The American Association for the History of Nursing and the School of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania, are co-sponsoring the Association's twenty-fifth annual conference to be held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, September 25-28, 2008. The conference provides a forum for researchers interested in sharing new research that addresses events, issues, and topics pertinent to the history of the nursing profession, its clinical practice, and the field of nursing history. Individual papers, posters, and panel presentations of interest to an international audience are featured at the conference. Additional information about AAHN and the conference can be obtained at www.aahn.org
Guidelines for Submission: A one page abstract of a completed study will be accepted by e-mail. Submit two copies of your abstract: one must state the complete title, author(s)'name, credentials, institutional affiliation, phone/fax and e-mail. Indicate whether a paper, poster of panel presentation is sought. The second abstract copy should include the title and mode of presentation with no other identifying information. If more than one author is listed, indicate who is serving as the contact person.
Abstracts must include: Purpose of study, rationale and significance, description of methodology, identification of major primary and secondary sources, findings and conclusions. Each section of the abstract should be clearly identified. Abstracts will be selected on the basis of merit through blind review.
Abstract preparation: Margins must be one and one-half inches on left, and one inch on right, top and bottom. Center the title in upper case, and single space the body using 12 point Times (New Roman) font. Use on one side of one 8.5" x 11" paper. Accepted abstracts will be printed as submitted in the conference program.
Submission date: Abstracts must arrive on or before January 15, 2008. Late abstracts will not be reviewed.
Jean C. Whelan, PhD, RN
Chair, Abstract Review Committee
Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing
University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
418 Curie Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6096
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