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IPEC Institute: May 2024 - Day 1
Tuesday, May 21, 2024, 10:50 AM - 4:30 PM EDT
Category: Institute

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Join us for the next IPEC Institute!

On May 21-23, 2024, collaborate, learn, and network with your interprofessional colleagues online.

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Registration is now open.

Zoom and IPEC Connect

Agenda (as of 5/7/2024 and subject to change)

Click HERE to download a PDF version of the most recent agenda.



10:50 - 11:00 A.M. ET



11:00 - 11:10 A.M. ET


Shelley McKearney, BS, Associate Director, Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC)/ American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN); Secretary, Executive Board of Directors, IPEC


11:10 A.M. - 12:00 P.M. ET

OPENING PLENARY: Advancing IPE for Collaborative Practice

Alison J. Whelan, MD, FACP, Chair, Executive Board of Directors, IPEC; Chief Academic Officer, Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)

Andrew T. Maccabe, DVM, MPH, JD, Member-At-Large, Executive Board of Directors, IPEC; Chief Executive Officer, American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC)

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.

12:00 - 12:30 P.M. ET

ONBOARDING: Welcome to the Institute

Jeffery Stewart, DDS, MS, Consultant and Former Senior Vice President for Interprofessional and Global Collaboration, American Dental Education Association (ADEA); Member, Planning and Advisory Committee, IPEC; Program Co-Chair, May 2024 IPEC Institute

Cassandra Godzik, PhD, APRN, PMHNP-BC, CNE, Director of Nursing Education Initiatives American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN); Member, Planning and Advisory Committee, IPEC; Program Co-Chair, May 2024 IPEC Institute

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.
  • Demonstrate how to benefit from the Institute.

12:30 - 1:30 P.M. ET

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: The Evolving Importance of Interprofessional Education

Heidi Honegger Rogers, DNP, FNP-C, APHN-BC, FNAP, Director, The University of New Mexico (UNM) Health Sciences Center Interprofessional Education Program; Associate Professor, UNM College of Nursing; Secretary, Board of Directors, Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine (AIHM); Member, Planetary Health Task Force, American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA)

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:

  • Explain changes to teams, education and practice considering the current state of health and social care.
  • Defend the need for alignment between IPE and collaborative healthcare.
  • Recognize competency-based practices for teams and emerging health professionals.

1:30 - 2:00 P.M. ET



2:00 - 2:30 P.M. ET

SPOTLIGHT ON: Integrating the Revised 2023 IPEC Core Competencies

Angela S. Stewart, PharmD, BCPS, FWSPA, Executive Director, Northwest Interprofessional Health Collaborative, Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences

Learn about one institution’s experience building out a core IPE curriculum with the revised IPEC competencies as a foundation.

Learning Objectives:

  • Express one institution’s plans to incorporate the new IPEC competencies into their IPE program.


2:30 - 3:15 P.M. ET

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

John Tegzes, MA, VMD, Dipl. ABVT, Interim Dean & Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine, Western University of Health Sciences

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

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe promising practices in IPECP curriculum planning and program evaluation design.
  • Distinguish 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.


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

SPOTLIGHT ON: Institutional Characteristics for High-Quality Programmatic IPE

Meg Zomorodi, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN, Associate Provost for Interprofessional Health Initiatives and Director, Office of Interprofessional Education and Practice, University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill; Professor, UNC School of Nursing

Learn about one institution’s plans to use the following tool to help enhance an IPECP program.

  • The IPEC Institutional Assessment Instrument is designed to identify institutional characteristics associated with successful implementation of high-quality programmatic IPE and can help identify strengths and deficits at an institution to guide planning efforts.

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

Jeffery Stewart, DDS, MS