CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

The Call for Abstracts has closed

Submission deadline has been extended to midnight CDT, Friday March 16, 2018

Presenters will be notified April 13, 2018

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Overview of Summit Themes

Nexus Summit 2018 brings together a growing community of health professionals and educators who are committed to a future in health care where interprofessional teams improve the health of individuals and the communities where they live.  Join the discussion, learn with others, and push the envelope on interprofessional approaches, concepts, policies and ideas that will advance how we collectively improve experiences, outcomes and costs in health care and education.

For Nexus Summit 2018, the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education is calling for abstracts for peer-reviewed workshops, posters, and Nexus Fair Resource Exchanges.  In the Nexus, our commitment is to bridge the gap between how health professions learners (education) and health professionals (practice) create people-centered and outcomes-focused teams to learn together and make real-world improvements.

Abstracts should reflect this commitment and address one or more of the following important focus areas to be highlighted during Nexus Summit 2018:

  • Integrating the patient voice in care and education
  • Engaging leaders in advancing and sustaining interprofessional practice and education
  • Creating optimal interprofessional clinical learning environments
  • Exploring the role and influence of technology in interprofessional care delivery and learning
  • Realizing opportunities for new models of practice and education program development
  • Building resilient teams for changing times

Consider submitting proposals for these session options:
 

Skills-Based Workshops

Skills-based workshops are 90-minute active-learning sessions. Workshop leaders will offer actionable knowledge and will present specific skills and/or competencies needed to scale beyond IPE pilot models, create power teams for more effective and efficient care, and move the education and practice vision into action.

Submission Details for Skills-Based Workshops

The National Center is seeking abstracts for 90-minute active-learning, practical, skills-based workshops. Workshop leaders must offer practical tips and convey specific knowledge, skills and/or competencies. Workshops will be held July 29-31, 2018.

Components of a Skills-Based Workshop Abstract

The following information should be incorporated in your workshop abstract:

  • Title
  • Name and contact information (credentials, affiliation, email) for one lead presenter
  • Additional workshop presenters: (include credentials, affiliations, email addresses for up to 5 additional presenters)
  • Brief bio of presenter(s) (100 word maximum per presenter)
  • Group Affiliation (if applicable): Nexus Innovations Network; Nursing Education Practice, Quality and Retention; Accelerating Change; partner (please define) – select all that apply
  • Workshop focus area:
    • Integrating the patient voice in care and education
    • Engaging leaders in advancing and sustaining interprofessional practice and education
    • Exploring the role and influence of technology in interprofessional care delivery and learning
    • Realizing opportunities for new models of practice and education program development
    • Building resilient teams for changing times
  • Workshop description (500 words maximum) must include:
    • How effort aligns interprofessional education with clinical practice
    • A minimum of three workshop learner outcomes, with descriptions noted (e.g. practical skills, essential new items)
    • A minimum of two models or active learning strategies
    • 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) and social media handle(s)
  • Workshop logistics
    • Minimum and maximum number of participants (to assist in room assignment)
    • Basic A/V is provided in all rooms (screen, LCD projector, laptop, internet and 2 wireless microphones). Please indicate and describe if additional A/V support is required.*

*An additional charge may be incurred for any A/V equipment beyond the basic set-up.  

Skills-Based Workshop Review Process and Criteria

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

  • Organization of topic knowledge
  • Content
  • Clarity
  • Professional Writing
  • Contribution to IPE and appropriate relevance to current climate

If Your Proposal Is Accepted: Lead presenter will be notified of acceptance decision no later than April 13, 2018. All accepted sessions will be evaluated using a National Center standard program evaluation framework.


Nexus Fair Resource Exchange Stations

The Nexus Fair is a 90-minute interactive learning environment that facilitates synergy among initiatives and organizations. Resource Exchange Stations are 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.

Submission Details for Nexus Fair Resource Exchange Stations

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 one chair, and will be set up during one of the 90-minute Nexus Fair sessions. Resource Exchanges are not paid exhibitors, but instead are interactive tabletop presentation settings ideal for handouts, laptop presentations, and other materials to share information about your resources and create key connections.

The Nexus Summit theme, Creating Results: Interprofessional Vision to Action drives an effort to highlight the practical success factors and critical intersection points between interprofessional education and collaborative practice throughout the nation. Selected Resource Exchange submissions will receive a 90-minute Nexus Fair assignment on July 29-31, 2018. Power is not provided to Resource Exchange Stations.

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

The following information should be addressed in the Nexus Fair application:

  • Presentation title
  • Organization name
  • Name and contact information (credentials, affiliation, email) of organization representative(s)
  • Brief bio of representative(s) (100 word maximum per representative)
  • Presentation description (350 word maximum) must include:
    • Project overview
    • Key deliverables or outcomes
    • Describe how participants will be able to apply the knowledge gained once back in their own environment
    • 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) and social media handle(s)

Priority review will be given to submissions received via the online submission form by midnight CDT on March 16, 2018.  All priority submissions will be notified of status by April 13, 2018. Please note:  Limit of two proposals submissions per individual or organization.


Poster Sessions

Building upon the success of the inaugural poster session at the 2017 Nexus Summit, peer-reviewed posters will be featured during the Nexus Fair sessions. This is an opportunity for individuals or organizations to present data, outcomes, and evidence resulting from interprofessional practice and education initiatives. In addition to the general call for poster abstracts, 2018 features a special opportunity for students to submit posters.

Submission Details for Poster Sessions

The poster sessions is an opportunity for individuals or organizations to present data, outcomes, and evidence resulting from interprofessional practice and education initiatives. The National Center will provide easel stands for accepted 2x3 feet boards for presentation. Poster presentations will be during the Nexus Fair on July 29-31, 2018. Presenters are expected to be with their poster during their assigned time to interact with attendees and answer questions.

Components of the Poster Session Abstract:

The following information should be addressed in your poster session abstract submission:

  • Poster Topic
  • Poster Title
  • Name and contact information (affiliation, email) for lead author
  • Name and contact information (affiliation, email) for additional authors (if applicable)
  • National Center affiliation, if any: Nexus Innovations Network; and/or Nursing Education Practice, Quality and Retention; Accelerating Change; partner (please define)
  • Poster description (350-word maximum) should include:
    • o    Background, including statement of problem, and aims
    • o    Design or methodology
    • o    Results (Data, outcomes and evidence)
    • o    Conclusion
    • o    Reflections/lessons learned/implications
    • o    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) and social media handle(s)

Poster Session Review Process and Criteria

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

  • Organization of topic knowledge
  • Content
  • Clarity
  • Professional Writing
  • Contribution to IPE and appropriate relevance to current climate

Priority review will be given to submissions received via the online submission form by midnight CDT on March 16, 2018.  All priority submissions will be notified of status by April 13, 2018.

Submission Details for STUDENT Poster Sessions

Students are encouraged to submit poster abstracts for consideration in the peer review process. The student poster session is an opportunity for students to present data, outcomes, and evidence resulting from interprofessional practice and education initiatives.  The Nexus Summit theme, Creating Results: Interprofessional Vision to Action drives an effort to highlight the practical success factors and critical intersection points between interprofessional education and collaborative practice throughout the nation. Student poster presentations, organized in 90-minute sessions, will be held during the Nexus Fair on July 30-31, 2018. Student presenters are expected to be with their poster during their assigned time to interact with attendees and answer questions.  

Accepted student submissions will receive special recognition in the conference program and one student poster will be selected for the “Interprofessional Student Achievement Award,” which will be presented during the Awards Celebration on Tuesday, July 31.

All submitting student authors must complete a student verification form as part of their application. Abstracts submitted without the student verification form will not be considered.  Fellows, residents, post-doctoral students and working professionals are not eligible for student poster submissions but are encouraged to submit for consideration through the peer review process. 

Components of the Poster Session Abstract:

The following information should be addressed in your poster session abstract submission:

  • Poster title
  • Name, professional program and contact information (credentials, affiliation, email) for lead author
  • Name, professional program and contact information (credentials, affiliation, email) for additional authors (if applicable)
  • Poster description (350-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.
  • Proposal summary sentence (50 words maximum for marketing materials) and social media handle(s)

Poster Session Review Process and Criteria

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

  • Organization of topic knowledge
  • Content
  • Clarity
  • Professional Writing
  • Contribution to IPE and appropriate relevance to current climate

Priority review will be given to submissions received via the online submission form by midnight CDT on March 16, 2018.  All priority submissions will be notified of status by April 13, 2018.


 

Presenter expectations

The presenting author/s must register and attend Nexus Summit 2018. Presenters are responsible for their own travel, accommodations and conference registration fees. If a presentation is selected, audio or video recordings may be made of the presentation. Your submission of an abstract constitutes your agreement that recording can be made and distributed. All correspondence (primarily through email) will be sent to submitting authors. Final versions of all accepted presentation materials (workshops, resource exchange stations, and posters) are expected to be submitted in PDF format for inclusion in the post-conference online resource archive.

Additionally, peer-reviewed workshops will be reviewed for Jointly Accredited Interprofessional Continuing Education Credit. Therefore, presenters will be asked to identify any potential conflict 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. Workshop presentations will be required to be submitted no less than two weeks prior to the Nexus Summit 2018.


Submission Process

All abstract submissions will be completed online. The submission site will guide the applicant through the process. Abstracts are formatted automatically. Applicants 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. Applicants will be notified of submission status immediately after an abstract is submitted.  

 

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