Abstract Submission

The National Academies of Practice (NAP) invites you to submit interprofessional abstracts for educational sessions and/or posters at the 2021 NAP Annual Forum, March 18-20, in Washington, DC. 

At this time, NAP is planning for a face to face Forum in DC in March 2021. In the event that the pandemic extends, this could become a virtual conference or have a virtual component. If you’re submitting an abstract to be considered for the NAP Forum, please be prepared to offer the presentation either on-site in DC or virtually. We appreciate everyone’s flexibility as we navigate the ever-changing landscape during COVID-19.

The 2021 Annual NAP conference seeks to promote collaboration within clinical, educational, research, and/or policy settings. This year's title is NAP's 40th Interprofessional Celebration: Advocating, Advancing and Thriving Together. Our overall themes this year focus on Advancing Innovative Interprofessional Collaboration, Advocating for Interprofessional Care and Thriving Together in interprofessional healthcare.

1. Advancing Innovative Interprofessional Collaboration
Some examples may include:
• Interprofessional Healthcare and Education
• A Focus on Emerging Practice Models
• Telehealth Expansion
• Empathetic Leadership
• A look-back of 40 years ago: Where we were then vs. where we are now
• Pivoting Education and Practice to address the new challenges

2. Advocating for Interprofessional Care
Some examples may include:
• Social Determinants of Health
• Regulatory Issues
• IPE & IPP topics significant to Advocacy
• Advocating Through Policy Development

3. Thriving Together
Some examples may include:
• Increased Infection Control Practice/Education
• Responding with Interprofessional Practice Models During the Pandemic
• Pivoting Responses to address new challenges
• Lessons learned from the Challenges of the Pandemic
• Self-Care & Well-Being
• Resiliency

We encourage you to watch our NAP Abstract Webinar prior to submission, which was designed to help guide you through the abstract submission process. Watch here.

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 of at least 2 disciplines or professions 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 manuscript of your accepted presentation for publication in NAP’s online 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 – Advancing Innovative Interprofessional Collaboration, Advocating for Interprofessional Care and Thriving Together
  • Identify type of educational session – Poster, Platform/Oral, Symposium/Panel, or Workshop
  • 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
  • Interprofessional collaboration of at least 2 disciplines or professions reflected in authorship
  • 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 (2) for each presenter: HCR ManorCare Disclosure FormNCIPE General Disclosure Statement

Posters
There will be dedicated time for viewing posters during the conference.
Poster Sample 1
Poster Sample 2

  • 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.
Platform Sample

  • Behavioral Goals/Objectives
  • Background/Rationale
  • Methods/Methodology
  • Results/Findings
  • Conclusions/Implications
  • 5 contemporary peer-reviewed references from the past 5 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.
Symposium Sample 1
Symposium Sample 2

  • Behavioral Goals/Objectives
  • Background/Rationale
  • Methods/Methodology
  • Results/Findings
  • Conclusions/Implications
  • 5 contemporary peer-reviewed references from the past 5 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). 
Workshop Sample 1
Workshop Sample 2

  • 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
  • 5 contemporary peer-reviewed references from the past 5 years which support your content

Poster Guidelines 
Posters should be no larger than 45 inches x 45 inches. Each poster will be assigned to a 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 19, 2021.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Submissions are due on September 9, 2020. *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. 
  • 2021 NAP Annual Forum, March 18-20, Washington, DC
  • All presenters will be required to register for and attend the Forum. Presenters are responsible for their own travel, accommodations and registration expenses.
  • Notification emails will be sent out to the contact person for each submission. You can expect to hear back from NAP headquarters regarding acceptance or otherwise in the late fall.
  • 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 "Next" button to review a summary of your abstract, followed by clicking the “Submit” button at the bottom of the page.

All submissions are due by September 9, 2020.

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

If you are not a NAP member or already a user in our database, you will need to create a profile before submitting your abstract. You will be prompted to do so prior to accessing the submission form. Current members or users: Please contact us if you need assistance in resetting your password.

If you have questions about the submission process, please contact Ashley Peter at [email protected] or call 859-514-9174.