Call for Abstracts

You can access the Call for Abstracts Submission Portal here.

In-Person and Virtual Nexus Summit 2022

Nexus Summit 2022 will include both in-person and virtual experiences. Specific themes will be aligned with each program format to maximize opportunities for our stakeholders to showcase their accomplishments, outcomes and innovations.
 

Featured in both formats (in-person and virtual):

  • Interprofessional Learning for Collaborative Practice and Education

Join us in-person in Minneapolis on August 20-23, 2022 for:

  • Interprofessional Collaboration to Address Health Equity, Racism and Bias
  • Building the IPE Case Through Information, Evidence, and Outcomes

Join us virtually on September 13-14, 2022 for:

  • Partnerships Advancing Care with People and Communities
  • Person, Family and Community-Engaged Practice and Education


Strategic Imperatives: Five strategic priorities emerged from Nexus Summit 2021 and are shaping the National Center’s work.  They also serve to inform the Nexus Summit 2022 Call for Abstracts. These imperatives represent priorities expressed by the practice and education community - and remain important areas of focus for the National Center. Visit our website to learn more about the Strategic Imperatives guiding Nexus Summit 2022.
 

Conference Themes

The five conference themes for Nexus Summit 2022 span the breadth of interprofessional practice and education, across the continuum of care and education. These themes emphasize engagement, partnership and collaboration as we learn with, from, and about each other’s work to focus on what matters most. We invite submissions that align with the themes described below. 
 

In-Person and Virtual Nexus Summit:

1. Interprofessional Learning for Collaborative Practice and Education

Abstracts in this theme may include work around interprofessional practice and education curriculum, technology-driven models (simulation, telehealth, EHR, AI/machine learning, etc.), virtual collaborations, informal and workplace learning models, continuing professional development, faculty/preceptor development, student-led and engaged initiatives and collaborations, workforce development and retention, and others. 

Note: In order to provide greater flexibility and accessibility for presenters and attendees, presentations in this theme will be offered in both the in-person and virtual Nexus Summit 2022 experiences. Preference will be given to those interested in presenting during the in-person Nexus Summit on August 20-23, 2022.

In-Person Nexus Summit (August 20-23, 2022):

2. Interprofessional Collaboration to Address Health Equity, Racism and Bias

Abstracts accepted in this theme may include interprofessional models to address social determinants of health, addressing individual and systemic racism and other biases, interprofessional advances in health equity including with marginalized and underserved populations, addressing the impact of racism and bias within and among members of the health team, and others. 

3. Building the IPE Case Through Information, Evidence, and Outcomes

Abstracts accepted in this theme may include assessment and evaluation of IPE, program implementation in practice informed by outcomes data, using big data, informatics and the electronic health record for interprofessional innovation,  application of the social sciences and humanities to IPE, and others.

Virtual Nexus Summit (September 13-14, 2022):

4. Partnerships Advancing Care with People and Communities

Abstracts in this theme may cross the entire health and education continuum and may include clinical models of interprofessional practice to improve outcomes (e.g. integrated behavioral health, integrated dental care, etc.), academic-community and academic-practice partnerships, partnerships to impact population health, workforce development and retention, technology-driven practice models (simulation, telehealth, EHR, AI/machine learning, etc.), and others.

 5. Person, Family and Community-Engaged Practice and Education

Abstracts accepted in this theme may include engagement with community members and patients to co-create curriculum, using the arts, humanities and social sciences to expand IPE, enhancing community engagement and capacity, and others.

 

Selecting Your Format and Theme 

As you review the presentation formats and the conference themes for Nexus Summit 2022, examine the best fit to share your work. You will be asked to select a theme as part of the submission process, and include keywords to help aid attendees in selecting sessions most meaningful to them. Final thematic placement will be determined by the National Center at the close of the call for abstracts. Submissions that show clear design for impact on the Quadruple Aim1,2 will be given priority.  

When you are ready to submit, you can access the Submission Portal here. You will be guided through the process in the Submission Portal and will be able to return to the Submission Portal as often as necessary to complete your submission.

Who should submit an abstract?

We encourage submissions from teams and individuals working to improve learning and health outcomes in practice and/or education settings. This may include clinicians, educators, learners, policy makers, lay persons engaged in co-creation of practice and/or education, individuals, families, and caregivers, and those involved in interprofessional practice and education in all settings. 

We encourage clinicians and practitioners to submit their practice transformation initiatives aimed to improve team-based care and impact outcomes that matter most to those being served. 
 

Key Dates

Timeframe Milestone

March 7, 2022

Call for Abstracts opens

March 14, 2022

Submission Portal opens

May 19, 2022

Call for Abstracts closes

May 23, 2022

Peer review opens

June 6, 2022

Peer review closes

June 20, 2022

Decision communications sent to presenters

July 8, 2022

Presenters confirm information and attendance

July - August, 2022

Presenters submit presentation materials 

July 29, 2022

Registration deadline for presenters

August 20 - 23, 2022

In-person Nexus Summit 2022

September 13-14, 2022

Virtual Nexus Summit 2022

 

Peer Review Criteria

All abstracts will be peer reviewed according to the following core criteria:

  • Aligns with the overall Nexus Summit objectives and themes.
  • Aligns with the selected theme.
  • Represents an interprofessional initiative in which members of two or more professions work together and learn about, from, and with each other. Presentation teams do not need to be interprofessional, but abstract content must represent an interprofessional collaboration.
  • Provides Nexus Summit attendees the opportunity to gain practical knowledge and skills.

 

Priority will be given to abstracts demonstrating:

  • Meaningful engagement and inclusion of patient, individual, family, community, and/or caregiver perspective
  • Inclusion of a patient on the author or presenter team
  • Inclusion of a student/learner on the author or presenter team.
  • Measurable learning and/or health outcomes
  • Measurable impact of interprofessional teams on health equity
  • Identification and addressing of factors beyond clinical care (e.g. social determinants) that affect the health of individuals, communities, and populations
  • Design to impact Quadruple Aim¹ outcomes (enhancing patient experience, improving population health, increasing value, and improving the wellness of the health care team)

 

Presentation Formats

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

  • Seminar - a 60-minute skill-building workshop to introduce knowledge and/or skills that are immediately actionable
  • Lightning Talk - 10-minute presentations, grouped thematically with two other presentations during a 60-minute session with a group discussion and Q&A 
  • Professional Poster - a PDF and printed poster describing an interprofessional practice, education, research, or policy initiative, and with an emphasis on outcomes
  • Interprofessional Student/Learner Poster - a PDF poster and short video presentation describing an interprofessional student/learner-led practice, education, research, or policy initiative. The presentation team must be led by a student or learner enrolled in a formal education program.

Access the abstract submission portal here

Seminar

Seminars are 60-minute, deep-dive, skill-building workshops based upon the presenter's work that is advancing the field of interprofessional practice and education. The seminar format is intended to provide attendees with information and practical skills based on the Summit themes to apply back home. Seminars must incorporate active learning. The seminar format will be offered during both the in-person and virtual Nexus Summit.

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, and a CV or resume) for one lead presenter (this will be the main contact for the presentation. Please double check the accuracy of contact information.)
  • Name and contact information for additional authors and presenters: include credentials, affiliations, email addresses, social media, and a CV or resume (each presenter will be asked to log in and provide their information if the abstract is accepted, so please double check the accuracy of contact information).
  • All contributing authors and presenters must complete a disclosure of financial interest (online form)
  • Brief marketing bio for all authors and presenters (100 word max per author and presenter)
  • Selected conference theme
  • Seminar abstract (500 words max) must include:
    • A description of the seminar
    • A discussion of how Summit theme will be addressed
    • A minimum of three learning objectives (e.g. “after attending this session, the learner will be able to…”)
    • Immediately actionable skills and/or practical knowledge intended for the participants to gain
    • Active learning strategies to be used
    • Description of how the seminar fulfills the priority criteria above, if applicable
  • Seminar summary sentence (50 words max for marketing materials)
  • Three keywords that describe characteristics of the session 
  • If your abstract is not accepted as a Seminar, are you interested in presenting the content in a Lightning Talk format? Yes/No.


Logistics:

  • Presenters should be prepared for 5-45 attendees. Seminar presenters should plan for the majority of the seminar to be active learning.
  • All abstracts will be peer reviewed for acceptance using the core criteria above.


If Your Abstract Is Accepted: Lead Seminar presenter will be notified of acceptance decision no later than June 20, 2022. All accepted sessions will be peer reviewed for Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Continuing Education and evaluated using a National Center standard program evaluation framework.

If Your Abstract Is Not Accepted: Qualified abstracts will be considered for Lightning Talks.

Lightning Talk

At the Nexus Summit 2022, Lightning Talks are 10-minute presentations, grouped thematically with two other presentations during a 60-minute session with a group discussion and Q&A.  Presenters are encouraged to focus their Lightning Talks to maximize learning in a short period of time.  Share your innovative design, research, practical models, lessons learned, evaluation approach, data, or outcomes.

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
  • Name and contact information (credentials, affiliation, email address, social media, and a CV or resume) for one lead presenter (this will be the main contact for the presentation. Please double check the accuracy of contact information.)
  • Name and contact information for additional authors and presenters: include credentials, affiliations, email addresses, social media, and a CV or resume (each presenter will be asked to log in and provide their information if the abstract is accepted, so please be sure contact information is accurate).
  • All contributing authors and presenters must complete a disclosure of financial interest (online form)
  • Brief marketing bio of all authors and presenters (100 word max per author and presenter)
  • Selected conference theme
  • Lightning Talk abstract (300 words maximum) must include:
    • A description of the Lightning Talk
    • A discussion of how the Summit theme will be addressed
    • A description of how the Lightning Talk will provide knowledge to learners or describe outcomes that contribute toward better care, better value and better education in practice and community settings
    • Description of how the Lightning Talk fulfills the core criteria above, if applicable
  • Lightning Talk summary sentence (50 words max for marketing materials)
  • Three keywords that describe characteristics of the session
  • If your abstract is not accepted as a Lightning Talk, are you interested in presenting the content in a Poster format? Yes/No.

All abstracts will be peer reviewed for acceptance using the core criteria above.


If Your Proposal Is Accepted: Lead presenter will be notified of acceptance decision no later than June 20, 2022. All accepted sessions will be peer reviewed for Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Continuing Education and evaluated using a National Center standard program evaluation framework.


If Your Abstract Is Not Accepted: Qualified abstracts will be considered for Poster presentations. 
 

Professional Poster Session

Professional Posters 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.

Professional posters will be presented in a traditional poster session setting during the in-person Nexus Summit on August 20-23. Presenters will be expected to submit a PDF of their poster in advance of the session to be posted on the Summit website. Presenters must also bring a physical printed copy of their poster for the poster session. Printed posters should be 2 feet by 3 feet and may be landscape or portrait orientation. Poster boards and pins will be provided. At least one poster author must be present during the poster session.

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, and will be asked to log in and provide their information if the abstract is accepted. Please double check the accuracy of contact information.)
  • Name and contact information for additional authors and presenters: include credentials, affiliations, email addresses, social media
  • Brief marketing bio of all authors and presenters (100 word maximum per author and presenters)
  • Selected conference theme
  • Poster abstract (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
    • Description of how the poster fulfills the core criteria above, if applicable
  • Poster summary sentence (50 words max for marketing materials)
  • Three keywords that describe characteristics of the session

All abstracts will be peer reviewed for acceptance using the core criteria above.
 

If Your Proposal Is Accepted: Lead presenter will be notified of the acceptance decision no later than June 20, 2022.
 

Interprofessional Student/Learner Poster

Students or learners enrolled in a formal education program are encouraged to submit abstracts for Interprofessional Student/Learner poster presentations. The student/learner poster session will take place during the virtual Nexus Summit 2022 on September 13-14, 2022. 

Student/learner posters will be featured on the Nexus Summit website. To support professional development and learning, all student/learner posters will be reviewed by individuals with interprofessional practice and education expertise. Authors of each student/learner poster will be provided with personalized feedback to  support their professional development. In addition, one student/learner poster will be awarded the Interprofessional Student/Learner Poster Award.

Student/learner posters at the virtual Nexus Summit 2022 will be delivered by short, pre-recorded video presentations using FlipGrid, and attendees can view and respond to poster presentations asynchronously through comments on a discussion board. Poster presenters will be expected to submit a PDF version of their poster to be featured in the virtual poster session. More information on recording and presentation of posters will be given to accepted presenters following the peer review.

Interprofessional Student/Learner Poster Submission Details

Components of the Poster Session Abstract

Gather the following information for your Interprofessional Student/Learner 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. Please double check the accuracy of contact information.)
  • Name and contact information for additional authors and presenters: include credentials, affiliations, email addresses, social media
  • Brief bio of all authors and presenters (100 word maximum per author and presenters)
  • Selected conference theme
  • Poster abstract (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
    • Description of how the poster fulfills the core criteria above, if applicable
  • Poster summary sentence (50 words max for marketing materials)
  • Three keywords that describe characteristics of the session

All abstracts will be peer reviewed for acceptance using the criteria above. To be considered for the Interprofessional Student/Learner Poster session, the presentation team must be led by a student or learner enrolled in a formal education program.


If Your Proposal Is Accepted:

  • Lead presenter will be notified of the acceptance decision no later than June 20, 2022.
  • Student/Learner presenters are eligible for the deeply discounted Student/Learner Registration Rate. When registering with this rate, students/learners 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 Nexus Summit 2022 format (in person and/or virtual) in which their abstract was accepted (see themes, above). Presenters are responsible for their own conference registration fees. Registration will open in April 2022.

Audio/video recordings may be made by the National Center of all accepted presentations to be made available to registrants in a recorded format. Your submission of an abstract constitutes your agreement that recording can be made and distributed by the National Center. Email correspondence about decisions will be sent to lead presenters identified in the abstract. All authors and presenters on accepted abstracts will be contacted by email to complete presenter tasks after abstract decisions are made.

NOTE: All Seminar and Lightning Talk abstracts will be evaluated for Jointly Accredited Interprofessional Continuing Education Credit by the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education Office of Interprofessional Continuing Professional Development (National Center OICPD). Therefore, all contributing authors and presenters will be asked to disclose any financial relationships with ineligible companies, as the National Center OICPD is a Jointly Accredited Provider of Interprofessional Continuing Education Credit and abides by the ACCME’s Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education.  Any potential conflicts of interest will be mitigated prior to the Nexus Summit.

Draft or final Seminar and Lightning Talk PowerPoint presentations will be required to be submitted prior to the Summit for accreditation.

Please contact ipceapps@umn.edu with any questions about the submission process or format. Instructions and guidance will be given to accepted presenters to support the presentation of content in the in-person or virtual format. Presenters may be required to attend a live, virtual training in advance of the Nexus Summit 2022.
 

Submission Process

The submission portal can be accessed here. The abstract submission deadline is May 19, 2022. All abstract submissions will be completed online through this portal, which will guide presenters through the process. Presenters may access the portal as often as they like to modify a submission until the abstract is officially submitted on or before the final submission deadline.

NOTE: The submission portal requires one lead presenter. The lead presenter does not need to be the primary author of the abstract, but should represent the logistical contact for the submission. Presenters will be notified of submission status immediately after an abstract is submitted. If you do not receive a submission confirmation, please double check that the final “Submit” step was completed. Presenters will be notified of acceptance status no later than June 20, 2022.

 

For questions about abstract submission, contact ipceapps@umn.edu.