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Call for Symposia and Roundtables: International Association for Food Protection 2015 Annual Meeting
United States
Oregon
10/14/2014

Call for Symposia and Roundtables: International Association for Food Protection 2015 Annual Meeting

IAFP 2015 July 25-28 (Saturday - Tuesday) Portland, Oregon

Due Date: October 14, 2014

The Program Committee invites International Association for Food Protection Members and other interested individuals to submit a symposium or roundtable proposal for presentation during IAFP 2015, July 25-28, 2015 in Portland, Oregon.

What is a Symposium?

A symposium is an organized,1.5, 2 or 3-hour session emphasizing a central theme relating to food safety and usually consists of presenters each giving 30-minute presentations.

Symposia may include a discussion emphasizing a scientific aspect of a common food safety and quality topic, issues of general interest relating to food safety and microbiological quality, a report of recent developments, an update of state-of-the-art methodologies, or a discussion of basic and applied research in a given area. The material covered should include current work and the newest findings. Symposia will be evaluated by the Program Committee for relevance to current science and to Association Members. Proposals may be prepared by individuals, groups of individuals, committees or professional development groups (PDGs).

What is a Roundtable?

A roundtable is a discussion forum that is 90 minutes in length with each panelist giving a 2-3 minute introduction, followed by time for a discussion that includes audience participation.

Panelists are not allowed to give presentations and should have no slides (no data projector will be provided for roundtable sessions).

Roundtable convenors cannot also be panelists.

Proposals may be prepared by individuals, groups of individuals, committees or professional development groups (PDGs).

Submission Instructions

Proposals must be submitted using the Association’s online submission program atwww.foodprotection.org.

Suggested presenters or panelists do not need to be confirmed at this stage, only identified.

Proposals are due October 14, 2014.

No late submissions will be accepted.

Microbiologist, Public Health Expert, Public Health Worker, Public Servant
Call for Abstracts: Consortium of Universities for Global Health 6th Annual Conference
United States
Massachusetts
10/15/2014

Call for Abstracts: Consortium of Universities for Global Health 6th Annual Conference

Mobilizing Research for Global Health

March 26-28, 2015 Boston, Massachusetts

All abstracts must be received by CUGH by October 15, 2014.

Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) invites all persons wishing to report original research, innovative projects or novel programs related to global health to submit abstracts to be considered for presentation.

Abstracts in all areas of global health are welcome and are collected through 6 Global Health Tracks:

Communicable Diseases

Non-communicable Diseases & Injuries

Education / Training / Capacity Building

Governance / Management / Human Rights / Economics

Social & Environmental Determinants of Health

Innovations / New Technologies / Improvement Science

Academic, Health Economist, Health Services Researcher, Policy Analyst, Public Health Expert, Public Health Worker, Public Servant, Social Scientist
Call for Proposals: National Association for Rural Mental Health 2015 Annual Conference
United States
Hawaii
12/01/2014

Call for Proposals: National Association for Rural Mental Health 2015 Annual Conference

July 30-August 2, 2015 Honolulu, Hawaii

“Ahupua`a: From the Mountains to the Sea”

Deadline to submit is December 1, 2014 or until the agenda is filled.

The National Association for Rural Mental Health invites you to submit a proposal for the 2015 NARMH Annual Conference.

This year’s conference theme theme “Ahupua`a: From the Mountains to the Sea” focus is on bringing together rural community stakeholders from practice (children and adult services, early intervention, prevention, health, juvenile justice etc.) research sciences (prevention, intervention, treatment, integration, evaluation, etc. ) and policy (mental health, substance abuse, health, justice, law enforcement, prevention, etc.) to discuss the path ahead for rural communities in the face of the changing health/mental health environment.

Interdisciplinary Themes (but not limited to)

1. Veterans

2. Child & Adolescent

3. Forensics/Correctional

4. Substance Abuse

5. Research (RUP)

6. Cultural Based Deliveries

7. Systemic Infrastructure (Health Care Reform)

8. Compact Migrant Issues

9. Trauma Informed Care

10. Geriatric Mental Health

11. Other Themes

You do not want to miss attending and presenting at this great event.

Behavioral Scientist, Child Psychologist, Community Activist, Psychologist, Psychotherapist, Public Health Expert, Public Health Worker, Public Servant, Social Worker
Call for Abstracts: Claiming Full Citizenship: Self Determination, Personalization and Individualized Funding
Canada
11/15/2014

Call for Abstracts: Claiming Full Citizenship: Self Determination, Personalization and Individualized Funding

Thursday, October 15 - Saturday, October 17, 2015 Vancouver, BC, Canada

Submission Deadline: November 15, 2014

With the passage of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, self-determination, personalization and individualized funding initiatives have a new foundation upon which to build. In countries all over the world, these initiatives are transforming the lives of people with disabilities. Like the shift from institutions to community services, these initiatives are a momentous step forward in assisting disabled and elderly people achieve meaningful and rewarding lives as full citizens. In October of 2015, UBC Centre for Inclusion and Citizenship is hosting: Claiming Full Citizenship: an international conference on Individualized Funding, Self Determination, and Personalization.  We invite you to join us and share in the excitement and fellowship of this important event. 

15 years after “The Seattle 2000 Declaration on Self-determination & Individualized Funding”, an international gathering of researchers, policy makers, government representatives, service providers, agency administrators, as well as advocates and allies from the community living, independent living, and seniors sectors, will be coming together to:

• Hear stories of the transformative power that these initiatives have had on the lives of people with disabilities

• Share current research on the efficacy, cost, and outcomes

• Reflect on past mistakes, oversights and learnings

• Examine viable policies and implementation strategies

• Discuss the successful models of planning, facilitation, and supported decision making implementation and management

This is a rare opportunity to:

• Meet new like-minded leaders from all over the world

• Gain an overview of a range of models and practices

• Learn how support agencies have changed their practices to find innovative means to incorporate these new ways of supporting people

• Hear about the pragmatics of planning, support and administration

• Learn how governments have responded to the policy and administrative challenges and opportunities

• Hear the latest research on self-determination, personalization, individualized funding and supported decision making initiatives

Plan to be there and become part of this international movement for transformative social change.

Learning Objectives:

• Evaluate the progress in achieving the vision set out in the Seattle 2000 Declaration on Self Determination and Individualized Funding

• Share lessons learned on the implementation of self-determination, personalization, individualized funding and supported decision making

• Promote cross national, cross cultural and cross sector dialogue

• Share best practices

• Support the realization of the UN Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities through promoting the effective global implementation of self-determination, personalization and individualized funding

• Create a roadmap for the effective implementation of self-determination, personalization, individualized funding and supported decision making

• Foster cooperative networks across jurisdictions, sectors and interests that will continue after the conference

Who Should Attend:

The conference is intended to bring together a broad range of people from around the world and from different constituencies and sectors to share experiences and dialogue to support the effective implementation of self-determination, personalization and individualized funding and ultimately to promote the full and effective citizenship of those who rely on formal and informal supports to participate to their full capacity.

To this end this we invite:

• Person with intellectual, physical and other disabilities

• Seniors

• Families, advocates and allies

• Disability and seniors organizations

• Researchers and educators

• Service and support providers

• Health and human service professionals and students

• Human service and health policy and program analysts

• Decision makers in government and the community sectors

Contact Information:

If you have any questions about this conference, please contact Katia at 604.822.0054 or email katia.ipce@ubc.ca.

Academic, Community Activist, Disabled Person, Family Caregiver, Policy Analyst, Public Health Expert, Public Health Worker, Public Servant, Sleep Specialist, Social Scientist
Call for Papers: 8th International Driving Symposium on Human Factors in Driver Assessment, Training and Vehicle Design
United States
Utah
11/03/2014

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

Contact

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

Email: kathy-holeton@uiowa.edu

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
12/01/2014

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 www.cdc.gov/niosh/noirs/2015/.

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 http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/.

Policy Analyst, Public Health Expert, Public Health Worker, Public Servant
Call for Abstracts: American Mosquito Control Association 81st Annual Meeting
United States
Louisiana
11/03/2014

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 meetings@mosquito.org 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
Romania
12/01/2014

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
Canada
04/17/2015

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 www.wdc2015.org. 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
Philippines
10/30/2014

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

PANEL 1 – POLITICS AND DISASTER

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.

PANEL 2 – ECONOMICS AND DISASTER

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

PANEL 3- SOCIO-CULTURAL DIMENSIONS OF DISASTER

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.

PANEL 4- INTERNATIONAL AGENCIES AND DISASTER

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.

PANEL 5- SOCIAL WORK AND DISASTER (by invitation)

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.

SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND DISASTER (by invitation)

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:  orgcom.disaster2015@gmail.com
Phone: (63 2) 9203535; 927 3939

Policy Analyst, Public Health Expert, Public Health Worker, Public Servant

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