​​​Building Effective Interprofessional Education for Collaborative Practice

Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - Thursday, May 21, 2020

AAMC Learning Center, Washington, DC

The Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) will hold its next Institute on May 19-21, 2020, at the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Learning Center located at 655 K St, NW, Washington, DC 20001. The Spring 2020 IPEC Institute is returning to the popular theme of building interprofessional education  for collaborative practice (IPECP).

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


Registration for the Spring 2020 IPEC Institute is suspended. 

New this year, 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 here to view the program agenda. Please see the following details.

Start Date and Time: Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at 7:00 a.m.

Participants encouraged to arrive the afternoon or evening of Monday, May 18.

End Date and Time: Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 12:00 p.m.

Please book your return flight for after 3:00 p.m.

All participants are strongly encouraged to attend the entirety of the Institute. Please schedule all outbound flights to depart after the Institute concludes on Thursday afternoon, May 21.

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.

Schedule At-A-Glance

Below are key Spring 2020 Institute events, as of December 9, subject to change.

Monday, May 18
3 p.m.: Hotel Check-in

Tuesday, May 19

7 - 8 a.m.: Registration Open
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.: General Session

Wednesday, May 20

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

Thursday, May 21

8 a.m. - Noon: General Session

3 p.m. - on: Departure


Spring 2020 IPEC Institute speakers include:

  • Lynne Sinclair, MA (AdEd), BScPT, Centre for Interprofessional Education, University of Toronto
  • Karen P. West, DMD, MPH, American Dental Education Association and IPEC Board of Directors
  • Stuart C. Gilman, MD, MPH, Office of Academic Affiliations, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Keith A. Mays, DDS, MS, PhD, University of Minnesota
  • Jason M. Brunner, PhD, University of Colorado Center for Interprofessional Practice & Education
  • Wendy L. Ward, PhD, ABPP, FAPA, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
  • Mary P. Mauldin, EdD, Medical University of South Carolina
  • Holly H. Wise, PT, PhD, FNAP, Medical University of South Carolina

To view the institute speaker biographies, click here.

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 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. 

Specific 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. Create 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 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 experts in the field of interprofessional education.

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 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

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

Airfare, hotel, transportation, and parking are not included. IPEC has contracted with a nearby hotel, although hotel reservations are the responsibility of each attendee. For more information, see Recommended Lodging.

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

>> Early Bird Savings: Register by March 31 and save $100 off the regular rate!


    Super Early Bird    

    By January 3

    Early Bird    

    By March 31            


    After March 31        



   (Affiliated with an IPEC association) 

   Click here for full list of the 21 IPEC members.     

    $900    $1,000    $1,100



    (Not affiliated with an IPEC association)    

    $1,100    $1,200


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 April 15, 2020 will be refunded minus a $250 non-refundable administrative fee
  • Cancellation requests received after April 15, 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.

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.

Click here for Google Maps directions to the AAMC Learning Center.

Recommended Lodging

IPEC has a room block at the following hotel:

Courtyard by Marriott Washington Downtown/Convention Center

901 L St, NW, Washington, DC 20001

Hotel space is limited, so book now!

The current room rate is $321 single/double.

Phone Reservations: Call (202) 589-1800.

Online ReservationsClick here to book your hotel reservation.

Other Options

We strongly encourage attendees to stay at a nearby property to make the most of your Institute experience and network with other attendees.

We recommend the nearby hotels:

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

Travel Information

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

Closest Airport: Reagan National Airport (DCA)
Distance: 15 minute drive to/from the AAMC Learning Center

Metro Access: Yellow line to Mt. Vernon/7th Street Convention  Center
Costs: $25.00 Taxi one way

Closest Airport: Dulles International Airport (IAD)
Distance: 35 minute drive to/from the AAMC Learning Center

Metro Access: No direct access from Dulles. Closest metro is Silver line at Wiehle-Reston

Costs: $67.00 Taxi one way

Closest Airport: Baltimore/Washington Airport (BWI)
Distance: Approximately 60 minute drive to/from the AAMC Learning Center

Amtrak or MARC Trains: BWI to Union Station, Washington, DC

Metro Access:  Yellow/Green line to Mt. Vernon/7th Street Convention  Center

Costs: $80.00 Taxi one way

Shuttles are available through Super Shuttle at www.supershuttle.com.
Shuttle fares are: DCA (approximately $17 each way); IAD (approximately $32 each way); and BWI (approximately $40 each way).

On-site parking fee: $30 hourly, $49 daily

Valet parking fee: $49 daily

Above rates are subject to change.​

For travel tips to the Courtyard Marriott Hotel, click here.

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.

Click here to sign up for CEs for this institute.

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


Given the unfolding public health concern posed by the novel Coronavirus and the critical leadership roles our members play on campus and in their home communities related to care delivery and prevention, IPEC has moved to cancel the Spring 2020 IPEC Faculty Development Institute planned for May 19-21, 2020 in Washington, D.C. This difficult decision was made after much deliberation, a review of the latest evidence, and in the best interest of our members’ health and safety, as well as their families, students, patients and communities.

We urge you to contact your hotel to cancel your room reservation at least 72 hours in advance of when you were scheduled to arrive. Most major airlines are currently waiving change/cancellation fees for tickets purchased for travel. For additional questions regarding conferences, please reach out to smckearney@aacnnursing.org.

For those registered for the Spring 2020 IPEC Institute, please note that IPEC will contact each participant over the next few days. Watch out for further communications from smckearney@aacnnursing.org.

2020 Spring Institute