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Nexus Summit 2019 Call for Abstracts

About Nexus Summit 2019:

Optimizing Interprofessional Clinical Learning Environments - Better Care, Better Value, Better Education

Be prepared, this isn’t your average meeting…

The key words we hope to hear about the Nexus Summit 2019 are “active,” “solution-oriented” and “inclusive.” This is a year of engaging all stakeholders in advancing interprofessional health care practice and education to improve care, deliver higher value and work together to assure that the health care workforce is prepared for the opportunities ahead. We believe that learning in practice and improving clinical learning environments is the key.

We have chosen four major themes for the Nexus Summit 2019; all are associated with significant opportunities for dialogue and action and groundbreaking reports by strategic partners of the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education.

  • Optimizing the Interprofessional Clinical Learning Environment
  • Aligning Education and Practice for Workforce Transformation and Health System Change
  • Quality Interprofessional Education and Accreditation
  • Integrating Patients and Families in Interprofessional Practice and Education

About the Call for Abstracts

For Nexus Summit 2019, the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education is calling for abstracts for peer-reviewed skills-based workshops, Lightning Talks, professional and student posters, and Resource Exchanges, which will take place during the Nexus Fair. All peer-reviewed 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 2019 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 workshops and Lightning Talks at the Nexus Summit 2019. 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 2019.

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Instructions for Preparing Your Submission

The National Center invites interested parties to submit abstracts for the Nexus Summit 2019 in five different areas: skills-based workshops, Lightning Talks, Nexus Fair Resource Exchange Stations, and Professional and Interprofessional Student poster sessions.

Step One: Identify submission type

You may submit for more than one submission type. A new submission will need to be completed for each submission type.
  1. Skills-Based Workshop (peer-reviewed)
  2. Skills-based workshops are 60-minute active-learning sessions. Workshop leaders will offer actionable knowledge and will present specific skills and/or competencies needed to optimize clinical learning environments, better align education and practice, optimize teams and the workforce, and integrate patients/people and families into IPE. Attendees will leave with practical skills to apply back home. Presenters are encouraged to plan most of the workshop time in active-learning and skill-building.
  3. Lightning Talk (peer reviewed)
  4. Lightning Talks at the Nexus Summit are 10-minute presentations (maximum of 10 PowerPoint slides) followed by 5 minutes of interactive question and answer discussion with audience members. Time limits will be enforced, and presenters are encouraged to focus their presentations to maximize impact in a short period of time. 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.
  5. Nexus Fair Resource Exchange Stations
  6. The Nexus Fair is a 90-minute interactive learning environment that facilitates synergy among initiatives and organizations. Resource Exchange Stations are a table-top presentations, and 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.
  7. Professional Poster
  8. The Nexus Summit 2019 is bringing back the popular poster sessions during the Nexus Fair. 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.
  9. Interprofessional Student Poster
  10. Student attendees of the Nexus Summit 2019 are encouraged to submit abstracts for student poster presentations during the Nexus Fair. Student posters will be specifically called out 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.

Step Two: Review criteria for abstract submission

Please refer to the Call for Abstracts on the Nexus Summit 2019 homepage for complete submission details.

Step Three: Review presenter expectations

Presenter expectations
All presenting author/s must register and attend Nexus Summit 2019. 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 submitting presenters. Final versions of all accepted presentation materials (workshops, Resource Exchange Stations, Lightning Talks, and posters) must be submitted in PDF format for inclusion in the post-conference online resource archive.

Additionally, peer-reviewed workshops and Lightning Talks 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. Workshop PowerPoint presentations will be required to be submitted no less than three weeks prior to the Nexus Summit 2019 for accreditation and presentation.

Submission Process
The online abstract submission system will be live on Friday, February 8, 2019. All abstract submissions will be completed online. The submission site will guide the applicant through the process. Presenters who submitted abstracts in 2018 may use their existing CadmiumCD log in information. 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.

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Proposal Submission Calendar:
Milestone Timeframe
Call for abstracts and online submission portal open February 8, 2019
Call for abstracts closes 5 pm Central Time on April 1, 2019
Notifications to all lead presenters April 19, 2019