2013 Fall IPEC Institute

The Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) will hold its next Institute October 7–9, 2013, in Chicago, IL. It is entitled: Interprofessional Education: Building a Framework for Collaboration. Historically, once registration opens for our Institute, all slots are filled in a very short period of time. General registration will be open on Tuesday, August 6, 2013, at noon (Eastern Time).  Additional information regarding this particular Institute follows.

Agenda

Institute Focus

The October 2013 Institute will focus on the fundamentals of interprofessional education (IPE). Attendees will hear presentations from practice experts, participate in team-based activities and peer consultations, learn from success stories, explore resources, identify learner and faculty development opportunities and develop a programmatic action plan to answer questions such as:

1. What is IPE and whom does it include?
2. What are the IPE competencies?
3. What are the resources and commitments necessary to facilitate change at my institution?
4. How would we design an interprofessional curriculum at my institution?

Note: This Institute will not cover advanced topics, such as quality improvement and patient safety, which will be offered in our January 2014 Institute, to be announced at a later date.

Team Composition Requirements
Schools will attend as teams with a minimum of three people and a maximum of five people. Each team will consist of a team organizer and two to four additional team members. At least three health professions must be represented on each team, and at least one team member must be a member of an IPEC health education professions organization (see below). Only one team is allowed per institution. If your institution is affiliated with a health care service facility, such as a Veterans Affairs center, a local community health center or an affiliated medical center, please consider adding a representative from that facility to your team. You may also consider adding someone responsible for curricular planning or someone with expertise in interprofessional relationship development. The designated team organizer from our records will become the primary contact with IPEC and should ensure the team meets all requirements.

The Registration Package
The IPEC Institute registration package fee is $1,395 per person. When online registration opens, you must register as a team: Please prepare your budget accordingly and gather required individual information to streamline the process. Payment must be made by credit card (Visa, MasterCard or American Express), institutional check or purchase order.

Your team’s space is not secure until full payment is received. Once your team has registered and submitted full payment, your team has secured space at the Institute. The package fee for each registrant includes accommodations (single occupancy rooms) for three nights (October 6–8, 2013), onsite breakfasts and lunches, refreshment breaks and conference materials. Please note that you will be responsible for dinner each night and your registration materials will include restaurant suggestions.

Refund and Cancellation Policy
All registration cancellations and refund requests must be made in writing by September 6, 2013. A refund of the conference, minus a $250 administrative fee, will be given for cancellations received by that date. No refunds will be granted for requests received after September 6, 2013. Submit all requests to Beth Martino via email at BMartino@aacom.org or via fax (301) 968-4101. Conference registrations are fully transferrable (see Substitution Policy); however, conference fees cannot be transferred to other IPEC conferences. We regret that refunds will not be provided for no-shows.

Substitution Policy
Registration substitutions for individual team member registrants are permitted prior to the conference; however, conference fees cannot be transferred to other IPEC conferences. Only one substitution is permitted per original registrant. The individual submitting the substitution request is responsible for all financial obligations (any balance due) associated with that substitution as well as updating any contact information and hotel reservation details. Submit all requests to Beth Martino via email at BMartino@aacom.org or via fax (301) 968-4101.

Institute Location
The Institute will be held at a hotel near the Chicago O’Hare International Airport. Reduced conference rates represent a portion of your entire registration fee and cannot be separated out. Upon Institute registration, you will be provided full details about hotel registration and location. Hotel reservations MUST NOT be made until your team’s Institute registration has been completed electronically.

Additional Questions?

Please contact Luke Mortensen at lmortensen@aacom.org for additional information.