Institute Location

The Institute will be held at the Sheraton Crescent Hotel located at 2620 W Dunlap Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85021. Your registration fee includes individual accommodations for three nights at the conference venue. Participants will have their own room with a check-in date of October 2, 2018 and check-out date of October 5, 2018. Reduced conference rates represent a portion of your entire registration fee and cannot be separated out. IPEC will be placing hotel reservations for attendees.

The Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) will hold its next Institute on October 3-5, 2018 in Phoenix, AZ. 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.

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 learner assessment for value, effectiveness, efficacy, and sustainability.

2.    Analyze IPE promising practices aligned with institutional culture, practice/market environment, and experiential learning goals.

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

4.    Summarize the team’s 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.

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.


General registration is now open. To register your team, click here.

Target Audience

Interprofessional faculty teams of three to six individuals from across the 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 for improving patient care and population health.


Shelley McKearney
IPEC Associate Director
Phone: (202) 463-6930 ext. 269

Registration Fee

Early bird registration        $1,395
(before September 14)

Regular Registration           $1,495
(after September 14)

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 2, 2018 and check-out date of October 5, 2018).

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.

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.


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

By plane: There are many ground transportation options from the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX). See the various options for transporation to and from the airport below. There are also various Taxi options including, AAA/Yellow Cab (480-888-8888), Apache Taxi (480-557-7000), and Mayflower Cab (602-955-1355). You may also use Lyft and/or Uber which run about $25-$30 from PHX to the hotel.


Sheraton Crescent Hotel does not offer transportation to/from Sky Harbor International Airport. Please call 800-BLUE-VAN or 602-225-2225 to make arrangements for Super Shuttle. Reservations are required.


Gold Rush Transportation is the hotel's preferred town car transportation service. For more information or to arrange service, please email or visit their website at You may also call 602-400-1112.

By Car: Car rentals are available, however the rental center is not attached to the airport. The Rental Car Center is located at 1805 E. Sky Harbor Circle South. You can reach the rental car center by takings an airport shuttle that makes frequent stops near the baggage claim area. It's about a 25 min drive from the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport to the conference hotel (Directions). Alternatively, the Sheraton Crescent Hotel offers driving directions & transportation information on their website from a variety of locations

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

Refund & Cancellation Policy

All registration cancellations and refund requests must be made in writing by September 1, 2018. 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, 2018. 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.

2018 Fall Institute


The IPEC Institute will begin at 7:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 3, 2018. Therefore, participants must arrive the afternoon or evening of Tuesday, October 2, 2018. The institute will conclude at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, October 5, 2018. To view the meeting agenda and speakers, click here.

All participants must book their travel itinerary to attend the entirety of the Institute and schedule to depart after the closing session. Please schedule all outbound flights to depart at least 2 hours after the Institute conclusion on Friday afternoon.

Interprofessional Education:
Advancing & Sustaining Your Program for Collaborative Practice

October 3-5, 2018
Phoenix, AZ