Interprofessional Education (IPE)
Online registration is now open for the next IPEC Faculty Development Institute on May 3-5, 2017 in Washington, DC. Faculty teams are invited to come together for a guided learning experience, team-based planning activities and dedicated time to create actionable plans for implementing projects that advance interprofessional curricula, clinical training and population health experiences, and student assessment. Registration will be on a first-come, first-served basis until the maximum number of registrants for the institute is achieved. Register your team!
IPEC announced the release of an updated version of the Core Competencies for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice, which will have a far-reaching impact on how health and partner professionals are educated and how they practice. First published in 2011, the IPEC core competency document has helped to frame the national dialogue on the need for interprofessional education and practice as a catalyst for improving team-based patient care and enhancing population health outcomes.
The Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) has approved nine additional members through a new institutional membership category, expanding its representation of associations of schools of the health professions to 15.
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®.
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, Health Educators, Foundations Release Competencies and Action Strategies for Interprofessional
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.