October 2021 Virtual IPEC Institute (Postponed to February 2022)

​IPECP IDEAS: Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Advocacy Stories

Virtual - October 12, 14, 19 and 21 (Moved to February 1, 3, 8 and 10, 2022)

To view information about the February 2022 IPEC Institute, click here.

About the Institute

The October 2021 IPEC Institute is an advanced "201-level" program for those trying to sustain or strengthen their interprofessional education for collaborative practice (IPECP) programs while increasing faculty readiness and student preparation around inclusion, diversity, health equity and advocacy.

The interactive Institute program is designed for interprofessional teams but individual participants have attended successfully, if they have the proper background and preparation to develop an appropriate project.

All registrants will need to provide details of their IPECP project, such as title, objectives, description and status. 

View the Institute FAQS here.

Target Audience

  • Interprofessional faculty teams and their collaborative academic and/or practice partners at an intermediate or advanced level of existing IPECP who are committed to growing their programs
  • Educators and practitioners looking for tools and strategies to lead, develop, and implement existing IPECP

Team Composition (If Applicable)

Please note that it is not necessary to register as a team. Individual participants will also be accepted into the program. The following roles for members of interprofessional teams are highly encouraged, but not required:

  • Members who represent two different health professions, with at least one representative drawn among the nineteen IPEC professions;
  • A member with a firm foundation in IPECP, IPECP relationship development, and collaborative practice; and
  • A member with institutional responsibility for interprofessional curricular planning.
  • A member who is a community health partner.*

*If your institution is associated with a healthcare service facility such as a VA, local community health center, or affiliated medical center, or a partner organization, such as a local health department or community-based agency, please strongly consider adding a representative from that facility to your team.


The Institute will consist of:

  • Asynchronous pre-recorded modules, which will be viewed prior to the live sessions, and
  • Synchronous live sessions on October 12, 14, 19 and 21.

Click belows for detailed conference agendas.

The synchronous schedule will use the theory burst approach that builds learning to allow participants to depart with progress towards achieving their desired project.


The core content of the program will be delivered by nationally-recognized subject matter experts who will offer pre-recorded video modules for viewing asychronously in advance of the institute, followed by live, synchronous learning sessions to engage directly with the participants.The asynchronous sessions will be available to you about three weeks before the live sessions. You will have both asynchronous and synchronous opportunities for peer-to-peer sharing about exemplar experiences and products, as well other cohort collaboration provide for networking and professional growth.


Registration is closed as this virtual event has been postponed.

Please note that you will need an IPEC login to register for this event.

You will also need to provide details of your IPECP project, such as title, objectives, description and status. 

To create an IPEC account or to log into your existing account, click here.

Registration Fees

To encourage broad participation, IPEC is offering a tiered fee structure with lower registration fees for participants from upper-middle-income countries, lower-middle-income countries and low-income countries, and students/residents.

To view the World Bank Classifications, click here.

See the table below for individual institute registration pricing. Rates below are per person. All fees are quoted in United States dollars ($USD).


Super Early Bird

By Jun 30, 2021

Early Bird

By Jul 31, 2021


After Jul 31, 2021


(Affiliated with an IPEC association or with one of their global networks)
(E.g. - If your School of Pharmacy is an AACP member, you are an IPEC member.)

Click here for full list of the 21 IPEC members.

Country Economic Index: Low/Middle
Country Economic Index: High






$ 270
$ 270
$ 450






$ 270
$ 270
$ 550






$ 270
$ 270
$ 650


(Not affiliated with an IPEC association)

Country Economic Index: Low/Middle
Country Economic Index: High



$ 390
$ 390
$ 650



$ 390
$ 390
$ 750



$ 390
$ 390
$ 850




Click here to view the speaker bios.


  • Erik W. Black, PhD, MPH, Associate Director, Office of Interprofessional Education; Associate Professor, Pediatrics and Education, College of Medicine, University of Florida Health Science Center
  • Amy Blue, PhD, Associate Vice President for Interprofessional Education, UF Health Office; Clinical Professor, College of Public Health and Health Professions, University of Florida Health Science Center
  • Sandy Brooks, Executive Director, American Council of Academic Physical Therapy
  • Cynthia Gonzalez, PhD, MPH, Assistant Director, Division of Community Engagement and Assistant Professor, Department of Urban Public Health, College of Science and Health, Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science
  • Andrew T. Maccabe, DVM, MPH, JD, Chief Executive Officer, American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges
  • Tyan Thomas, PharmD, MSMEd, BCPS, Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy and Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, University of the Sciences
  • Mark R. Speicher, PhD, MHA, Senior Vice President for Medical Education and Research, American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine and 2021 Program Co-Chair, IPEC Planning Committee
  • Elizabeth M. Weist, MA, MPH, CPH, Director of Education, Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health and 2021 Program Co-Chair, IPEC Planning Committee
  • Mayumi Willgerodt, PhD, MPH, FAAN, FNASN, RN, Associate Professor and Vice Chair of Education, School of Nursing, University of Washington; Affiliate Faculty, Center for Health Sciences Interprofessional Education, Research and Practice
  • Lisa de Saxe Zerden, PhD, MSW, Senior Associate Dean for MSW Education, School of Social Work, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Continuing Education Credits

Continuing education credits (CE) are only given to attendees that successfully attend and evaluate an entire program session(s). ​IPEC Institute session evaluations are electronic. After the Institute, you will receive an email with a link to the evaluation system. Click on that link to evaluate each session you attended. After you have completed the session evaluations, you will be able to immediately print your CE Certificate.

IMPORTANT NOTE:  IPEC is looking to offer CEs to other disciplines. Please stay tuned for additional updates.

Public Health

Eligible attendees may receive Certified in Public Health (CPH) continuing education credits for participating in this Institute. The Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health works with the National Board of Public Health Examiners to provide CPH credits.


Eligible attendees may receive continuing nursing education (CNE) hours for participating and evaluating this Institute. The American Association of Colleges of Nursing is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.


Eligible attendees may receive continuing dental education (CDE) hours for participating and evaluating this Institute. This continuing education activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP) through joint efforts between the American Dental Education Association and the Interprofessional Education Collaborative.