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Collaborative Healthcare: Interprofessional Practice, Education and Evaluation (JCIPE)

Abstract

The fourth international Collaboration Across Borders conference (CAB IV) was held in Vancouver BC, Canada on June 12‐14, 2013. This conference, held every two years, attracts people involved in interprofessional education and care (IPEC) from across North America, and from other countries such as Japan, Australia and the European Union. The conference is a collaborative venture between the American Interprofessional Health Collaborative (AIHC) and the Canadian Interprofessional Health Collaborative (CIHC). The site of the conference alternates between the United States and Canada. As interest and involvement in interprofessional approaches to education and health care grows, so too does attendance at this meeting. The 􀏐irst conference, held at the University of Minnesota in 2007, attracted a little over 300 people. Subsequent meetings in Nova Scotia and Arizona saw attendance increase dramatically, reaching close to 750 in Arizona. This was the largest attendance ever at a conference devoted to interprofessional education. Attendance at the Vancouver conference exceeded that number.

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