CFP: Reducing Disparities, Interprofessional Teams

Call for Presentations: Association for the Behavioral Sciences and Medical Education, The 43rd Anniversary Meeting, October 17-19, 2013, The Hotel Viking ● Newport, Rhode Island

“Humanizing Health Care: Reducing Disparities through Interprofessional Teams”Submissions accepted February 19 – April 22, 2013

All submissions must be made online at

The 2013 Meeting Theme: The future of health care in this country will require a team approach that involves all professional provider groups. To be successful, we must establish an environment characterized by mutual respect, diversity, and excellent communication. Achieving this level of interdisciplinary cohesion is neither quick nor easy. When ABSAME first started over 40 years ago, its mission was to bring together behavioral scientists and clinicians to share their ideas and develop interdependent knowledge and skills to humanize patient care. In the 21st century, it has become abundantly clear that every provider must be ready to contribute actively for us to attain our goal. Massive changes over the next few years will drive the way health care is provided, administered, and financed. The primary mission of ABSAME is to remain at the forefront in promoting interprofessional competencies that caring for our patients will demand. To be leaders in developing policy and implementation strategies, we must understand how collaborative effort and distributed responsibility enhance efficiency and efficacy.

Submit a Proposal: ABSAME encourages submission of presentation abstracts relevant to the conference theme as well as other areas relevant to the behavioral sciences and health professions education in general. Proposals will be accepted in the five presentation format categories and must be submitted via the online system by the deadline of 5 pm PT on April 22. Detailed instructions are available at The ABSAME Review Committee retains the right to recommend changes in the type of presentation, or to suggest modifications to titles and descriptions. Notice of acceptance will be made on or before June 1, 2013. PLEASE NOTE: ALL presenters are required to register and pay the appropriate registration fee. Reduced rates are available for residents, graduate students, and students.



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