In May, the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) and its partners in the Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) held the first-ever IPEC Institute, aimed at providing attendees with strategies for advancing interprofessional education on their campuses. The event drew more than 150 attendees, prompting IPEC to organize a second IPEC Institute. The Institute will take place October 15-17, 2012, at the Crowne Plaza Atlanta Perimeter at Ravinia in Atlanta, Georgia. 

Schools will attend as teams, with a minimum of three people and a maximum of five people on each team. Each team should consist of a team leader and two to four additional team members. At least three health professions must be represented on each team, and at least one team member must be from medicine, nursing, dentistry, pharmacy or public health. Only one team is allowed per institution.

While most participating teams will be those wait-listed from the first IPEC Institute, registration for others will open August 7. For more information on registration and event details, visit the AACOM IPE Events page.

IPEC works as a collaborative effort to promote interprofessional learning experiences that support team-based patient- and community-centered health care. IPEC includes six national health professions education associations: AACOM, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP), Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), American Dental Education Association (ADEA), and the Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH).

For more information on interprofessional education visit AACOM's IPE page.



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July / August 2012
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