Previous Call for Papers

Applicants should send a 250-500 word abstract and recent C.V. to Alicia Plemmons

2021 Scope of Practice and
Medical Licensure Conference

We are pleased to announce a formal invitation for paper submissions for the 2021 Scope of Practice and Medical Licensure Conference. This conference will be held in a virtual format in four-hour daily sessions from May 29th to May 31st, 2021.

Abstract and paper submissions should be submitted via email by March 12th, 2021. Conference acceptance will be competitive since space is limited to ensure all participants are able to get appropriate feedback on their manuscripts. Honorariums of at least $250 will be paid to all conference participants.

Virtual or not, no conference is complete without swag, and accepted participants will be shipped a variety of fun conference merchandise. This event is co-hosted by the Arkansas Center for Research in Economics at the University of Central Arkansas and Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

Applicable Research Topics

Scope of Practice

Labor Market Outcomes, Health Outcomes, Mobility, Employment Effects, Job Persistence, Qualitative Measures of Job Satisfaction, Patterns in Prescribing, etc.

Prescriptive Authority

Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists, Dentists, Ambulatory Services, Physicians Assistants, Home Health Aides, or any other Healthcare Related Field.

Conference Special Sessions

Keynote Address
The conference will include a lunchtime keynote address from a top researcher within the field. Further details to be annouced.

Policymaker Sessions
We all write papers with policy implications, but when was the last time you sat down with a legislator to learn how they use your work? In this special session, we will have a panel of legislators who have worked on scope of practice bills speak about their interactions and uses of professional research.

Nurse Practitioner Session
Practice and prescription authority for nurse practitioners have been at the forefront of the recent scope of practice policy debate. In this session, we will speak with a panel of nurse practitioners that can speak about how scope of practice changes have impacted their career paths.