Nexus Summit 2021: Working Together in the Nexus
Announcement from the Co-Chairs

One year into the COVID-19 pandemic, our work is still evolving as we continue to LEAN IN to a rapidly changing world. This past year has taught us important lessons about the positive impact of interprofessional collaboration for practice and education in this uniquely challenging time. We continue to learn how interprofessional practice and education (the New IPE) can make a difference in addressing health equity, engaging patients, families and communities in co-creation of practice and education, and lead to important Quadruple Aim outcomes.

We are excited to come together to learn from, with and about the work we are all doing to change practice, education and health for the better! We have engaged with our Summit partners, advisors, AIHC members, and YOU to understand how to best deliver an impactful, high-value program during this still uncertain time.

We are thrilled that Nexus Summit 2021 will again be co-sponsored by AIHC and NCICLE. Based on your input, we will once again host a virtual summit, held over several days in September and October. Lessons learned during Nexus Summit 2020 and since will inform the scheduling and design of programming. We will include provocative plenaries, engaging seminars and lightning talks with learning once again facilitated by expert Track Leaders. We are creating additional opportunities for engagement and networking throughout the program, and bringing back our successful Conversation Cafes, all facilitated by our “More than a Meeting©” platform.

Nexus Summit 2021 will continue to address Strategic Priority Action Areas defined during last year’s Nexus Summit. Themes will include:

  • Innovations in Interprofessional Learning: in Practice and/or the Classroom
  • Innovations in Interprofessional Collaborative Practice (NEW for 2021!)
  • Patient-Engaged and Co-created Practice and Education
  • The Nexus of Health Equity

We were thrilled to welcome more peer-reviewed presentations and participants than ever to Nexus Summit 2020 and are excited to keep up the momentum! The Call for Abstracts will be open soon. We are looking forward to an exciting, informative and productive Nexus Summit 2021!

We want to hear from you! Have input on a topic or engagement strategy you’d like to see at the Nexus Summit? Send us an email at


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Barbara Brandt, PhD, FNAP
Director and Co-Chair
Chris Arenson
Christine Arenson, M.D.
Co-Director and Co-Chair