Nexus Summit 2019 Themes


Optimizing the Interprofessional Clinical Learning Environment

Co-host: National Collaborative on Improving the Clinical Learning Environment (NCICLE)

Key ResourceAchieving the Optimal Interprofessional Clinical Learning Environment: Proceedings from an NCICLE Symposium

Signature EventCLE Innovation Challenge

The clinical learning environment is the true Nexus; the place where collaborative practice and education come together to improve health care, deliver higher value and assure that we can prepare the workforce for the work today and ahead. To optimize clinical learning for all learners – students, providers, patients, educators, healthcare organizations – we need better strategies for  how to engage patients and families in CLEs, how to make a compelling case for the value of student learners in CLEs, and much more.  Immerse yourself in the latest knowledge and best practices for CLE while taking advantage of action-oriented activities to develop solutions to implement in your home settings.


Aligning Education and Practice for Workforce Transformation and Health System Change

Strategic Resource: National Academies of Medicine Global Forum on Innovation in Health Professions Education. In November 2018, the National Center co-hosted a Global Forum workshop called “Strengthening the Connection between Health Professions Education and Practice.” Videos and presentations are available to review.

Signature Event: The Clinical Learning Environment: Where Practice and Education Collide and Shape the Future of Health Care

The workforce of the future will likely look different from the workforce we are preparing today.  Themes of practicing at top of license, optimizing teams, addressing shortages in primary care and other settings pose many new opportunities and challenges for all stakeholders in interprofessional practice and education.  At the crux of this dialogue is how education and practice will work together toward a common understanding and plan for shaping health care and demonstrating value to patients and health care organizations.


Quality Interprofessional Education and Accreditation

Strategic Partner: Health Professions Accreditors Collaborative

Key ResourceGuidance on Developing Quality Interprofessional Education for the Health Professions

Quality Interprofessional Education in the US is developed and delivered within a context of accreditation policies and standards. In early February 2019, the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education and the Health Professions Accreditors Collaborative (HPAC) released a landmark document, “Guidance on Developing Quality Interprofessional Education for the Health Professions” to encourage collaboration among health professions schools and programs and accreditors and to support acceleration of quality IPE. Learn about this important report by clicking the link above, and at the Nexus Summit 2019 and explore how this new guidance will facilitate innovations in quality IPE.


Integrating Patients and Families in Interprofessional Practice and Education

Strategic ResourceNexus Summit 2018 Plenary, “Isn’t it Time We Really Engage Patients, Families and Communities in Interprofessional Practice and Education?”

Signature Event: Patient/Family Experience Nexus Story Night 

Patients and families are the indisputable center of health care. They are why we strive for better care, better value and better education.  Fully engaging patients and families as members of the team in the clinical learning environment continue to be a challenge.  At the Nexus Summit 2018, patients shared their experiences in words and art; they reflected on presentations and poster sessions.  This year our goal is to amplify the patient and family voice throughout the Nexus Summit. Come be a part of powerful storytelling events, learn best practices in patient and family-centered interprofessional care and propose new models and strategies.