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Women of Appalachia Call for Papers


Submission Deadline has passed.

The Keynote
speaker for this year's conference is Dr. Sharon Denham, Professor of Nursing at Ohio University. Dr. Denham is a renowned and dedicated scientist, nurse scholar and educator leading research and community efforts to promote and advocate for family health in Appalachian Ohio. Over the years she has led and conducted a number of research studies with Appalachian populations about topics related to family health issues including, bereavement, abuse and violence, tobacco use, and family routines. Her current work focuses on diabetes prevention in Appalachia.

We are now calling for proposals/abstract submissions for consideration for the October conference. Proposals can be submitted for paper presentations, full panel presentations, and/or roundtable discussions. Suggested topics might include, but are not limited to "Communicating information to educate about a topic, issue or concept, with focus on not only formal classroom learning, but also community education in and outside the classroom". This could take the form of (or a combination of) the following categories:

  • Science, Technology, Engineering and/or Math Education
  • Community Education (environment, health, biodiversity, conservation)
  • Music and/or Visual Arts Education
  • Language Arts Education (poetry, song lyrics, screen plays)


Please submit a 250- to 300-word abstract to Dr. Mawadda Al-Naeeli or Ms. Chris Shaw by Monday, July 15, 2013. Presentations should run only 20 minutes in length for each presenter.You will be asked to provide your audiovisual needs upon acceptance of your proposal. If you have any questions, email Mawadda or Chris.


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