Call for Abstracts


About the Call for Abstracts

Contribute to the conversation and share your expertise at Nexus Summit 2020!

The National Center is calling for abstracts for Seminars (formerly Workshops), Lightning Talks, Professional Posters, Interprofessional Student Posters, and Resource Exchanges at the Nexus Fair. All abstract submissions must be aligned with one primary theme:

  • 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


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

 

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 May 15, 2020
Notifications to all lead presenters June 8, 2020

 

Submit Your Abstract Here

 

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

  1. Seminar
    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.

    Seminar Submission Details

    The National Center is seeking abstracts for 60-minute seminars. Seminar presenters convey specific scholarship, models, knowledge, and/or skils that contributed to measurable outcomes, address one or more Summit themes, and respond to the peer review criteria.  Seminars will be held August 24-26, 2020.
     

    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 maximum per author and presenter)
    • Theme the abstract aligns with (select one primary and one optional secondary theme)
      • 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
      • Education
    • Seminar description (500 words maximum) 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
    • Workshop summary sentence (50 words maximum for marketing materials)
    • Social media handle(s)
    • Logistics:
      • All Seminars should prepare for 10-60 attendees.
      • Basic A/V is provided in all rooms (screen, LCD projector, PC laptop, internet and 1 microphone). Please indicate and describe if additional A/V support is required at an additional cost to the presenter. The National Center will strive to accommodate your requests but makes no guarantee.

     

    Seminar Review Process and Criteria

    Seminar abstracts will be reviewed by the Nexus Summit Proposal Review Committee.
    The following criteria will be used to evaluate proposals:

    • 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

     

    If Your Abstract Is Accepted: Lead presenter will be notified of acceptance decision no later than April 27, 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
    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.

    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 (select one primary and one optional secondary theme)
      • 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
    • 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 maximum for marketing materials and program book)
    • If your abstract is not accepted as a Lightning Talk, are you interested in presenting the content in a poster format? Yes/No.

     

    Lightning Talk Review Process and Criteria

    Lightning Talk abstracts will be reviewed by the Nexus Summit Proposal Review Committee.
    The following criteria will be used to evaluate proposals:

    • 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

     

    If Your Proposal Is Accepted: Lead presenter will be notified of acceptance decision no later than April 27, 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. Nexus Fair Resource Exchange Station
    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.

    Nexus Fair Resource Exchange Station Submission Details

    Nexus Fair Objectives:
    • Provide a dynamic interactive venue for organizations, initiatives and individuals from different sectors in interprofessional education and collaborative practice to meet each other and learn together
    • Share work, policy issues, and trends that impacts your interprofessional practice and education efforts
    • Make new connections that will feed your interest in and commitment to developing and supporting your Nexus upon returning home


    Components of Nexus Fair Resource Exchange Station Abstract

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

    • Title of abstract or presentation
    • Name of organization associated with presentation
    • Name and contact information (credentials, affiliation, email, social media) of organization representative(s). All presenting representatives must complete a disclosure of financial interest and submit a CV or biosketch
    • Brief bio of representative(s) (100 word maximum per representative)
    • Theme the abstract aligns with (select one primary and one optional secondary theme)
      • 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
    • Presentation description (300 word maximum) must include:
      • Project overview
      • Describe resource/outcomes to be shared
      • Discuss how you are addressing the selected theme(s)
      • Detail how the Resource Exchange represents an interprofessional initiative (two or more professions learning about, from, and with each other)
      • Describe how participants will be able to apply the knowledge gained once back in their own environment
      • Outline how the Resource Exchange 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
    • Proposal summary sentence (50 words maximum for marketing materials)

     

    Resource Exchange Review Process and Criteria

    Resource Exchange abstracts will be reviewed by the Nexus Summit Proposal Review Committee. The following criteria will be used to evaluate proposals:

    • 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

     

    If Your Proposal Is Accepted: Lead presenter will be notified of acceptance decision no later than April 27, 2020. All accepted sessions will be evaluated using a National Center standard program evaluation framework.

     


     
  4. Professional Poster Session
    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.

    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 maximum per author and presenter)
    • Theme the abstract aligns with (select one primary and one optional secondary theme)
      • 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
      • Integrating Patients and Families in Interprofessional Practice and Education
    • 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 maximum for marketing materials)
    • Will your poster be portrait or landscape orientation?

     

    Poster Session Review Process and Criteria

    Poster abstracts will be reviewed by the Nexus Summit Proposal Review Committee.
    The following criteria will be used to evaluate proposals:

    • 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


    If Your Proposal Is Accepted: Lead presenter will be notified of acceptance decision no later than April 27, 2020. All accepted posters will be evaluated using a National Center standard program evaluation framework.

     


     
  5. 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.

    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 maximum per author and presenter)
    • Theme the abstract aligns with (select one primary and one optional secondary theme)
      • 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
      • Integrating Patients and Families in Interprofessional Practice and Education
    • 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 maximum for marketing materials)
    • Will your poster be portrait or landscape orientation?


    Poster Session Review Process and Criteria

    Poster abstracts will be reviewed by the Nexus Summit Proposal Review Committee.
    The following criteria will be used to evaluate proposals:

    • 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

     

    If Your Proposal Is Accepted: Lead presenter will be notified of acceptance decision no later than April 27, 2020. All accepted posters will be evaluated using a National Center standard program evaluation framework.

    Interprofessional Student Poster abstracts will continue to be accepted after the official submission deadline. Please contact ipceapps@umn.edu for details.

    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 – PLEASE READ CAREFULLY!

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 submission portal will open and be linked from this page on February 12, 2020. All abstract submissions will be completed online through this portal. The submission portal will guide the presenter through the process. Abstracts are formatted automatically. 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 May 15, 2020
Notifications to all lead presenters June 8, 2020

 

Submit Your Abstract Here