Team Composition

The Spring 2016 IPEC Institute will begin at 7:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 4, 2016.  Therefore, participants should arrive the afternoon or evening of Tuesday, May 3, 2016.  The institute will conclude at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, May 6, 2016.  

Please plan your travel so that you have plenty of time to arrive for the welcome session on Wednesday morning, May 4, and do not plan to leave until after the final session on Friday afternoon, May 6.

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 McKearney via email at

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 May 3, 2016 and check-out date of May 6, 2016).  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.

Institute Agenda

Institute Schedule

Quality Improvement and Patient Safety 
Interprofessional Faculty Development Institute

May 4-6, 2016
Hyatt Dulles – Herndon, VA

The Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) will hold its next Institute on May 4-May 6, 2016, in Herndon, VA.  It is entitled: Quality Improvement and Patient Safety.  Additional information regarding this particular institute follows.

Institute Location

Refund and Cancellation Policy

Registration Fee

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. 

The Institute will be held at the Hyatt Dulles, 2300 Dulles Corner Boulevard, Herndon, VA 20171.  The closest airport is 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 preliminary agenda for the institute is available here.

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 (Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Osteopathic Medicine, or Public Health);
  • One member with a firm foundation in interprofessional education (IPE), IPE relationship development, and collaborative practice;
  • One member with familiarity in quality improvement and patient safety; and
  • One member with institutional responsibility for curricular planning.

If your institution is affiliated with a healthcare service facility such as a VA, local community health center, or affiliated medical center, please consider adding a representative from that facility to your team.  

The designated team organizer from our records will become the primary contact with IPEC and should ensure the team meets all requirements.

The overall goal of the institute is to create faculty champions who can enhance interprofessional curricula, learning experiences, and assessment of learners in quality improvement and patient safety.

Faculty across the health disciplines will come together to explore how to embed quality improvement and patient safety (QI/PS) content into their curriculum, while learning how to create and assess interprofessional clinical QI/PS projects.

Learning objectives for the institute are as follows:

  1. Develop an interprofessional quality improvement and safety project.
  2. Build interprofessional faculty knowledge of quality improvement and patient safety by using cutting-edge resources.
  3. Design strategies to support QI/PS educational goals.
  4. Evaluate QI/PS learners and programs.
  5. Communicate the team’s interprofessional QI/PS action plan to key organizational decision makers.I

Additional Questions?

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

Please contact Shelley McKearney at for additional information.​

General Registration

Registration is now closed.

Target Audience

Substitution Policy

2016 Spring Institute

The Focus 

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.


Conference Materials

All registration cancellations and refund requests must be made in writing by April 1, 2016.  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 April 1, 2016.  Submit all requests to Shelley McKearney 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.

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, institute participants will be better prepared to develop faculty teams with the knowledge and skills necessary to implement an interprofessional education plan.