Building Effective Interprofessional Education for Collaborative Practice

Virtual - December 1, 3, 8 and 10

The Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) will hold its next Institute virtually on December 1, 3, 8 and 10, 2020. The December 2020 IPEC Institute is returning to the popular theme of building interprofessional education  for collaborative practice (IPECP).

The Virtual December 2020 IPEC Institute is designed to include both interprofessional teams and individual participants.

Frequently Asked Questions

Click here to view some FAQs and answers about the virtual Institute.


Early bird registration is now open until October 2. Save $100 off the regular rate! Click here to register.

To preview the registration form questions, click here.

Please note that all participants must fill out the registration form for themselves.

If you are registering as a team, you will be asked to indicate your team organizer, team members, and team name.

You can still join or create a team if you previously registered as an individual. Email smckearney@aacnnursing.org for details.


Click the links below.

Synchronous Schedule At-A-Glance

Tuesday, December 1, 2020 // Noon-4:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (UTC−5)
Thursday, December 3, 2020 // Noon-4:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (UTC−5)
Tuesday, December 8, 2020 // Noon-3:45 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (UTC−5)
Thursday, December 10, 2020 // Noon-4:15 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (UTC−5)


We're thrilled to announce our exciting speaker line-up!

  • KAREN P. WEST, DMD, MPH, President and Chief Executive Officer, American Dental Education Association and Member-At-Large, IPEC Board of Directors

  • ALISON J. WHELAN, MD, Chief Medical Education Officer, Association of American Medical Colleges and Member-At-Large, IPEC Board of Directors

  • ​LYNNE SINCLAIR, MA (AdEd), BScPT, Innovative Program and External Development Lead, Centre for Interprofessional Education, University of Toronto (UT); Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, UT Faculty of Medicine; Educational Consultant, EHPIC™ (Educating Health Professionals in Interprofessional Care), Toronto, Canada; and Adjunct Associate Professor, Faculty of Health & Behavioural Sciences, The University of Queensland, Australia
  • STUART C. GILMAN, MD, MPH, Director, Advanced Fellowships, Office of Academic Affiliations, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • KEITH A. MAYS, DDS, MS, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Restorative Sciences; Interim Dean, School of Dentistry, University of Minnesota; and  Chair-Elect Board of Director, American Dental Education Association
  • JASON M. BRUNNER, PhD, Assistant Dean for Assessment, University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and Director of Assessment and Evaluation, the Center for Interprofessional Practice & Education
  • WENDY L. WARD, PhD, ABPP, FAPA, Professor and Director of Interprofessional Faculty Development and Associate Director of Professional Wellness, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
  • MARY P. MAULDIN, EdD, Professor and Executive Director, Office of Instructional Technology and Faculty Resources and Associate Director of Education, Office of Interprofessional Initiatives, Medical University of South Carolina
  • HOLLY H. WISE, PT, PhD, FNAP, Associate Director for Faculty Development, Office of Interprofessional Initiatives and Professor, Division of Physical Therapy, College of Health Professions, Medical University of South Carolina

Click here to view the full speaker bios.

Institute Focus

To provide 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 developing and implementing interprofessional education curricula that will prepare students for collaborative practice (IPECP).

Upon conclusion of the Institute participants will be better prepared to develop interprofessional education and collaborative practice (IPECP) programs .

Broad learning objectives for the Institute are as follows:

  1. Identify resources necessary to facilitate IPECP at one’s institution.
  2. Apply sound practices in IPECP curriculum planning, design, and evaluation to local program.
  3. Adopt learner assessment strategies for effective IPECP.
  4. Develop faculty skills for effective 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 the evaluation of the Institute.

Pre-course reading activities and asynchronous modules will be assigned prior to the virtual workshop, and the entirety of the Institute will afford opportunities for networking and a community of focused, collegial collaboration.
Participants will also receive virtual peer coaching and feedback on their IPECP projects from experts in the field of interprofessional education during and following the synchronous event.

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.

The following conditions for interprofessional teams 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 interprofessional 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 and projects, as well as communicate effectively about IPECP.

The Institute will provide opportunities to interact with colleagues, speakers, and IPEC staff in information sharing and networking, including virtual poster presentation sessions that will occur during post-Institute sessions. Pre-course readings and asynchronous modules will provide context and stimulate questions for exploration during the synchronous sessions. Evaluations will serve to check on learning and reactions for continuous quality programming enhancement.

Registration Fee

To encourage broad participation in the December 2020 Virtual IPEC Institute, IPEC is offering a tiered fee structure with lower registration fees for participants from upper-middle-income countries, lower-middle-income countries and low-income countries, and students/residents. To view the World Bank Classifications, click here.

See the table below for individual institute registration pricing. Rates below are per person. All fees are quoted in United States dollars ($USD).

>> Early Bird Savings: Register by October 2 and save $100 off the regular rate!


    Super Early Bird    

    By September 4

    Early Bird    

    By October 2            


    After October 2        



   (Affiliated with an IPEC association or with one of their global networks) 

   (E.g. - If your School of Pharmacy is an AACP member, you are an IPEC member.)     

   Click here for full list of the 21 IPEC members.     

          Country Economic Index: Low/Middle   
          Country Economic Index: High













    (Not affiliated with an IPEC association)    

          Country Economic Index: Low/Middle   
          Country Economic Index: High











Payment Options

Registrants from HICs may pay via credit card (American Express, MasterCard, or Visa) or by invoice. LMIC participants may pay via credit card.

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 November 1, 2020 will be refunded minus a $250 non-refundable administrative fee
  • Cancellation requests received after November 1, 2020 will not be granted any refunds.
  • Refunds will not be given for no-shows.

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

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

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

Continuing Education Credits

Continuing education credits (CE) are only given to attendees that successfully attend and evaluate an entire program session(s).

​IPEC Institute session evaluations are electronic. After the Institute, you will receive an email with a link to the evaluation system. Click on that link to evaluate each session you attended. After you have completed the session evaluations, you will be able to immediately print your CE Certificate.

IMPORTANT NOTE:  IPEC is looking to offer CEs to other disciplines. Please stay tuned for additional updates!

Public Health

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 works with the National Board of Public Health Examiners to provide CPH credits.


Eligible attendees may receive continuing nursing education (CNE) hours for participating and evaluating this Institute. The American Association of Colleges of Nursing is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.


Eligible attendees may receive continuing dental education (CDE) hours for participating and evaluating this Institute. This continuing education activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP) through joint efforts between the American Dental Education Association and the Interprofessional Education Collaborative.


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

Virtual 2020 December Institute