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Be prepared, this isn’t your average meeting…

The key words we hope to hear about the Nexus Summit 2019 are “active,” “solution-oriented” and “inclusive.” This is a year of engaging all stakeholders in advancing interprofessional health care practice and education to improve care, deliver higher value and work together to assure that the health care workforce is prepared for the opportunities ahead. We believe that learning in practice and improving clinical learning environments is the key.

We have chosen four major themes for the Nexus Summit 2019; all are associated with significant opportunities for dialogue and action and groundbreaking reports by strategic partners of the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education.

 

2019 Themes:

Optimizing the Interprofessional Clinical Learning Environment

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

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

Signature Event: CLE 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.

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 Resource: Guidance 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 Resource: Nexus Summit 2018 Plenary, “Isn’t it Time We Really Engage Patients, Families and Communities in Interprofessional Practice and Education?”

Signature Event: Patient Experience Story Hour (evening event, more information on summit2019.nexusipe.org)

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.  


Challenge yourself to think differently as we work together to integrate scholarship and science with the policy and administration of learning and care delivery – with a focus on the shared goal of improving learning and performance in practice for better patient care and outcomes.

Expect the unexpected as our expert patient responders walk with you through the Nexus Summit experiences, sharing observations, challenging assumptions and inspiring ideas.

Desire to learn as you spend time together with valued stakeholders in the clinical learning environment including health professionals, health system leaders, payers, educators, students, policy analysts and patients and families will convene for learning and development toward an action-oriented agenda.

 

About the Call for Abstracts

For Nexus Summit 2019, the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education is calling for abstracts for peer-reviewed skills-based workshops, Lightning Talks, professional and student posters, and Resource Exchanges, which will take place during the Nexus Fair.  All peer-reviewed categories will be asked to respond to one or more of the Summit themes:

  • Optimizing the Interprofessional Clinical Learning Environment
  • Aligning Education and Practice for Workforce Transformation and Health System Change
  • Quality Interprofessional Education and Accreditation
  • Integrating Patients and Families in Interprofessional Practice and Education

 

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

  1. Skills-Based Workshop (peer reviewed)
    Skills-based workshops are 60-minute active-learning sessions. Workshop leaders will offer actionable knowledge and will present specific skills and/or competencies needed to optimize clinical learning environments, better align education and practice, optimize teams and the workforce, and integrate patients/people and families into IPE. Attendees will leave with practical skills to apply back home. Presenters are encouraged to plan most of the workshop time in active learning and skill building.

    Skills-Based Workshops Submission Details

    The National Center is seeking abstracts for 60-minute active-learning, practical, skills-based workshops. Workshop presenters must offer practical tips and convey specific knowledge, skills and/or competencies.  Workshops will be held August 19-20, 2019.
     

    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 3 additional presenters)
    • Brief bio of presenter(s) (100 word maximum per presenter)
    • Workshop theme(s) the abstract aligns with:  (select all that apply)
      • Optimizing the Interprofessional Clinical Learning Environment
      • Aligning Education and Practice for Workforce Transformation and  Health System Change
      • Quality Interprofessional Education and Accreditation
      • Integrating Patients and Families in Interprofessional Practice and Education
    • Workshop description (500 words maximum) must include:
      • Discuss how you are addressing the selected theme(s)
      • Describe how the workshop will provide knowledge and skills that contribute toward better care, better value and better education in practice and community settings
      • Include a minimum of three learner outcomes that describe actionable knowledge and specific skills that learners will gain
      • Include a minimum of two active-learning strategies
      • Include amount of time dedicated to active-learning and skill-building
      • 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)
    • 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 1 wireless microphone). Please indicate and describe if additional A/V support is required at an additional cost to the presenter.

     

    Skills-Based Workshop Review Process and Criteria

    The Nexus Summit Proposal Review Committee will review workshop proposals. The following criteria will be used to evaluate proposals:

    • Aligns with selected Summit theme(s)
    • Addresses how knowledge and skill will contribute better care, better value, and better education in practice and community settings
    • Provides actionable knowledge and specific skills that learners will be able to take home and use
    • Incorporates active and engaging learning strategies
    • Majority of time dedicated to active-learning and skill-building

     

    If Your Proposal Is Accepted: Lead presenter will be notified of acceptance decision no later than April 12, 2019. All accepted sessions will be evaluated using a National Center standard program evaluation framework.

     


     
  2. Lightning Talk (peer reviewed)
    Lightning Talks at the Nexus Summit are 10-minute presentations (maximum of 10 PowerPoint slides) followed by 5 minutes of interactive question and answer discussion with audience members. Time limits will be enforced, and presenters are encouraged to focus their presentations to maximize impact in a short period of time. Slides, if used, should be mostly visual. Share your research, practical model, lessons learned, evaluation structure and data, outcomes, or innovative design in a dynamic, short presentation format.

    Lightning Talk Submission Details

    The National Center is seeking abstracts for Lightning Talks, 10 minute presentations (maximum of 10 PowerPoint slides) followed by 5 minutes of interactive question and answer discussion with audience members. Time limits will be enforced, and presenters are encouraged to focus their presentations to maximize impact in a short period of time. If multiple authors, only one author should plan to present the talk. Slides, if used, should be mostly visual. Presenters are encouraged to share research, practical models, lessons learned, evaluation structure and data, outcomes, or innovative designs in a dynamic, short presentation format. Lightning Talks will be held August 19-20, 2019.
     

    Components of a Lightning Talk Abstract

    The following information should be incorporated in your Lightning Talk abstract:

    • Title
    • Name and contact information (credentials, affiliation, email) for one lead presenter
    • Additional authors : (include credentials, affiliations, email addresses for up to one additional presenters)
    • Brief bio of author(s) (100 word maximum per author)
    • Lightning Talk theme(s) the abstract aligns with:  (select all that apply)
      • Optimizing the Interprofessional Clinical Learning Environment
      • Aligning Education and Practice for Workforce Transformation and  Health System Change
      • Quality Interprofessional Education and Accreditation
      • Integrating Patients and Families in Interprofessional Practice and Education
    • Lightning Talk description (300 words maximum) must include:
      • Discuss how you are addressing the selected theme(s)
      • Describe how the Lightning Talk will provide knowledge or describe outcomes that contribute toward better care, better value and better education in practice and community settings
      • 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
    • Lightning Talk summary sentence (50 words maximum for marketing materials)
    • Social media handle(s)

     

    Lightning Talk Review Process and Criteria

    Lightning Talk proposals will be reviewed by the Nexus Summit Proposal Review Committee.

    The following criteria will be used to evaluate proposals:

    • Aligns with selected Summit theme(s)
    • Addresses how knowledge and skills will contribute  better care, better value, and better education in practice and community settings
    • Provides actionable knowledge that learners will be able to take home and use

     

    If Your Proposal Is Accepted: Lead presenter will be notified of acceptance decision no later than April 12, 2019. All accepted sessions will be evaluated using a National Center standard program evaluation framework.

     


     
  3. Nexus Fair Resource Exchange Station
    The Nexus Fair is a 90-minute interactive learning environment that facilitates synergy among initiatives and organizations. Resource Exchange Stations are table-top presentations, and 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. More than an exhibit hall, the Nexus Fair is “networking with a purpose,” and provides attendees a forum to share resources with colleagues and make powerful connections.

    Nexus Fair Resource Exchange Station Submission Details

    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 two chairs, 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 short bursts of conversation with attendees, short laptop presentations, handouts and other materials to share information about your resources and create key connections.

    The Nexus Summit theme, Optimizing Interprofessional Clinical Learning Environments: Better Care, Better Value, Better Education 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 August 19-20, 2019. 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
      • Describe resource/outcomes to be shared
      • 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)
    • Social media handle(s)

     


     
  4. Professional Poster Session (peer reviewed)
    The Nexus Summit 2019 is bringing back the popular poster sessions during the Nexus Fair. Poster presentations are designed for presenters to interact with attendees and share and present research, innovation, student projects, 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 Poster Submission Details

    The poster session is an opportunity for individuals or organizations to present data, outcomes, and evidence resulting from interprofessional practice and education initiatives.  The Nexus Summit theme, Optimizing Interprofessional Clinical Learning Environments: Better Care, Better Value, Better Education drives an effort to highlight the practical success factors and critical intersection points between interprofessional education and collaborative practice throughout the nation. Poster presentations, organized in 90-minute sessions, will be held during the Nexus Fair on August 19-20, 2019. 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 title
    • Name and contact information (credentials, affiliation, email) for lead author
    • Name and contact information (credentials, affiliation, email) for additional authors (if applicable)
    • Poster theme(s) the abstract aligns with:  (select all that apply)
      • Optimizing the Interprofessional Clinical Learning Environment
      • Aligning Education and Practice for Workforce Transformation and  Health System Change
      • Quality Interprofessional Education and Accreditation
      • Integrating Patients and Families in Interprofessional Practice and Education
    • 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)
    • Social media handle(s)

     

    Poster Session Review Process and Criteria

    The Nexus Summit Proposal Review Committee will review poster session proposals. The following criteria will be used to evaluate proposals:

    • Aligns with selected Summit theme(s)
    • Addresses how knowledge and skill will contribute better care, better value, and better education in practice and community settings
    • Provides actionable knowledge that learners will be able to take home and use


    If Your Proposal Is Accepted: Lead presenter will be notified of acceptance decision no later than April 12, 2019. All accepted posters will be evaluated using a National Center standard program evaluation framework.

     


     
  5. Interprofessional Student Poster
    Student attendees of the Nexus Summit 2019 are encouraged to submit abstracts for student poster presentations during the Nexus Fair. Student posters will be specifically called out in the conference program, and all student posters will be reviewed by a committee of IPE experts at the Nexus Summit. The rich feedback resulting from this review will support student learning and contribute to the selection of one student poster to receive the Interprofessional Student Poster Award during the awards ceremony at the Nexus Summit.

    Interprofessional Student Poster Submission Details

    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, Optimizing Interprofessional Clinical Learning Environments: Better Care, Better Value, Better Education 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 August 19-20, 2019. 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, August 20, 2019.
    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 Professional Poster 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)
    • Workshop theme(s) the abstract aligns with:  (select all that apply)
      • Optimizing the Interprofessional Clinical Learning Environment
      • Aligning Education and Practice for Workforce Transformation and  Health System Change
      • Quality Interprofessional Education and Accreditation
      • Integrating Patients and Families in Interprofessional Practice and Education
    • 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)
    • 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:

    • Aligns  with selected Summit theme(s)
    • Addresses  how knowledge and skill will  contribute  better care, better value, and better education in practice and community settings
    • Provides actionable knowledge and specific skills that learners will be able to take home and use


    Priority review will be given to submissions received via the online submission form by 5:00 p.m. CDT on March 15, 2019. All priority submissions will be notified of status by April 12, 2019.

     


     

Presenter expectations

All presenting author/s must register and attend Nexus Summit 2019. Presenters are responsible for their own travel, accommodations and conference registration fees. Audio or video recordings may be made of all accepted presentations. 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 submitting presenters. Final versions of all accepted presentation materials (workshops, Resource Exchange Stations, Lightning Talks, and posters) must be submitted in PDF format for inclusion in the post-conference online resource archive.

Additionally, peer-reviewed workshops and Lightning Talks will be evaluated for Jointly Accredited Interprofessional Continuing Education Credit. Therefore, presenters will be asked to disclose any potential conflict(s) 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 PowerPoint presentations will be required to be submitted no less than three weeks prior to the Nexus Summit 2019 for accreditation and presentation.

 

Submission Process

The submission portal will open and be linked from this page on February 8, 2019. All abstract submissions will be completed online. The submission site will guide the presenter through the process. Abstracts are formatted automatically. Presenters 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. Presenters will be notified of submission status immediately after an abstract is submitted.

 

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

 

Proposal Submission Calendar:

Milestone Timeframe
Call for abstracts released February 1, 2019
Online submission portal opens February 8, 2019
Call for abstracts closes 5 pm Central Time on March 15, 2019
Notifications to all lead presenters April 12, 2019

Submit Your Abstract