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Partnering Across Sectors to Support Child Development – Call for Proposals

Nurturing Developing Minds will be held February 20 to 21, 2020 in Greenville, South Carolina. This regional continuing professional development conference attracts a wide array of professional participants and provides an interactive learning and networking opportunity for a broad, interconnected workforce.

The Institute for Child Success will be partnering with the Prisma Health Children’s Hospital to sponsor the Early Childhood Research and Implementation Symposium in conjunction with the conference.

We invite participation in this symposium focused on research impacting the health, development, and safety of young children, and the contexts in which healthy development occurs.

Theme: Partnering Across Sectors to Support Child Development

The conference and symposium will address a range of critically important issues and themes relating to the health and well-being of young children as well as the systems and environments in which they live. There will also be poster sessions with opportunities for researchers to discuss their work with attendees.

We strongly encourage submissions from students and early career professionals. Registration discounts will be provided for accepted presenters.

We are soliciting proposals around the following themes:

  • Early childhood programs (posters and session proposals)
  • Promoting healthy child development (posters and session proposals)
  • Autism and developmental disabilities (posters only)
  • Special healthcare needs/chronic illness management (posters only)

We encourage broad consideration of our theme, Partnering Across Sectors to Support Child Development. Cross-sector collaboration is essential in all submitted sessions – if presenters are not proposed from multiple organizations and perspectives, proposals should make clear how the interests and perspectives of cross-sector partners will be presented. All sessions should address equity and inclusion for all children.

We welcome proposals from the world of academia as well as session proposals that highlight evidence from applied policy research and pilot studies.

Breakout sessions run 60 minutes, and must include an interactive or Q&A element. Projector and laptop are provided; other technology would need to be by special request. Breakout sessions may be scheduled for the afternoon of Thursday, February 20, and morning or afternoon of Friday, February 21, 2020.

Posters should be sized 36” x 48.”

Proposals must be received no later than 5:00 pm EST on Monday, December 2, 2019.

Inquiries should be directed to John Concklin.


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