Call for Abstracts

Rolling Abstract Submission Deadline Through June 5, 2020.
Peer Review begins May 15.
Submit early as space is limited!

 

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 accepting abstracts on a rolling basis, through June 5.

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.edu. We are here for you.

 


 

In addition to sharing your work in teamwork, collaborative practice, and interprofessional education, join colleagues to share your stories about your incredible response to COVID-19 in pivoting to online and in the interprofessional clinical learning environment in practice settings.

Submit an Abstract

About the Call for Abstracts

Contribute to the conversation and share your expertise at Nexus Summit 2020! During the virtual Nexus Summit 2020, all peer-reviewed sessions will be delivered online. See the Schedule at a Glance for more information.

 

The National Center is calling for abstracts aligned with one or more of the conference 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

 

The call for abstracts includes opportunities for the following types of sessions:

 

All abstracts will go through a peer-review process and be evaluated according to the following criteria:

  • Aligns with selected theme
  • Represents an interprofessional initiative in which members of two or more professions learn about, from, and with each other
  • Addresses how knowledge and skills will contribute to better care, better value, and better education in practice and community settings
  • Provides actionable knowledge that learners will be able to take home and use
  • Priority consideration will be given to abstracts that demonstrate intentional engagement/integration of people/patients, families, and communities

Submit Your Abstract Here

Individuals and Teams are encouraged to submit abstracts for these session options:

  1. Seminar

    Seminars are 60-minute deep-dive, live and virtual workshops on the work you’ve done to advance the field of interprofessional education and collaborative practice, contributing skills and knowledge to attendees. Instructions and guidance on the virtual delivery platforms will be sent to accepted presenters after the peer review.

    Seminar leaders will offer actionable knowledge and will present specific skills or models that optimize practice in the interprofessional clinical learning environment, develop leadership and mentorship, design and evaluate interprofessions programs or initiatives, or integrate patients/people and families into collaborative care. 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, particularly designed for an online live workshop experience.

    Seminar Submission Details

    Components of a Seminar Abstract

    Gather the following information for your Seminar abstract. The Submission Portal will guide you through the submission process.

    • Title of abstract
    • Name and contact information (credentials, affiliation, email address, social media) for one lead presenter (this will be the main contact for the presentation, so be sure your contact information is accurate!)
    • Additional authors and presenters: include credentials, affiliations, email addresses, social media for additional authors, and be sure to specify which authors plan to present the material at the Nexus Summit! All authors and presenters must complete a disclosure of financial interest and submit a CV or biosketch
    • Brief bio of authors and presenters (100 word max per author and presenter)
    • Theme the abstract aligns with (see above)
    • Seminar description (500 words max) must include:
      • Discuss how you are addressing the selected theme(s)
      • Describe how the seminar will provide knowledge and skills that contribute toward better care, better value and better education in practice and community settings
      • Include a minimum of three learner outcomes that describe actionable knowledge and specific skills that learners will gain
      • Include a minimum of two active-learning strategies
      • Indicate how the Seminar will highlight measurable outcomes
      • Provide an outline of the Seminar
      • If an abstract is based on research that was funded entirely or partially by an outside source, please list the funding agency and grant number at the end of the description
    • Seminar summary sentence (50 words max for marketing materials)
    • Logistics:
      • All Seminars should prepare for 10-100 attendees attending virtually. 

     

    If Your Abstract Is Accepted: Lead presenter will be notified of acceptance decision no later than June 18, 2020. All accepted sessions will be evaluated using a National Center standard program evaluation framework.


    If Your Abstract Is Not Accepted: qualified abstracts will be considered for poster presentations.

  2. Lightning Talk

    At the virtual Nexus Summit 2020, Lightning Talks will include a 15-minute pre-recorded presentation (around 10 slides recommended) and a live discussion during the Core Nexus Summit 2020. More information on recording methods will be given to accepted presenters after the peer review.

    Presenters are encouraged to focus their presentations to maximize impact in a short period of time. Share your research, practical model, lessons learned, evaluation structure and data, outcomes, or innovative design in a dynamic, short presentation format.

    Lightning Talk Submission Details

    Components of a Lightning Talk Abstract

    Gather the following information for your Lightning Talk abstract. The Submission Portal will guide you through the submission process.

    • Title of abstract
    • Additional authors and presenters: include credentials, affiliations, email addresses, social media for additional authors, and be sure to specify which authors plan to present the material at the Nexus Summit! All authors and presenters must complete a disclosure of financial interest and submit a CV or biosketch
    • Brief bio of authors and presenters (100 word maximum per author and presenter)
    • Theme the abstract aligns with (see above)
    • Lightning Talk description (300 words maximum) must include:
      • Discuss how you are addressing the selected theme(s)
      • Detail how the Lightning Talk represents an interprofessional initiative (two or more professions learning about, from, and with each other)
      • Describe how the Lightning Talk will provide knowledge or describe outcomes that contribute toward better care, better value and better education in practice and community settings
      • Outline how the Lightning Talk subject demonstrates intentional engagement/integration of people/patients, families, and communities
      • If an abstract is based on research that was funded entirely or partially by an outside source, please list the funding agency and grant number at the end of the description
    • Lightning Talk summary sentence (50 words max for marketing materials)
    • If your abstract is not accepted as a Lightning Talk, are you interested in presenting the content in a poster format? Yes/No.

     

    If Your Proposal Is Accepted: Lead presenter will be notified of acceptance decision no later than June 18, 2020. All accepted sessions will be evaluated using a National Center standard program evaluation framework.


    If Your Abstract Is Not Accepted: qualified abstracts will be considered for poster presentations.

     

  3. Professional Poster Session

    Poster presentations are designed for presenters to interact with attendees and share and present research, innovation, 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.

    Posters at the virtual Nexus Summit 2020 will be delivered by short, pre-recorded video presentations using FlipGrid, and attendees can view and respond to poster presentations by recording their own video questions and comments. More information on recording and presentation of posters will be given to accepted presenters after the peer review.

    Professional Poster Submission Details

    Components of the Poster Session Abstract

    Gather the following information for your Professional Poster abstract. The Submission Portal will guide you through the submission process.

    • Title of submission
    • Name and contact information (credentials, affiliation, email address, social media) for one lead presenter (this will be the main contact for the presentation, so be sure your contact information is accurate!)
    • Additional authors and presenters: include credentials, affiliations, email addresses, social media for additional authors, and be sure to specify which authors plan to present the material at the Nexus Summit! All authors and presenters must complete a disclosure of financial interest and submit a CV or biosketch
    • Brief bio of authors and presenters (100 word max per author and presenter)
    • Theme the abstract aligns with (see above)
    • Poster description (400-word max) should include:
      • Background, including statement of problem, and aims
      • Design or methodology
      • Results (data, outcomes and evidence)
      • Conclusion
      • Reflections/lessons learned/implications
      • If an abstract is based on research that was funded entirely or partially by an outside source, please list the funding agency and grant number at the end of the description.
      • Be sure to respond to the criteria listed below
    • Proposal summary sentence (50 words max for marketing materials)


    If Your Proposal Is Accepted: Lead presenter will be notified of acceptance decision no later than June 18, 2020. All accepted posters will be evaluated using a National Center standard program evaluation framework.

     

  4. Interprofessional Student Poster

    Student attendees of the Nexus Summit 2020 are encouraged to submit abstracts for student poster presentations. Student posters will be specifically highlighted in the schedule, and all student posters will be reviewed by a committee of reviewers with interprofessional practice and education expertise. 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 at the Nexus Summit.

    Posters at the virtual Nexus Summit 2020 will be delivered by short, pre-recorded video presentations using FlipGrid, and attendees can view and respond to poster presentations by recording their own video questions and comments. More information on recording and presentation of posters will be given to accepted presenters after the peer review.

    Interprofessional Student Poster Submission Details

    Components of the Poster Session Abstract

    Gather the following information for your Interprofessional Student Poster abstract. The Submission Portal will guide you through the submission process.

    • Title of submission
    • Name and contact information (credentials, affiliation, email address, social media) for one lead presenter (this will be the main contact for the presentation, so be sure your contact information is accurate!)
    • Additional authors and presenters: include credentials, affiliations, email addresses, social media for additional authors, and be sure to specify which authors plan to present the material at the Nexus Summit! All authors and presenters must complete a disclosure of financial interest and submit a CV or biosketch
    • Brief bio of authors and presenters (100 word max per author and presenter)
    • Theme the abstract aligns with (see above)
    • Poster description (400-word maximum) should include:
      • Background, including statement of problem, and aims
      • Design or methodology
      • Results (data, outcomes and evidence)
      • Conclusion
      • Reflections/lessons learned/implications
      • If an abstract is based on research that was funded entirely or partially by an outside source, please list the funding agency and grant number at the end of the description.
      • Be sure to respond to the criteria listed below
    • Proposal summary sentence (50 words max for marketing materials)

     

    If Your Proposal Is Accepted: Lead presenter will be notified of acceptance decision no later than June 18, 2020. 

    Interprofessional Student Poster abstracts will continue to be accepted after the official submission deadline. Please contact ipceapps@umn.edu for details on how to submit your poster abstract after the May 15 deadline.

    Student presenters are eligible for the deeply discounted Student Registration Rate. When registering with this rate, students will be required to submit verification of their student status. If resourcing is an issue, please contact ipceapps@umn.edu to inquire about student scholarships, which may be available but are not guaranteed.

     

 

Presenter Expectations

All presenting authors must register and attend the virtual Nexus Summit 2020. Presenters are responsible for their own conference registration fees. Audio/video recordings will 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 identified in the abstract. Final versions of all accepted presentation materials must be submitted in PDF format after the virtual Nexus Summit.

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.

Please contact ipceapps@umn.edu with any questions about the submission process or format. Robust instructions and guidance will be given to accepted presenters to support the transition of content to virtual formats for Nexus Summit 2020.

 

Submission Process

The submission portal will open and be linked from this page on February 12, 2020. The early abstract submission deadline is May 15, 2020, but rolling submissions will be accepted for peer review through June 5. 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.
 
For questions about abstract submission, contact ipceapps@umn.edu.

 

Proposal Submission Calendar:

Milestone Timeframe
Call for abstracts released February 3, 2020
Online submission portal opens February 12, 2020
Call for abstracts closes 11:59 p.m. CT on June 5, 2020
Notifications to all lead presenters by June 18, 2020

 

Submit Your Abstract Here