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Call for Proposals: IPEC Institute – Spring 2019

The Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) will be hosting faculty teams at an Interprofessional Faculty Development Institute scheduled for May 22-24, 2019, at the AAMC Learning Center in Washington, D.C. The focus will be on Building a Framework for Interprofessional Education for Collaborative Practice (IPECP).  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. (See the IPEC 2019 Spring 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 proposal (no more than one page)  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 webpage.  A template for IPEC proposals is attached.

The deadline for proposals is Wednesday, Dec. 5, 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 VA or affiliated medical center.  One member of the team can be from another University of System of Maryland school if she/he is 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 webpage. 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.

Patricia Danielewicz
Center for Interprofessional Education
University of Maryland, Baltimore

Spring 2019 IPEC Institute

The Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) will hold its next Institute on May 22-24, 2019, at the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Learning Center located at 655 K St., NW, Washington, DC 20001. The Spring 2019 IPEC Institute is returning to the popular theme of building a framework for interprofessional education for collaborative practice (IPECP).

The IPEC Institute will begin at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, May 22, 2019. All participants must arrive the afternoon or evening of Tuesday, May 21. The institute will conclude at noon on Friday, May 24. The program is highly interactive. Since early departures will affect not only the individual, but other participants, all participants are required to attend the entire conference.

Institute Focus

To provide post-baccalaureate health professions faculty and their interprofessional colleagues quality time and dedicated space for guided learning, team-based planning activities, and consultation with experts and peers in order to emerge with a programmatic action plan for IPECP.

Learning objectives for the institute are as follows:

  1. Identify resources and commitments necessary to facilitate IPECP at one’s institution
  2. Examine best practices in IPECP curriculum planning and design for use in one’s program
  3. Create learner assessment strategies in IPECP
  4. Develop faculty skills in IPECP
  5. Communicate the team’s IPECP objectives to decision-makers

In addition, registered teams and individual participants will be assigned preparatory readings and participate in Institute-related assessments.

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

Participants also will receive on-site peer coaching and feedback on their IPECP projects from expert speakers and staff facilitators.

Upon returning to their home institutions, workshop participants will be better prepared to develop faculty teams with the knowledge and skills necessary to implement an IPECP plan.

Target Audience

  • Interprofessional faculty teams and their collaborative academic and/or practice partners committed to promoting IPECP.
  • Individual educators and practitioners looking for tools and strategies to lead, develop, and implement IPECP.

Team Composition

Interprofessional teams can consist of up to five members. The following conditions are highly encouraged, but not required:

  • Two members who represent two different health professions, with at least one representative drawn from the 19 IPEC professions.
  • One member with a firm foundation in IPECP, IPECP 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.

Institute Format

Participants will engage with national leaders in acquiring the building blocks for IPECP.  Institute attendees will spend significant time planning, building, designing, assessing, and acting on their IPECP goals, as well as communicate effectively about IPECP.

The institute will provide opportunities to interact with colleagues, speakers and staff in information sharing and networking, including poster presentations. 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.

Registration Fee

The fee for the program includes the registration fee, breakfasts, lunches, and three nights lodging at the Renaissance Washington, D.C., downtown hotel located at 999 9th St., NW.  IPEC will make hotel reservations for attendees. Hotel accommodations are single-occupancy rooms, and each team member will receive their own room. Please note that you will be responsible for dinner each night.

Patricia DanielewiczClinical CareNovember 9, 20180 comments

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