Participants will engage with national leaders in acquiring the building blocks for IPE. Teams will spend significant time interacting within their own groups to plan, build, design, assess, and act on their IPE goals as well as communicate effectively about IPE. Opportunities to interact with other teams in information sharing and networking, including poster presentations, will further enhance team learning. 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.

The Institute will be held at the Hyatt Dulles, 2300 Dulles Corner Boulevard, Herndon, VA 20171 near the Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD). Your registration fee includes hotel accommodations for three nights at the Hyatt Dulles. Reduced conference rates represent a portion of your entire registration fee and cannot be separated out. IPEC will be placing hotel reservations for attendees. Each approved attendee will receive a separate form that must be completed in order to receive an individual hotel confirmation.

The fee to attend the conference is $1,395 per person, which includes the registration fee, breakfasts, lunches, and hotel accommodations (single occupancy rooms) for three nights (check-in date of October 6, 2015 and check-out date of October 9, 2015). When online registration opens, you must register as a team: Please prepare your budget accordingly and gather required individual information to streamline the process. Payment must be made by credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express) or institutional check.

Note: Your team’s space is not secure until full payment is received. Once your team has registered and submitted full payment, your team has secured space at the Institute. Please note that you will be responsible for dinner each night.


The institute has now reached capacity. 

Interprofessional faculty teams of three to five individuals from across the post-baccalaureate health professions along with their selected academic and/or practice partners.

Registration Fee

Additional Questions?


To provide post-baccalaureate health professions faculty and their IPE colleagues both 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 IPE. Learning objectives for the institute are as follows:
    1. Identify resources and commitments necessary to facilitate IPE at one’s institution
    2. Examine best practices in IPE curriculum planning and design for use in one’s program.
    3. Create learner assessment strategies in IPE
    4. Develop faculty skills in IPE
    5. Communicate the team’s IPE objectives to decision makers

In addition, registered teams 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. 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 interprofessional education plan.

Registration substitutions for individual team member registrants are permitted prior to the conference; however, conference fees cannot be transferred to other IPEC conferences. Only one substitution is permitted per original registrant. The individual submitting the substitution request is responsible for all financial obligations (any balance due) associated with that substitution as well as updating any contact information and hotel reservation details. Submit all requests to Shelley Porte via email at

Team Composition

The IPEC Institute will begin at 7:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 7, 2015. Therefore, participants should arrive the afternoon or evening of Tuesday, October 6, 2015. The institute will conclude at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, October 9, 2015. The full agenda is available here.

Institute Focus

Target Audience

The Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) will hold its next Institute October 7-October 9, 2015, in Herndon, VA. It is entitled: Interprofessional Education: Building a Framework for Collaboration. Additional information regarding this particular Institute follows.

Institute Location


2015 Fall Institute

Interprofessional Education: 

Building a Framework for Collaboration

October 7-October 9, 2015
Herndon, VA

To/From Dulles International Airport:
The Hyatt Dulles offers a complimentary Dulles Airport hotel shuttle for transportation to and from Dulles International Airport (IAD). The drop off and pick up points at the airport will be at curbs 2A and 2H. The complimentary shuttle runs every 30 minutes from 5:15am until 12:30am. The shuttle leaves the hotel at the :15 and :45 of every hour and the shuttle picks up at Dulles International Airport (IAD) at the top ( :00) and bottom ( :30) of every hour.

Taxis from IAD or Super Shuttle from IAD to the Hyatt Dulles cost approximately $15 each way.

To/From Reagan National Airport:
Reagan National Airport (DCA) is located approximately 40 minutes from the Hyatt Dulles hotel and is not metro accessible. Taxis from DCA (approximately $68 each way) or Super Shuttle from DCA (approximately $30 each way) are available. 

All registration cancellations and refund requests must be made in writing by August 1, 2015. A refund of the conference, minus a $250 administrative fee, will be given for cancellations received by that date. No refunds will be granted for requests received after August 1, 2015. Submit all requests to Shelley Porte via email at Conference registrations are fully transferrable (see Substitution Policy); however, conference fees cannot be transferred to other IPEC conferences. We regret that refunds will not be provided for no-shows.

Upon registration, Team Organizers will receive a confirmation email regarding pre-institute reading, resources, and assignments. The Team Organizer is responsible for distributing this information to the entire team.

Substitution Policy

Please contact Shelley Porte at for additional information.​

Refund and Cancellation Policy

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 six IPEC professions;
  • One member with a firm foundation in interprofessional education (IPE), IPE relationship development, and collaborative practice; and
  • One member with institutional responsibility for curricular planning.

Conference Materials