Call for Abstracts

About the Call for Abstracts and Conference Themes/Subthemes

Contribute to the conversation and share your expertise at Nexus Summit 2021!  Building on the success of the 2020 online summit, Nexus Summit 2021 will again be delivered virtually. Last year, we received a record number of abstracts covering a wide breadth of interprofessional practice and education topics. Additionally, the archived content allows registrants to exponentially learn about, with and from experts and colleagues after the live meeting. Nexus Summit 2021 is designed to engage and promote networking to continue our work together.

The Nexus Summit 2021 call for abstracts builds upon the National Center’s strategic framework, as developed into the selected themes for this year. You will be asked to select a preferred theme and subtheme as part of the submission process. Final thematic placement will be determined by the National Center at the close of the call for abstracts. Submissions highlighting lessons learned through the pandemic that will have a lasting impact on how we design, deliver and evaluate interprofessional practice and education are welcomed. Submissions that show clear design for impact on the Quadruple Aim will be given priority. The National Center seeks abstracts aligned with one of the following conference themes (click each theme for subthemes):

Innovations in Interprofessional Learning: in Practice and/or Education
  • Longitudinal interprofessional practice and education curriculum
  • Online, virtual, simulation and technology facilitated interprofessional learning
  • Faculty/Preceptor development to facilitate interprofessional learning
  • Learner-led and engaged interprofessional practice and education
  • Assessment, evaluation, and Big Data
Innovations in Interprofessional Collaborative Practice (NEW for 2021!)
  • Interprofessional collaboration impacting clinical outcomes
  • Interprofessional telehealth models in a changing world
  • Interprofessional team responses to COVID-19
  • Wellbeing in the interprofessional team
  • Addressing the Quadruple Aim through interprofessional collaboration
Client/Patient/Family and Community-Engaged and Co-created Practice and Education
  • IPE designed around community needs
  • Patient and community members as interprofessional educators
  • Models of patient and community engagement in IPE
The Nexus of Health Equity
  • Interprofessional upstreaming: addressing the social determinants of health
  • Models of addressing bias within the interprofessional team
  • Work to dismantle structural and/or systemic racism through interprofessional practice and education
  • Innovative models of connecting educational institutions and practice settings
Leadership and Mentorship
  • Innovations in Interprofessional Learning: In Practice and/or Education
  • Innovations in Interprofessional Collaborative Practice
  • Client/Patient/Family and Community-Engaged and Co-Created Practice and Education
  • The Nexus of Health Equity

 

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Key Dates

Timeframe Milestone
March 30, 2021 Call for abstracts released
April 14, 2021 Submission portal opens
June 6, 2021 Call for abstracts and submission portal closes
July 16, 2021 Presenters notified of decisions
July - August 2021 Presenters finalize presentations, complete speaker tasks, submit draft presentations for CE review
September - October 2021 Nexus Summit 2021


Presentation Formats

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

 

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

  • Aligns with selected theme and subtheme
  • Is an interprofessional initiative in which members of two or more professions work together and learn about, from, and with each other
  • Addresses how learners will gain knowledge and skills that contribute to better care, better value, better education, and increased wellbeing in practice and community settings
  • Provides learners the opportunity to develop practical knowledge and skills to take home and use
  • Priority will be given to abstracts demonstrating:
    • Meaningful engagement and inclusion of the patient, family, community, and/or caregiver
    • Measurable outcomes
    • Measurable impact of interprofessional teams on health equity
  • The National Center welcomes abstracts that highlight emerging and enduring lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic

 

 

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

  1. Seminar

    Seminars are 60-minute, deep-dive, live 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. Selection for inclusion in the Summit will favor seminars that incorporate active learning that maximizes the online format such as polling, whiteboards, discussions, breakout rooms, etc.

    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)
    • Name and contact information for additional authors and presenters: include credentials, affiliations, email addresses, social media
    • All contributing authors and presenters must complete a disclosure of financial interest and submit a CV or biosketch
    • Brief bio of all authors and presenters (100 word max per author and presenter)
    • Theme and preferred subtheme the abstract aligns with (see Conference Themes)
    • Seminar description (500 words max) must include:
      • A minimum of three learning objectives
      • A discussion of how Summit theme will be addressed, highlighting preferred subtheme
      • An outline of the seminar
      • Skills and practical knowledge intended for the participants to gain
      • Active learning strategies, including how Zoom interactivity will be used (i.e., polling, breakout rooms, discussion, etc.)
    • Seminar summary sentence (50 words max for marketing materials)
    • Logistics:
      • All Seminar presenters should prepare for 10-100 attendees attending virtually via Zoom.
      • Seminar presenters will be required to attend a Zoom training prior to the Summit.
      • Seminar presenters should plan for the majority of the seminar to be active learning.

     

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

     

    If Your Abstract Is Accepted: Lead Seminar presenter will be notified of acceptance decision no later than July 16, 2021. All accepted sessions will be peer reviewed for Joint Accreditation 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 or Poster presentations.
     

  2. Lightning Talk

    At the virtual Nexus Summit 2021, Lightning Talks are 15-minute pre-recorded presentations made available to registrants prior to the Summit.  During the Summit, lightning talk presenters are organized in themed discussion sessions facilitated by a leader.  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, outcomes.   

    More information on recording methods will be given to accepted presenters.

    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) for one lead presenter (this will be the main contact for the presentation, so be sure your contact information is accurate)
    • Name and contact information for additional authors and presenters: include credentials, affiliations, email addresses, social media
    • All contributing authors and presenters must complete a disclosure of financial interest and submit a CV or biosketch
    • Brief bio of all authors and presenters (100 word maximum per author and presenters)
    • Theme and preferred subtheme the abstract aligns with (see Conference Themes)
    • Lightning Talk description (300 words maximum) must include:
      • A discussion of how you are addressing the selected theme and subtheme
      • Details of how the Lightning Talk represents an interprofessional initiative (two or more professions learning about, from, and with each other)
      • 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
    • 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.

     

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

     

    If Your Proposal Is Accepted: Lead presenter will be notified of acceptance decision no later than July 16, 2021. All accepted sessions will be peer reviewed for Joint Accreditation 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.

     

  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 through an asynchronous, virtual format. 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 2021 will be delivered by short, pre-recorded video presentations using FlipGrid, and attendees can view and respond to poster presentations through comments on a discussion board. 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)
    • Name and contact information for additional authors and presenters: include credentials, affiliations, email addresses, social media
    • All contributing authors and presenters must complete a disclosure of financial interest and submit a CV or biosketch
    • Brief bio of all authors and presenters (100 word maximum per author and presenters)
    • Theme and preferred subtheme the abstract aligns with (see Conference Themes)
    • 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
    • Proposal summary sentence (50 words max for marketing materials)

     

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


    If Your Proposal Is Accepted: Lead presenter will be notified of acceptance decision no later than July 16, 2021.
     

     

  4. Interprofessional Student/Learner Poster

    Student attendees of the Nexus Summit 2021 are encouraged to submit abstracts for student/learner poster presentations. Student/learner posters will be specifically highlighted in the schedule, and all student/learner 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/learner poster to receive the Interprofessional Student Poster Award at the Nexus Summit.

    Posters at the virtual Nexus Summit 2021 will be delivered by short, pre-recorded video presentations using FlipGrid, and attendees can view and respond to poster presentations through comments on a discussion board. More information on recording and presentation of posters will be given to accepted presenters after 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, so be sure your contact information is accurate)
    • Name and contact information for additional authors and presenters: include credentials, affiliations, email addresses, social media
    • All contributing authors and presenters must complete a disclosure of financial interest and submit a CV or biosketch
    • Brief bio of all authors and presenters (100 word maximum per author and presenters)
    • Theme and preferred subtheme the abstract aligns with (see Conference Themes)
    • 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
    • Proposal summary sentence (50 words max for marketing materials)

     

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

     

    If Your Proposal Is Accepted:

    Lead presenter will be notified of acceptance decision no later than July 16, 2021.

    Interprofessional Student/Learner 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 June 6, 2021 deadline.

    Student/Learner presenters are eligible for the deeply discounted Student/Learner 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 2021. Presenters are responsible for their own conference registration fees. Registration will open in May 2021.

Audio/video recordings will be made 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. All correspondence (primarily through email) will be sent to lead presenters identified in the abstract.

NOTE: All abstracts will be evaluated for Jointly Accredited Interprofessional Continuing Education Credit. Therefore, all contributing authors and presenters will be asked to disclose any potential conflict(s) of interest related to the content to be offered (e.g., ineligible company, 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.  

Draft or final Seminar and Lightning Talk PowerPoint presentations will be required to be submitted no less than three weeks prior to the Nexus Summit 2021 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 presentation of your content in a virtual format during Nexus Summit 2021. Presenters may be required to attend a live training in advance of the Nexus Summit 2021.


Submission Process

The submission portal will open and be linked from this page on April 12, 2021. The abstract submission deadline is June 6, 2021. All abstract submissions will be completed online through this portal, which will guide you through the process. Presenters may access the portal as often as they like to modify the document until they officially submit the abstract, on or before the final submission deadline.

NOTE: the submission portal requires one lead presenter. This 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. Presenters will be notified of acceptance status no later than July 16, 2021.
 
For questions about abstract submission, contact ipceapps@umn.edu.

 

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