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Call for Abstracts

The Planning Committee of the 2023 Collaborating Across Borders VIII Conference is currently seeking submissions from a diverse representation of disciplines, organizations and experiences for posters, oral presentations, workshops, and symposiums. All submitted abstracts will be vetted through a blind-review process and evaluated by individuals from across the interprofessional health education community.

Submit an Abstract

Click here to download the Abstract Submission Guidelines.

Key Dates

  • The submission period is from August 1, 2022 to October 17, 2022 (deadline extended)
  • Abstract results will be communicated in late November /early December 2022
  • Registration opens January 2023
  • Early registration rates expire after April 3, 2023

Streams

  • Practice & Education
  • Research & Innovation
  • Health Systems, Policy & Leadership

Abstract Submission Guidelines

  • Abstracts must be submitted online, https://events.decorporate.ca/CAB2023/abstract/login.php, by 11:59 PM Eastern Daylight Time (EDT), October 17, 2022 (deadline extended).
  • Please note that you must complete the online abstract submission in its entirety. If you close out of the submission, it will not save. When your abstract has been successfully submitted, you will see “Success! Thank you for submitting your abstract.” You will also receive a system-generated email from Abstract Manager Mailer abstract@events.decorporate.ca to confirm that your submission has been received. It may take up to 10 minutes to receive the email. Check your spam folder if you do not receive it within this time period.
  • Submissions are to be made in English or French (for the Francophone stream)
  • All presenters are responsible for presentation expenses and there is no honorarium
  • All pre-conference workshop presenters must be registered for the full CAB VIII conference. Pre-conference presenters will be able to choose another pre-conference workshop free of charge in recognition for their contribution
  • Final selection of presentations will be determined based on the submissions that the abstract review committee believes best represent quality work and the conference themes.
  • Your acceptance gives the CAB Conference VIII Planning Committee permission to publish the abstracts in conference proceedings, online and/or to record and distribute recordings to conference participants.
  • There are five types of presentations for which you can submit an abstract:
    1. Poster
    2. Oral Presentation (30 minutes)
    3. Workshop Presentation, Main Conference (50 minutes)
    4. Workshop Presentation, Pre-Conference (2.5 hours)
    5. Symposium (panel) Presentation (90 minutes)
  • More details will be provided to accepted abstracts

Poster Presentations

Description This is an opportunity to display and discuss your completed original research or unique program/initiative.

Virtual posters will be displayed on the conference website for one week prior to the conference and you will have a virtual table for face-to-face discussion during the conference.

Website display: ePoster presentations will be displayed as a PDF for one week prior to the conference to give attendees an opportunity to review your ePoster in advance of the conference.

ePoster PDF: a .pdf with 16:9 proportions is suggested. Click here for an ePoster template (optional).

Discussion table: You will have a virtual table in the Remo virtual networking platform for a face-to-face video discussion during dedicated conference time.

More detailed instructions will be provided to accepted abstract presenters.
Submission Guidelines Submissions can be one of two categories (research or programmatic innovation). Select the category that best aligns with your work.

Your submission should include the following:
  • Background and research questions
  • Goal and purpose
  • Methodology & methods
  • Results
  • Conclusions and curiosities
  • References
  • Summary paragraph for program (50 words)

Oral Presentations

Description 30 minute presentation (20 minutes presentation and 10-minute Q and A)
Submission Guidelines Submissions can be one of two categories. Select the category that best aligns with your work.

Your submission should include the following:

Research
  • Background and research question
  • Methodology & methods
  • Results
  • Conclusions and curiosities
  • 2 to 3 learning objectives for participants will (e.g. after the presentation, participants will be able to…)
  • References
  • Summary paragraph for program (50 words)

Programmatic/Innovation
  • Background/context
  • Implementation
  • Evaluation plan
  • Outcome(s) and significance of outcome
  • 2 to 3 learning objectives for participants will (e.g. after the presentation, participants will be able to…)
  • References
  • Summary paragraph for program (50 words)

Workshop Presentations - Main Conference

Description A 50-minute participatory, task-oriented, small group educational experience directed toward the acquisition, demonstration, construction, and/or synthesis of specific knowledge, skills, and/or attitudes.
Submission Guidelines Your submission should include the following:
  • Background/rationale
  • Session outline that includes the active learning strategies
  • 2 to 3 learning objectives for participants (e.g. after the presentation, participants will be able to…)
  • Target audience (e.g. practitioners, program planners, policymakers, educators, administration, patient/client/community, other)
  • Competency level (e.g. whether the content is for beginners or intermediate or advanced levels)
  • Minimum or maximum number of participants
  • References (3 to 5 references)
  • Summary paragraph for program (50 words)

Workshop Presentations - Pre-Conference

Description Pre-conference workshops are designed to offer a variety of academic intensive sessions providing extended opportunities for collaborative / hands-on experiences on a topic of interest to conference attendees or an opportunity for interaction around an emerging issue related to interprofessionalism.

Workshops are 3 hours in length:
  • Morning workshops 10:00am to 1:00pm (EDT) with 30min break
  • Afternoon workshops: 1:00pm to 4:00pm (EDT) with 30 min break.
Submission Guidelines Streams:
  • Practice & Education
  • Research & Innovation
  • Health Systems, Policy & Leadership
Your submission should include the following:
  • Background/rationale
  • Detailed description of the workshop (including format, teaching methods, level of interactivity, agenda and a list of presenters)
  • 2 to 3 learning objectives for participants (e.g. after the presentation, participants will be able to…)
  • Target audience (e.g. practitioners, program planners, policymakers, educators, administration, patient/client/community, other)
  • Competency level (e.g. whether the content is for beginners or intermediate or advanced levels)
  • Minimum or maximum number of participants
  • Indicate morning or afternoon workshop preference (note: preference is not guaranteed)
  • References (3 to 5 references)
  • Summary paragraph for program (50 words)

Symposia

Description A panel-style focused, 90-minute session on a key topical area: student leadership; IPE and equity, diversity and inclusion; patient engagement and partnership; the health workforce; other. The session will include a moderated discussion.
Submission Guidelines
  • Session title
  • Authors/contributors
  • Presenters/panelists (minimum of 3). Include presenter names, academic institution and contact information.
  • Moderator – include name, academic institution and contact information
  • 2 to 3 learning objectives for participants (e.g. after the presentation, participants will be able to…)
  • Target audience (e.g. practitioners, program planners, policymakers, educators, administration, patient/client/community, other)
  • Competency level (e.g. whether the content is for beginners or intermediate or advanced levels)
  • Description of a suitable topic for panel discussion (250 words) including: significance of topic/ gap to be addressed, the panelists’ foci
  • Relevant theory/ evidence/ experience to be shared
  • Describe how your symposium relates to the conference theme (200 word maximum)
  • Indicate which stream(s) your symposium addresses (all that apply)
    • Practice & Education
    • Research & Innovation
    • Health Systems, Policy & Leadership

Event Date & Time

May 15, 2023 (pre-conference)
May 16 – 18, 2023 (virtual conference)

**All times and dates stated on this website are in Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)**

Event Location

Virtual

Information & Assistance

Conference Services
conferences@uhn.ca


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