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Call for Abstracts: Society for Advancement of Violence and Injury Research Fifth Biennial National Conference
United States
Louisiana
10/17/2014

Call for Abstracts: Society for Advancement of Violence and Injury Research Fifth Biennial National Conference

March 11-March 13, 2015 New Orleans, Louisiana

The 2015 SAVIR Conference “Call for Abstracts” will open on June 16, 2014 and close Friday, October 17, 2014 at 11:59 PM EDT.

The Society for Advancement of Violence and Injury Research (SAVIR) will be hosting its Fifth Biennial National Conference at the Sheraton Hotel in New Orleans, LA, from March 11-13, 2015.

We are inviting abstract submissions related to injury prevention and control science and policy for this dynamic meeting experience. We also encourage submission of Topic Symposia which are special sessions designed to provide a discussion by experts related to a specific topic or theme.

Over several decades, injury and violence prevention and control scientists have worked tirelessly to enhance the health and safety of communities across the United States and abroad. Representing a variety of fields, disciplines, and organizations, these professionals work collaboratively each day to achieve a shared goal: to decrease the national burden of injuries and violence.

The theme for the 2015 conference is “Maximizing Injury Research to Benefit All”. During this SAVIR Meeting, we will be focusing on how injury research can best promote positive behaviors and policies that have impact throughout the lifespan and across diverse populations.

Students and early career scientists are encouraged to participate. This is a great opportunity to share your work with nationally and internationally recognized leaders in injury research.

Graduate Student, Junior Investigator, Junior Researcher, Junior Scientist, New Investigator, New Researcher, Physician Researcher, Policy Analyst, Public Health Expert, Public Health Worker, Public Servant, Young Investigator, Young Scientist
Call for Abstracts: 7th Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation in Health
United States
Maryland
08/08/2014

Call for Abstracts: 7th Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation in Health

December 8-9, 2014 Bethesda, Maryland

Submission Deadline: August 8, 2014 at 8 PM EDT (5 PM Pacific Time)

Cohosted by AcademyHealth and the National Institutes of Health

A forum for discussing the science of dissemination and implementation, the 7th annual conference aims to grow the research base by bridging the gap between evidence, practice, and policy in health and medicine.

Researchers, evaluators and implementers who are interested in identifying opportunities, challenges, and strategies for disseminating the findings and implementation of research to key stakeholders are encouraged to attend.

Discuss, debate, and explore in-depth approaches to advance dissemination and implementation science.

The Planning Committee selected the theme of “Transforming Health Systems to Optimize Individual and Population Health” for the 7th Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation to reflect the opportunity, excitement, and charge to the field that we have in 2014.

The conference seeks novel research or conceptual papers that address any of the topics included above, with emphasis on empirical, data driven findings for how best to integrate evidence-based interventions within clinical and community settings and/or how to recast the nature or conduct of the research itself to make it more relevant and actionable in those settings.

Abstracts are encouraged for three types of scientific sessions:

• Individual Oral Presentations

• Panels

• Poster Sessions

The goal of these sessions is to stimulate interactions among researchers and experts in the field. Therefore, the sessions will be structured and executed in order to optimize interaction and networking among conference participants.

Academic, Health Services Researcher, Policy Analyst, Public Health Expert, Public Health Worker, Public Servant
Call for Papers: International Symposium on Waterborne Pathogens
United States
Georgia
07/30/2014

Call for Papers: International Symposium on Waterborne Pathogens

April 13-14, 2015 Savannah, Georgia

Deadline to Submit: Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The sixth International Symposium on Waterborne Pathogens will provide a comprehensive forum for the exchange of up-to-the-minute information and cutting-edge ideas relating to the critical public health issue of water pathogens.

Abstracts are invited in the following areas.

-- Pathogen Risk Assessment

-- Detection Strategies

-- Distribution/Premise Plumbing/Pipes

-- Water Reuse/Alternative Sources

-- Treatment and Removal

-- Outbreaks/Epidemiology

-- Regulatory and Compliance Issues

-- Opportunistic and Emerging Pathogens

-- New Issues/Other

Physician Researcher, Public Health Expert, Public Health Worker, Public Servant
Call for Abstracts: Shaping the Developing Brain: Prenatal Through Early Childhood
United States
New York
09/15/2014

Call for Abstracts: Shaping the Developing Brain: Prenatal Through Early Childhood

November 11 - 13, 2014 The New York Academy of Sciences

Presented by The Aspen Brain Forum Foundation, Science Translational Medicine, and the New York Academy of Sciences

Poster Abstract Deadline: September 15, 2014

The future success of a child is crucially dependent upon the earliest stages of brain development, during pregnancy and infancy. Scientific research from multiple academic and medical disciplines has shown that the changes that take place during this early period of brain development can profoundly shape the rest of a child's life, and affect long-term health, well-being, and cognitive ability.

As a child grows — from inside the womb through the first few years of life — massive changes take place in the connectivity and plasticity of the brain. Deepening our understanding of the connection between a child’s early behavioral milestones and their brain’s structural and neural development is a critical first step for promoting healthy brain development, as well as improving treatments for developmental and learning disorders. Additionally, functional or dysfunctional social and family relationships, socioeconomic status/poverty, stress, nutrition, and other environmental experiences produce lasting effects on the brain and impact how children will respond to adversity, how they will interact with their peers, and whether they will succeed in school and throughout their lives.

This 2.5-day conference will convene leading researchers with expertise in the fundamental stages of early brain development, and will focus on the connection between research and improved outcomes for children.  Conference speakers will present the latest discoveries from cognitive neuroscience and experimental psychology regarding typical and atypical development of human learning and memory, emotion, and social behavior in the first few years of life. They will also explore socioeconomic, family, and nutritional factors that can affect brain and behavior.  The conference will highlight educational practices, health and nutrition practices, applied research, and government policy with the potential for enhancing healthy brain development and improving outcomes for at-risk children.

This conference will feature a dedicated session: Spotlight on Nutrition and Brain Development, co-presented with The Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science, a program of the New York Academy of Sciences.

The deadline for poster abstract submission is Monday, September 15, 2014.

Select abstracts will be chosen for oral presentation during the Hot Topics session. For complete abstract submission instructions, please send an email to DevelopingBrain@nyas.org with "Abstract Information" in the subject line. There is no need to type a message; instructions will be forwarded automatically. Please call 212.298.8681 with any questions

Neuroscientist, Nutritionist, Physician Researcher, Psychologist, Public Health Expert, Public Servant
Call for Papers: 6th International Academic Conference on Environmental and Occupational Medicine
China
08/30/2014

Call for Papers: 6th International Academic Conference on Environmental and Occupational Medicine

16-18 October 2014 Suzhou, China

Submission deadline: 30 August 2014

Environment and human health are closely related. One recent trend is the integration of environmental and occupational medicine, two of the hottest subjects in public health. Since 2002, the Journal of Environmental and Occupational Medicine (JEOM) and Shanghai Municipal Center for Disease Control and Prevention, in alliance with various institutions such as  Environmental Health Perspectives, the California Department of Public Health, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, have successfully held five international academic conferences on environmental and occupational medicine which have been well received by both domestic and international experts and peers. A wide spectrum of participants were invited to exchange ideas on themes including “Environment, Ecology, Occupation, and Healthy Cities”, “Environment, Occupation, and Protection of Human Resources in the Rapid Development of Economy”, “Healthy Environment and Harmonious Society”, and “Environment and Health with Emphasis on Environment-related Effects of Climate Change, Urbanization, and Occupation on Public Health”. The proceedings of the third to fifth international conferences (2004, 2006, 2010) are indexed by Conference Proceedings Citation Index—Science, which has effectively boosted the journal’s and the conferences’ international impact.

We are honored to invite you to the 6th International Academic Conference on Environmental and Occupational Medicine to be held in Suzhou, China,  16-18 October 2014. The JEOM 30th Anniversary and the East China Occupational Health Congress will be held in tandem. Participants will share the latest findings in these fields including but not limited to environmental and occupational medicine, environmental protection, meteorology, agriculture, and safety supervision, and will look to future trends with the aim of building a stronger professional collaboration and eventually promoting human health.

Theme

Environment and Health Promotion: Translating Research into Action

Parallel sessions

Prevention and control for environment-related diseases

Health protection for occupational populations

Omics of environmental and occupational medicine

Environmental policies and public health

Topics

Policy and decision making on environment and health

Legislation, supervision, management, and service system construction against occupational diseases

Public health system reform and environmental health risk response

Dimensions of environmental and health data, indicators, and risk assessments

Forecasting, warning, and responding to natural disasters, extreme weather events, and resulting diseases

Impacts of natural ecosystems on human health

Health Impact of climate (types and changes) and indoor air quality

Biomonitoring: new issues and discoveries

Food and drinking water safety system: exposure and risk assessment of chemical pollutants

Health impacts of working conditions and job stress

Other multidisciplinary studies with relevance to environmental and occupational medicine

Submissions

All manuscripts should be written in English or Chinese and must be submitted as a Microsoft Word document. The accepted English manuscripts will be published in the Conference proceedings (official publication), which will be indexed by CPCI-S. Please e-mail us if authors disagree with any of the above.

Manuscripts should include the following sections in this order: Title; Author name(s); Author affiliation(s); Postcode(s); E-mail(s); Tel(s); Abstract; Keywords (3-8); Introduction; Materials and Methods; Results; Discussion; Conclusions; References. Please visit www.iceom2014.com to register before submitting.

If authors would like their manuscript to be considered for publication in JEOM, please visit http://jeom.scdc.sh.cn:8081.

The work should not be published or under consideration for publication anywhere else. The authors take full and sole responsibility for their paper.

Contact Wang Xiao-yu, Wang Yuan

E-mail: jeom@scdc.sh.cn
Tel: +86-21-61957512, 61957516
Fax: +86-21-62084529

Physician Researcher, Policy Analyst, Public Health Expert, Public Health Worker, Public Servant
Call for Papers and Participation: Annual International Conference on Public Health
Greece
10/06/2014

Call for Papers and Participation: Annual International Conference on Public Health

4-7 May 2015 Athens, Greece 

The Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER) organizes its Annual International Conference on Public Health, 4-7 May 2015, Athens, Greece. The aim of the conference is to bring together scholars, researchers and students from all areas of Public Health and related disciplines.

Please submit a 300-word abstract before 6 October 2014, by email, to atiner@atiner.gr, Dr. Anna Tsaroucha, Academic Member, ATINER & Senior Research  Officer Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA), School of Social Work, Allied and Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, Staffordshire University, U.K. or Dr. Zoe Boutsioli, Deputy Head, Health Research Unit, ATINER & Instructor, Open University of Greece. 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 http://www.atiner.gr/2015/FORM-PUH.doc.

Graduate Student, Health Services Researcher, Public Health Expert, Public Health Worker, Public Servant
Call for Abstracts: 19th World Congress for Disaster Emergency Medicine
South Africa
11/28/2014

Call for Abstracts: 19th World Congress for Disaster Emergency Medicine

21-24 April 2015 Cape Town, South Africa

Abstract Submission Deadline: November 28, 2014

The World Association for Disaster Emergency Medicine (WADEM) is calling for abstracts for the 19th World Congress for Disaster Emergency Medicine (WCDEM) 21-24 April 2015 in Cape Town, South Africa.

This year’s theme Creating Capacity, Building Resilience includes topics within the spectrum of humanitarian disaster impacts to global health systems and pre-hospital and crisis response. Presentation content will extend from South Africa to regional and global challenges, having applicability to all communities that are vulnerable to disaster.

Population pressures and shifting environmental shocks will continue to demand collaborative efforts, making case studies and applications of science particularly valuable contributions to WCDEM. Preparedness efforts focused on vulnerable populations that include capacity building strategies at all response levels and segments, e.g., local, national, civilian-military, nonprofits are encouraged to submit their work.

Transferring knowledge to the next generation of crisis response leaders is a long-term commitment of WADEM/WCDEM. Training, education, and knowledge sharing are crucial components. All abstracts submissions are encouraged to consider the transferability of their work to attendees of differing geographic contexts of humanitarian response.

Sample topic areas include:

Capacity Strategies

Collaborative Relationships

Emergency Medical Systems / Pre-Hospital Response

Hospitals and Health Systems

Entrenched and Emerging Vulnerabilities

Environmental Challenges and Realities

Foreign Medical Teams

Mass Gatherings

Medico- Legal

Pediatrics and Vulnerable Populations

Planning for Response, Modeling for the Future

Pre hospital Care

Preparation and Assessment in Disasters

Psycho Social

Public Health

Research

Social Media

Training and Education

French Papers

Spanish Papers

Other Relevant Topics to Congress Theme

All abtracts must be submitted electronically using the WCDEM website. Abstract submissions by email will not be accepted.

Emergency Physician, Ethicist, Public Health Expert, Public Health Worker, Public Servant
Call for Papers: Air Pollution Meteorology and Human Health Symposium
United States
Arizona
08/01/2014

Call for Papers: Air Pollution Meteorology and Human Health Symposium

5 January 2015 Phoenix, Arizona.

Abstract Submission Deadline: 1 August 2014

A one-day Symposium on Air Pollution Meteorology and Human Health sponsored by the American Meteorology Society (AMS), and organized by the AMS Committee for Meteorological Aspects of Air Pollution and the AMS Board on Environment and Health will be held 5 January 2015, as part of the 95th AMS Annual Meeting in Phoenix, Arizona.  Preliminary programs, registration, hotel, and general information will be posted on the AMS Web site (http://www.ametsoc.org/meet/annual/) in late-September 2014.

The theme for the 2015 AMS Annual Meeting is “Fulfilling the Vision of Weather, Water, and Climate Information for Every Need, Time, and Place”. In our modern society, people, businesses, and governments increasingly depend on weather and climate information to anticipate the quality of the air that we breathe and the consequent heath effects. This information on air pollution and health effects influences decisions that range from the development of local, state, and national policies to an individual decisions regarding outdoor activities or anticipating and preparing for the impacts that these activities will have on one’s health.  Developing the necessary science and technologies to produce this information requires an integrated multi-disciplinary solution that involves a combination of atmospheric science and biomedical science / public health expertise.  The goal of this symposium is to bring together the scientists and researchers required to solve these challenging problems in a forum that encourages the exchange of information across these scientific disciplines. Papers for this symposium are solicited on research describing the development of modeling systems which contain components that address emissions, meteorology, atmospheric dispersion, exposure to contaminants, the corresponding health effects, and the linkage of any/all of these processes in an integrated system.  The symposium also encourages the submission of observational studies on air pollution meteorology and corresponding health effects that can be used to validate these modeling systems.

The submission fee will be $95 per abstract.

There is a recommended 1000-word maximum.

Abstract fees are only refundable if your abstract is rejected for presentation.

Program Chair(s)

For additional information please contact the program chairperson(s), Dr. Steve Hanna (hannaconsult@roadrunner.com), Dr. Paul E. Bieringer (paulb@ucar.edu), Dr. Mary Hayden (mhayden@ucar.edu), and Dr. George Luber (gcl4@cdc.gov).

Public Health Expert, Public Health Worker, Public Servant, Scientist
Call for Papers: eTELEMED 2015, The Seventh International Conference on eHealth, Telemedicine, and Social Medicine
Portugal
09/28/2014

Call for Papers: eTELEMED 2015, The Seventh International Conference on eHealth, Telemedicine, and Social Medicine

February 22 - 27, 2015 Lisbon, Portugal

Submission (full paper) September 28, 2014

We are facing the generalization of digital society across multiple social areas. The globalization imposes the revision of the health costs a society can support. The progress in difference domains, such as image processing, wireless communications, computer vision, cardiology, and information storage and management assure a virtual team to access online to the latest achievements.

Processing medical data benefits now from advanced techniques for color imaging, visualization of multi-dimensional projections, Internet imaging localization archiving as well as from a higher resolution of medical devices.

Collecting, storing, and handling patient data requires robust processing systems, safe communications and storage, and easy and authenticated online access.

We assist to a unprecedented and rapid deployment of use of electronic imagery, navigation portals, positive attitude on telemedicine, distributed surgery teams, tele-cardiology, and remote medicine. Development of wireless homecare, of special types of communications with patient data, of videoconferencing and telepresence, and the progress in image processing and date protection increased the eHealth applications and services, and extended Internet-based patient coverage areas. Social and economic aspects as well as the integration of classical systems with the telemedicine systems are still challenging issues.

There are several dedicated events on these topics, usually concentrated on local problems (national), or geographical areas (Europe, Americas), as social and governmental rules may differ; eTELEMED 2014 considers advances in techniques, services, and applications dedicated to a global approach of eHealth, including a regard on federated aspects considering the mobility of population, the cross-nations agreements, and the new information technology tools.

We solicit both academic, research, and industrial contributions. We welcome technical papers presenting research and practical results, position papers addressing the pros and cons of specific proposals, such as those being discussed in the standard fora or in industry consortia, survey papers addressing the key problems and solutions on any of the above topics short papers on work in progress, and panel proposals.

Industrial presentations are not subject to the format and content constraints of regular submissions. We expect short and long presentations that express industrial position and status.

Tutorials on specific related topics and panels on challenging areas are encouraged.

The topics suggested by the conference can be discussed in term of concepts, state of the art, research, standards, implementations, running experiments, applications, and industrial case studies. Authors are invited to submit complete unpublished papers, which are not under review in any other conference or journal in the following, but not limited to, topic areas.

All topics and submission formats are open to both research and industry contributions.

Computer Scientist, Health Services Researcher, Imaging Professional, Informatician, Information Scientist, Nurse Researcher, Physician Researcher, Public Health Expert, Technologist
Call for Papers: 8th International Conference on Health Informatics (HEALTHINF 2015)
Portugal
07/29/2014

Call for Papers: 8th International Conference on Health Informatics (HEALTHINF 2015)

12-15 January, 2015 Lisbon, Portugal

The purpose of the International Conference on Health Informatics is to bring together researchers and practitioners interested in the application of information and communication technologies (ICT) to healthcare and medicine in general and to the specialized support to persons with special needs in particular.

Databases, networking, graphical interfaces, intelligent decision support systems and specialized programming languages are just a few of the technologies currently used in medical informatics. Mobility and ubiquity in healthcare systems, standardization of technologies and procedures, certification, privacy are some of the issues that medical informatics professionals and the ICT industry in general need to address in order to further promote ICT in healthcare. In the case of medical rehabilitation and assistive technology the use of ICT has had important results in the enhancement of the quality of life, contributing to a full integration of all citizens in the societies they are also part of.

HEALTHINF is a forum for debating all these aspects. Furthermore, this conference is also a meeting place for those interested in understanding the human and social implications of technology, not only in healthcare systems but in other aspects of human-machine interaction such as accessibility issues.

HEALTHINF encourages authors to submit papers to one of the main topics indicated below, describing original work, including methods, techniques, advanced prototypes, applications, systems, tools or survey papers, reporting research results and/or indicating future directions. Accepted papers will be presented at the conference by one of the authors and published in the proceedings. Acceptance will be based on quality, relevance and originality. There will be both oral and poster sessions.

The proceedings will be indexed by several major international indexers.

Special sessions are also welcome. Please contact the secretariat for further information on how to propose a special session.

Conference Topics

■ Datamining

■ Knowledge Management

■ Decision Support Systems

■ Interoperability

■ Telemedicine

■ Medical and Nursing Informatics

■ Confidentiality and Data Security

■ Wearable Health Informatics

■ Semantic Interoperability

■ Therapeutic Systems and Technologies

■ Physiological Modeling

■ Databases and Datawarehousing

■ Cognitive Informatics

■ Affective Computing

■ Human-Machine Interfaces for Disabled Persons

■ ICT, Ageing and Disability

■ Design and development methodologies for Healthcare IT

■ Mobile technologies for Healthcare applications

■ Evaluation and use of Healthcare IT

■ Healthcare Management Systems

■ E-Health

■ Development of Assistive Technology

■ Electronic Health Records and Standards

■ Software Systems in Medicine

■ Pervasive Health Systems and Services

■ e-Health for Public Health

■ Clinical problems and applications

■ Data Visualization

■ Pattern recognition and Machine Learning

■ Practice-based Research Methods for Healthcare IT

Paper Submission

Authors should submit a paper in English, carefully checked for correct grammar and spelling, addressing one or several of the conference areas or topics. Each paper should clearly indicate the nature of its technical/scientific contribution, and the problems, domains or environments to which it is applicable. To facilitate the double-blind paper evaluation method, authors are kindly requested to produce and provide the paper WITHOUT any reference to any of the authors, including the authors’ personal details, the acknowledgments section of the paper and any other reference that may disclose the authors’ identity.

Only original papers should be submitted. Authors are advised to read INSTICC's ethical norms regarding plagiarism and self-plagiarism thoroughly before submitting and must make sure that their submissions do not substantially overlap work which has been published elsewhere or simultaneously submitted to a journal or another conference with proceedings. Papers that contain any form of plagiarism will be rejected without reviews.

Authors can submit their work in the form of a Regular Paper, representing completed and validated research, or as a Position Paper, portraying a short report of work in progress or an arguable opinion about an issue discussing ideas, facts, situations, methods, procedures or results of scientific research focused on one of the conference topic areas. All papers must be submitted through the online submission platform PRIMORIS and should follow the instructions and templates that can be found under Guidelines and Templates. After the paper submission has been successfully completed, authors will receive an automatic confirmation e-mail.

Publications

All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and on CD-ROM support.

SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef (http://www.crossref.org/).

All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library.

The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (ISI), INSPEC, DBLP, EI (Elsevier Index) and Scopus.

Important Dates

Conference Date: 12 - 15 January, 2015

Regular Papers

Paper Submission: July 29, 2014

Authors Notification: November 3, 2014

Camera Ready and Registration: November 17, 2014

Position Papers

Paper Submission: September 30, 2014

Authors Notification: November 6, 2014

Camera Ready and Registration: November 17, 2014

Secretariat

HEALTHINF Secretariat
Address: Av. D. Manuel I, 27A, 2º esq.
2910-595 Setúbal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 100 033
Fax: +44 203 014 8813
e-mail: healthinf.secretariat@insticc.org
Web: http://www.healthinf.biostec.org/

Biomedical Engineer, Computer Scientist, Informatician, Nurse Researcher, Physician Researcher, Technologist

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