Key Dates

May 15, 2020

    Peer Review Begins - Submit Your Abstracts Soon!


June 5, 2020

    Rolling Abstracts Deadline - Last Day to Submit Your Abstracts


June 8, 2020

    Initial Peer-Review Notifications to Presenters (on abstracts received by May 15)


June 12, 2020

    George E. Thibault, MD Nexus Award Nominations Deadline


June 18, 2020

    Final Peer-Review Notifications to Presenters (on abstracts received by June 5)


August 6, 13, 20, 2020

    Virtual Nexus Summit 

Nexus Summit 2020 Going Virtual    |   Rolling Abstract Submissions Accepted Through Friday, June 5

Submit your abstract early; peer review begins May 15. Rolling submissions will be accepted through June 5, 2020.

We know times are challenging right now - and we know you and your teams are experiencing extraordinary growth and stress resulting in evolving perspectives daily. We want to learn with you and from you as we work together for a better tomorrow. To support you and the advancement of the field, we will be a accepting abstracts on a rolling basis, through June 5, 2020.

Our peer review begins on May 15. We encourage you to submit your abstracts by May 15, if possible. But, our peer review will continue to evaluate submissions as they come in. Space is limited, so submit at your earliest convenience for best opportunities. If you have any questions, please contact us at ipceapps@umn.eduWe are here for you.

Join us August 6, 13, 20, 2020, 12:00-3:30 Eastern Daylight Time for the Nexus Summit 2020.

Since March, you have been contacting the National Center to connect with others responding to COVID-19.  In response we are hosting national discussions and offering webinars to showcase incredible work and innovations during this unpredicted time.  People from over 375 health care and education organizations from all over the world have participated so far and are accessing our archives to learn more.  

With our advisors, we are planning an interactive meeting, and the Nexus Summit 2020 will be your up-the-minute opportunity to share your work and stories while meeting and connecting with colleagues who are committed to interprofessional education, teamwork, collaborative practice and innovation in interprofessional clinical learning environments.  We are learning together. Submit your abstract for a seminar, lightning talk or poster today.

View the schedule at a glance and more information here. Flexible learning options are available through live and asynchronous formats to provide you with maximum opportunities to engage.

New, virtual registration rates and special discounts for students/learners and AIHC members. Learn more about AIHC membership.

Please help us be responsive and learn with you, and if you want more information. Contact us at

Be well and safe. 

Barbara Brandt, PhD and Christine Arenson, MD - Co-Chairs
and The National Center team


Save the date for the Nexus Summit 2021
August 16-19, 2021 in Minneapolis

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 virtually in August 2020. 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. In 2020, this gathering will take place online.

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 practice in the interprofessional clinical learning environment
  • Leadership and mentorship
  • People, patients, families, caregivers, and communities as center of care
  • Evaluation, assessment and the use of informatics in interprofessional practice and education
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.