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Conference Looks at Interprofessional Education, Rural Health Care

Conference Looks at Interprofessional Education, Rural Health Care

Forty experts on education and rural health care will gather Sept. 7-10, 2006, for a conference on ”Leadership in Rural Health Interprofessional Education: A Working Conference for Leaders in Rural Health Care.”

The conference will focus on the challenges and successful strategies for interprofessional education and practice in rural and underserved communities. The event will be held at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver.

Creighton’s Office of Interprofessional Scholarship, Service and Education (OISSE), within the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions, and the Center for Health Policy and Ethics are coordinating the conference. The conference is part of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Grant #1D36HP03158 “Circles of Learning: Community and Clinic as Interdisciplinary Classroom,” a Quentin N. Burdick Interdisciplinary Training Project.

Gail Jensen, Ph.D., dean of Creighton University’s Graduate School; Charlotte Royeen, Ph.D., dean of the Doisy College of Health Sciences at Saint Louis University; and Robin Harvan, Ed.D., director of the Colorado Area Health Education Center (AHEC) System at University of Colorado Health Sciences; are the conference organizers. Amy Haddad, Ph.D., director of Creighton’s Center of Health Policy and Ethics, is one of five invited speakers at the conference.

OISSE has a long established history of rural, interdisciplinary training for health professional students.

For more on the conference, please visit http://oisse.creighton.edu/institute.asp.

Posted: 9/6/06