The Society of Rogerian Scholars will be holding its annual conference virtually from October 1-2, 2021. Abstracts are now being accepted for paper, poster, or symposia presentations. Deadline for submission is Thursday, April 15, 2021.
With the coming of each Spring I experience a sense of renewal and hope, and this year even more so. There are many hopeful signs that the loss, fear and isolation experienced with the pandemic may be lifting. Through the lens of the Science of Unitary Human Beings (SUHB), the COVID-19 pandemic illustrates the integrality of human-environment patterning, and the potential of knowingly participating in our wellbecoming.
The SRS Annual Conference planning committee, led by our fabulous Conference Co-Chairs, Dr. Anne-Marie Leveille and Jane Hopkins Walsh, made the difficult decision that our conference will be virtual once again. Mark your calendars for October 1-2, 2021 for another SRS Zoom conference. The theme is “A Fantastic and Limitless Future: Nursing Science, Diversity and Wellbecoming”. Abstracts are due on April 15th and can be submitted to https://societyofrogerianscholars.wufoo.com/forms/call-for-abstracts-srs-virtual-2021-conference/ We hope to have many presentations reflecting your work in unitary science, so please submit your abstracts by the deadline.
Our website is getting a facelift. We have a Communications and Marketing Sub-committee and would love to have input from any of you interested in helping with the redesign. We are looking for photos to feature on the homepage and other pages of the website as well. If you’d like to be involved or if you have digital photos of SRS activities to share for the website email me at email@example.com.
It’s time for updating our Strategic Plan. We are using an appreciative inquiry approach and building on our previous strategic plan. We welcome your thoughts about what you think is best about SRS, and your hopes for the future of the organization. Please send your thoughts to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This past summer the SRS Board approved an Anti-Racism Statement. It appears on our website: societyofrogerianscholars.org. Our Vice-President, Jane Hopkins Walsh, is leading the SRS initiative to move from this statement to meaningful action. How do we as members of SRS advance our goals for greater equity, diversity and inclusivity in nursing? Want to join in on this important work? If so, please email Jane at email@example.com.
Interested in publishing your work in Visions the official journal of the Society of Rogerian Scholars? Dr. Dot Dunn is editor and invites manuscripts related to unitary science. Visions is accessible through the SRS website at societyofrogerianscholars.org, and the Information for Authors is on the website.
An organization is only as vibrant and strong as its members. We need your engagement in SRS. Some of you may be new to the organization. We’d love to meet you and learn more about what matters to you. There are so many opportunities to contribute by serving on committees or joining the SRS Board. If you’d like to serve on the Board please contact Dr. Jane Flanagan (firstname.lastname@example.org), past-president and chair of the Nominations Committee. If you are interested in helping with things like social media, welcoming new members, planning a webinar, or if you want to learn about other ways to get involved, email me at email@example.com.
The Martha E. Rogers (MER) Scholars Fund offers scholarships to students working on research or practice projects related to the SUHB. The deadline for the applications is April 1, 2021 and the application is on the SRS website.
We thank you for visiting us. Feel free to contact President, Dr. Marlaine Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions, comments or suggestions. We’d love to hear from you.
Society of Rogerian Scholars Anti-Racism Statement
The Society of Rogerian Scholars stands with those protesting against the longstanding pattern of systemic racism resulting in violent deaths of Black People and serious health disparities in Black Communities. We understand the integral connection between the environment and wellbecoming, and we are dedicated to the mutual processes of creating a more just and equitable world. We understand that systemic racism is also associated with other marginalized communities.
We believe that power is the capacity of all humans to participate knowingly in change. We commit to participate knowingly in change of the political, social and economic environment. The power of knowing participation in change requires ensuring an awareness of the structures that sustain discrimination and racism, freedom to act intentionally to transform those structures, while choosing to support equality, equity, and justice, and involvement in creating change for human betterment.