Thursday, October 15, 2009

SAHMS Call for Papers Extended

The Southern Association for the History of Medicine and Science (SAHMS) invites paper proposals for its twelfth annual meeting on March 5-6, 2010 in Louisville, KY, co-sponsored by the University of Louisville School of Medicine and the Innominate Society. Deadline extended to October 31, 2009. Students whose proposals are accepted are eligible for travel awards (see below).

SAHMS welcomes papers on the history of medicine and science, broadly construed to encompass historical, literary, anthropological, philosophical and sociological approaches to health care and science including race, disabilities and gender studies. Participants may propose individual papers of panels of several papers on a particular theme.

Each presenter is limited to 20 minutes, with additional time for questions and discussion. Please do not submit papers that have already been published, presented or scheduled for presentation at another meeting. All participants are responsible for their own travel expenses and must pay registration costs in advance of the meeting. There are student travel awards each year, for more information on applications for this competitive award, please see information on the SAHMS website. Electronic submissions as email attachments in MS Word or other readily supportable formats are required.

Submit a one-page abstract of the paper that includes the headings: Purpose of study, Rationale and significance, Description of methodology, Identification of major primary and secondary sources, and Findings and conclusions. Abstracts will be selected on the basis of merit. Proposals must also include three learning objectives for the presentation. Include a one-page CV and cover sheet (found on the website) for each presenter.

Proposals should be submitted no later than October 31, 2009. All attendees must register in advance of the meeting. Please send paper proposals to: Mary E. Gibson, PhD, RN at

Checklist for proposal submission:

-- Cover sheet (from website)
-- One page abstract including name, contact information and affiliation.
-- Three learning objectives
-- One page CV

Student Travel Awards
Students seeking financial assistance to attend SAHMS in Louisville are invited to submit their requests at the time of paper submission to Mary E. Gibson, PhD, RN at Students must submit a letter of reference along with their application. Awards are limited and will be announced along with Program Committee determination.

For more information, please visit the SAHMS web site.

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