APRIL 13, 2020

The U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) and the Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) are delighted to congratulate the 2020 Public Health Excellence in Interprofessional Education Collaboration Award winners from University of the Sciences in Philadelphia and four honorable mention finalists. All honorees will be recognized at a ceremony in Washington, DC, in conjunction with the Summer 2020 IPEC Member Meeting on June 25-26, 2020. View full news release and complete list of winners here.

New Collection on iCollaborative

Clinical Teaching and Learning Experiences without Physical Patient Contact

March 19, 2020

The Spring 2020 IPEC Faculty Development Institute in Washington, D.C. and 2020 IPEC Interprofessional Leadership Development Program (ILDP) in Atlanta, GA have been postponed due to spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

"As we monitor the unfolding outbreak, our thoughts are with those impacted globally and nationwide, as well as in our local communities," expressed Deborah E. Trautman, PhD, RN, FAAN, Chair, IPEC Board of Directors in a statement to its members. "While this decision has been extremely difficult to make, the safety of our members, guests and staff, as well as their families, students and patients, is always our top priority. We have therefore decided to postpone IPEC’s upcoming meetings."

IPEC is developing plans to reschedule and host both meetings in Fall 2020. Additional information will be announced as it becomes available. We appreciate your kind patience and understanding as we are considering the rapidly changing circumstances.

For those registered for the Spring 2020 IPEC Institute or 2020 IPEC ILDP, please note that IPEC will contact each participant over the next few days. Please watch for further communications from smckearney@aacnnursing.org.

"On behalf of IPEC, thank you for your continued partnership and support," said Dr. Trautman. "We look forward to continuing to work with driven and collaborative health professions educators and partners across the country."

Please check back for updates on the program reschedulings.

Participate in COVID-19 Response Webinar Series

Free Online Webinars Offered by IPEC Member Associations

This resource collection was built in response to the COVID-19 pandemic’s significant impact on the teaching and learning of health professionals. Designed by diverse educators, this working collection features clinical learning experiences, which can be readily used or easily adapted for specific, local settings, without the need for physical patient contact.​

We actively seek submissions of learning experiences, particularly those that support patient care, but do not involve direct patient contact. Once submitted, the resources will be included in a collection that will be free and widely available to the community of medical education.

Click here to visit the resource center and for information or how to submit learning experiences.

Interprofessional Teaching and Collaborative Practice During COVID-19: A Community Conversation

Register Today for FREE Webinar on Thursday, April 23 at 2 p.m. ET

As we continue to monitor ongoing Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) developments, IPEC is committed to serving as a key resource for information that will help with overcoming challenges and maintaining quality interprofessional education programs. Visit the resource center here.

For more details about the webinars and to register, click here.

2020 USPHS IPEC Award Winners & Finalists Announced 

​One overall winner and four honorable mentions recognized for interprofessional education in health sciences


IPEC has moved to postpone live events planned for May 19-21, 2020 in Washington, D.C. and June 16-18, 2020 in Atlanta, GA due to the unfolding public health risks posed by the Coronavirus.

Join the Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) in a free webinar to hear innovative strategies that provide opportunities for interprofessional student teams to develop, practice, and refine interprofessional skills. Participants will also be introduced to the newest iCollaborative collection, Clinical Teaching and Learning Experiences without Physical Patient Contact

Click here to sign up for this upcoming webinar.