Conferences, Events and Calls for Papers


Check out the latest information from the NIH’s Peer Review Notes

Deadline: August 1, 2015 
DOWNLOAD the Call for Papers.

Ethical practice is a hallmark of excellent palliative care that occurs throughout the illness trajectory and at the end of life. A range of bio-psychosocial elements of the illness experience (diagnosis, treatment, caregiving) can raise ethical issues and problems that affect individuals, their caregivers, family members, friends, and health care professionals.

For this special thematic issue, manuscripts are encouraged that report on original research, including systematic literature reviews (topics not previously well-covered in current literature) and meta-analyses, policy analysis, case studies with analysis of ethical problems, innovative educational programs and evaluated individual, family and community interventions.

Journal of Social Work in End-of Life & Palliative Care receives all manuscript submissions electronically via their ScholarOne Manuscripts website located at: ScholarOne Manuscripts allows for rapid submission of original and revised manuscripts, as well as facilitating the review process and internal communication between authors, editors and reviewers via a web-based platform. ScholarOne Manuscripts technical support can be accessed via Questions about this call for manuscripts may be addressed to: Journal Editor-in-Chief: Ellen L. Csikai, Ph.D:


19 – 22 August, 2015 | Bioethics Institute Ghent, Belgium.Theme: Medicalisation
Registration form         Conference brochure

Call for abstracts
The programme of the conference will include plenary sessions as well as parallel sessions. Anyone wishing to present a paper at the conference
should submit an abstract (500 words maximum) before March 1, 2015. The Conference Programme Committee will select abstracts for oral presentation.
The deadline for registrations is June 30th, 2015.

For more information, please visit the ESPMH website. Abstracts and registrations could be sent by email to Professor Bert Gordijn, Secretary of the ESPMH, Institute of Ethics, Dublin City University, Ireland (

ASBH 2015 Annual Meeting
ASBH 17th Annual Meeting | October 22-25, 2015 | Houston, TX
Program Theme: Ethics and Creative Expression

The American Society for Bioethics and Humanities (ASBH) represents the intersection of bioethics and humanities. It is a crossroads where we celebrate multiple disciplines and practices and professions. It is a place characterized by creative expression of every dimension of the human experience, including both suffering and healing. This meeting offers an opportunity to explore this space in the spirit of collegiality and inclusion, and we welcome proposals on the theme of “ethics and creative expression” and others in every submission category. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the ASBH office at or 847-375-4745.

Call for Papers: 24th Annual International APPE Conference
The Association for Practical & Professional Ethics has extended the deadline for submitting abstracts for their 2015 conference in southern California. Submissions are invited from individuals in all disciplines and professions interested in advancing understanding, teaching and the practice of ethics.  Click here for details

Request for Information (RFI): FY 2016–2020 Strategic Plan for the National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institutes of Health 
Response Date: January 30, 2015
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) is revitalizing its Strategic Plan to provide a framework for the research it will support over the next five years. The purpose of this Request for Information (RFI) is to seek broad public input on the research priorities to be included in the plan. NIDA staff and leadership will review and consider all comments as the Institute renews its Strategic Plan. Please visit the website for the full RFI and more detailed information. 

Please direct all inquiries to:

Office of Science Policy and Communications
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
Telephone: 301-443-6071

Substance Abuse Journal
AMERSA’s Substance Abuse journal is a quarterly, peer-reviewed, high-impact print journal in its 4th decade of publication.  Substance Abuse offers wide-ranging coverage for healthcare professionals, addiction specialists and others engaged in research, education, clinical care, and service delivery and evaluation.  The journal welcomes original research, brief reports, case studies, commentaries, editorials, and letters to the editor and is accessible in all prominent indices. Complete author guidelines are available (, and manuscriptsubmission occurs electronically via ScholarOne Manuscripts (  On average, first decisions on manuscripts are communicated within one month of submission, and accepted papers are published online (ahead of print) within 3 weeks of a decision. Please direct any questions to the Editor-in-Chief, Adam J. Gordon, MD, MPH, FACP, FASAM (

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