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Annual Forum 2023 Call for Abstracts

National Academies of Practice

Interprofessional Collaboration: Innovation and Inclusivity in Practice, Advocacy, and Scholarship

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, DCThe 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, AND 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 4thaim 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 
  • Evidence that justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion will be addressed
  • Clarity of purpose and objectives 
  • 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 summary 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 
  • CV for each presenter 
  • Brief bio sketch (150 words) for each presenter  

Posters 
There will be dedicated time for viewing posters during the forum. Upon acceptance of your abstract proposal, instructions for time allocation and poster preparation will be provided. 

  • Behavioral Goals/Objectives 
  • Background/Rationale 
  • Methods/Methodology 
  • Results/Findings 
  • Conclusions/Implications 

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 – Indicate the learning outcomes participants will achieve by attending the workshop 
  • 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 

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 to your session description text (for educational sessions only) and a 300 total word limit for the Background/Rationale, Methods/Methodology, Results/Findings, and Conclusions/Implications.  

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

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