Announcement Board

Nexus Summit 2020 Going Virtual - Call for Abstracts deadline extended to May 15 due to COVID-19


Nominations for the 2020 George E. Thibault, MD Nexus Award are now being accepted - submit your initiative today!

February 3 - Call for Abstracts announced!

February 3 - Read about the Nexus Summit 2020 title and themes in this invitation from the co-chairs!

February 12 - Call for Abstracts online submission portal opens

April - Registration opens

COVID-19 Update

The Nexus Summit is more than a meeting – it’s a place of action and learning, a community of like-minded individuals, and an essential resource for real-time skill building in interprofessional practice and education.  In this unprecedented time, the National Center, in consultation with our advisors, will move the Nexus Summit 2020 entirely online in August 2020, with content delivered throughout the month.

We are hearing from you that peer review is important. Therefore, we are extending our Call for Abstracts deadline until May 15, 2020 to allow more time in this fast-moving environment. Abstracts will go through the same rigorous peer review process for the Nexus Summit online.

We know you’re looking for flexible learning options. We’re responding by offering synchronous and asynchronous content delivery so you can learn and connect close to home. Registrants will have access to all live and recorded sessions in August 2020.

Your resources need to work hard for you. That’s why we’re providing a new, virtual registration rate and special discounts for student/learners and AIHC members. We’re also accepting registrations right up until we go live in August. Learn more about AIHC membership here.

Save the date for the Nexus Summit 2021, when we plan to gather in person once again in Minneapolis: August 16-19, 2021.

Share your thoughts. Contact us with any questions, concerns, or special requests.

Be well. Take care of yourself and others. We are in this together.

Thank you,

The National Center team

About Nexus Summit 2020

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 co-hosted by the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education, 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.

Since the inaugural Nexus Summit in 2016, the conference has gained a reputation as a practical, action-packed, relevant annual gathering of people and organizations who are committed to collaborative interprofessional practice and education. Each year the Nexus Summit is the essential meeting for timely policy discussions and updates, cutting-edge and evidence-based education and practice models, and practical skill-building for direct local application.

The Interprofessional Clinical Learning Environment

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 work 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
Nexus Summit 2020 Planning Committee
Trevor Ames, DVM, MS
University of Minnesota - Office of Academic Health Sciences
Christine Arenson, MD
Thomas Jefferson University (Nexus Summit Co-Chair; AIHC Advisory Board Member)
Elisa Arespacochaga, MBA
American Hospital Association Physician Alliance
Jim Ballard, EdD, MS
University of Kentucky - College of Medicine
(AIHC Advisory Board Member)
Anthony Breitbach, PhD, ATC, FASAHP
Saint Louis University - Physical Therapy and Athletic Training (AIHC Advisory Board Member)
Shelley Cohen Konrad, PhD, LCSW, FNAP
University of New England - School of Social Work
Joy Doll, OTD, OTR/L
Creighton University, School of Pharmacy and Health Professions (AIHC Advisory Board Member)
Dan Ferguson, MS
Washington State Allied Health Center of Excellence
Jeanne Gibson, BSN, RN
UnitedHealth Group - Center for Clinician Advancement
Patrick Guthrie
National Collaborative for Improving the Clinical Learning Environment
Sara Hart, PhD, RN
University of Utah - College of Nursing
David Lang
Gail Jensen, PT, PhD, FAPTA
Creighton University - School of Pharmacy and Health Professions (AIHC Advisory Board Chair)
Gerri Lamb, PhD, RN, FAAN
Arizona State University - Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation
Ted Meyer, MFA
University of Southern California - Keck School of Medicine
Morgan Passiment, MS
National Collaborative for Improving the Clinical Learning Environment
Carolyn Porta, PhD, MPH, RN SANE-A, FAAN
University of Minnesota - Office of Academic Health Sciences
David Pole, PhD, MPH
Saint Louis University - School of Medicine
Denise Rodgers, MD, FAAFP
Rutgers University - Biomedical and Health Sciences
Maria Velasquez, MPA
Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers
Retaining the vital focus on
the Optimizing Interprofessional Clinical Learning Environments:
Better Care, Better Value, Better Education

Nexus Summit 2020 is hosted by the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education, a public-private partnership that is committed to studying and advancing the way stakeholders in health work and learn together.


The summit is jointly co-hosted with the American Interprofessional Health Collaborative (AIHC), the professional community of the National Center, working to continuously expand and elevate the conversation and study of interprofessional models, generating new knowledge and sharing it widely. We invite you to join us as we come together, learn and grow.


Nexus Summit 2020 is co-hosted by the National Collaborative on Improving Clinical Learning Environments (NCICLE). NCICLE provides a forum for organizations committed to improving the educational experience and patient care outcomes within clinical learning environments. NCICLE seeks to simultaneously improve the quality of learning and patient care within CLEs through shared learning and collaborative practice among its member organizations.