the state of the art in the field of dietary fibre.

DF15 is the occasion where scientists, regulators and industry representatives from all over the world can meet in a unique location where participants can develop modern ideas while drawing inspiration from the beauty of Paris.

Abstract submission is now open! Please go to for submission guidelines and accepted topics in the categories Health & Nutrition, Industry & Technology and Classification, Analysis & Regulatory Issues. The submission deadlines are 15 January 2015 for oral and 28 February 2015 for poster presentations.

Dietitian, Nutritionist, Physician Researcher, Scientist
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 and Participation: An International Forum on Health Inequality

Call for Papers and Participation: An International Forum on Health Inequality

4-7 May 2015 Athens, Greece

The aim of the conference is to bring together scholars, researchers and students from all areas of Health Inequality and related disciplines.

Please submit a 300-word abstract before 5 January 2015, by email, to, Dr. Fatemeh Rabiee, Professor in Public Health Promotion, Centre for Health & Social Care Research Faculty of Health, Birmingham City University (BCU), U.K. or Dr. Zoi Boutsioli, Acting Director, Health Sciences Research Division, ATINER, Greece & Adjunct Faculty Staff, Open University of Cyprus, Cyprus.  Please include: Title of Paper, Full Name (s), Current Position, Institutional Affiliation, an email address and at least 3 keywords that best describe the subject of your submission. Decisions will be reached within four weeks of your submission. Please use the abstract submitting form available at

Academic, Health Economist, Health Services Researcher, Policy Analyst, Public Health Expert, Public Health Worker, Public Servant, Social Scientist
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
Call for Abstracts: NASN2015 - the National Association of School Nurses 47th Annual Conference
United States

Call for Abstracts: NASN2015 - the National Association of School Nurses 47th Annual Conference

The National Association of School Nurses (NASN) seeks abstracts for NASN2015 - the NASN 47th Annual Conference

Embracing Today - Transforming Tomorrow

June 24 - June 27, 2015  (pre-conference June 23rd) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Oral Presentations: [deadline extended] October 7, 2014

Poster Presentations: February 5, 2015

Submissions deadlines are by midnight Eastern time.


Develop and apply leadership and advocacy skills to improve collaborative partnerships at the local, state and national level to lead the transformation of school health.

Identify opportunities to promote health and prevent disease for self, students and school community.

Implement strategies in the management of chronic, acute and complex health conditions in the school setting that keep students healthy, safe and ready to learn.

Summarize and apply the current research and evidence-based indicators for school nursing practice.

Nurse Researcher, Pediatric Nurse, School Nurse
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 Abstracts: World Diabetes Congress 2015

Call for Abstracts: World Diabetes Congress 2015

November 30-December 4, 2015 Vancouver, Canada

The World Diabetes Congress welcomes original abstracts on subjects relevant to the following six streams:

Basic and Clinical Science

Diabetes in Indigenous Peoples

Education and Integrated Care

Global Challenges in Health

Living with Diabetes

Public Health and Epidemiology

Abstract submission deadline 17 April 2015, 17.00 Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)

Submission mode: Abstract submission is only possible online at Abstracts submitted by post, fax or email will NOT be accepted

Endocrinologist, Epidemiologist, Health Services Researcher, Physician Researcher, Public Health Expert, Public Health Worker
Call for Abstracts: The Arthropod Vector: The Controller of Transmission
United States
New Mexico

Call for Abstracts: The Arthropod Vector: The Controller of Transmission

May 12—17, 2015 Taos, New Mexico

Abstract Deadline: Feb 11, 2015

Vector borne diseases impose a disproportionate economic burden on developing countries. However, most research on the prevention of transmission of the pathogens that cause them has focused on the mammalian immune response to the pathogens, ignoring the contribution of the biting arthropod vector. The Scientific Program proposed represents breadth and depth of current hot topics in vector biology. Vector innate immunity studies have been ongoing for about a decade and this field has matured and helped our understanding of the complex interactions between pathogens and vectors. The vector microbiome represents a novel, nascent area of research with great promise for the development of novel prevention and control approaches. Vector saliva has been known to contain powerful biomolecules, but it is only recently that we have begun to understand the translational potential of these molecules. Furthermore, vectors also ingest various bioactive factors of human origin which affect the development and survival of pathogens within the vector.

Purpose of the meeting:

• Integrate the multiple levels of influence on disease transmission by the arthropod vector under a single meeting.

• Access the extensive knowledge of innate immunity gained in Drosophila to inform vector studies, incorporate the dynamic and cutting edge research on the role of the microbiome, and explore how the biologically and immunologically active components of saliva influence transmission.

• Bring together researchers from multiple scientific areas relevant to vector-borne pathogen transmission and promote the discussion and exploration of multidisciplinary approaches and collaborations to address the challenge of arthropod-transmitted diseases.

• Translate immunological and microbiological insights into new approaches for combating vector-borne diseases, including manipulation of the microbiome and identification of novel, non-traditional vaccine targets (e.g., arthropod saliva proteins). 

Abstract Deadlines and Pricing

All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time

On and before January 13, 2015, the cost is 100.00 USD. Submission by this date receives a 50.00 USD discount. 50.00 USD is applied to the registration fee when you register for this meeting.

After January 13, 2015, the cost is 100.00 USD. 50.00 USD is applied to the registration fee when you register for this meeting.

You may submit your abstract on the conference web site until February 11, 2015.

(After this date you will need to contact our office about submitting an abstract.)

Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.

Immunologist, Microbiologist, Physician Researcher, Public Health Expert, Virologist