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May 2023 IPEC Institute: Day 1
Tuesday, May 23, 2023, 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM EDT
Category: Institute

Join us for the next IPEC Institute!

On May 23-25, 2023, collaborate, learn, and network with your interprofessional colleagues online.

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Registration is now closed.

Zoom and IPEC Connect

Agenda (as of 5/15/2023 and subject to change)

Click HERE to download a PDF version of the draft agenda.


12:00 - 12:10 P.M. ET


12:10 - 1:00 P.M. ET

OPENING PLENARY: Advancing IPE for Collaborative Practice

Deborah Trautman, PhD, RN, FAAN, President and Chief Executive Officer, American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN); Member, Board of Directors, IPEC
Vicki R. Deal-Williams, MA, CCC-SLP, FASAE, CAE, Chief Executive Officer, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)

Join IPEC leaders for a live discussion about the Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC), the Core Competencies, and the importance of interprofessional education for collaborative practice (IPECP).

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the background, context, and history of IPEC.
  • Discuss the IPEC competencies and the benefits of creating safe, high-quality, accessible, person-centered care and improved population health outcomes.
  • Summarize how IPE generates and improves positive outcomes for members of the health team, patients, and communities.


1:00 - 1:30 P.M. ET

ONBOARDING: Welcome to the Institute

Shelley McKearney, Associate Director, Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC)/American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN); Secretary, Board of Directors, IPEC
Kathy McGuinn, MSN, RN, CPHQ, FNAP, Director of Interprofessional Education and Practice Partnerships and Special Advisor Quality Initiatives, American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN); Institute Co-Chair, IPEC Planning and Advisory Committee; Member, 2021-2023 IPEC Core Competencies Revision Advisory Group
Kelly R. Ragucci, PharmD, FCCP, BCPS, Vice President of Professional Development, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP); Institute Co-Chair, IPEC Planning and Advisory Committee; Member, 2021-2023 IPEC Core Competencies Revision Advisory Group

Join for a review on how the IPEC Institute will benefit you and your educational practices and a demo on Institute websites and materials.

Learning Objectives:

  • Review the Institute program, purpose, and design.
  • Explain how to benefit from the Institute.

1:30 - 2:30 P.M. ET

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: The Evolving Importance of Interprofessional Education for Collaborative Healthcare

Lynne Sinclair, MA (Adult Ed), BScPT, Physical Therapist and Senior Consultant: Partnerships & Innovation at the Centre for Advancing Collaborative Healthcare & Education (CACHE), University of Toronto (UT); Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, Temerty Faculty of Medicine, UT; Board of Directors, Canadian Interprofessional Health Collaborative (CIHC)

Join to have your questions answered about why IPE and collaborative practice are vital to the improvement of health care and patient outcomes.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand changes to teams, education and practice considering the pandemic and the current state of health and social care.
  • Describe the need for alignment between IPE and Collaborative Healthcare.
  • Recognize competency-based practices for teams and emerging health professionals.


2:30 - 2:45 P.M. ET


2:45 - 3:30 P.M. ET

THEORY BURST #1: Planning for Successful IPE & Program Evaluation

Jane Kirschling, PhD, RN, FAAN, Bill and Joanne Conway Dean, Professor, University of Maryland School of Nursing; Director, Interprofessional Education, University of Maryland, Baltimore; American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Representative, 2021-2023 IPEC Core Competencies Revision Working Group

Join to have your questions answered about planning for successful IPE and program evaluation.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe best practices in IPECP curriculum planning and program evaluation design.
  • Identify the audience targeted by the IPECP project and audience factors according to level of learning, practice experience, and learning environment.
  • Categorize resources and commitments necessary to facilitate successful IPECP at one’s institution.


3:30 - 4:15 P.M. ET


Join your teammates in a virtual room to develop and enhance your curricular project plan. IPEC leaders will be available to answer questions and enter the room as needed for coaching.

Learning Objectives:

  • Review your goals for attending the Institute, as well as your areas of strength and opportunities for improvement.
  • Identify how your IPECP project will facilitate curricular change.
  • Develop an action plan for your IPECP project including its evaluation.


4:15 - 4:30 P.M. ET

AFTERNOON DEBRIEF: Daily Summary and Assessment

Kathy McGuinn, MSN, RN, CPHQ, FNAP