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Nexus Summit 2020 Call for Abstracts


About Nexus Summit 2020: Better Care, Better Value, Better Education


Nexus Summit 2020 is the fifth annual conference of the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education and will take place August 23-26 at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis. Nexus Summit 2020 is also co-hosted by the American Interprofessional Health Collaborative (AIHC) and the National Collaborative on Improving the Clinical Learning Environment (NCICLE).

Every year, hundreds of health professionals, educators, learners, patients and community members, systems leaders, and policy makers come together at the Nexus Summit to work together toward better care, better value, and better education.

In 2020, the Nexus Summit will continue to push the conversation to discover new strategies and models for optimizing the interprofessional clinical learning environment (IPCLE). The interprofessional clinical learning environment is where collaborative practice and education come together to improve health care, deliver higher value, and prepare the workforce for the word today and ahead. IPCLEs are truly interprofessional when all health care professionals, staff members, students, patients, and families are educated, trained, and learn together.


 

Nexus Summit 2020 Themes:

 

  • Optimizing the Interprofessional Clinical Learning Environment and Culture
  • Leadership and Mentorship for IPE
  • Centering IPE Around People/Patients, Families, Caregivers, and Communities
  • Evaluation, Assessment, and the Use of Informatics in IPE

 

 

About the Call for Abstracts

Contribute to the conversation and share your expertise at Nexus Summit 2020. The National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education is calling for abstracts for peer-reviewed Seminars (formerly Workshops), Lightning Talks, Professional Posters, Interprofessional Student Posters, and Resource Exchanges at the Nexus Fair. All  categories will be asked to respond to one or more of the Summit themes.

Please refer to the Call for Abstracts on the Nexus Summit 2020 homepage for complete submission details.

 


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. The National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), and the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Our intent is to provide accreditation and continuing education credit for the Seminars and Lightning Talks at the Nexus Summit 2020. Presenters will be required to comply with all Joint Accreditation guidelines, disclose all financial relationships, and work with the National Center to resolve all conflicts of interest prior to the Nexus Summit 2020.

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Instructions for Preparing Your Submission

The National Center invites interested parties to submit abstracts for the Nexus Summit 2020 in five different areas: Seminars, Lightning Talks, Nexus Fair Resource Exchange Stations, and Professional and Interprofessional Student Posters.

Step One: Identify submission type

You may submit for more than one abstract type. A new submission will need to be completed for each abstract type.

Seminars

Seminars (previously referred to as workshops) are 60-minute deep-dives into the work you’ve done to advance the field of IPE. Seminar leaders will offer actionable knowledge and will present specific skills or models that optimize interprofessional clinical learning environments and culture, develop leadership and mentorship in IPE, design and evaluate IPE, better align education and practice, optimize teams and the workforce, or integrate patients/people and families into IPE. Seminars will highlight scalable or scaled initiatives and demonstrate outcomes. Attendees will leave with practical skills to apply back home. Presenters are encouraged to plan most of the seminar time in active learning and skill building.

 

Lightning Talk

Lightning Talks at the Nexus Summit are 15-minute presentations (maximum of 15 PowerPoint slides) followed by 3 minutes of interactive question and answer discussion with audience members, and affording 2 minutes of transition time to the next presentation. Time limits will be enforced, and presenters are encouraged to focus their presentations to maximize impact in a short period of time. If multiple authors are presenting, make sure to keep transitions smooth. Slides, if used, should be mostly visual. Share your research, practical model, lessons learned, evaluation structure and data, outcomes, or innovative design in a dynamic, short presentation format. Three Lightning Talks will be scheduled during each 60-minute breakout session on August 24-26, 2020.

 

Nexus Fair Resource Exchange Stations

The Nexus Fair is an interactive learning environment at the Nexus Summit that facilitates synergy among initiatives and organizations. Resource Exchange Stations are table-top presentations which provide a unique opportunity to demonstrate your interprofessional tools, educational modules, or other practical resources that may be of interest and value to colleagues in practice and education. More than an exhibit hall, the Nexus Fair is networking with a purpose, and provides attendees a forum to share resources with colleagues and make powerful connections.


The Nexus Fair Resource Exchange offers an opportunity for individuals or organizations to share interprofessional assets – tools, educational modules, and other practical resources that may be of interest and value to colleagues across practice and education. Resource Exchange stations are standard 6’ by 30” tables with two chairs, and will be set up during one of the Nexus Fair sessions. Resource Exchanges are not paid exhibitors, but instead are interactive tabletop presentation settings ideal for short bursts of conversation with attendees, short laptop presentations, handouts and other materials to share information about your resources and create key connections. Power is not provided to Resource Exchange stations.

 

Professional Poster

Poster sessions, held during the interactive Nexus Fair, are among the most popular and effective media at the Nexus Summit. Poster presentations are designed for presenters to interact with attendees and share and present research, innovation, student projects, practice models, evaluation models and results, policy proposals, and more. This is an opportunity for individuals or organizations to present data, outcomes, and evidence resulting from interprofessional practice and education initiatives. Presenters are expected to be with their poster and ready to interact with attendees during their assigned Nexus Fair.

Poster dimensions at the Nexus Summit are 3x4 feet (36” by 48”), and posters can be either portrait or landscape, although we do ask you to specify so that Summit organizers can plan the poster session layout. You are responsible for the printing and transportation of your poster. The National Center will provide pushpins and poster presentation boards for your use, and staff members will be on-hand during the poster sessions to assist you in hanging your poster. Please contact ipceapps@umn.edu with any questions about poster sessions.

 

Interprofessional Student Poster

Student attendees of the Nexus Summit 2020 are encouraged to submit abstracts for student poster presentations during the Nexus Fair. Student posters will be specifically highlighted in the conference program, and all student posters will be reviewed by a committee of IPE experts at the Nexus Summit. The rich feedback resulting from this review will support student learning and contribute to the selection of one student poster to receive the Interprofessional Student Poster Award during the awards ceremony at the Nexus Summit. Presenters are expected to be with their poster and ready to interact with attendees during their assigned Nexus Fair.
 

Poster dimensions at the Nexus Summit are 3x4 feet (36” by 48”), and posters can be either portrait or landscape, although we do ask you to specify so that Summit organizers can plan the poster session layout. You are responsible for the printing and transportation of your poster. The National Center will provide pushpins and poster presentation boards for your use, and staff members will be on-hand during the poster sessions to assist you in hanging your poster. Please contact ipceapps@umn.edu with any questions about poster sessions.

All accepted Interprofessional Student posters will be eligible to be judged for the Interprofessional Student Achievement Award, which is presented by the American Interprofessional Health Collaborative. The Interprofessional Student Achievement Award recipient will be announced at the Awards Celebration at Nexus Summit 2020.

 


Step Two: Review criteria for abstract submission

Please refer to the Call for Abstracts on the Nexus Summit 2020 homepage for complete submission details.

 


Step Three: Review presenter expectations

Presenter expectations

All presenting authors must register and attend Nexus Summit 2020. Presenters are responsible for their own travel, accommodations and conference registration fees. Audio or video recordings may be made of all accepted presentations. Your submission of an abstract constitutes your agreement that recording can be made and distributed by the National Center. All correspondence (primarily through email) will be sent to lead presenters. Final versions of all accepted presentation materials must be submitted in PDF format for inclusion in the post-conference online resource archive.

Additionally, all abstracts will be evaluated for Jointly Accredited Interprofessional Continuing Education Credit. Therefore, presenters will be asked to disclose any potential conflict(s) of interest related to the content to be offered (e.g., commercial interest, affiliation with a vendor, and/or receipt of royalties) and affirm that their abstract presentations will not be used to sell a particular product or service. Seminar and Lightning Talk PowerPoint presentations will be required to be submitted no less than three weeks prior to the Nexus Summit 2020 for accreditation and presentation.


Submission Process
The online abstract submission system will be live on Wednesday, February 12, 2020. All abstract submissions will be completed online. The submission site will guide the applicant through the process. Abstracts are formatted automatically. Presenters may access the site as often as they like to modify their abstract(s) until they officially submit, on or before the final submission deadline. Presenters will be notified of submission status immediately after an abstract is submitted.

For questions about abstract submission, contact ipceapps@umn.edu.