Interprofessional Care for the 21st Century: Redefining Education and Practice JCIPE 2014 Conference October 10, 11, & 12, 2014

Welcome to JCIPE’s 2014 conference: Interprofessional Care for the 21st Century: Redefining Education and Practice. This year’s conference is enriched by participants from across the United States, Canada and England. We are delighted to have exceptional plenary speakers. Dr. George Thibault will kick-off the three-day conference on Friday evening as our keynote speaker, sharing his national perspective and thoughts on interprofessional education and collaborative practice. In addition, Dr. Barbara Brandt, Director of the National Coordination Center for IPE and Collaborative Practice, will offer her view and discuss the priorities of the newly formed National Coordination Center. On Saturday, Dr. John Gilbert, Project Leader of the Canadian Interprofessional Health Collaborative, will provide his thoughts on the value of and need for a robust evaluation plan of interprofessional education and its impact on patient safety and outcomes. Finally, on Sunday morning, a panel discussion by a team from the Veterans Health Administration led by Dr. Malcolm Cox, Chief Academic Affiliation Officer of the Veterans Health Administration (ret), will discuss the implementation and sustainability of the VA interprofessional primary care centers. During the three-day conference, national and international speakers will present outstanding and diverse array of papers, seminars, and posters. We look forward to the conversations and new collaborations that will result from these activities.

Welcome and enjoy the conference!

Christine Arenson, MD Co-Director, Jefferson Center for InterProfessional Education (JCIPE)

Elizabeth Speakman EdD, RN, CDE, FNAP Co-Director, Jefferson Center for InterProfessional Education (JCIPE)

Conference Learning Objectives:

1. Apply a theoretical framework to interprofessional education initiatives.

2. Design creative interprofessional education teaching strategies including dynamic academic/clinical partnerships.

3. Integrate innovative collaborative practice models in their clinical settings.

4. Assess individual education and/or clinical practices in light of the information and discussion during the conference and identify specific strategies to implement as part of a continuing improvement process for your practice(s).

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