Call for Abstracts

Eleventh Annual McGinley-Rice Symposium: The Face of the Person Who is Hungry

The McGinley-Rice Symposium on Social Justice for Vulnerable Populations is a unique scholarly forum for
nurses and other health care professionals to address issues of social justice in health care. Organized annually by
the holder of the Jacques Laval Endowed Chair in Justice for Vulnerable Populations at the Duquesne University
School of Nursing, the McGinley-Rice Symposium is an expression of the mission of the Congregation of the Holy
Spirit, the Catholic missionary order that founded Duquesne and assists needy and marginalized persons
throughout the world.

Submit Your Abstract Here 

This call for proposals invites papers and posters that:

  • Explore the social justice tradition and its application to the health and well-being of the person who is hungry

  • Present research data that discuss the current state of knowledge regarding the causes and effects of hunger:

  • its prevention, identification, and short and long-term remedies.

  • Discuss philosophical and/or theoretical issues related to the health and human consequences of hunger.

  • Discuss clinical and/or programmatic initiatives to foster health care equity for the person who is hungry.

  • Discuss governmental and private programs to address hunger.


  • All abstracts must be submitted no later than noon on Monday, April 13, 2020.

  • The lead author/presenter will be notified of the decision of the Review Committee by Monday, May 4,

  • 2020, and must confirm participation in the Symposium by Monday, May 11, 2020.

  • All abstracts will be blinded for peer review. Each research abstract submission will be classified as either "completed

  • research" or "ongoing research." Abstracts representing completed research will be reviewed for podium or poster

  • presentation. Abstracts representing ongoing research will be reviewed for poster presentations only.

  • All presenters' names and the titles of their abstracts will be included in the symposium program booklet and website.

  • All presenters are required to be paid registrants of the conference.

  • Continuing Education credits will be available from the Pennsylvania Nurses Association and the Pennsylvania chapter

  • of the National Association of Social Workers.

For questions and further information, contact Sr. Rosemary Donley ( or Kellie Dalton
( or 412.396.5203).

The 11th annual McGinley-Rice Symposium looks with compassion into the face of the person who is homeless and
views the world through his or her eyes. The 2020 symposium will be held on 22-23 October 2020 in the Power
Center of Duquesne University.