2019 Fall Institute

Strengthening Partnerships for IPE and Collaborative Practice

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 - Friday, October 4, 2019
Embassy Suites by Hilton Portland Downtown, Portland, OR

The Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) will hold its next Institute on October 2-4, 2019 at Embassy Suites by Hilton Portland Downtown located at 319 SW Pine St, Portland, OR 97204. The Fall 2019 IPEC Institute is returning to the advanced theme of enhancing your IPECP program with a focus on strengthening and improving collaborative partnerships.

The Fall 2019 IPEC Institute is designed to include both interprofessional teams and individual participants.

Highlights for this unique three-day program include:

  • Welcoming reception and poster competition featuring the latest IPE trends, challenges, and ideas
  • Variety of networking opportunities, from discussions to group activities, to help foster relationships with education and practice colleagues from across the country
  • Featured expert speakers and peer-to-peer insights
  • Sessions and panel presentations highlighting academic-clinical partnerships to improve IPE and collaborative practice
  • Advice on how to develop a customized approach to IPECP at your institution/organization


Registration is now closed.

Note to Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists: The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) has approved funds for 2019 to support audiologists and SLPs attending IPEC Institutes as part of interprofessional teams. Please click here for additional details about ​ASHA's 2019 Stipend Program for IPEC's Interprofessional Faculty Development Institutes.


The Fall 2019 IPEC Institute will begin at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, October 2. Participants are encouraged to arrive the afternoon or evening of Tuesday, October 1. The Institute  will conclude at noon on Friday, October 4.

To see the full institute agenda, click here.

To view the current speaker bios, click here.

Schedule At-A-Glance

Below are key Fall 2019 Institute events, as of May 29, subject to change. Check back periodically for updates.

Tuesday, October 1

3 p.m.: Hotel Check-in

Wednesday, October 2

7 - 8 a.m.: Registration Open

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.: General Session

Thursday, October 3

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.: General Session
5 - 6 p.m.: Reception and Posters

Friday, October 4

8 a.m. - Noon: General Session

Participants must book their travel itinerary to attend the entirety of the Institute. Please schedule all outbound flights to depart at least 3 hours AFTER  the Institute conclusion on Friday afternoon, October 4. 

The program is highly interactive. Early departures will affect not only the individual, but other participants in the Institute.

Institute participants are asked to plan accordingly. For more information about travel recommendations and logistics, see the Institute Location and Travel Information sections below.

Institute Focus

To provide health professions faculty and their interprofessional colleagues the opportunity to acquire and utilize advanced knowledge and skills to further enhance their existing institutional interprofessional education and collaborative practice programs.

 Learning objectives for the Institute are as follows:

  • Evaluate resources necessary to facilitate IPECP program accreditation, academic practice partnerships and sustainability for effectiveness.
  • Analyze IPECP exemplar practices aligned with academic and collaborative practice learning goals.
  • Compare longitudinal learner assessment and program evaluation  in IPECP that will contribute to measurable practice and/or population health outcomes.   
  • Summarize the project’s IPECP objectives and goals to institutional decision makers and external stakeholders.

Pre-reading activities and survey assessments will be assigned prior to the meeting, and the entirety of the Institute will afford opportunities for networking and a community of focused, collegial collaboration.

Participants will also receive on-site peer coaching and feedback on their IPE and IPP projects from expert speakers and staff facilitators.

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 IPECP plan.

Target Audience

  • Interprofessional faculty teams and their collaborative academic and/or practice partners committed to promoting IPECP
  • Individual educators, practitioners, or other single learners looking for tools and strategies to lead, develop, and implement  IPECP

Team Composition (If Applicable)

It is NOT necessary to register as a team. Individual participants will also be accepted into the program.

 Interprofessional teams can consist of up to five members. The following conditions are highly encouraged, but not 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 IPECP, IPECP 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.

Institute Format

Participants will engage with national leaders in topics such as accreditation, academic practice partnerships and sustainability. Attendees will spend significant time planning, building, designing, assessing, and acting on their IPECP goals, in order to communicate effectively about IPECP.

The Institute will provide opportunities to interact with colleagues, speakers, and staff in information sharing and networking, including poster presentations. 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.

Registration Fee

Registration includes the cost of the program, conference materials, breakfast, refreshments, and welcome and networking reception.

Airfare, hotel, transportation, and parking are not included.

See the table below for individual pricing. Rates below are per person.

>> Super Early Bird Savings: Register by  July 1 and save $200 off the regular rate

  Super Early Bird
  By July 1

  Early Bird

  By August 15


  After August 15

  Member  $ 895  $ 995  $ 1,095
  Non-Member  $ 1,095  $ 1,195  $ 1,295

Payment Options
Registrants may pay via credit card (American Express, MasterCard, or Visa) or via check.

Please prepare your budget accordingly and gather required individual information to streamline the process. We do not accept purchase orders.

Refund & Cancellation Policies

If you subsequently cannot attend this event, you may make a refund request via email.

  • Cancellation requests received by September 1, 2019 will be refunded minus a $250 non-refundable administrative fee
  • Cancellation requests received after September 1, 2019 will not be granted any refunds.
  • Refunds will not be given for no-shows.

No-show registrations with an open balance will be charge a $250 non-refundable administrative fee after the event.

Submit all requests to Shelley McKearney via email at smckearney@aacnnursing.org.

Please note: Cancellations received fewer than 7 days prior to the event start date will be reviewed and processed within two weeks after the last day of the event.

IPEC reserves the right to cancel this conference and any group activity that does not meet minimal group requirements. IPEC assumes no responsibility for non-refundable airline tickets, hotel reservations, car rental, or other travel costs.

Substitution Policies

Substitutions for registrants are permitted prior to the conference; however, conference fees cannot be transferred to other IPEC events or programs.

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 details.

Submit all requests to Shelley McKearney via email at smckearney@aacnnursing.org.

Institute Location

The Institute will be held at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Portland Downtown at 319 SW Pine St, Portland, OR 97204. ​

Recommended Lodging
Your registration fee does not include accommodations.

IPEC's room block is now SOLD OUT

However, there are still regular priced rooms available at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Portland Downtown. Hotel space is limited, so book now!

  • The current room rate is $339 single/double.
  • Phone Reservations: Call 800-393-2503.
  • Online Reservations: Book Here

Other Options
The entirety of Institute functions and sessions for attendees will take place at the Embassy Suites. We strongly encourage attendees to stay at a nearby property to make the most of your Conference experience and network with other attendees.

We recommend the nearby hotels:

You may also find options on sites such as Hotels.com, Airbnb, and Vrbo.
Please choose the best accommodation for your needs.

Travel Information

Portland is easily reachable by plane, train, bus, or car.
Flights: Portland International Airport (PDX) is approx. a 25-min (13-mi.) drive from the hotel. Seattle-Tacoma Airport (SEA) is a 3+ hour drive to the north.

Rail: Amtrak stops in Portland’s Union Station (see Amtrak).
Bus: Portland is served by both Greyhound and  BoltBus.

Car: Portland sits at the intersection of I-5 (N/S) and I-84 (E-W). There are many beautiful routes into the Portland area!

Public Transportation: TriMet is the agency that operates trains, buses and street cars in the city of Portland, including MAX light rail trains. The closest light rail is the red line stop, Skidmore Fountain MAX Station. Visit their  website for more information.

Ground Transportation: Taxis and rideshares (Lyft,  Uber) are available at the airport for transportation to the hotel and cost around $30 plus tip.

Continuing Education Credits

Eligible attendees may receive Certified in Public Health (CPH) continuing education credits for participating in this institute. The Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) works with the National Board of Public Health Examiners (NBPHE) to provide CPH credits.


Shelley McKearney
IPEC Associate Director
Phone: (202) 463-6930 ext. 269
Email: smckearney@aacnnursing.org