Registration is currently open for the upcoming Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) institute, “Interprofessional Education: Building a Framework for Collaboration,” to be held May 4-7 at the Dulles Hyatt in Herndon, VA. Those interested in attending are encouraged to begin assembling their teams now, as registration fills quickly. Click here to register.

The May institute will focus on the basics of interprofessional education (IPE). Attendees will participate in team-based activities to develop a programmatic plan to 1) identify resources and commitments necessary to facilitate IPE at one’s institution; 2) plan and design an IPE curriculum; 3) create learner assessment strategies in IPE; 4) develop faculty skills in IPE; and 5) communicate the team’s IPE objectives to decision makers.

The overall goal of this upcoming institute is to foster networking and a collegial collaboration around IPE, and to empower faculty champions who, upon returning to their home institutions, will be better prepared to develop faculty teams with the knowledge and skills necessary to implement an interprofessional education plan.

IPEC is comprised of six organizations, including AACOM, the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP), the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), the American Dental Education Association (ADEA), and the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH). For more information on IPEC, visit

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March 2014
Vol. 8, No. 3