NAP 2020 Forum - Call for Abstracts

The National Academies of Practice (NAP) invites you to submit interprofessional abstracts for educational sessions and/or posters at the 2020 NAP Annual Forum, March 12-14, in San Diego, CA. 

The 2020 Annual NAP conference seeks to promote collaboration within clinical, educational, research, and/or policy settings. This year's title is Innovations in Interprofessional Collaboration: Scholarship, Practice and Advocacy. Our overall themes this year focus on Current Status for Interprofessional Scholarship, Practice and Advocacy and Emerging and Future Trends for Interprofessional Scholarship, Practice and Advocacy in interprofessional healthcare.

  • Current Status for Interprofessional Scholarship, Practice and Advocacy – In support of scholarship, practice, and/or advocacy, work that demonstrates the value (i.e. patients’ preferences, outcomes, satisfaction, cost-effectiveness, process efficiency, reduced readmission, etc.) of interprofessional education and/or collaborative practice at all levels, including health systems, federal and state governments, patients, clients, families, caregivers, educators or researchers.
  • Emerging and Future Trends for Interprofessional Scholarship, Practice and Advocacy – In support of emerging and future scholarship, practice and/or advocacy, work that is proven, in pilot development, or in demonstration of non-traditional and potential collaborations or approaches with unique partners and diverse stakeholders (i.e. policymakers, economists, engineers, other health care providers or professionals, etc.) not currently represented by the 14 NAP academies.

We encourage the submission of abstracts for poster or oral presentations that reflect the goals and themes for this year’s conference. 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

NAP membership is not a requirement for abstract submission.

Selection criteria include:

  • Interprofessional collaboration reflected in authorship
  • Congruence with conference themes
  • Relevance/significance of the topic to interprofessional practice, education, research or policy
  • Clarity of purpose and objectives
  • Background/rationale
  • Appropriate methods for type of educational session
  • Accurate interpretation of findings, which includes 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 Journal of Interprofessional Education and Practice

Notifications will be sent to the contact person for each abstract submission. Please identify one author to serve as the contact person who will share information with their co-author(s).

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

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. You are encouraged to compose the text of your abstract on your own word processing software before beginning the online submission process, so you can easily copy and paste the complete text. Please note that the abstract submission form supports text only. Please do not use bolding, centering, underlines, columns, bullets, or scientific symbols. Please do not include graphs or tables.

  • Identify conference theme of your proposed session – Current Status for Interprofessional Scholarship, Practice and Advocacy or Emerging and Future Trends for Interprofessional Scholarship, Practice and Advocacy
  • Identify type of educational session –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
  • Disclosures – 1) Have these results/findings been presented before? If yes, when and where; 2) Is this associated with a commercial product or promotion?
  • CV for each presenter
  • Brief biosketch (150 words) for each presenter
  • Completed disclosure forms 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.

Platform/Oral Presentations 
Each platform/oral presentation will be 15 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

Symposia/Panel Presentations 
Each symposium/panel presentation will be 45 minutes including time for Q&A and will be a collection of various works on a particular subject by a number of 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 60 minutes including time for Q&A and will provide a highly interactive session (at least 45 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
  • Teaching Methods – Describe how you will achieve the objectives in an interactive manner
  • Conclusions/Implications
  • 3 contemporary peer-reviewed references from the past 10 years which support your content

Poster Guidelines 
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 Friday, March 13, 2020.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Submissions are due on September 11, 2019. *Please note this is a firm deadline and will not be extended.
  • You do not have to be a member of NAP to submit an abstract.
  • Please submit completed disclosure forms, biosketches, and CVs for all individuals planning to present the abstract if accepted.
  • Word limits: 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. 
  • 2020 NAP Annual Forum, March 12-14, San Diego, CA
  • All presenters will be required to register for and attend the Forum. Presenters are responsible for their own travel, accommodations and registration expenses.
  • Printable version of Call for Abstracts (PDF)

Please contact us via email with questions.

Abstract Submissions

On the submission form 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 education session 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. COPY the previously written text of your abstract and PASTE it into the fields. When you are satisfied with your text, click the “Submit” button at the bottom of the page.

All submissions are due by September 11, 2019.

*Please note this is a firm deadline and will not be extended.

Submit an Educational Session Abstract

Submit a Poster Abstract

If you have questions about the submission process, please contact Ashley Peter at apeter@AMRms.com or call 859-514-9174. 

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