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You are invited to submit your research for possible inclusion in the 2018 Interprofessional Education Summit.

Join us at Saint Paul RiverCentre, 175 Kellogg Boulevard, St Paul, MN 55102 for the 7th Annual Interprofessional Education Summit sponsored by Saint Catherine University, Monday, April 9, 2018. The theme this year is: What if…The Impact of Innovation and Interprofessionalism on Healthcare.

The 7th Annual Interprofessional Education Summit is focused on innovation and interprofessionalism in education and practice. Innovation can include teams charged with creating new interprofessional care delivery and practice models, research on interprofessional practice, or education programs that focuses on interprofessional collaboration. You are invited to submit abstracts for break out presentations or poster sessions about innovation and interprofessionalism

Our past conferences have included clinicians, educators, and administrators from a variety of practice settings and disciplines, such as medicine, nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, physician assisting, respiratory care, social work, public health, exercise science, nutrition, and holistic health. Practice or work settings have ranged from acute care, long-term care, community healthcare programs, clinics, and academic settings. The goal of the Summit is to stimulate innovation, share expertise and wisdom, and to generate excitement for innovation and interprofessionalism.

Abstracts for consideration for presentations or posters may focus on research, practice, or education and need to fit into the following types of proposals :

Proposal for Platform Presentations, two tracks:

Track One:

Completed innovative research studies, practice projects, or educational programs on interprofessional collaboration, practice, or education (20 minute presentations, with 5 minute question/answer)

Track Two:

Innovative projects, educational programs, or studies that are in progress that address interprofessional collaboration, practice, or education (15-minute presentations followed by panel discussion). The presentation should focus on the overall project with an emphasis on completed aspects of the project, along with next steps. Examples include but are not limited to reports on an innovative assessment instrument; a staff or patient/client survey; a literature review and synthesis; development of a new intervention or learning model/framework, preliminary results or outcomes of the project.

Proposal for Posters:

Completed innovative research studies, practice projects, or educational programs on interprofessional collaboration, practice, or education. Those accepted for posters need to be present with their posters during specified times during the Summit.

The abstract format for the presentations and posters on completed projects is the same, based on the type of submission (research studies, projects, education programs). The word limit for all submitted abstracts is 300 words.

To be considered for the conference include the specified subheadings in your abstract based on the type of submission.

Abstracts for Proposed Podium Presentations and Poster Presentations for Completed work.

Track 1: Completed Innovative Research Studies: For Research Studies:

  • Study background that addresses the research problem and the gap in the current literature, addressing what is known and not known about the research problem
  • Purpose of the innovative research study on interprofessional collaboration, practice, or education
  • Research Design
  • Methods
  • Results
  • Conclusion/Recommendations

Track 1: Completed innovative projects and developed education programs:

  • Project background that addresses the practice or education problem, identification of the triggers (from practice and/or literature) that led to making the change.
  • Purpose of the innovative project or education program that focuses on interprofessional collaboration, practice, or education.
  • Description of the innovative project or education program.
  • Implementation strategies or implementation science principles used to initiate the project or education program.
  • Results of the change that includes measurable outcomes of the project or program effectiveness.
  • Future recommendations for continued change.

Track 2: Abstracts for Podium presentations of projects, educational programs, or research studies in progress:

  • Background for the project, education program or research study that identifies the problem and the gap in the literature or triggers for the change.
  • Description of the ongoing project.
  • Description of the aspect(s) of the project that is completed.
  • Description of the interprofessional nature of the completed work and the project.
  • Outcomes of the completed aspect of the work.
  • Future plans/next steps.

Student Posters:

  • Introduction and background
  • Thesis statement
  • Description of an experience gained from participating in an innovative, interprofessional project team, participating on an interprofessional research team, or a learning from an interprofessional class, field work, community-work and learning, or practicum experience.
  • Supporting literature for the experience
  • Recommendations for improving or expanding the experience
  • Conclusions

Those accepted for posters need to be present with their posters during specified times during the Summit. The abstract format for the presentations and posters is the same, based on the type of submission. (research studies, projects, education programs). The word limit for all submitted abstracts is 300 words.

Double Blind Submission

Because this journal follows a double-blind review policy, author information should not be included in the main document. Authors should submit the title page, the main document, and the acknowledgments separately. In order to allow a completely blinded peer review, St Catherine University requests that authors not include in the abstract or text the name or initials of the authors or the institution at which the study was performed. Refer to your own published work in the third person. Use "In the previous work of Author name et al. [2]", not "In our previous work [2]."

Deadline for submissions, January 9, 2018

Submit your paper or presentation