2017 Spring Institute

Interprofessional Education:
Building a Framework for Collaboration

May 3-5, 2017
Washington, DC


The Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) will hold its next Institute on May 3-5, 2017, in Washington, DC. It is entitled: Interprofessional Education: Building a Framework for Collaboration. Additional information regarding this particular Institute follows.

REGISTRATION
Registration for the Spring 2017 IPEC Institute has reached its capacity.

To be placed on the waiting list, please click here.

If an opening becomes available, we will notify those on the waiting list in the order of signing up for this meeting.

AGENDA
The IPEC Institute will begin at 7:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 3, 2017. Therefore, participants should arrive the afternoon or evening of Tuesday, May 2, 2017. The institute will conclude at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, May 5, 2017. All participants must book their travel itinerary to attend the entirety of the institute and schedule to depart after the closing session.

The full agenda will be posted as soon as possible.

INSTITUTE FOCUS
To provide post-baccalaureate health professions faculty and their IPE colleagues both quality time and dedicated space for guided learning, team-based planning activities, and consultation with experts and peers in order to emerge with a programmatic action plan for IPE. Learning objectives for the institute are as follows:
    1. Identify resources and commitments necessary to facilitate IPE at one’s institution.
    2. Examine best practices in IPE curriculum planning and design for use in one’s program.
    3. Create learner assessment strategies in IPE.
    4. Develop faculty skills in IPE.
    5. Communicate the team’s IPE objectives to decision makers.

In addition, registered teams will be assigned preparatory readings and participate in institute-related assessments.

Pre-course reading activities will be assigned prior to the face-to-face workshop, and the entirety of the institute will afford opportunities for networking and a community of focused, collegial collaboration. Upon returning to their home institutions, workshop participants will be better prepared to develop faculty teams with the knowledge and skills necessary to implement an interprofessional education plan.


TEAM COMPOSITION
Interprofessional teams must consist of at least three members and at most five members.

The following are required (individual members may fit more than one category):
  • Two members who represent two different health professions, with at least one representative drawn from the fifteen IPEC professions;
  • One member with a firm foundation in interprofessional education (IPE), IPE relationship development, and collaborative practice; and
  • One member with institutional responsibility for curricular planning.

If your institution is associated with a healthcare service facility such as a VA, local community health center, or affiliated medical center, please consider adding a representative from that facility to your team.

The designated team organizer will become the primary contact with IPEC and should ensure the team meets all requirements.

TARGET AUDIENCE

Interprofessional faculty teams of three to five individuals from across the post-baccalaureate health professions along with their selected academic and/or practice partners.


INSTITUTE FORMAT

Participants will engage with national leaders in acquiring the building blocks for IPE. Teams will spend significant time interacting within their own groups to plan, build, design, assess, and act on their IPE goals as well as communicate effectively about IPE. Opportunities to interact with other teams in information sharing and networking, including poster presentations, will further enhance team learning. Pre-course readings will provide context and stimulate questions for exploration during the institute. Daily electronic evaluations will serve to check on learning and reactions to each day’s events for continuous quality programming enhancement.

REGISTRATION FEE
Early bird registration        $1,395
(before February 28)

Regular Registration           $1,495
(after February 28)

The early bird cost to attend the conference is $1,395 per person, which includes the registration fee, breakfasts, lunches, and hotel accommodations (single occupancy rooms) for three nights (check-in date of May 2, 2017 and check-out date of May 5, 2017).

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, Discover or American Express) or institutional check. We do not accept purchase orders.

Note: 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. Please note that you will be responsible for dinner each night.

REFUND & CANCELLATION POLICY
All registration cancellations and refund requests must be made in writing by February 28, 2017. 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 February 28, 2017. Submit all requests to Shelley McKearney via email at smckearney@aacn.nche.edu. 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 Shelley McKearney via email at smckearney@aacn.nche.edu.

INSTITUTE LOCATION
The Institute will be held at the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Learning Center at 655 K Street NW, Washington, DC 20001. Your registration fee includes accommodations for three nights at a nearby hotel. Reduced conference rates represent a portion of your entire registration fee and cannot be separated out. IPEC will be placing hotel reservations for attendee.

TRANSPORTATION
There are several transportation options to/from the Institute venue.

To/From Reagan National Airport:
Reagan National Airport (DCA) is located approximately 15 minutes from the AAMC Learning Center and is metro accessible. Taxis from DCA (approximately $25 each way) or Super Shuttle from DCA (approximately $16 each way for a shared-ride van) are available. The closest Metro station to the AAMC building is Mt. Vernon/7th Street Convention  Center on the Yellow/Green lines, 2 blocks from the Learning Center.

To/From Dulles International Airport:
Dulles International Airport (IAD) is almost 40 minutes from the AAMC Learning Center. Taxis from IAD can cost up to $75 one way or a Super Shuttle from IAD to the AAMC Learning Center can cost approximately $30 each way (for a shared-ride van).

To/From Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport:

Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI) is about 45 minutes from the AAMC Learning Center. Taxis from BWI cost around $85 one way, while a Super Shuttle from BWI to the AAMC Learning Center costs approximately $40 each way (for a shared-ride van). From BWI, you may also take an Amtrak train to Union Station in Washington, DC and then take the Metro several stops or a taxi to the Learning Center.

CONTACT
Shelley McKearney
IPEC Associate Director
Phone: 202-463-6930 ext. 269
Email: smckearney@aacn.nche.edu