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Call for Speakers: National Hispanic Medical Association 19th Annual Conference
United States
Washington, DC

Call for Speakers: National Hispanic Medical Association 19th Annual Conference

"Affordable Care Act & Best Practices for Hispanics"

March 27-29, 2015 Washington, DC

Abstract submission deadline: September 30, 2014.

Join the NHMA network of health care providers and government and private sector partners from across the nation and learn new strategies for effective health care delivery and policies for Hispanic populations.  

This year, NHMA celebrates its 19th Annual Conference with partners from the public and private sectors, bringing together experts from across the nation to share their multi-disciplinary experiences in improving health care delivery for Hispanic populations.  National and international experts will present on current innovations in medical homes, accountable care organizations, health insurance exchanges, prevention, behavioral health, integrated care, e-health, and cultural competence for the growing Hispanic populations in the U.S. Disease areas include diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease, cancer and more. CME credits to be provided.

Who should attend: physicians, hospital and health system CEOs, federal government, insurance and pharmaceutical company administrators, health educators, medical education faculty, health professionals, residents, health professional students and others interested in planning and implementing health and behavioral health and prevention programs for our communities as their demand for services will rise across the nation.  

Behavioral Scientist, Endocrinologist, Health Economist, Health Educator, Health Services Researcher, Latino/Hispanic, Medical Faculty Member, Oncologist, Physician, Physician Researcher, Policy Analyst, Public Health Expert, Public Health Worker
Call for Papers: 8th International Driving Symposium on Human Factors in Driver Assessment, Training and Vehicle Design
United States

Call for Papers: 8th International Driving Symposium on Human Factors in Driver Assessment, Training and Vehicle Design

June 22-25, 2015 Salt Lake City, Utah

November 3, 2014 — Draft Papers Due

February 2, 2015 — Notification of Acceptance

March 2, 2015 — Final Papers Due

We invite papers from researchers and practitioners working on applications of human factors in driver assessment, training, and vehicle design from the perspectives of engineering, medicine, psychology, and public health.

Suggested Topics

Driving technology

In-vehicle driver alerting, warning, and assistive technologies

Vehicle connections to transportation infrastructure

Autonomous vehicles

Vehicle to vehicle, vehicle to drive, and driver-driver interactions

Commercial vehicles (e.g., buses, taxis, trucks, rental cars)

Driver state and individual differences

Driver impairments (e.g., fatigue, intoxication, and cognitive impairments)

Driver distraction and inattention

Driver perception, attention, and response

Psychological effects of personality, motivation, and attitude

Younger and older drivers

Driver training

Fitness to drive in at-risk populations with aging or medical disorders

Visual and cognitive factors

Movement and mobility

Driver rehabilitation

Fitness to drive in at-risk populations

Research methods and analysis

Simulators, test tracks, and naturalistic driving

Simulator validation

Scenario design and performance measurement

Data collection and reduction

Computer vision

Simulator data

Naturalistic driving data analysis

Driver modeling

Bench tests

Traffic micro simulation

Crash analysis


Kathy Holeton
The University of Iowa/PPC
210 South Quadrangle
Iowa City, Iowa 52242


Phone: (319) 335-6804

Behavioral Scientist, Computer Scientist, Psychologist, Psychotherapist, Public Health Worker, Public Servant, Technologist
Call for Abstracts: 6th National Occupational Injury Research Symposium
United States
West Virginia

Call for Abstracts: 6th National Occupational Injury Research Symposium

May 19–21, 2015 Kingwood, West Virginia

Submission deadline: December 1, 2014

Abstracts are now being accepted for the National Occupational Injury Research Symposium (NOIRS 2015). The Symposium, taking place May 19–21 at the Camp Dawson Training Center in Kingwood, West Virginia, is the only national forum for occupational injury researchers and professionals to connect and share knowledge and experiences on the prevention of work-related injuries. The theme of NOIRS 2015 will be Advancing Occupational Injury Research through Integration and Partnership.

Researchers, safety and health professionals, and others who are interested in understanding and preventing workplace injuries are invited to submit an abstract by December 1, 2014. The agenda will include oral and poster presentations and Symposium organizers welcome research from all industry sectors on topics including falls, motor vehicle safety, workplace violence, machine safety, injury surveillance, and more.

Since its inaugural meeting in 1997, NOIRS has provided an invaluable platform for attendees from a variety of disciplines to showcase innovative and state-of-the art approaches to occupational injury research and prevention. The Symposium offers attendees the opportunity to network with colleagues and expand their knowledge of current research and best-practices to reduce work-related injury.

NOIRS 2015 is convened by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) in partnership with the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), the Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety (LMRIS), the National Safety Council (NSC), and the Society for Advancement of Violence and Injury Research (SAVIR).

For more information about NOIRS 2015 and to submit an abstract, visit

NIOSH is the federal agency that conducts research and makes recommendations for preventing work-related injuries, illnesses and deaths. More information can be found at

Policy Analyst, Public Health Expert, Public Health Worker, Public Servant
Call for Papers: Ebola and the Law
United States
Washington, DC

Call for Papers: Ebola and the Law

Biolaw section of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Washington, D.C. Monday, January 5, 2015, 10:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

The Biolaw section of the AALS invites papers addressing issues of law and policy arising from the Ebola outbreak. Such issues may include (but by no means are limited to) the following:

• Why was the international legal and public health community so slow to recognize the 2014 Ebola outbreak? Human beings are supremely attuned to threats posed by other humans (such as war or terrorism), but far less prepared for threats deemed "natural" or "environmental." How should law accommodate and/or offset this biological predisposition?

• There is no vaccine or cure for Ebola. Medicines for treating Ebola, carrying some hope of reducing the mortality rate, are in extremely short supply. What are the bioethical implications raised by the decision to devote the extremely limited supplies of Ebola medication — no more than a handful of doses as of August 2014 — to medical workers of non-African origin? How should the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and its foreign counterparts handle petitions to expedite the experimental use of Ebola medication?

• The failure to contain Ebola to a few, geographically concentrated cases has enabled the virus to infect four countries (Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Nigeria) as of August 2014. Relatively severe public heath measures, ranging from the quarantine to the cordon sanitaire, are contemplated and may be implemented in varying degrees in one or more affected countries. What are the legal and ethical implications of resort to law enforcement or even military solutions during public health emergencies?

• Outbreaks of Ebola and other highly communicable diseases are all but inevitable in an age of globalization, anthropogenic climate change, and biodiversity loss. Even apart from the bushmeat trade, which is suspected of enabling epizootics to make the jump to humans, increased human traffic into previously untouched areas has introduced viruses and other pathogens to human populations around the world. What if any solutions can the law provide, through its focus on environmental protection, immigration, trade, and human rights?

Please submit your proposals to Biolaw section chairman Jim Chen at by September 26, 2014. The section will explore channels for publishing papers presented in this program. The program will take place at the 2015 midyear meeting of the AALS in Washington, D.C., at 10:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on Monday, January 5, 2015.

Eligibility: Full-time faculty members of AALS member law schools are eligible to submit papers. Foreign, visiting (without a full-time position at an AALS member law school) and adjunct faculty members; graduate students; fellows and non-law school faculty are not eligible to submit. Faculty at fee-paid non-member schools are ineligible.

Academic, Lawyer, Public Health Expert
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.

Physician Researcher, Public Health Expert, Public Health Worker, Public Servant, Scientist
Call for Abstracts: World Psychiatry Association 2015 Bucharest International Congress

Call for Abstracts: World Psychiatry Association 2015 Bucharest International Congress

24 - 27 June 2015 Bucharest, Romania

Abstract submission deadline: 1 December 2014

We cordially invite you to submit your papers proposals and join us at this innovative event, the WPA 2015 Bucharest International Congress!

The Congress will be organized in plenary sessions, symposia, workshops, fora, oral presentations, and posters. The scientific discourse will range from the latest neurosciences discoveries to health systems’ performance innovations, to non-communicable diseases, ICT, telemedicine, collaborative, integrated care and more. There will also be a WPA Organizational Forum and a WPA Intersectional, Scientific Forum. Special arrangements will be made to enhance young health professionals and health professionals in training participation in our historic congress.

The Scientific Committee has defined the general topics under which we are requesting abstracts for this congress:

Populations' and individuals health protection, promotion, illness prevention across the life cycle

Comorbidity research: Implications for training, services and health policy

21st century education & training of health professionals and integrated health teams

The catalytic role of information & communication technology in health systems integration and performance

Evaluating & strengthening health teams, health systems and health policies

Medical ethics and mentoring across health professions

Contemporary challenges in primary care, behavioral health and public health integration

Behavioral Scientist, Physician Researcher, Policy Analyst, Primary Care Physician, Psychiatrist, Public Health Expert
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 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

Policy Analyst, Public Health Expert, Public Health Worker, Public Servant
Call for Papers: Population Association of America 2015 Annual Meeting
United States

Call for Papers: Population Association of America 2015 Annual Meeting

April 30‐May 2, 2015 San Diego, California

Deadline for Submissions: September 26, 2014

All presenters, discussants, chairs and session organizers must be members of the Population Association of America or must be registered for the meeting at the non-member rate. Please visit the PAA website,, for a membership application form or contact the PAA office, 301-565-6710.

Gynecologist, Health Services Researcher, Nurse Researcher, Physician Researcher, Policy Analyst, Public Health Expert, Public Health Worker, Public Servant
Call for Papers: Human Capital & Ageing
United States

Call for Papers: Human Capital & Ageing

as part of the "Next World Program"

April 13-14, 2015 Harvard School of Public Health Boston, Massachusetts

Organized by:

David E. Bloom, Harvard School of Public Health, USA; David Canning, Harvard School of Public Health, USA; Karen Eggleston, Stanford University, USA; Wang Feng, Fudan University, China; Hans Groth, World Demographic & Ageing Forum, Switzerland; Alfonso Sousa-Poza, University of Hohenheim, Germany; Thomas Zeltner, Special Envoy, World Health Organization, Switzerland.


One of the challenges faced by ageing societies is maintaining a workforce large enough to supply the goods and services needed by a country's entire population. In the coming decades, industrialized countries will experience a steep increase in the share of elderly persons in the population and a fall in the share of the working-age population. In some countries, the number of people aged 60-64 (many of whom are about to retire) already exceeds the number of people aged 15-19 (the cohort soon entering the labour market). There will, however, be mitigating factors that will tend to decrease the effects of declines in the working-age share of the population: (a) the burden of caring for a high number of elderly people will be offset by there being fewer children to support, and (b) the proportion of adult women who work will rise when there are fewer children to take care of. Still, if there is no change in work and retirement patterns, the ratio of older inactive persons per worker will almost double from around 38 percent in the OECD area in 2000 to just over 70 percent in 2050 (OECD, "Live Longer, Work Longer", 2006). In Europe, this ratio could rise to almost one older inactive person for every worker over the same period.

Ageing on the anticipated scale will place substantial pressure on public finances and economic growth. According to the OECD, on the basis of unchanged participation patterns and productivity growth, the growth of GDP per capita in the OECD area would decline to around 1.7 percent per year over the next three decades, as compared with about 2.4 percent per year between 1970 and 2000. These negative consequences of ageing could be possibly offset by postponement of retirement, greater immigration, faster productivity growth, or higher fertility (although the positive economic effects of higher fertility would only come several decades after an uptick in fertility rates). While these developments would all help offset the negative effects, they need to go hand-in-hand with attempts to mobilize available labour in order to sustain economic growth. One of the most significant sources of additional labour supply is older people who are currently inactive. Indeed, as labour markets tighten, companies will soon have little choice but to be more welcoming of older employees. Prompt action to harness – and enhance – the contributions of older workers could become a key competitive advantage.

The objective of this workshop would be to discuss one important topic related to an ageing workforce, namely human capital. How does a worker’s human capital change over the life course and what role does the health and skill status of workers play? The answer to these questions is of great importance, not only for adequate human resource policies, but also for macroeconomic policies, especially those associated with retirement and economic growth. Despite the importance of this issue, this question is not easily answered.

The workshop will bring together researchers to present recent research on ageing and human capital. Research questions and topics that could be dealt with include:

Human capital, economic growth, and the demographic dividend.

Firm-level experience in promoting human capital among older workers.

Evaluation of policies aimed at enhancing the quantity, quality, and value of older workers’ human capital.

The relationship between human capital and productivity.

Training and wages of older workers.

Technological change, knowledge replenishment, and productivity.

Submission for the Workshop

Interested authors are invited to submit a 1-page abstract by the 30th of September 2014 to David E. Bloom ( and Alfonso Sousa-Poza ( The authors of accepted abstracts will be notified by the end of October and completed draft papers will then be expected by the 28th of February 2015.

Economy class travel and accommodation costs for one author of each accepted paper will be covered by the organisers.

A selection of the papers presented at the workshop will (assuming successful completion of the review process) be published in a special issue of the Journal of the Economics of Ageing.
Submission for the Special Issue

Interested authors (also those not attending the workshop) are invited to submit papers for the special issue in the Journal of the Economics of Ageing by the 31st of May 2015. Submissions should be made online at Please select article type “SI Human Capital.”

Academic, Gerontologist, Policy Analyst, Public Health Expert, Public Servant, Social Scientist