ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW CLOSED. If you submitted an abstract, you should have received a notification by now. Please contact jo.ipce@ubc.ca if you haven't received a notification.

View the conference pamphlet here.


The following broad themes have been chosen for CAB IV in order to encourage a wide range of abstracts that illustrate robust research and emerging evidence of efficacy related to IPE and IPP as well as crazy ideas that no one thought would work, but did. The voices of students, patients and families, educators and practitioners, researchers and policy makers are all welcomed.

The education theme includes many aspects of interprofessional education including learning theory, curriculum design, and instructional delivery. It also includes faculty and preceptor development. The student voice and experience is highly encouraged as a part of the education theme.

The continuum of interprofessional practice extends from novice to experienced practitioners. The practice theme includes theory and design associated with emerging care delivery models. Issues related to health human resources and collaborative practice are included in the practice theme, as is continuing professional development. The patient voice is a critical component of the practice theme.

Collaborative leadership is an emerging area of interest. Issues such as shared decision making, team leadership, organizational networking, and building cultures of collaboration are examples of topics welcomed in the leadership theme. Collaborative leadership in global and international health, as well as in the social determinants of health, are also areas of importance.

The ability to advance collaborative practice depends in many ways on government and practice organization policy directions and research around the impact of IPP on health care costs and quality. Payment models and regulatory language, along with union expectations are examples of policy areas for consideration.

For examples of topics welcomed in the four themes, please click here.


If you have any questions about your submission, please contact: Jo Nam, +1.604.822.4965, jo.ipce@ubc.ca.

The presenting author(s) must register for and attend CAB IV. Presenters are responsible for their own travel, accommodations and conference registration fees. It is anticipated that all presenters will be notified of their presentation acceptance in December, 2012.

*If your presentation is selected, audio or video recordings may be made of your presentation. Your submission of an abstract constitutes your agreement that recordings can be made and distributed. Accepted abstracts will be posted on the website prior to the conference.*