2017 Fall Institute

Target Audience

Interprofessional faculty teams of three to six individuals from across the post-baccalaureate health professions along with their selected academic and/or practice partners who have 1) previously attended an IPEC institute and/or who have 2) home programs that could benefit from focused and in-depth levels of engagement on IPE evaluation/assessment topics and issues of longitudinal program value and efficacy toward professional collaborative practice and patient care.


The IPEC Institute will begin at 7:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 18, 2017. Therefore, participants should arrive the afternoon or evening of Tuesday, October 17, 2017. The institute will conclude at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, October 20, 2017. All participants must book their travel itinerary to attend the entirety of the institute and schedule to depart after the closing session.

The full agenda is available here.  To view the speaker bios, please click here.

The Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) will hold its next Institute on October 18-20, 2017, in Long Beach, CA. It is entitled: Interprofessional Education: Advancing & Sustaining Your Program for Collaborative Practice. Additional information regarding this particular Institute follows.

Institute Focus

The institute will provide participants the opportunity to acquire and utilize knowledge and skills to further advance their existing institutional interprofessional education and collaborative practice program.

Post-baccalaureate health professions faculty and their IPE colleagues and collaborative practice partners will have both quality time and dedicated space for guided learning, team-based planning activities, and consultation with experts and peers in order to emerge with an advanced programmatic action plan to augment their current IPE and IPC initiatives in program and outcomes evaluation and assessment.

Learning objectives for the institute are as follows:

1.    Appraise resources and commitments necessary to facilitate IPE program evaluation and assessment for value, efficacy, and sustainability.

2.    Analyze IPE promising practices with consideration of application to the attendees’ institutional culture and experiential learning goals.

3.    Compare longitudinal learner assessment and evaluation research strategies in IPE that will contribute to measurable clinical practice outcomes.    

4.    Summarize the team’s extended assessment IPE objectives and goals to institutional decision makers and external stakeholders.

Pre-course reading activities and institute-related assessments will be assigned prior to the face-to-face workshop, and the entirety of the institute will afford opportunities for networking within a community of focused, collegial collaboration.

Registration Fee

Early bird registration        $1,395
(before August 15)

Regular Registration           $1,495
(after August 15)

The early bird cost 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 17, 2017 and check-out date of October 20, 2017).

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. We do not accept purchase orders.

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.


There are several transportation options to/from the Institute venue.

To/From Long Beach Airport:
Long Beach Airport (LGB) is located approximately 7 miles/15 minutes from the Hilton Long Beach hotel. Taxis from LGB (approximately $25 each way) or Super Shuttle from LGB (approximately $74 each way for a non-stop van) are available.

To/From Los Angeles International Airport:
Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is almost 21 miles/30 minutes (depending on traffic) from the Hilton Long Beach hotel. Taxis from LAX can cost up to $50 one way. A Super Shuttle from LAX to the Hilton Long Beach hotel can cost approximately $17 each way for a shared-ride van or $85 for a non-stop van.

For additional directions and details, please visit http://www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/california/hilton-long-beach-LGBLHHF/maps-directions/index.html.

Interprofessional Education:
Advancing & Sustaining Your Program for Collaborative Practice

October 18-20, 2017
Long Beach, CA

Institute Location

The Institute will be held at the Hilton Long Beach hotel located at 701 W Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90831. Your registration fee includes accommodations for three nights at the conference venue. Reduced conference rates represent a portion of your entire registration fee and cannot be separated out. IPEC will be placing hotel reservations for attendee.


General registration is now closed.

Substitution Policy

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 smckearney@aacn.nche.edu.


Shelley McKearney
IPEC Associate Director
Phone: (202) 463-6930 ext. 269
Email: smckearney@aacn.nche.edu

Team Composition

Interprofessional teams must consist of at least three members and at most six members.

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 nineteen 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.
  • One community health partner.*

*If your institution is associated with a healthcare service facility such as a VA, local community health center, or affiliated medical center, or a partner organization, such as a local health department or community-based agency, please strongly consider adding a representative from that facility to your team.

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

Institute Format

Participants will engage with national leaders in developing long-term assessment strategies for their IPE program outcomes and efficacy. Teams will spend significant time interacting within their own groups to design assessment models around their current home institution IPE program designs and determine actions necessary to allow outcome data to help inform this programming. Opportunities to interact with other teams in information sharing and networking, including poster presentations, will further enhance team learning and collaboration-building. 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.

Refund & Cancellation Policy

All registration cancellations and refund requests must be made in writing by September 1, 2017. 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 September 1, 2017. Submit all requests to Shelley McKearney via email at smckearney@aacn.nche.edu. 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.