NAP 2019 Forum - Call for Abstracts

The National Academies of Practice (NAP) invites you to submit interprofessional abstracts for educational sessions and/or posters at the 2019 NAP Annual Forum, March 7-9, in Pentagon City, VA. 

The 2019 Annual NAP conference seeks to promote collaboration within clinical, educational, research, and/or policy settings. This year's title is Interprofessional Collaborative Practice: Advocacy for Population Health. Our overall themes this year focus on Advocacy for Interprofessional Collaboration, Interprofessional Practice Models for Population Health, and Person-Centered Quality Healthcare in interprofessional healthcare.

  • Advocacy for Interprofessional Collaboration – Strategies, systems and techniques to advocate for interprofessional collaboration at all levels which includes but is not limited to healthcare systems, federal and state government officials, patients/clients, families, caregivers, educators, and researchers.  This could be inclusive of social media as well as traditional communication methods.
  • Interprofessional Practice Models for Population Health – Foster Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice (IPECP) models to advance best practices and positive population health outcomes related to wellness as well as illness models, prevention, chronic care, addressing common sources of diseases and social determinants of health.
  • Person-Centered Quality Healthcare – Evidence related to Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice (IPECP) promoting person-centered quality healthcare including patient access, outcomes, costs-effectiveness, health literacy and educational outcomes.

We are accepting abstracts for oral and poster presentations, workshops, and symposia/panel 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
  • Background/rationale
  • Clarity of purpose and objectives
  • 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 words 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.

Quality Healthcare

  • Identify conference theme of your proposed session – Advocacy for Interprofessional Collaboration, Interprofessional Practice Models for Population Health, or Person-Centered Quality Healthcare
  • Identify type of educational session –Platform/Oral, Symposia/Panel, Workshop or Poster
  • Title
  • Name and professional credentials for each author; indicate primary author
  • Institution name, city, and state, for each author
  • Primary author’s contact information: complete address, email, and phone number
  • 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 various CE entities

Posters
There will be dedicated time for viewing posters during the conference.

  • 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 oral paper will be 15 minutes, which includes 5-minute Q&A at the end of its presentation.

  • Background/Rationale
  • Methods/Methodology
  • Results/Findings
  • Behavioral Goals/Objectives
  • Conclusions/Implications
  • Three (3) contemporary peer-reviewed references/resources (past 10 years)

Symposia/Panel Presentations 
Each symposium/panel presentation will be 30 minutes and will be a collection of various works on a particular subject by a number of contributors from different health professions.

  • Background/Rationale
  • Methods/Methodology
  • Results/Findings
  • Behavioral Goals/Objectives
  • Conclusions/Implications
  • Three (3) contemporary peer-reviewed references/resources (past 10 years)

Workshops 
Each workshop will be 60 minutes and will provide a highly interactive session (at least 45 minutes of the workshop should be interactive). 

  • Background/Rationale
  • Methods/Methodology
  • Results/Findings
  • Behavioral Goals/Objectives – Indicate the learning outcomes participants will achieve by attending the workshop
  • Teaching Methods – Describe how you will achieve the objectives in an interactive manner
  • Conclusions/Implications
  • Three (3) contemporary peer-reviewed references/resources (past 10 years)

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 8, 2019.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Submissions are due on August 29, 2018.
  • You do not have to be a member of NAP to submit an abstract.
  • 2019 NAP Annual Forum, March 7-9, Washington, D.C.
  • 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, and text of your abstract. Please enter this information exactly as you would like it to appear in the education session materials. Note there is a 150-word limit (excluding references and headers in count) to your session description text. 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 August 29, 2018.

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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