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Nexus Summit 2023 Call for Abstracts

About the Nexus Summit 2023: Working Together in the Nexus:

Nexus Summit 2023 marks eight years of the interprofessional practice and education community gathering, learning about, from and with each other, discussing the thorny questions and pushing for solutions that lead to ACTION through this forum. This year, the Nexus Summit 2023: Working Together for Impact, prompts us to think even more critically about our role. 

Nexus Summit 2023 returns to a fully virtual format, enabling diverse contributors to attend, learn and work together over four days on September 18-19, and 27-29. This year, we invite stakeholders in health to showcase their innovations to advance interprofessional practice and education for maximum impact on quality and costs of health care, on health equity, and on an empowered workforce. The Call for Abstracts has been intentionally designed to provide opportunities for groundbreaking new models and evidence-based interventions that enrich existing knowledge and move toward outcomes and impact. 

The National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education is calling for abstracts for peer-reviewed Seminars, Lightning Talks, Professional Posters, and Interprofessional Student Posters. Please review the Call for Abstracts in detail before submitting your abstract here. All categories will be asked to respond to a preferred Summit Theme. The submission deadline is May 26, 2023. All submissions will be peer-reviewed and submitters will be notified of the National Center's decisions no later than July 10, 2023. 

Nexus Summit 2023 Themes (examples of abstract topics that may be accepted in each theme can be found here): 

1. Person, Family and Community-Engaged Practice and Education
2. Practice-Education Partnerships Advancing Care with People and Communities
3. The Classroom and Beyond: Preparing Students for Collaborative Practice
4. Interprofessional Collaboration to Address Health Equity, Racism and Bias in Interprofessional Practice
5. Building the IPE Case Through Information, Evidence, and Outcomes
6. Developing and Sustaining Leadership in Interprofessional Practice and Education


Peer Review Criteria:

All abstracts will be peer reviewed according to the following core criteria:

  • Aligns with the overall Nexus Summit themes.
  • Aligns with the selected theme.
  • Represents an interprofessional initiative in which members of two or more professions work together and learn about, from, and with each other. 
  • Provides Nexus Summit attendees the opportunity to gain practical knowledge and skills.

Priority will be given to abstracts demonstrating:

  • Meaningful engagement and inclusion of patient, individual, family, community, and/or caregiver perspective
  • Inclusion of one or more patients on the author or presenter team
  • Inclusion of one or more students/learners on the author or presenter team
  • Measurable learning and/or health outcomes
  • Measurable impact of interprofessional teams on health equity
  • Identification and addressing of factors beyond clinical care (e.g. social determinants) that affect the health of individuals, communities, and populations
  • A call to action for attendees
  • Design to impact Quadruple Aim¹ outcomes (enhancing patient experience, improving population health, increasing value, and improving the wellness of the health care team)


Interprofessional Continuing Education:

In support of improving patient care, this activity is being planned and implemented by the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education Office of Interprofessional Continuing Professional Development (National Center OICPD). The National Center OICPD is Jointly Accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program, and the Athletic Training Board of Certification, Inc. (BOC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Our intent is to provide accreditation ACCME, ANCC, ACPE, ASWB, BOC and Interprofessional Continuing Education Credit for the Plenaries, Seminars and Lightning Talks at the Nexus Summit 2023. Presenters will be required to comply with all Joint Accreditation guidelines, disclose all financial relationships, and work with the National Center to mitigate all conflicts of interest prior to the Nexus Summit 2023. Draft or final Seminar and Lightning Talk PowerPoint presentations will be required to be submitted no less than three weeks prior to the Nexus Summit 2023 for accreditation and presentation.

Submission Process and Presenter Instructions:

All abstract submissions will be completed online through this portal, which will guide you through the process. Presenters may access the site as often as they like to modify the document until they officially submit the abstract, on or before the final submission deadline. Presenters will be notified of submission status immediately after an abstract is submitted. Please ensure that your abstract has been successfully submitted by clicking the final "submit" button once all elements of your abstract are entered. Incomplete submissions will not be considered for acceptance. All correspondence (primarily through email) will be sent to the submitter of the abstract.

All presenting authors must register and attend the Nexus Summit 2023. Presenters are responsible for their own conference registration fees. Registrations will open in April 2023.

Audio/video recordings may be made of all accepted presentations to be made available to registrants in a recorded format. Your submission of an abstract constitutes your agreement that a recording can be made and distributed by the National Center. 

For questions about abstract submission, contact