The Call for Abstracts is now Closed - Thank You!

The National Academies of Practice (NAP) invites you to submit abstracts for their educational sessions [platform/oral, symposium/panel, workshop and poster] at the 2023 NAP Annual Forum, held March 30 through April 1, 2023, in Washington, DC. 

The 2023 Annual NAP Forum seeks to promote collaboration within its members’ practice, defined as clinical, educational, research, and/or policy settings. This Forum is designed to empower individuals and collaborative teams, with emphasis on the themes of:


VISION 2023 – FOCUS ON THE FUTURE

PRACTICE                                                   ADVOCACY                                   SCHOLARSHIP


Vision 2023 – Focus on the Future: Practice
Some examples might include: 
  • Using the social determinants of health (SDH), discuss/explain interprofessional practice regarding access and quality of care which could support advocacy efforts for different cultures and factors of DEI
  • IPE/IPP activities that promote patient, workplace, school, and community safety
  • IPE/IPP in a broadened and innovative understanding of practice settings
  • Providing professional development opportunities to promote cultural humility and address issues and challenges related to justice, equity, diversity and inclusion
  • Exploring innovative ways of understanding and supporting healthcare team well-being in interprofessional practice
Vision 2023 – Focus on the Future: Advocacy
Some examples may include:
  • Demonstrating advocacy to improve provider and patient satisfaction
  • The 4th aim and mental health for professionals
  • Demonstrating improved patient outcomes by advocating for a focus on trauma informed care by all members of the interprofessional team
  • Efforts aimed at providing more care for COVID long haulers
  • Providing models aimed for supporting and influencing policy and payment within the healthcare system focused on interprofessional practice
  • Advocacy to improve health and team healthcare
  • Criminal prosecution for medical errors
  • Minimizing the impact of social determinants of health
  • Exploring innovative ways of understanding and supporting healthcare team well-being in interprofessional practice
Vision 2023 – Focus on the Future: Scholarship
Some examples may include:
  • Increasing scholarship efforts focused on the student experience and incorporating them into IPE early
  • Increasing communication among intersectional collaborators
  • Scholarship that provides assessment data about roles and responsibilities among professional team members
  • Promoting, providing, and facilitating collaboration with other organizations to increase diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice in healthcare education and service delivery models
  • Scholarship that focuses on ethics/ethical values within IPE and IPP
  • Workforce planning challenges, including evolving illnesses, pandemics, shifting demographics, data privacy, digitalization leadership succession planning
  • IPE and IPP experiences in dedicated education units
  • Exploring innovative ways of understanding and supporting healthcare team well-being in interprofessional practice

We encourage the submission of abstracts for posters or oral presentations that reflect the goals and themes for this year’s Forum. Examples of collaborative efforts include (but are not limited to):

  • Ongoing or completed research involving collaborative efforts among investigators
  • Educational models, courses, offerings that focus on multiple disciplines in a collaborative environment
  • Development or implementation of practice models that involve collaboration among healthcare disciplines
  • Healthcare policy that addresses issues surrounding collaborative practice, education, or research
Selection criteria include:
  • Interprofessional collaboration reflected in authorship (at least 2 disciplines or professions)
  • Congruence with conference themes
  • Relevance/significance of the topic to interprofessional practice, education, research, or policy
  • Clarity of purpose and objectives
  • Evidence that justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion will be addressed
  • Background/rationale
  • Appropriate methods for type of session
  • Accurate interpretation of findings, including lessons learned, potential contributions and/or recommendations for practice, education, research, or policy
  • Contemporary contribution to body of knowledge
  • Effective presentation of abstract submission addressing all required components
Authors of selected presentations are encouraged to submit a longer paper for publication in NAP’s online Journal of Interprofessional Education and Practice.

Submission Guidelines

Abstracts or session summaries must be free of commercial bias or promotion, should be no more than 300 total words (for the Background/Rationale, Methods/Methodology, Results/Findings, and Conclusions/Implications) in length, and submitted online

  • Identify the conference theme of your proposed session – Vision 2023 – Focus on the Future: Practice, Advocacy, and Scholarship
  • Identify educational session type – Platform/Oral, Symposium/Panel, Workshop, or Poster
  • Title
  • First and last name, credentials, institution, and profession for each author and presenter
  • Primary author’s contact information: first and last name and email
  • Completed disclosure forms for each presenter
  • Disclosures
  • CV for each presenter
  • Brief bio sketch (150 words) for each presenter
Posters
There will be dedicated time for viewing posters during the conference.
  • Behavioral Goals/Objectives
    • Background/Rationale
    • Methods/Methodology
    • Results/Findings
    • Conclusions/Implications
    • Upon acceptance of your abstract proposal, instructions for time allocation and poster preparation will be provided.

Posters should be no larger than 45 inches x 45 inches. Each poster will be assigned one-half of a 4 foot by 8-foot, free standing, Velcro-compatible, two-sided display board. Tacks will be available to affix your poster materials to the board. Accepted posters must be set up on Thursday, March 30, 2023.

Platform/Oral Presentations
Each platform/oral presentation will be 30 minutes including time for Q&A.
  • Behavioral Goals/Objectives
  • Background/Rationale
  • Methods/Methodology
  • Results/Findings
  • Conclusions/Implications
  • 3 contemporary peer-reviewed references from the past 10 years which support your content
Symposium/Panel Presentations
Each symposium/panel presentation will be 60 minutes including time for Q&A and will be a collection of various works on a particular subject by several contributors from different health professions.
  • Behavioral Goals/Objectives
  • Background/Rationale
  • Methods/Methodology
  • Results/Findings
  • Conclusions/Implications
  • 3 contemporary peer-reviewed references from the past 10 years which support your content
Workshops
Each workshop will be 90 minutes including time for Q&A and will provide a highly interactive session (at least 75 minutes of the workshop should be interactive).
  • Behavioral Goals/Objectives
  • Background/Rationale
  • Methods/Methodology
  • Results/Findings
  • Conclusions/Implications
  • Teaching Methods – describe how you will achieve the objectives in an interactive manner
  • 3 contemporary peer-reviewed references from the past 10 years which support your content

Submitting Your Abstract

You will see the fields for the title, authors, presenters, and text of your abstract. Please enter this information exactly as you would like it to appear in the program materials. Please note there is a 150-word limit for your session description text (for educational sessions only) and a 300 word limit for each section of your abstract (Background/Rationale, Methods/Methodology, Results/Findings, and Conclusions/Implications)

Abstract submissions are due by Wednesday, September 21, 2022. Notifications will be sent to the contact person for each abstract submission in November 2022. If the abstract lists more than one author, please identify one primary author to serve as the contact person who will share information with their co-author(s). 


*September 21, 2022, is a firm deadline and will not be extended.

**NAP membership is not a requirement for abstract submission.

***All presenters will be required to register for and attend the Forum. Presenters are responsible for their own travel, accommodation, and registration expenses.

If you have questions about the submission process, please contact NAP Project Coordinator, Jess Campbell, at [email protected].

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