Call for Proposals: IPEC Fall 2018 Institute

The Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) will be hosting faculty teams at an Interprofessional Faculty Development Institute scheduled for Oct. 3-5, 2018, in Phoenix. The focus will be Interprofessional Education: Advancing and Sustaining Your Program for Collaborative Practice. The institute will provide participants the opportunity to acquire and utilize knowledge and skills to further advance their existing institutional interprofessional education and collaborative practice program.  (Please see the IPEC 2018 Fall Institute Fact Sheet below).

The UMB Center for Interprofessional Education director (Jane Kirschling) and co-directors (Heather Congdon and Dave Mallott) would like to invite you to prepare a brief (no more than one page) proposal, including a short description of the proposed IPE project that the team will design and implement as a result of participating in the institute. The team selected to represent UMB will be asked to submit a proposal for seed grant funding from the center for up to $15,000 to support the IPE initiative. (To learn more about the seed grant application and template, visit the IPE website. A template for IPEC proposals is below.

The deadline for proposals is Friday, June 1, at 5 p.m. The team members identified in the proposal must represent at least three different health profession disciplines and it is suggested that one team member be associated with a health care service facility such as a Veterans Affairs or affiliated medical center. One member of the team can be from another University of Maryland System school if they are representing a discipline other than those offered at UMB. The team should range in size from three to five members. Please send your proposal via email to Patricia Danielewicz.

All costs associated with attendance will be covered by the UMB Center for Interprofessional Education.

The overall goal of the IPEC effort is to create faculty champions who can enhance interprofessional curricula, learning experiences, and assessment of learners. To learn more about IPEC, please visit this link. Faculty across the health disciplines will join together to explore how to embed such content into their curriculum. Upon returning to their home institutions, it is expected that workshop participants will help to develop faculty teams with the knowledge and skills necessary to implement an interprofessional education project. The scope of the project must be interprofessional and have a direct link to clinical care. Your project will require a final report within 18 months of the conference.

Please share this information with faculty who might be interested in submitting a proposal.

IPEC 2018 Fall Institute Fact Sheet


The Institute will be held at the Sheraton Crescent Hotel, located at 2620 W. Dunlap Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85021. Your registration fee includes individual accommodations for three nights at the conference venue. Participants will have their own room with a check-in date of Oct. 2, 2018, and check-out date of Oct. 5, 2018. Reduced conference rates represent a portion of your entire registration fee and cannot be separated out. IPEC will be placing hotel reservations for attendees.


The institute will provide participants the opportunity to acquire and utilize knowledge and skills to further advance their existing institutional interprofessional education and collaborative practice program.

Health professions faculty and their IPE colleagues and collaborative practice partners will have quality time and dedicated space for guided learning, team-based planning activities, and consultation with experts and peers in order to emerge with an advanced programmatic action plan to augment their current IPE and IPC initiatives in program and outcomes evaluation and assessment.

Learning objectives for the institute are as follows:

  •  Appraise resources and commitments necessary to facilitate IPE program evaluation and learner assessment for value, effectiveness, efficacy, and sustainability.
  •  Analyze IPE promising practices aligned with institutional culture, practice/market environment, and experiential learning goals.
  •  Compare longitudinal learner assessment and evaluation research strategies in IPE that will contribute to measurable clinical practice and/or population health outcomes.
  • Summarize the team’s IPE objectives and goals to institutional decision makers and external stakeholders.

Pre-course reading activities and institute-related assessments will be assigned prior to the face-to-face workshop, and the entirety of the institute will afford opportunities for networking within a community of focused, collegial collaboration.


Participants will engage with national leaders in developing long-term assessment strategies for their IPE program outcomes and efficacy. Teams will spend significant time interacting within their own groups to design assessment models around their current home institution IPE program designs and determine actions necessary to allow outcome data to help inform this programming. Opportunities to interact with other teams in information sharing and networking, including poster presentations, will further enhance team learning and collaboration-building. Pre-course readings will provide context and stimulate questions for exploration during the institute. Daily electronic evaluations will serve to check on learning and reactions to each day’s events for continuous quality programming enhancement.

Target Audience

Interprofessional faculty teams of three to five individuals from across the health professions along with their selected academic and/or practice partners who have 1) previously attended an IPEC institute and/or who have 2) home programs that could benefit from focused and in-depth levels of engagement on IPE evaluation/assessment topics and issues of longitudinal program value and efficacy toward professional collaborative practice and patient care.

Team Composition

Interprofessional teams must consist of at least three members and at most five members.

The following are required (individual members may fit more than one category):

  • Two members who represent two different health professions, with at least one representative drawn from the nineteen IPEC professions
  • One member with a firm foundation in interprofessional education, IPE relationship development, and collaborative practice
  • One member with institutional responsibility for curricular planning
  • One community health partner*

*-If your institution is associated with a health care 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 designated team organizer will become the primary contact with IPEC and should ensure the team meets all requirements.

University of Maryland, Baltimore Center for Interprofessional Education Template for Interprofessional Education Collaboration (IPEC)

Date of IPEC Institute             Oct. 3-5, 2018


Title of Submission


Date Submitted



Team Organizer


Title and Credentials

School Affiliation

Email Address

Telephone Number


Information for additional team members


Title and Credentials

School of Affiliation

Email Address

Telephone Number


Brief description of the proposed IPE project (no more than one page)


Patricia DanielewiczClinical CareApril 26, 20180 comments

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