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Interprofessional Education (IPE)

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Registration Opens May 12 for Fall 2015 IPEC Institute

IPEC is pleased to invite all interested health professions’ faculty to consider organizing teams to attend the upcoming 2015 faculty development institutes. The Fall 2015 IPEC Institute, set for October 7-9, is returning to the popular theme of building a framework for IPE. Registration for teams waitlisted from prior institutes will begin in early May and general registration will open on Tuesday, May 12 at 12:00 pm (ET). For more information, visit https://ipecollaborative.org.

Proposals Sought for Lifelong Learning in Interprofessional Education Program

AACN and the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), in support of the AAMC/AACN Lifelong Learning in Interprofessional Education initiative, are soliciting proposals for educational resources that address the specific needs for teaching health care quality improvement and patient safety to learners from all health professions and across the educational continuum. Four proposals will be selected for a $2,500 award to support development and will be available through MedEdPORTAL®.

AACN Joins Roundtable Discussion on Professionalism

On April 8, AACN Director of Special Projects Kathy McGuinn participated in a roundtable discussion sponsored by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and moderated by Jody Frost, Lead Academic Affairs Specialist and Program Director, Education Leadership Institute Fellowship at APTA. The theme of the discussion was “Multidisciplinary Health Professionals Discuss Professionalism and Interprofessional Professionalism.” A link to the video discussion can be found on APTA’s Web site: www.apta.org/Educators/Curriculum/Interprofessional.

AACN Advances Nursing's Role in Interprofessional Education

Core Competencies for interprofessional Collaborative Practice

Team-Based Competencies, Building a Shared Foundation for Education and Clinical Practice

Press Release: AACN, Health Educators, Foundations Release Competencies and Action Strategies for Interprofessional   
May 10, 2011


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Interprofessional Professionalism Collaborative - a coalition of eleven leading health professions organizations including AACN, maintains a Web site to share news and resources with faculty about the group’s ongoing work to assess and measure professionalism across all members of the healthcare team.