CAB VII Conference
Crossroads of Collaboration

October 20 – 23, 2019

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About the Conference Series

The CAB conference series is the premier, signature event for the Canadian Interprofessional Health Collaborative in partnership with the American Interprofessional Health Collaborative focused on interprofessional education and collaborative practice. The series was launched in 2007 to provide a way in which educators, clinicians, researchers, policy makers and students from both sides of the border could engage in rich, productive dialogue.
The conference is held biennially and alternates between Canada and the United States. CAB VII will be held on October 20-23, 2019 at the JW Marriott in Indianapolis, Indiana and will continue the traditions established by previous CAB conferences by focusing on interprofessional education, practice, leadership and policy. The conference will feature best practices, showcase evidence-based outcomes and lessons learned, and provide a venue for scholarly dialogue and productive networking.

Call for Abstracts

The abstract submission deadline was at 11:59 MST on Sunday, March 31, 2019. The review process is currently taking place and selections will be announced in early June.


This signature event aims to bring together learners, scholars, and practitioners in the field of interprofessional education and (or for) collaborative patient-centered (or person-centered) care to:
  • Share the latest knowledge about interprofessional education and collaborative practice.
  • Discuss important issues related to interprofessional education and collaborative practice, including policy issues, and how they might be addressed.
  • Form collaborative relationships.

Schedule at a Glance

Sunday, October 20
7:30 AM Registration Opens/Breakfast Buffet
8:30 AM Morning Pre-Conference Workshops
12:00 PM Lunch Buffet
1:00 PM Afternoon Pre-Conference Workshops
5:00 PM Opening Night Reception
Monday, October 21
6:30 AM Registration Opens
7:30 AM Networking Breakfast / Roundtable Discussions
9:00 AM Opening Keynote Address
10:45 AM Concurrent Breakout Session 1
11:45 AM Networking Lunch / Lunchtime Keynote
1:15 PM Poster Session
1:45 PM Networking
2:45 PM Concurrent Breakout Session 2
4:00 PM Concurrent Breakout Session 3
6:00 PM After Hour Excursions
Tuesday, October 22
6:30 AM Registration Opens
7:00 AM Networking Breakfast / Roundtable Discussions
8:15 AM Keynote Address
9:30 AM Concurrent Breakout Session 4
10:45 AM Concurrent Breakout Session 5
12:15 PM Lunchtime Keynote
1:10 PM Awards Ceremony- Students, AIHC, Mentor/Mentees
2:00 PM Poster Session
3:15 PM Concurrent Breakout Session 6
5:00 PM Adjourn
6:00 PM After Hours Excursions
Wednesday, October 23
7:00 AM Registration Opens
8:00 AM Closing Keynote Address with Breakfast
10:00 AM Concurrent Breakout Session 7
11:15 AM Concurrent Breakout Session 8
12:15 PM Conclusion of Conference

Student Programming

Attention students! This year at CAB, Tuesday, October 22nd, will be focused on student programming. You will have many opportunities, from morning to evening, to network, share research, be involved in a case competition, and much more!
After the plenary session, the day kicks-off with a student-only poster session. During this time, students will either be presenting or listening to others’ research projects. A group of judges will be evaluating each of the posters and presentations. The winner of the student-only poster session will be announced after the lunch service.
Following the student-poster session, there will be collaborative case competition. Students will be grouped into interprofessional teams and will be presented a case. The students will have time to review the case, before the standardized patient arrives to start the encounter. The patient encounter will last 15-minutes. After the encounter, the students will have 30-minutes to develop a care plan on how they are going to assist the patient. The care plan will be presented in front of a panel of judges and other teams. The winning teams will be announced after the lunch service.
The lunch plenary session will feature Mark Boles, the President of Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and Allison Melangton, Senior Vice President of Hulman Motorsports. They will discuss teamwork from a special event perspective, not so much healthcare. Students will have the opportunity to take photos by an IndyCar, meet Doug and Allison as well as an IndyCar driver.
In the afternoon, Dr. Diane Bridges, Associate Professor at Rosalind Franklin University, will lead a session on student engagement. Faculty members are encouraged to come to hear from the students as well as provide advice as the students navigate through their programs and careers.
The students will also have the chance to attend a mentor-mentee session, in which they are connected with faculty members from across the globe to get a first-hand mentoring experience.
After all programming has concluded, there will be a networking social at the JW Marriott. All students are invited. This will be an opportunity for students to meet one another, share interests, discuss research projects, and much more!
To learn more about the student day, please subscribe here. By signing up, you will be connected with the CAB VII event organizers, who will provide you more details.