NAP 2018 Forum:
Laying the Foundation for Boldly Advancing Interprofessional Healthcare in America

Call for Abstracts

The National Academies of Practice (NAP) invites you to submit interprofessional abstracts for educational sessions and/or posters at the 2018 NAP Annual Forum, April 13-14*, Atlanta, GA. 
*Optional 1/2 day workshop for NAP members on April 12

The 2018 Annual NAP conference seeks to promote collaboration within clinical, educational,
research, and/or policy settings. Our overall themes this year focus on leveraging technology, collaborative teams, advocacy for quality healthcare and relationship-centered care in interprofessional healthcare.

  • Leveraging technology – Use of Heath Information Technology (HIT), electronic health records (EHR), and healthcare delivery models with respect to interoperability, professional and interprofessional usability, and data sharing. 
  • Collaborative teams – Empower individuals and collaborative teams.  Health professionals interacting interdependently with shared goals for care with persons or communities by cooperating in care delivery, coordinating care with other health professionals and patients, and collaborating with others through shared problem-solving and shared decision making. (IPEC Teams and Teamwork core competency)
  • Advocacy for quality healthcare – Promote sociopolitical activism and provide appropriate education and training which lead to accessible, high quality, and cost-effective health care.      
  • Relationship-centered care – Focus on the prevention of healthcare problems and management of care for individuals, families, and populations, with emphasis on access to relational care in a comprehensive, holistic framework.

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 too):
•    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.

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  • Submissions are due on September 12, 2017
  • You do not have to be a member of NAP to submit an abstract.
  • 2018 NAP Annual Forum, April 12-14, Atlanta, GA.
  • 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)
  • For educational sessions, please email the following to for CEU / printed materials purposes (all must be submitted before being reviewed):
         CV’s for each presenter
         Brief biosketch (150 words) for each presenter

Please contact us via email with questions.