Health Professions Educators Conference

Call for Proposals

CFP Opens: February 5, 2024
Deadline for proposal submissions:
Now extended to April 14, 2024
Notifications of acceptance sent by:
April 30, 2024

Accepting Proposals for:

  • 60-minute concurrent sessions
  • Poster presentations.

Live Event: August 6–7 | On Demand August 8–November 7

We want you! We are looking for innovative educators in nursing, physical therapy, medicine, nutrition, and other health professions who are passionate about the art and science of teaching. Faculty want to learn tools, tips, and techniques to improve their teaching from those that understand the specific complexities of health professions courses and students. This is your chance to get involved in our 2nd annual event for health professions educators.


Course Delivery and Instruction
Sessions in this track explore the different aspects of teaching a course. Topics may include: creating a highly engaging classroom experience; fostering positive and productive learning; classroom teaching strategies; prompting discussion to facilitate learning; or promoting a growth mindset among students.

Technology Tools for Teaching
Sessions in this track focus on the effective use of teaching and communication technologies including the theoretical underpinnings that drive the use of technology for teaching. Examples include: the pedagogical research that supports the tool; the pros and cons of the tool; an introduction to using the tool; or an example of the tool used in an online, hybrid, or traditional class.

Special Topics in Healthcare Education
With the complexity and range of programs within healthcare education, sometimes our work doesn’t fit neatly into a single category. Submissions for this track represent topics not clearly defined in another track, such as work-life balance and wellbeing; patient safety; program development; ethics; and accreditation.

Student Engagement
Sessions in this track promote one or all of the dimensions of student engagement: behavioral, emotional, or cognitive, including: instructional strategies promoting engagement; practices supporting engaging classroom climate; promoting broadly engaged participation and discussion; or classroom-based engagement activities

Student Development
Presentations in this track will focus on exploring ways to support students including: overcoming challenges to retention, efforts to increase student success and well-being, career prep, and high-stakes exam prep.

Assessment and Feedback
Sessions in this track focus on assignments, assessments, and grading practices, or strategies measuring students’ accomplishment of course objectives and learning outcomes, such as: tests; and assignments; grading systems and criteria; self and peer assessment; rubrics; or feedback.


Submitting a proposal is easy! Simply fill out the form and select the track that best fits. All proposals must include:

  • Session title and abstract
  • Content and context
  • Three literature references
  • Relevance
  • Engagement activities

If accepted as a session presenter, you’ll make a meaningful contribution to this dynamic and interactive conference as well as extend your own network and grow professionally. All presenters must:

  • Submit an electronic version of their PowerPoint slides
  • Agree to having the session recorded for on-demand use 
  • Submit a PDF version of their poster and .MP3 audio narration
  • Register for the conference (discounted fee for presenters: $250.00)