Calls for Abstracts

International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims’ (IRCT) 10th International Scientific Symposium 

Deadline: October 1, 2015

The International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims (IRCT) will hold its 10
th International Scientific Symposium in Mexico City from March 14-16, 2016. The Symposium is titled Delivering on the Promise of the Right to Rehabilitation
 and it is the first global event to look in detail across disciplines at how to deliver on the promise of the right to rehabilitation as set out in the United Nations’ Convention against Torture and elaborated in General Comment 3 of the United Nations Committee against Torture. Please note that the Symposium is interdisciplinary and means to attract submissions and participation from a variety of researchers and experts working with torture rehabilitation or in other sectors working at the intersection of health and human rights. The IRCT hopes to draw on the research, experiences and knowledge from the broader health and human rights sectors who have faced the challenge of evidencing, advocating for and securing the rights of victims or survivors of human rights violations and in particular their access to services, assistance and rehabilitation. Click here for more information.

The Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs (AMCHP) 2016 Annual Conference – The Future is Now: Integrating MCH Transformations

Deadline: September 4, 2015

The AMCHP Annual Conference is the ideal venue to present your ideas, research, innovative programming, best practices, and effective outreach strategies to MCH and other public health practitioners, directors of state programs, federal officials, advocates, family leaders, researchers, and healthcare providers. Click here for more information.

8th Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation in Health – Optimizing Personal and Population Health

Deadline: August 20, 2015

A forum for discussing the science of dissemination and implementation, the 8th 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 should attend the meeting to discuss, debate, and explore in-depth approaches to advance dissemination and implementation science. Click here for more information.

World Health Summit – New Voices in Global Health 2015

Deadline: July 31 ,2015

The New Voices in Global Health (NVGH) initiative promotes the active participation of young scientists in the World Health Summit (WHS). It is supported by the M8 Alliance of Academic Health Centers, Universities and National Academies. The NVGH is aimed at empowering research, policy and advocacy initiatives among future leaders in global health, who are invited to send in abstracts of their scientific work and ideas. Click here for more information.

Special Issue of Child Welfare – Improving the Use and Usefulness of Research in Child Welfare

Deadline: June 15, 2015

CWLA’s Child Welfare journal is planning a Special Issue on improving the use and usefulness of research. The issue’s goal is to assemble a collection of articles that consider how research is used in child welfare and provide examples of organizational strategies, structures, and alliances that embed research use in organizations’ ongoing efforts to promote the well-being of children, youth, and families. Policymakers, practitioners, and researchers have different responsibilities and prioritize different activities; these differences contribute to gaps between what is known by researchers and the knowledge used by public child welfare leaders, administrators, and supervisors. Fusing resources from research with the knowledge and experience of those leading services will advance the production and uptake of research, and ultimately benefit children and families. Prospective authors should write and submit an abstract that describes their article by COB on June 15, 2015. Abstracts should be 750 words, typed and double-spaced, and submitted to Rachel Adams,Child Welfare‘s managing editor, at radams@cwla.org. Please use “Special Issue on Improving the Use and Usefulness of Research” as your subject line. Abstracts should clearly identify the topic of the article, the background and need for the article, the methodology used to address the topic, the use of research, and a brief statement about the application of the knowledge gained from the article.

Banner Alzheimer’s Institute Conference on Alzheimer’s disease/Dementia in Native American Communities: Impact, Issues and Next Steps

Deadline: June 15, 2015

The incidence of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD) among Native Americans is largely unknown and many tribes lack vocabulary to describe dementia. For more than a decade, the BAI Native American Program has been working with urban and tribal health and social service professionals, family caregivers and communities to increase awareness and care of elders affected by Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Join a nationally recognized faculty to present your research projects or evidence based programs that focus on Native Americans with Alzheimer’s disease/related dementia. Click here for more information.

2015 AHRQ Research Conference – Producing Evidence and Engaging Partners to Improve Health Care

Deadline: June 3, 2015

The AHRQ Research Conference is an important opportunity to share the results and impact of AHRQ-sponsored research, data and tools, and talk about the many ways this work is used to improve health care. Cohosting is an opportunity for AcademyHealth to advance the field of health services research and support the community of evidence producers and move knowledge into action through translation and dissemination. AHRQ’s research conference will once more bring authorities in health services research and practice together to participate in sessions focused on addressing today’s challenges in improving quality, safety, access and value in health care. Click here for more information.

The Donaldson Adoption Institute Lynn Franklin Fund Options Counseling Project

Deadline: May 15, 2015 (requests for extension of the deadline will be considered)

Best practices in adoption require that pregnant women considering whether to parent their children should receive informed, non-directive counseling regarding the full range of options open to them. Too often, however, all options are not offered – or are presented in ways intended to steer, pressure or coerce women (and men when they are involved) into placing their infants for adoption. The Option Counseling Project aims to utilize the information acquired from the research to establish best practice standards, to disseminate them widely and to advocate for their broad implementation. Click here for more information.

Joint World Conference on Social Work, Education and Social Development 2016 – Promoting the Dignity and Worth of People
Deadline: July 31, 2015

The purpose of the conference is to bring together scholars, practitioners, agency leaders, and students from a wide range of social work and social development fields to discuss theoretical and practical issue of “Promoting the Dignity and Worth of People.” Click here for more information.

2015 National Conference on Health Statistics

Deadline: May 8, 2015

The goal of the Poster Session is to offer a venue for researchers from academia, industry, and government agencies to present original research on health, health data, and statistics, and provide a forum for informal discussion with interested colleagues. Research is not limited to National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) data. Click here for more information.

National Conference on Health Statistics

Deadline: May 8, 2015

The CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) invites you to submit a poster abstract for this year’s Poster Session at the 2015 National Conference on Health Statistics. The objective of the Poster Session is for researchers to present original research on health, health data, and statistics, and to provide a forum for discussion with colleagues interested in their research. Abstract submissions are invited across all topic areas within the field of public health and statistics. Clickhere for more information.

Safe Horizon Domestic Violence Conference

Deadline: May 22, 2015

Safe Horizon, in collaboration with The Fordham Graduate School of Social Service, Institute for Women and Girls, is inviting abstracts for presentations to be given at our New York City conference which promotes innovative, client-centered practices to prevent and intervene in domestic violence and sexual assault.  The conference takes a forward thinking approach to the work that will be helpful to advocates, criminal justice professionals, and government partners who work with survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Click here for more information.

The 39th Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse (AMERSA) Annual National Conference

Deadline: May 29, 2015

This year’s theme is, “Integrating Policy and Research into Teaching and Practice.” We have planned an exciting conference featuring oral abstract and poster sessions, skills-focused workshops, one-on-one career mentoring, and plenary sessions addressing issues of national and international importance. Abstract submissions will be accepted in recent substance use-related research and education innovations. Click here for more information.

National HIV Prevention Conference

Deadline: April 17, 2015

There are 5 abstract submission tracks: epidemiology & Surveillance; prevention research & implementation science; prevention and care programs; partnerships, community, communication, & mobilization; and HIV-related policy, economics, & program integration. Click here for more information.

Addiction Health Services Research (AHSR) Conference 2015: Navigating a Changing Healthcare Landscape

Deadline: May 15, 2015

The UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs (ISAP) in collaboration with the Pacific Southwest Addiction Technology Transfer Center (PSATTC) is pleased to announce the 2015 Addiction Health Services Research (AHSR) Conference .AHSR 2015 is accepting abstract submissions in areas of research related to the overall conference theme of “Navigating a Changing Healthcare Landscape.” Submissions are encouraged (but not required) to address the following topics: innovations in addiction health services delivery; equity and disparities in addiction treatment services; methodologies:  From qualitative research to big data. Click here for more information.

The 39th Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse (AMERSA) Annual National Conference

Deadline: May 29, 2015

AMERSA’s mission is to improve health and well-being through interdisciplinary leadership in substance use education, research, clinical care and policy. AMERSA seeks abstract submissions of recent substance use-related research and education innovations. Click here for more information.

2015 CityMatCH Annual Urban MCH Leadership Conference – Refresh: Passion, Purpose, Possibility

Deadline: March 20, 2015

CityMatCH’s Annual Urban MCH Leadership Conference creates an environment ripe for learning, connecting, and reenergizing. As CityMatCH celebrates 25 years, let’s celebrate the colorful splashes of local Maternal Child Health passion and purpose that refresh possibility for urban women, children, and families every day! We welcome presentations for two separate tracks, Scientific Research/Data OR Program and Policy. Click here for more information.

International Social Work Conference on Social Work and Social Justice

Deadline: March 30, 2015

This conference aims to foster rigorous, meaningful and forward-looking discussions on
contemporary social issues promoting social work practices. Presentations should offer
research evidence, creative theory development, new and refined methods in social service
delivery and social work education geared at improving social justice. Click here for more information.

American Public Health Association 2015 Annual Conference: Health in All Policies Public Health Social Work Section

Deadline: February 13, 2015

Public Health Social Work Special Focus Areas include (but are not limited to): role of Social Workers in the ACA; role of Social Work in the National Prevention Strategy; moving from disparity to equity; advocacy in policy practice; equity in policy; policy for the changing face of the United States; widening the lens of social work practice in health; models of Public Health Social Work; international Social Work; social policy and social work outcomes. Click here for more information.

Third Annual Military and Veteran Social Work Conference – Strengthening Military Families Through Effective Community Practices

Deadline: February 1, 2015

Conference participants will hear from leading clinicians and researchers in the field of mental health and family services to military personnel and veterans. Sessions will focus on clinical skill building with an emphasis on “best practices” and evidence-based treatment techniques in social work. Topics will cover core clinical issues relevant to working with this population. Click here for more information.

American Public Health Association (APHA) 2015 Annual Meeting and Exposition

Deadline: February 9-13, 2015 (depending on topic area)

The American Public Health Association is now accepting abstracts for the 143rd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition. The theme of the meeting is Health in All Policies. Authors are encouraged to submit abstracts on the theme and current and emerging public health issues. Click here for more information.

2015 Healthy Aging Summit

Deadline: February 2, 2015

The Healthy Aging Summit goals are to explore the science on healthy aging, identify knowledge gaps that need to be filled, promote the role of prevention and preventive services in improving quality of life in later years, and mobilize action to improve the delivery of care for those aging in place or in transition.Authors are encouraged to submit abstracts for oral or poster presentations in one or more of the following Summit tracks: Social and community context, quality of life in aging, health and health care, neighborhood and built environment. Click here for more information.

Xavier University of Louisiana College of Pharmacy Eighth Health Disparities Conference
Deadline: January 16, 2015

We seek scientific and/or informative abstracts that reflect the focus of the conference. The upcoming conference will focus on replicable interprofessional collaborative models and approaches from the clinical, research, and community arenas that integrate all levels of providers to improve health outcomes, eliminate health disparities, and achieve health equity. Click here for more information.

11th Annual Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Health Workforce Research Conference
Deadline: January 9, 2015

The AAMC is currently soliciting abstracts for research presentations related to the health workforce at the 11th Annual AAMC Health Workforce Research Conference. The theme this year is: “Transforming the Health Workforce: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly.” The Conference Advisory Committee is most interested in research that informs workforce policy. Both quantitative and qualitative research submissions will be considered. Click here for more information.

6th International Meeting on Indigenous Child Health

Deadline: November 3, 2014

The International Meeting on Indigenous Child Health (IMICH), held every two years, focuses on innovative clinical care models and community-based public health approaches for children and youth in First Nations, Inuit, Métis, American Indian, Alaska Native and other Indigenous communities around the world. Click here for more information.

40th National Institute for Social Work and Human Services in Rural Areas – Building Rural and Frontier Areas

Deadline: March 30, 2015

We are particularly interested in proposals that address the following topics that relate to rural, frontier, and Native American reservation areas: improving health and human services, sustainable development, community organizing, overcoming health disparities, effective practice approaches, building social capital. Click here for more information.

American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC) 23rd Annual Colloquium

Deadline: October 22, 2014

Abstracts are being accepted for training seminars, research presentations, and poster presentations. Click here for more information.

National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA) 19th Annual Conference – Effective Strategies to Improve Health Care in Our Local Communities

Deadline: October 31, 2014

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. Click here for more information.

Society for Advancement of Violence and Injury Research (SAVIR) 2015 Conference – Maximizing Injury Research to Benefit All

Deadline: October 17, 2014

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. Click here for more information.

Eastern Sociological Society 2015 Annual Meeting – Crossing Borders: Teaching, Learning and Researching at the Community College

Deadline: October 1, 2014

We invite proposals for papers and presentations around the following themes: 1) Students Crossing Borders – identity and crossing borders between the community and college; crossing the border between two year and four year schools; the role of community colleges in the “immigrant story,” crossing between the criminal justice system and community colleges, returning to school after military service; 2) Faculty Crossing Borders:  teaching across the borders of race, class, ethnicity; crossing the border between graduate school and community college teaching; challenges of teaching and researching at the community college; the community college professor as coyote, and how borders inform our pedagogical choices; and 3) Research that Crosses Borders: studies which ensure that community college experiences and realities are reflected in the research on higher education. Contact lhandler@ccp.edu with questions and submissions.

Southern HIV and Alcohol Research Consortium (SHARC) 2015 Conference – HIV and Substance Use: Global Health Lessons, Local Health Impact

Deadline: November 7, 2014

Click here for more information.

Urban Affairs Association 45th Conference – Transnationalism from Above and Below: The Dynamics of Place-making in the Global City

Deadline: October 1, 2014

The Urban Affairs Association (UAA), the international professional organization for urban scholars, researchers, and public service/nonprofit professionals, will be hosting its 45th Annual Conference in Miami, Florida in the spring of 2015. UAA is currently accepting abstracts/proposals for its Special Conference Track on Urban Health.  The goal of this Track is to promote interaction and sharing of knowledge between researchers and practitioners whose work and interests relate to health in urban environments. The track welcomes participants from all disciplines addressing urban health problems, issues, interventions, and policy. Click here for more information.

Boston College Graduate School of Social Work Twenty-Seventh Annual National Conference on Social Work and HIV/AIDS – HIV/AIDS 2015:
The Social Work Response

Deadline: December 5, 2014

The 2015 theme will examine ways how we as social workers can remain relevant in AIDS care. In this past year, Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis Treatment (PrEP) has been widely discussed in this country. Many divergent views exist on this issue. Further, the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS), and Ryan White Program (RWP) funding issues present new challenges and opportunities. All of these will impact the future of HIV/AIDS social work practice. What is our niche in this new era? Click here for more information.

National Hispanic Medical Association 19th Annual Conference – Affordable Care Act & Best Practices for Hispanics

Deadline: September 30, 2014

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, integrative 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. Click here for more information.

The American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC) 23rd Annual Colloquium

Deadline: October 22, 2014

Join us at one of the field’s premier forums for child abuse professionals to offer training presentations and report new research findings concerning legal, medical, mental health, investigative, preventive, and protective services work with abused and neglected children, their families, and perpetrators of abuse. Presentations are encouraged on all aspects of child maltreatment, including cultural diversity. Click here for more information.

National Hispanic Medical Association 19th Annual Conference – Affordable Care Act & Best Practices for Hispanics

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. National and international experts will present on current innovations in medical homes, accountable care organizations, health insurance exchanges, prevention, integrative 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. Click here for more information.

5th Annual International Conference on Stigma – Lean on Me! Standing Together for Human Rights in Health

Deadline: September 15, 2014

The overarching goals of this conference are to increase awareness about HIV-related stigma as a major barrier to prevention and treatment of HIV and a violation of human rights; and to educate health care providers and the general community about interventions to eradicate HIV-related stigma. We are looking for original work that addresses HIV/AIDS and stigma, HIV/AIDS and human rights, or stigma and human rights to be presented as a poster. Click here for more information.

2nd United States Conference on African Immigrant Health – Health Behaviors of African Immigrants and Refugees: Culture, Integration, Migration

Deadline: August 1, 2014

Abstracts are invited for poster and oral presentations, related to all health issues that affect African immigrants and refugees (African Diaspora), especially as they are influenced by their culture, migration and integration context. Graduate students, clinicians, policy makers, researchers, academics, community service organizations and community members are especially encouraged to submit posters and participate in the conference. Click here for more information.

Academy Health 7th Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation – Transforming Health Systems to Optimize Individual and Population Health

Deadline: August 8, 2014

Now, more than ever before, the integration of evidence-based practices and service delivery has the capacity to impact healthcare delivery and population health. Therefore, the abstract submission topics and conference structure have been planned to focus our thinking and discussion on the highest priority science – current and future – to help realize this goal. Click here for more information.

Academy Health 7th Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation: Transforming Health Systems to Optimize Individual and Population Health
Deadline: August 8, 2014

The conference seeks novel research or conceptual papers that address topics 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. Click here for more information.

2014 International Symposium on Minority Health & Health Disparities – Transdisciplinary Collaborations: Evolving Dimensions of US and Global Health Equity

Deadline: June 2, 2014

Abstracts are being solicited for oral and poster presentations in broad thematic areas related to domestic and global transdisciplinary collaborations on minority health, health disparities, and health equity. Topics include: Behavioral and Mental Health; Child and Adolescent Health; Community-based Participatory Research Addressing Minority Health and Health Disparities; Health Policy; HIV and AIDS; Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex (LGBTI); Social Determinants of Health; and others. Click here for more information.

Special Issue of The Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved

Deadline: May 2, 2014

Abstracts are sought for a special issue on Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) populations. Submit abstracts to Winston Tseng at wtseng@apiahf.org.

2014 International Symposium on Minority Health and Health Disparities – Transdisciplinary Collaborations: Evolving Dimensions of US and Global Health Equity
Deadline: June 2, 2014

The scientific program will highlight the excellence and innovation in basic, translational, and clinical research from the programs supported by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD). The Symposium has been designed to offer opportunities for sharing research information in areas related to cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity, cancer, women’s health, mental health, infectious disease, stroke, and behavioral and community health with special emphasis on minority health and health disparities. We invite others who are engaged in clinical, translational, basic science, education, and policy research in minority health and health disparities to join us. Abstracts are categorized in broad thematic areas related to domestic and global transdisciplinary collaborations on minority health, health disparities, and health equity. Click here for more information.

Addiction Health Services Research (AHSR) 2014 Conference – Research on Integrating Addiction, Mental Health and Medical Care Services

Deadline: May 1, 2014

This conference pulls together health services and implementation science investigators, clinical practitioners and policy makers to discuss issues related to addiction health services research and implementation. Abstracts will be accepted for poster presentations, oral presentations, and symposia. Click here for more information.

9th International Conference on HIV Treatment and Prevention Adherence

Deadline: April 14, 2014

Abstract submissions are encouraged in a wide variety of specific domains, including: Antiretroviral therapy medication and medication adherence; linkage, retention, and re-engagement in HIV care; adherence and engagement in biomedical HIV prevention strategies; engagement in multiple areas in the continuum of HIV care. Click here for more information.

DOCTORAL STUDENT OPPORTUNITY

2014 National Conference on Health Statistics

Deadline: May 9, 2014

The goal of the Poster Session is to offer a venue for researchers from academia, industry, and government agencies to present original research on health, health data, and statistics, and provide a forum for informal discussion with interested colleagues. Although all researchers are encouraged to submit an abstract, there will be a special focus on students. Click here for more information.

4th Annual North American Refugee Health Conference
Deadline: April 1, 2014

We are currently accepting abstracts for the 4th Annual North American Refugee Health Conference. The North American Refugee Health Conference is the premier conference for individuals working with refugee populations. Medical professionals from all backgrounds and specialty areas come together annually to discuss contemporary issues and best practices in refugee health. Click here for more information.

Center for Native and Pacific Health Disparities Research He Huliau 2014: A Turning Point

Deadline: April 30, 2014

The He Huliau 2014 Planning Committee seeks scientific research abstracts in basic science, translational and clinical research, clinical trials, comparative effectiveness, and epigenetics, intopics including the following: obesity, Diabetes, community-engaged research studies, social determinants of health, and culturally informed interventions. Click here for more information.

International Family Violence and Child Victimization Research Conference

Deadline: March 14, 2014

The Family Research Laboratory and the Crimes against Children Research Center are pleased to announce the 2014 International Family Violence and Child Victimization Research Conference. This conference is part of a three-decade series of conferences on all aspects of family violence and youth victimization. Our conferences have historically been a unique opportunity for researchers and scientist/practitioners from a broad array of disciplines to come together for the purpose of sharing, integrating and critiquing accumulated knowledge on family violence. Click here for more information.

7th Making Cities Livable Conference – Healthy, Sustainable, Resilient Cities

July 10-11, 2014 – New South Wales, Australia

Deadline: March 3, 2014

The 7th Making Cities Liveable Conference will examine the challenges, opportunities, trends and issues currently facing sector professionals. Delegates and presenters will examine how to plan for Healthy Cities, Sustainable Cities and Resilient Cities. Click here for more information.

Proposal for Edited Book – Working with Children Affected by Armed Conflict: Theory, Method, and Practice

Deadline: March 1, 2014

Drawing from a diverse range of disciplines such as anthropology, education, human geography, medicine, psychiatry, psychology, public health, and social work, this edited book will: 1) highlight the realities of children living in circumstances of war and political violence in diverse country contexts; 2) explore novel theoretical and conceptual approaches in studying children affected by armed conflict; 3) examine innovative research methodologies that seek to both empower and engage children affected by armed conflict in the research process through participatory and arts-based methods; 4) critically consider strategies of intervention that validate the perspectives and participation of children themselves. Click here for more information.

GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBT Equality 32nd Annual Conference – Innovation & Collaboration for LGBT Health Equality

Deadline: March 10, 2014

This conference is a forum for discussion and exploration of how best to address these needs as well as the needs of LGBT health professionals and health profession students. GLMA’s Annual Conference also reports on research into the health needs of LGBT people. This year’s conference theme will highlight local, grassroots as well government and national initiatives to address LGBT health disparities. GLMA is seeking abstracts that explore innovation and collaboration in LGBT health and access to care. Click here for more information.

4th Annual North American Refugee Health Conference

Deadline: April 1, 2014

The North American Refugee Health Conference is the premier conference for individuals working with refugee populations. Medical professionals from all backgrounds and specialty areas come together annually to discuss contemporary issues and best practices in refugee health. We invite you to submit a poster or oral presentation. Click here for more information.

2014 HHS Teen Pregnancy Prevention Grantee Conference – Bridging the Gaps: Eliminating Disparities in Teen Pregnancy and Sexual Health

Deadline: February 16, 2014

This conference will bring together, for the first time, all federally-funded teen pregnancy prevention and adolescent sexual health grantees from the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB); the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Division of Adolescent and School Health (DASH) and the CDC Division of Reproductive Health (DRH); and the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH), Office of Adolescent Health (OAH). Abstracts should focus on the cutting edge practices, research, and emerging trends in the fields of teen pregnancy and sexual health. Abstracts should also emphasize ways that federal grantees can strengthen their teen pregnancy and sexual health programs and eliminate disparities in teen pregnancy and sexual health among diverse groups of youth in the United States. Click here for more information.

American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting

Deadline: February 11, 2014

The Public Health Social Work Section of the American Public Health Association (APHA) invites you to submit abstracts for the 2014 Annual Conference. The conference theme is, “Healthography: How Where You Live Affects Your Health and Well-Being.” Click here for more information.

Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE) Mini-Conference – The Political Economy of Work and Labor Markets: Workplace Regimes in Comparative Perspective

Deadline: January 20, 2014

This mini-conference is designed to bridge the gap between micro analyses of the workplace and macro political economy by fostering dialogue across disciplinary and sub-disciplinary boundaries. We invite papers that address different aspects of workplace organization (e.g. working time, security, pay, career ladders, the labor process, collective action, etc), their connections with macro-political institutions and actors, and adopt a comparative perspective. Click here for more information.

Native Research Network 25th Native Health Research Conference

Deadline: January 15, 2014

The conference enhances our collective ability to advance biomedical, behavioral, and health services research for the benefit of Indigenous communities as well as showcase recent health research projects and efforts undertaken in Native communities. The theme of this conference is “resiliency.” NRN invites you to submit an abstract in research, projects (including abstracts describing positive community collaborations that further American Indian/Alaska Native health and research partnerships), and conceptual or theoretical development. Click here for more information.

10th International Interdisciplinary Conference on Clinical Supervision
Deadline: February 1, 2014

The executive committee is pleased to invite proposals for presentation at 10th International Interdisciplinary Conference on Clinical Supervision to be held June 11-13, 2014 at Adelphi University, Garden City, NY. The conference provides a forum for practitioners,educators and researchers to address the current state of knowledge and skills in the practice of of clinical supervisors across mental health disciplines. Clickhere for more information.

12th Annual  Mississippi Child Welfare Institute Conference – Child Welfare: Building Multigenerational Teams to Serve Families and Communities

Deadline: December 20, 2013

We are seeking abstracts for paper and workshop presentations at the Twelfth Annual Mississippi Child Welfare Institute Conference. The focus of this interdisciplinary conference is on best and promising practices in the field of child welfare with an emphasis on building multi-generational teams to serve families and communities. Papers and workshops may focus on adoption, foster care, permanency, kinship care, parenting including grandparenting and fatherhood initiatives, health, mental health, alcohol and substance abuse, gerontology, education, teen pregnancy, childhood obesity, child abuse/neglect/prevention, suicide prevention and therapeutic modalities, homelessness/housing and economic disparities, violence, cultural competence and diversity, justice issues, child care, child safety, developmental disabilities, ethical practice, child welfare policy, advocacy, leadership, and administration/supervision issues affecting families and communities. Click here for more information.

2nd International Science Symposium on HIV and Infectious Diseases

Deadline: December 10, 2013

Abstracts will be accepted in the fields of basic science, clinical science, public health, translational research and social/behavioral science relating to the following fields: HIV/AIDS, STDs, TB, viral hepatitis, other infectious diseases. Click here for more information.

22nd NIMH Conference on Mental Health Services Research – Research In Pursuit of a Learning Mental Health Care System

Deadline: December 20, 2013

The conference seeks to highlight scientific investigative efforts to improve population mental health through mental health services research in the context of a learning health care system. We welcome abstracts on a broad range of mental health services research topics, but original research on the following topics is of particular interest: improving population health through the development of a learning mental health care  system; improving mental health care through new technology development and diffusion. Click here for more information.

The Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development Joint Regional Conference  on “Enhancing Food Security and Rural Viability through Innovative Food System Practices and Opportunities”

Deadline: December 15, 2013

We seek high quality research, teaching and outreach presentations that will stimulate, inspire, motivate and advance knowledge of and practices related to food security and rural viability, through the development of food systems. Abstracts will be accepted for research papers, work-in-progress and proposal ideas; extension programs (education and training); policy design and proposals; case studies and student projects. Click here for more information.

Third International Conference on Practice Research – Building Bridges not Pipelines: Promoting Two-way Traffic Between Practice and Research

DEADLINE EXTENDED: November, 15, 2013

The purpose of this conference is to promote innovative, flexible and truly collaborative practice-research strategies that engage academic researchers and social work practitioners in a productive dialogue rather than a conflict over research-based “versus” practice-based knowledge-development paradigms. It is intended to bring our most inventive national and international thinkers together to learn from each other rather than to set them apart. Click here for more information.

Special Issue on Social Work and Health Inequalities

Deadline: November 15, 2013

We are seeking article submissions for a special issue on social work and health inequalities/inequities.  All the journals are international journals and cover various aspects of health and human development across different age groups such as children, adolescents, or families, or service delivery areas like Public Health.  Article submissions may be in the form of review articles, original articles, case reports, short communications, letters to the editor, or book reviews. The special issue is seeking abstracts that address your work or your teams work in the content areas of social work health and inequalities or social work and health inequities. Click here for more information.

New England Science Symposium

Deadline: January 9, 2014

The New England Science Symposium, established in 2002,  provides a forum for  postdoctoral fellows; medical, dental and graduate students; post-baccalaureates; college and community college  students (particularly for African-American, Hispanic/Latino and American Indian/Alaska Native individuals) to  share  their biomedical and health-related research  activities through oral or poster presentations, to engage in discussions  related to  career development  in the sciences,  to  exchange ideas and to expand their professional networks. Click here for more information.

International Rural Health and Rural Nursing Research Conference

Deadline: November 1, 2013

Nationally and internationally known researchers, practitioners, and educators from multiple disciplines whose focus is improving the health of rural people and communities are invited to participate. Theory development/concept analysis papers, evidence-based practice project papers, and education innovation project papers will be accepted. Click here for more information.

CDC STD Prevention Conference

Deadline: October 25, 2013

The Scientific Program Committee invites papers of high quality in the areas of STD prevention research, program and policy. Abstract submissions are peer-reviewed for scientific content, logical presentation, and current interest of the topic to the scientific community. Click here for more information.

2014 International Social Work Conference
March 16-18, 2014 – Kampala, Uganda

Deadline: October 15, 2013

We are particularly interested in presentations and contributions that reflect African perspectives on social work, social development, and social policy; and in views from the international social work fraternity which are suitable to enrich discourses on and responses to the given challenges in African contexts. Click here for more information.

4th Annual International Conference on Stigma
November 22, 2013 – Washington, DC

Deadline: October 15, 2013

The 4TH International Conference on Stigma is accepting posters, abstracts and scientific research papers. The goals of the conference are to explain what stigma is, describe how stigma impacts individuals and communities, and to explore interventions that work to reduce stigma, on both a community and a government/policy level. Click here for more information.

Special Issue on Social Work and Health Inequalities/Inequities
Deadline: November 15, 2013

The special issue is seeking abstracts that address your work or your teams work in the content areas of social work health inequalities or social work health inequities. Abstracts and subsequent manuscripts will be primarily reviewed by members of social work health and inequalities network (SWHIN). The International Editorial Board of the journals is dedicated to producing high quality scientific journals of interest to researchers and practitioners from many disciplines and appreciates interdisciplinary work. Click here for more information.

Joint World Conference on Social Work, Education, and Social Development

Deadline: October 18, 2013

The Joint World Conference on Social Work, Education and Social Development 2014 are seeking abstracts relevant to the following themes: Strengthening the social and cultural well-being of individuals, families and communities – promoting resilience, empowerment, safety and respect; addressing health inequalities and disadvantage for individuals and communities; fostering social and economic initiatives that promote security and protection; creating sustainable and safe physical environments; educating for change, human rights and equality; ensuring the sustainable and ethical use of technology in human services. Click here for more information.