Abstracts

Abstract submission is now closed. As a consequence of the large number of excellent submissions received there has been a slight delay in informing authors about final decisions. However communication will be sent out in the next few days.

The 2016 ATBH conference will focus on values based and interprofessional practice. Initially developed to complement and integrate evidence-based practice, the skills and other elements of values-based practice underpin interprofessional education and collaborative working and in particular balanced decision-making by both health and social care teams and service users.

At the very heart of values-based practice is interprofessional partnership which enables professionals to learn and work effectively together not only through their knowledge, skills and experience but also through their deeper insights and recognition of shared and different individual and professional values.

Values-based practice thus complements, strengthens and supports the values and principles underpinning interprofessional learning and working in a world where political and economic factors increasingly become the main motivations for supporting developments of interprofessional education.

For more details about values and values-based practice, please visit valuesbasedpractice.org

What topics are relevant?

We welcome submissions on any aspect of values based and interprofessional practice. The following are among the topic areas relevant to the conference but these are given for purposes of illustration only. Our hope is that the conference will stimulate and drive forward work in this area and we welcome novel proposals relevant to the overall theme of the conference.

Professionalism, Interprofessionalism and transprofessionalism
  • leadership
  • resilience
  • respect
Interprofessional and Values Based Practice in Person-centred care
  • Care, Compassion and Empathy
  • coherence and co-production in - interprofessional VBP
  • VBP in assessment and diagnosis
Power, conflict and resolution
  • in taking forward IPE and VBP
  • maintaining and sustaining IPE and VBP
Involving and working with service users, carers, families and communities.
  • engagement with education
  • engagement with practice
  • patient safety
Policy, Strategy and Commissioning
  • education and health reform
  • systems and organisational changes
Global health perspectives
  • drivers of change
  • impact on resource poor settings
  • impact on development of IPE and collaborative practice
Diversity in Health and Social Care
  • issues around national, professional and organisational and cultural diversity
  • impact on interprofessional education and practice
Technology and technological advances
  • issues around current and future economic decisions
  • developments and impact on health and social care service delivery
Innovation, Implementation and Evaluation in interprofessional education in academic and practice settings
  • teaching
  • learning
  • facilitation
  • supervision
  • maintaining and sustaining IPE & VBP

Who can submit proposals?

Proposals are welcome from anyone with an interest in interprofessional care including patients, carers and other service users, clinicians, practitioners, students, researchers, teachers, managers and policy makers

What kinds of proposal can I submit?

As well as papers and poster presentations, we welcome proposals for symposia (of up to three linked speakers), and workshops.

What criteria will be used in assessing proposals?

The four key criteria will be Relevance to the theme of the conference, Originality, Clarity (this is especially important for an interdisciplinary and international audience) and Significance of Findings to Conference Participants. Abstracts may be accepted but not necessarily for the format submitted. Authors should indicate first and second preference.

Is there a deadline?

Abstract submission is now closed. As a consequence of the large number of excellent submissions received there has been a slight delay in informing authors about final decisions. However communication will be sent out in the next few days.

Please contact us if you require any further information.