Welcome to the online proposal submission application for
AVA's Biennial Conference
The deadline for submissions is extended to October 22, 2012 at midnight.
Addressing Violence and Abuse in a Changing Health Care Environment
Academy on Violence and Abuse
Biennial Scientific Assembly
April 19-20, 2013
The purpose of the conference is to disseminate the most current research findings on the adverse health effects of violence and abuse across the lifespan, and provide evidence-based information on best practices to health-care providers who can integrate and apply this knowledge in caring for their patients. The conference will focus on the integration and advancement of this knowledge in the context of the changing health care environment.
The multi-disciplinary conference audience will include behavioral health, counseling, dentistry, family therapy, medicine, nursing, nutritionists, pharmacy, physical and occupational therapy, psychology, public health, and social work. Participants will include advocates, administrators and other professionals who work in health care and educational settings. AVA is particularly interested in hearing presentations from those working to improve teaching in the health professions as well as scientific researchers in the area of violence and abuse.
AVA welcomes proposals for presentations that will help make the conference a forum for the interdisciplinary exchange of findings from innovative research. Reports of original research related to violence and/or abuse and health or health professional education are particularly welcome. The research may pertain to clinical, economic, health systems, curricular, or faculty development issues in relation to the field violence and abuse.
Preference will be given to submissions with the following themes:
- Issues for research that highlight systemic ways of approaching violence and abuse and its adverse health consequences with respect to the changing health care environment, as portrayed in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) or the Patient Centered Medical Home
- Clinical approaches to treating violence and abuse issues such as improving the health care response (e.g. interdisciplinary and holistic models)
- Research that sheds light on the biological pathways through which exposure to violence and/or abuse affects physical and/or mental health
- New findings from neuroscience and biochemistry of changes resulting from abuse and Methods of measuring or identifying these changes
- Promising ways of modifying or reversing health effects in the exposed population
- The cost of health care related to exposure to violence and abuse
- Health professional education including evidence-based education, studies of what changes practice and what leads to competency
- Curriculum issues related to teaching about violence and abuse, (e.g. including eliciting an abuse history as part of training in history-taking/interviewing)
- Cross-discipline curricula, engaging faculty leaders, or core competency development
For more information about the conference please visit the AVA website (www.avahealth.org) or contact Karla Vaughan, email: Karla@avahealth.org, phone (952) 974-3270.