Call for Papers 2015

The deadline for the Call for Papers 2015 has passed.

The American Association for the History of Medicine invites abstracts for papers in any area of medical history for its 88th annual meeting, to be held in New Haven, Connecticut, 30 April to 3 May 2015.  The Association welcomes papers on the history of health and healing; on the history of medical ideas, practices, and institutions, and on any aspect of the history of illness, disease or public health. The Program Committee, led by Co-Chairs Ann Carmichael <carmicha@indiana.edu> and Stephen Inrig <sinrig@msmc.la.edu >, encourages single-paper proposals, and we further welcome proposals for creatively structured panels that expand the horizons of medical history and abstracts for luncheon workshops. Please contact one or both of the Program Committee Co-chairs if you are planning a workshop or panel. The Program Committee will judge individual papers for workshops and panels on their own merits.

Limit presentations to 20 minutes. We do not require you to be members of AAHM before submitting an abstract, but you must join AAHM before registering for and presenting at the meeting. All papers must represent original work not already published or in press. We also encourage speakers to make their manuscripts available for consideration for publication by the official journal of the AAHM, the Bulletin of the History of Medicine.

The AAHM uses an online abstract submissions system. If you are unable to submit proposals online, send two paper copies of a one-page abstract (350 words maximum not including learning objectives) to Co-Chair Ann Carmichael [Indiana University History Department/1020 E. Kirkwood Ave./ Bloomington, IN 47405-7103]

Instructions: First, when proposing a historical argument, state your major claim, summarize the evidence supporting your claim, and state your major conclusion(s). When proposing a narrative, summarize the story, identify the major agents, and specify the conflict. Second, to facilitate approval of your paper for CME/CNE credit (such credit is vital to many AAHM members), please include three learning objectives with your abstracts.  We don’t count these objectives towards the 350 word abstract limit, and we have listed some sample objectives on the meeting website you can use. Finally, remember to provide the following information on the same sheet as the abstract: your name, preferred mailing address, work and home telephone numbers, e-mail address, present institutional affiliation, and academic degrees.

We must receive your abstract by 26 September 2014. We cannot accept e-mailed or faxed proposals. We will make your email address available, if your paper is accepted, unless you opt out of this by emailing sinrig@msmc.la.edu.

 

To see examples of past accept abstracts please see the the annual programs from 2014 and 2013. For health care practitioners who are developing abstracts for the first time, please consider using the abstract consult service of the AAHM. An AAHM volunteer consultant is available to read over a draft of your abstract and suggest ways to highlight argument, method, and innovation.  The consultant will not be a member of the program committee and will not influence the overall decision on submitted abstracts.  Click here to submit your draft abstract to the AAHM abstact consult service aahm.abstract.consult@gmail.com. Please seek assistance before 12 September 2014.