Nexus Fair Networking Rooms

Tuesday, September 19, 2023, 2:15 pm - 2:45 pm CDT

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Network with a purpose!

The Nexus Fair returns to Nexus Summit 2023 in a virtual format. The Nexus Fair is an interactive, solutions-based learning environment designed to facilitate connections with those that share a deep passion and commitment to improved experiences, outcomes and costs in both health care and education.

The Nexus Fair Networking Rooms offer an opportunity for individuals or organizations to share interprofessional assets – tools, educational modules, and other practical resources that may be of interest and value to colleagues across practice and education. Networking Rooms will be hosted in Zoom breakout rooms where attendees will be able to go from station to station, just as they would during an in-person conference. Hosting a Networking Room also means that the host organization may provide up to three electronic resources to be posted to the Nexus Summit website to be shared with the attendees asynchronously.

Networking Rooms are not exhibitors or formal presentations, but instead are interactive virtual settings ideal for sharing resources and other links, brief PowerPoint slides or handouts, and other materials to share information and create key connections.


Nexus Fair Objectives:

  • Provide a dynamic interactive venue for organizations, initiatives and individuals from different sectors in interprofessional education and collaborative practice to meet each other and learn together
  • Share tools, resources, and information with members of the interprofessional practice and education community.
  • Make new connections that will feed your interest in and commitment to developing and supporting your Nexus upon returning home

What to Expect:

  • Join Nexus Fair presenters in their Networking Rooms to engage with a brief presentation, interactive conversation, and exclusive resources shared by the presenters.
  • Attendees will be able to self-select which Networking Rooms to attend, and will be able to join and leave at any time. 

Nexus Fair Networking Rooms:

Join the Nexus Fair to meet with representatives from the organizations below, learn about their unique, free offerings, and make connections!


University of Minnesota: CLARION National Case Competition (CLARION)

CLARION is a student-driven, faculty and staff-supported initiative that focuses on the professional development of health science students.  CLARION activities emphasize leadership, teamwork, communication, analytical reasoning, conflict-resolution, and systems-thinking.

In its 19th year, the CLARION National Interprofessional Case Competition engages interprofessional teams of students in problem-solving on a current challenge in healthcare.  Cases approach these challenges from both a system and an individual patient and provider point of view.  

In this session, we will share our experiences guiding this educational activity, describe example cases and student presentations, and discuss ways to get involved in CLARION and support student-driven interprofessional opportunities on your campus.

Representative: Laura Dammer Hess, MLS, Director, Center for Interprofessional Health Programs


Request permission to use the cases via this form.

University of New England Center to Advance Interprofessional Practice and Education (UNE CAIEP)

Join the newly renamed Center to Advance Interprofessional Education and Practice (CAIEP -pronounced "cape") from the University of New England in Maine for an informal review of our menu of collaborative opportunities for graduate and undergraduate health professions students. From exposure level activities (now all virtual) to immersive simulation (across time zones) to hands-on clinical service learning, our office has been engaging successfully with students from 8+ health professions for over 10 years. We have data, research, and publications to share to support you on your IPE journey! As a bonus, our student poster on interprofessional harm reduction in a jail setting will also be available for review.

Representative: Kris Hall, MFA, Program Manager, Center for Advance Interprofessional Education and Practice (CAIEP)


The Ohio State University Office of Interprofessional Practice and Education (Ohio State)

The Office of Interprofessional Practice and Education at The Ohio State University was established in 2021 to transform health professions education by inspiring and preparing the current, future, and emerging workforce for collaboration and inclusivity that advances health and well-being for everyone through integrated, transformative, and effective interprofessional practice and education. Join us for a conversation to discuss partner engagement, our IPE Strategic Roadmap, and our work at Ohio State in advancing interprofessional collaborative practice.


  • Alexa Valentino, PharmD, MBA, BCACP, FAPhA Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy, Director of BuckIPE Curriculum
  • Derrick Wyman, MBA, Administrative Director for the Office of Interprofessional Practice and Education


American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)

Working Together. One Team. Many Wins.

Interprofessional practice is an essential component of the transition to value-based care, emphasizing quality and patient outcomes. Professionals from across specialties, including audiologists and speech-language pathologists, work together on interprofessional teams to create enhanced efficiencies, superior care, improved outcomes, and a more equitable healthcare system.

Explore ASHA's comprehensive and user-friendly resources, offering insights into the advantages of IPE/IPP, practical "how to" materials, like case studies and videos, downloadable rubrics, and much more. Whether you're in the clinic or classroom, access ASHA's indispensable tools and guidance to help you successfully implement IPP to elevate care and outcomes.

Representative: Loretta Nunez, MA, AuD, CCC-A/SLP, Senior Director, Academic Affairs and Research Education

Resources: These resources are featured in ASHA’s Nexus Fair Networking Room.

Thomas Jefferson University Jefferson Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education (JCIPE)

The JTOG® is a real-time, 360-degree validated, competency-based assessment tool that measures how well teams and individuals collaborate in educational and practice settings. The convenient JTOG® mobile app facilitates the collection and sharing of behaviorally-based feedback for teams and individuals from the perspectives of patients, family members/support people, instructors, team observers and individual team members (students, preceptors or peers). During this session, the JTOG® will be demonstrated and attendees can gather information on potential uses of the JTOG® in their own educational or clinical setting. 


  • Amber E. King, PharmD, BCPS, FNAP, Co-Director, Jefferson Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education
  • Brooke Salzman, MD, FNAP, Co-Director, Jefferson Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education
  • Shoshana Sicks, EdD, Director of Curriculum & Administration, Jefferson Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education
  • Julie Liskov, Project Manager, Jefferson Center for Interprofessional Practice & Education
  • Maria Brucato, PhD, Director of Assessment, Evaluation and Research, Jefferson Center for Interprofessional Practice & Education
  • Adam Rusin, Abzooba Account Manager


University of Michigan Center for Interprofessional Education (Michigan)

The University of Michigan Center for Interprofessional Education’s 2022-23 Progress Report details the advancements C-IPE has made towards its singular goal — innovating and implementing IPE to improve the Quadruple Aims of Health. It also highlights the relationships and contributions of many outstanding partners who have played a critical role in C-IPE’s shared successes over the past academic year. The Michigan Center for IPE “Next Phase” Strategic Blueprint further details the five interconnected strategies that C-IPE is implementing to achieve its goal. Join us to learn more about C-IPE’s successes and opportunities, how faculty and students have been working together, and what lies ahead as C-IPE begins a new academic year.


  • Vani Patterson, MPH, Administrative Director, Center for Interprofessional Education
  • Hannah Edwards, MHM, Curriculum Administrative Specialist 


Arizona State University Center for Advancing Interprofessional Practice, Education and Research (ASU CAIPER)

Resource overview will include our eLearning short courses and the NEW CAIPER Interprofessional By Design® Learning Solutions Consulting services.

Our representative (Jody) will have live demonstrations, YouTube videos and links for digital collateral that visitors can engage with and take with them as they visit the CAIPER station during the Nexus Fair.

Examples include:

Representative: Jody Thompson, MS, Digital Audience Strategy Specialist & Project Manager, ASU CAIPER


University of Minnesota Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality and Healing (Bakken Center)

The University of Minnesota’s Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing’s mission is to advance whole health and wellbeing by providing interprofessional education, conducting research, advancing integrative models of care, and delivering innovative community engagement programs.

In our breakout room, we will highlight a number of programs, resources, and continuing education opportunities for health professionals and the community to explore their health and wellbeing.

Representative: Molly Buss, Community Relations Program and Event Manager