Eastern Nursing Research Society accepting abstracts for 31st Annual Scientific Sessions

The Eastern Nursing Research Society is pleased to accept abstracts to be considered for presentation at the 31st Annual Scientific Sessions. This year’s theme is: Transforming the Future of Nursing Research: Imagination, Innovation, and Engagement

 The conference will take place on  April 3-5, 2019  at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence, Rhode Island.

 Registration will open in January 2019.

The objectives for the ENRS 31st Annual Scientific Sessions are:

  1. Examine innovative programs of research in which nursing perspectives have made significant contributions in engaging individuals, families and communities to advance their quality of care.
  2. Propose innovative strategies for dissemination and translation of nursing science into practice.
  3. Explore theoretical and methodological perspectives to transform nursing science, including dissemination and translation of nursing science into practice.

Click here to review the abstract submission guidelines and here to start the abstract submission process. The deadline is Monday, September 24, 2018 at 11:59PM EST. For questions, contact 215-599-6700 or info@enrs-go.org.

Roads to Resilience: Mobilizing for a Trauma-informed Hampshire County

Date: October 25, 2018
Time: 8:00am – 4:30pm
Location: Hadley Farms Meeting House, 41 Russell Street, Hadley, MA
Register by: October 22, 2018

This conference will explore the compelling findings of the adverse childhood experiences research (ACES), and the impact of ACES on individuals and the community. The day will delve into how communities can engage in collaborative ways to improve responses to ACES-related issues within local cities and towns to create healthier, more vibrant places to live and work.

The conference will be led by Laura Porter, cofounder of ACE Interface and a leading expert in the science of adverse childhood experiences. As a pioneer in leading multi-sector efforts and teaching the concept of self-healing communities, she will lead us in building a strong network of support. We all play an important part in this process, including teachers, first responders, social service providers, healthcare professionals and others who care for and about our community.

For more details, and to register, click here.

NINR Director’s Lecture

In September, the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) will hold the third Director’s Lecture of 2018. Dr. Ann Marie McCarthy will present:

“Distraction in Action: Helping Children Cope with Painful Procedures”
September 25, 2018
1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Lipsett Amphitheater (Building 10)
NIH Campus – Bethesda, Maryland

In her presentation, Dr. McCarthy will describe her research trajectory and current program of research, which focuses on children with chronic health conditions. The lecture will be followed by an opportunity for questions and discussion.

Register here for this event.

Retirement Research Foundation Accepting Applications for Projects in Aging

The Retirement Research Foundation is accepting proposals from nonprofit organizations for local and national projects designed to improve the quality of life for older Americans.

Grants will be awarded for projects that provide direct services, advocacy, education and training programs for professionals working with elders, as well as for research that investigates causes and solutions to significant problems of older adults.

The next proposal deadline is February 1, 2019. Letters of Intent for this deadline are due December 1, 2018.

The complete RFP can be viewed here.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation – 2019 Culture of Health Prize

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has issued a Call for Applications for its 2018 Culture of Health Prize, an annual program that honors outstanding community efforts and partnerships that are helping people live healthier lives.

Through the program, up to ten communities will be awarded a $25,000 cash prize and have their accomplishments celebrated and shared broadly, with the goal of raising awareness and inspiring locally driven change across the country. Community partners can decide together how to use the funds to benefit their community.

The RWJF Culture of Health Prize is a place-based prize that honors whole U.S. communities; applications representing the work of a single organization or initiative will not be considered.

To be eligible, a community must be based in the United States. For the purposes of the program, a community is defined as a town, city, county, tribe or tribal community, or region. Each community will be required to designate a local U.S. governmental or tax-exempt public charity operating in its community to accept the $25,000 prize on the community’s behalf should it win.

Phase I applications must be received no later than November 1. Upon review, invitations will be extended to select communities to submit Phase II applications, with a smaller group of select communities invited to submit a full application by January 17, 2019.

Complete program guidelines and application procedures can be viewed here.

96th Meeting of the National Advisory Council for Nursing Research

The National Institute of Nursing Research invites you to the next open session of the National Advisory Council for Nursing Research (NACNR), which will be held on September 4, 2018 at 1:00-5:00 PM in conference room 6, building 31, C wing, 6th floor, on the NIH campus.

The session will feature updates from NINR’s Division of Intramural Research, presentations on NINR research and training, and a panel discussion.

In conjunction with the meeting, NINR intramural scientists will present a poster session beginning at 12:00 noon in conference room 5, building 31, C wing, 6th floor.

NACNR meets three times a year to provide recommendations on the direction and support of the nursing, biomedical, social, and behavioral research that forms the evidence base for nursing practice.

Further details on the NACNR can be found here.

New “All About Grants” Podcast on NIH’s Inclusion Across the Lifespan Policy

Dawn Corbett, NIH’s Inclusion Policy Officer, answers these questions and more in another installment of the “All About Grants” podcast. Listen in for advice on designing your study to comply with the Inclusion Across the Lifespan policy (MP3 / Transcript).