2019 Spring Institute

Interprofessional Education:

Building a Framework for Collaboration

Wednesday, May 22 - Friday, May 24, 2019
AAMC Learning Center, Washington, DC

The Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) will hold its next Institute on May 22-24, 2019, at the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Learning Center located at 655 K St, NW, Washington, DC 20001. The Spring 2019 IPEC Institute is returning to the popular theme of building a framework for interprofessional education  for collaborative practice (IPECP).

New this coming year, the Spring 2019 IPEC Institute is designed to include both interprofessional teams and individual participants.


Conference registration has reached full capacity.  To complete the Wait List Registration Form to be notified regarding cancellations and seats that become available,  click here.

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 IPEC Institute will begin at 7:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 22, 2019. All participants must arrive the afternoon or evening of Tuesday, May 21, 2019. The Institute  will conclude at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, May 24, 2019. To view the meeting agenda, click here.

All participants must book their travel itinerary to attend the entirety of the Institute. Please schedule all outbound flights to depart at least 2 hours AFTER  the Institute  conclusion on Friday afternoon, May 24. 

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 Transportation details below.

Institute Focus

To provide post-baccalaureate health professions faculty and their  interprofessional 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 IPECP.

 Learning objectives for the Institute are as follows:

    1. Identify resources and commitments necessary to facilitate IPECP at one’s institution.
    2. Examine best practices in IPECP curriculum planning and design for use in one’s program.
    3. Create learner assessment strategies in IPECP.
    4. Develop faculty skills in IPECP.
    5. Communicate the team’s IPECP objectives to decision makers.

In addition, registered teams and individual participants 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.

Participants will also receive on-site peer coaching and feedback on their IPECP 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 and practitioners looking for tools and strategies to lead, develop, and implement  IPECP

Team Composition (If Applicable)

Please note that 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 acquiring the building blocks for IPECP.  Institute attendees will spend significant time planning, building, designing, assessing, and acting on their IPECP goals, as well as 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

The fee for the program includes the registration fee, breakfasts, lunches, and three nights lodging at the Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel located at 999 9th Street NW, Washington, DC 20001. Hotel accommodations are single occupancy rooms. Each team member  will receive his/her own room. Please note that you will be responsible for dinner each night.

See the table below for individual pricing.  Rates below are per person.
​>> Super Early Bird Savings: Register by  January 18 and save $100 off the regular rate

  Super Early Bird    $1,495   Register by Friday, January 18, 2019
   11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time
  Early Bird 
   Register by Friday, March 15, 2019
   11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time
   Register by Friday, May 17, 2019
   11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time

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.

Refund & Cancellation Policy

All registration cancellations and refund requests must be made in writing by February 15, 2019. 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 February 15, 2019. Submit all requests to Shelley McKearney via email at smckearney@aacnnursing.org. 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.

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@aacnnursing.org.

Institute Location

The Institute will be held at the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Learning Center at 655 K Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001. Your registration fee includes accommodations for three nights at a nearby hotel. Reduced conference rates represent a portion of your entire registration fee and cannot be separated out. IPEC will be placing hotel reservations for attendee.


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

To/From Reagan National Airport:
Reagan National Airport (DCA) is located approximately 15 minutes from the AAMC Learning Center and is metro accessible. Taxis from DCA (approximately $25 each way) or Super Shuttle from DCA (approximately $16 each way for a shared-ride van) are available. The closest Metro station to the AAMC building is Mt. Vernon/7th Street Convention  Center on the Yellow/Green lines, 2 blocks from the Learning Center.

To/From Dulles International Airport:
Dulles International Airport (IAD) is almost 40 minutes from the AAMC Learning Center. Taxis from IAD can cost up to $75 one way or a Super Shuttle from IAD to the AAMC Learning Center can cost approximately $30 each way (for a shared-ride van).

To/From Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport:
Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI) is about 45 minutes from the AAMC Learning Center. Taxis from BWI cost around $85 one way, while a Super Shuttle from BWI to the AAMC Learning Center costs approximately $40 each way (for a shared-ride van). From BWI, you may also take an Amtrak train to Union Station in Washington, DC and then take the Metro several stops or a taxi to the Learning Center.

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