Abstract Submissions

Abstract submissions are invited for oral presentations and posters that showcase interprofessional education, practice, or scholarship. We welcome the works and works-in-progress of students, faculty, educators, and practitioners.

Encouraged themes and topics include interprofessionalism in:

  • disease prevention in vulnerable populations
  • professional mindfulness in practice
  • caring for complex patients
  • workforce development

All abstracts are limited to 1600 characters, about 300 words, and will be accepted until close of business Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at the form listed below. Contact Alan Dow, MD, VCU Assistant Vice President of Health Sciences for Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Care at alan.dow@vcuhealth.org with questions.

Poster Presentions – 24 accepted

Poster abstracts should describe the purpose or goals, a description of the methods, programs, or practices utilized, and current results or conclusions as appropriate. Submissions that pertain to program descriptions should emphasize recommendations for others who may be considering a similar approach.

Poster set up begins at 8:30am. Upon checking-in you will be directed to your assigned location. Poster size is limited to 4′ x 6′ (48 inches by 72 inches). We provide velcro tacks to affix your poster to the board. If you are planning to provide copies or materials, we anticipate 125-150 participants at this event. Poster presentations and judging will take place during lunch. Any posters left at the venue at the conclusion of this event will be discarded.

All presenters must be registered; on-site registration will be available. Student rates and early bird special available when registration opens early October, 2017.

Workshops – 2 accepted

Workshops are 60 minutes each, which includes 15 minutes of question and answer. The accepted two workshops will be held concurrently during the morning session.

The abstract should describe the presentation’s objectives, instructional approach, desired outcomes and include a timeline for the session.

Upon acceptance, the event staff will contact the lead author with a request for additional information, including high resolution headshot of lead author/presenter, special A/V or technology needs, speaker disclosure packet, and confirmation of how the presentation will appear in the program, etc. Final presentations are due before close of business on Friday, January 26, 2018.

All presenters must be registered; on-site registration will be available. Student rates and early bird special available when registration opens early October, 2017. All accepted abstracts will be made available electronically to the attendees and the public.

Oral Presentations – 6 accepted

Oral presentation are 30 minutes, which include 7 minutes of question and answer. The accepted six oral presentations will be grouped into two tracks and held concurrently during the afternoon session.

Abstracts should describe the purpose or goals, a description of the methods, programs, or practices utilized, and current results or conclusions as appropriate. Submissions that pertain to program descriptions should emphasize recommendations for others who may be considering a similar approach.

Upon acceptance, the event staff will contact the lead author with a request for additional information, including high resolution headshot of lead author/presenter, special A/V or technology needs, speaker disclosure packet, and confirmation of how your presentation will appear in the program, etc. Final presentations are due before close of business on Friday, January 26, 2018.

All presenters must be registered; on-site registration will be available. Student rates and early bird special available when registration opens early October, 2017. All accepted abstracts will be made available electronically to the attendees and the public.