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Heartland Interprofessional Education Conference

HEICThe 2019 Heartland Interprofessional Education Conference, “Come Together to Work Together,” will be held Aug. 1-2 at UNMC, and is a collaborative effort between Creighton University and UNMC.

“Our team is excited to support the scholarship of any students, clinicians, faculty and staff involved in interprofessional education and collaborative practice” said Joy Doll, OTD, OTR/L, FNAP, executive director for the Center for Interprofessional Practice, Education and Research (CIPER) at Creighton.

Abstract submissions for the conference will be accepted through March 1. Those who submit will receive notification of acceptance by May 1. Information about the abstract submission can be found here.

“Anyone who has done research on best practices for interprofessional education, clinical practice, medical homes or policy is welcome to submit a proposal,” said Devin Nickol, MD, associate dean of Interprofessional Education at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.

Creighton University Vice Provost for Learning and Assessment, Gail Jensen, PhD, a nationally recognized leader in interprofessional education noted, “We are building bridges across institutions both locally and regionally to support the movement towards interprofessional education and collaborative practice.”

Conference organizers are looking for oral presentations describing important interprofessional research, curriculum, assessment, policy or practice developments; workshop topics; and poster presentations.

Featured speakers at the conference include Barbara Brandt, PhD, director of the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education at the University of Minnesota; Amy Blue, PhD, associate vice president, Interprofessional Education at the University of Florida; and Alan Dow, MD, assistant vice president, health sciences for Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Care at Virginia Commonwealth University.

This conference is a regional approved conference by the American Interprofessional Health Collaborative.

For more information contact CIPER at ciper@creighton.edu. Visit the conference website here, for more information about the conference including registration and abstract submission.

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