Call for papers

Five More Days to Submit Abstracts


Abstracts are being accepted through April 15 for both the main GLMA Conference and the Nursing Summit on September 23, 2020.  The same portal will accept abstracts for both the Conference and the Summit, but you can check off which you wish to be considered for (or both).

Particularly in this WHO Year of the Nurse and Midwife, we hope many of you will join us share your hard-won wisdom with one another.

The health and safety of our community is our primary consideration as we continue to plan for the GLMA Annual Conference. We will continue to actively monitor developments to determine whether any changes to conference programming are necessary, and we’ll be sure to communicate any potential changes as soon as we can.

We will also soon have nominations open up for our Local Hero/Shero award.  Think about who in South Florida you would consider to fit that bill, and watch this space for the nominations form!


Call for Abstracts – Lesbian Health Fund

The Lesbian Health Fund (LHF), a program of GLMA, is currently accepting proposals for research on lesbian health. The deadline to submit is February 1, 2016.

About LHF

Founded in 1992, the LHF has awarded more than $840,000 to fund lesbian health research, and is the only US research fund dedicated solely to the unique health needs of lesbians, other sexual minority women (SMW) and their families.

Today, LHF remains committed to improving the health of lesbians and other sexual minority women over the lifespan, from early childhood, through adolescence, and adulthood, including aging. There is still great need to understand how social determinants, especially race and ethnicity, influence the health and wellbeing of lesbians, other SMW and their families.

Priority Research Areas:

  • Understanding social, family and interpersonal influences as sources of stress or support
  • Eliminating inequalities in health care, including barriers to care, and improving quality of care and utilization rates
  • Development and testing of interventions to address mental and physical health needs of lesbians and other SMW, including but not limited to depression, identity related issues, eating disorders, substance abuse, obesity, cancer risks, cardiovascular disease and sexually transmitted infections
  • Sexual and reproductive health, including family & parenting issues

Many applications are for small projects ($500 – $10,000) structured to provide pilot data for subsequent research. Publication in a peer-reviewed journal is expected, and priority is given to the best proposals with the greatest likelihood of securing future funding from other sources.

Proposals for the next grant cycle are due on February 1, 2016. Click here for information on how to apply. Click here for a list of previously funded grants.

Please forward this announcement to anyone who might be interested. GLMA Board Members and LHF Advisory Committee Members or paid consultants are ineligible to submit grants. Please contact Shalini Batra at, or 202-600-8037202-600-8037, ext. 308 with any questions.