About the Nexus Summit 2022: Learning Together in the Nexus: A Focus on What Matters Most

As the National Center celebrates 10 years of growth in the field since its founding in 2012, we continue to be impressed with the steadfast commitment to advancing care and learning across practice and education, while acknowledging there is additional opportunity to accel as the practice and education community continues to innovate through challenges to achieve outcomes that matter most to those they serve. This year, we invite stakeholders in health to showcase their interprofessional innovations designed to improve care and learning outcomes. With increasing frequency, we observe – and encourage – practice and education partners intentionally working together to link health professions education and health systems for simultaneous interprofessional workforce development of future and current health professionals. More information about the Nexus Summit can be found at summit.nexusipe.org.

Nexus Summit 2022 will include both in-person and virtual experiences. Specific themes will be aligned with each program format to maximize opportunities for our stakeholders to showcase their accomplishments, outcomes, and innovations. Contribute to the conversation and share your expertise at Nexus Summit 2021 through submitting one or more abstracts on your work. The National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education is calling for abstracts for peer-reviewed Seminars, Lightning Talks, Clinical Lighting Talks (new in 2021), Professional Posters, and Interprofessional Student Posters. All  categories will be asked to respond to a preferred Summit Theme.

Please carefully read the Call for Abstracts at summit.nexusipe.org for important details outlining which themes are associated with in-person and virtual experiences. Familiarize yourself with the Summit Themes and the Strategic Imperatives that underlie them. The Call for Abstracts is essential reading before beginning a submission here. The submission deadline is May 16, 2022. All submissions will be peer-reviewed and submitters will be notified of the National Center’s decisions no later than June 20, 2022.

Source: National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education


Nexus Summit 2022 Themes:

In-Person and Virtual Nexus Summit:

1. Interprofessional Learning for Collaborative Practice and Education

Abstracts in this theme may include work around interprofessional practice and education curriculum, technology-driven models (simulation, telehealth, EHR, AI/machine learning, etc.), virtual collaborations, informal and workplace learning models, continuing professional development, faculty/preceptor development, student-led and engaged initiatives and collaborations, workforce development and retention, and others.

Note: In order to provide greater flexibility and accessibility for presenters and attendees, presentations in this theme will be offered in both the in-person and virtual Nexus Summit 2022 experiences. Preference will be given to those interested in presenting during the in-person Nexus Summit on August 21-24, 2022.


In-Person Nexus Summit (August 21-24, 2022):

2. Interprofessional Collaboration to Address Health Equity, Racism and Bias

Abstracts accepted in this theme may include interprofessional models to address social determinants of health, addressing individual and systemic racism and other biases, interprofessional advances in health equity including with marginalized and underserved populations, addressing the impact of racism and bias within and among members of the health team, and others.


3. Building the IPE Case Through Information, Evidence, and Outcomes

Abstracts accepted in this theme may include assessment and evaluation of IPE, program implementation in practice informed by outcomes data, using big data, informatics and the electronic health record for interprofessional innovation,  application of the social sciences and humanities to IPE, and others.


Virtual Nexus Summit (September 13-14, 2022):


4. Partnerships Advancing Care with People and Communities

Abstracts in this theme may cross the entire health and education continuum and may include clinical models of interprofessional practice to improve outcomes (e.g. integrated behavioral health, integrated dental care, etc.), academic-community and academic-practice partnerships, partnerships to impact population health, workforce development and retention, technology-driven practice models (simulation, telehealth, EHR, AI/machine learning, etc.), and others.


 5. Person, Family and Community-Engaged Practice and Education

Abstracts accepted in this theme may include engagement with community members and patients to co-create curriculum, using the arts, humanities and social sciences to expand IPE, enhancing community engagement and capacity, and others.