The call for proposals is now closed. Decisions are scheduled to be announced in late April/early May. 

The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) invites proposals for the 64th Annual Program Meeting (APM) November 8–11 in Orlando, Florida. The conference theme, Expanding Interprofessional Education to Achieve Social Justice, reflects a call to action for social work educators to infuse interprofessional education (IPE) into curricula to prepare students for collaborative practice focused on social justice. The conference will focus on ways social work educators can expand IPE beyond health care and identify how we learn about, from, and with other professions to achieve social justice. The conference will consider how all levels of social work education contribute and provide leadership to the essential elements of effective team-based practice models through IPE involving social work, while threading the micro–macro practice continuum to achieve social justice.


Proposal Categories

The 2018 APM sessions will be developed through two types of proposal categories:

  • Peer-Reviewed Proposals (View the four format options here)
  • Invited Proposals (View the four format options here)


The proposal must be submitted in one of 40 Track subject areas.


CSWE specifically seeks proposals that address the conference theme and accomplish the following:

  • Provide exemplar models of IPE involving social work that expands beyond health care and/or the delivery of health-care services
  • Discuss new and innovative best-practices in teaching and learning, research, collaborations, and partnership across professions and programs
  • Showcase integration of IPE in schools of social work culture and curriculum
  • Identify challenges to integrating IPE into social work curricula
  • Identify models for faculty development and student training in IPE
  • Discuss creative ways that IPE has been incorporated into online and traditional courses/programs
  • Elaborate how EPAS 2015 competencies related to IPE are woven into student learning objectives and outcomes
  • Explicate how IPE activities are supported/funded by various schools that are involved in IPE

Proposal Evaluation Areas

Proposals will be reviewed for the following:

  • Relevance of topic, study, or enquiry to CSWE members and the conference theme
  • Clarity of the written proposal or focus of inquiry
  • Appropriateness of research method(s) and/or conceptual foundation
  • Robustness of analytical and/or theoretical frame
  • Significance for social work education, practice, research, policy, or theory

Proposals submitted with identifying information will not be considered; they will be automatically withdrawn from the submission pool and not reviewed.


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Presenter Information

Proposal Structure

Proposal Submission

Begin proposal submission by selecting 2018 APM Call for Proposals.


The call closes on Monday, February 12, 2018, at 11:59 pm (USA ET). No changes may be made to the proposals after the submission deadline of Monday, February 12, 2018. In particular, no replacement or substitution of the presenters listed on the proposal is permitted after this deadline.

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