IPEC News & Announcements

New Inteprofessional Funding Opportunity
We are excited to announce the next iteration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Summer Medical and Dental Education Program (SMDEP) and a formal Call for Proposals (CFP) for new program sites. New this year, the SMDEP program will be launching an Interprofessional Pilot, expanding eligibility to broaden beyond medicine and dentistry. The SMDEP program is a free, summer enrichment program to strengthen the academic proficiency and career development opportunities for rising sophomore and junior college students interested in pursuing a health care career.

This new approach supports the Foundation’s commitment to build a national Culture of Health and to promote interprofessional collaboration. Applicants should include: 1) a school of medicine; 2) a school of dentistry; and 3) at least one other health profession program/school from the Interprofessional Education Collaborative. All accredited medical and dental schools are eligible to apply, along with an accredited health professions school.

For more information, go to www.rwjf.org/cfp/mmere. Interested applicants are invited to attend an informational webinar on the SMDEP Interprofessional Pilot on February 17, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. ET.

The Association of American Medical Colleges and the American Dental Education Association jointly serve as the National Program Office for the SMDEP program, providing technical assistance and direction.

Spring 2016 IPEC Institute: Confirmed Speakers and Preliminary Agenda Now Available

The Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) is holding its 10th faculty development institute focused on Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (QI/PS) on May 4-6, 2016 at the Dulles Hyatt in Herndon, VA. The agenda is designed to showcase the latest developments in IPE, to add to attendees' QI/PS knowledge, and to stimulate discussion and ideas. To achieve this, the institute will bring together leading healthcare speakers and experts to contribute to the two and half days of presentations and discussions.



Confirmed speakers include (pictured from left to right):

John Bulger, Geisinger Health Plan
Carolyn Clancy, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
David Farmer, University of North Texas Health Science Center
Elisabeth Kalenderian, Harvard University, School of Dental Medicine
Dora Anne Mills, University of New England
Denice Stewart, Oregon Health & Science University, School of Dentistry
Deborah Trautman, American Association of Colleges of Nursing
Marcia Wilson, National Quality Forum


The agenda features:

• Theory burst presentations on QI/PS content;
• Guided learning experiences and team-based planning activities;
• Leading speakers from around the country;
• Opportunities to discuss the IPE issues and solutions; and
• Dedicated time to explore how to embed QI/PS at your institution.

A preliminary version of the institute agenda is available here.

Register now to secure your place.

For inquiries, contact Shelley McKearney at smckearney@aacn.nche.edu.

Coming in 2016
IPEC is pleased to announce dates for the Spring 2016 and Fall 2016 faculty development institutes. Save the dates and stay tuned for more information!


Listen to a Recorded Webinar
All Together Now: Realizing IPE at Academic Health Centers
Aired on Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Brought to you by the American Dental Education Association (ADEA), this webinar featured best practices for launching IPE at your institution. Webinar speakers, Denice C. L. Stewart and Jeffery C. B. Stewart, examined typical barriers to IPE implementation and shared strategies to overcome them from the perspectives of the university, the academic health center, and the academic dental institution.

June 25 FASHP IPE Capitol Hill Briefing

Listen to an Archived Webinar
IPEC: Improving Health Outcomes and Fostering Health Profession Collaboration
Aired on December 15, 2014
Brought to you by AACN’s Graduate Nursing Student Academy (GNSA), this free public Webinar featured IPEC leaders for an introduction to the Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC), which works to promote team-based education and practice, facilitate effective faculty development, foster shared learning resources, and identify effective organizational models among the health professions. To download the handout for this archived Webinar, click here. To register for this archived webinar, click here. You can set up a free My AACN account by visiting: www.aacn.nche.edu/my-aacn.


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IPEC Supporting Organizations

Academic Consortium for Complementary & Alternative Health Care

American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine

American Council of Academic Physical Therapy

American Physical Therapy Association

American Podiatric Medical Association

American Psychological Association

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry

Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions

Council on Social Work Education

Physician Assistant Education Association

Society of Simulation in Healthcare