Virtual May 2021 IPEC Institute

​Building Interprofessional Education for Collaborative Practice and Health Equity

Virtual - May 18, 20, 25, and 27

IPEC will hold its next Institute virtually on May 18, 20, 25, and 27, 2021. The May 2021 IPEC Institute is returning to the popular theme of building interprofessional education for collaborative practice (IPECP) with a view towards increasing faculty readiness and student preparation to deliver on health equity.

The Institute program is designed to include both interprofessional teams and individual participants.

Target Audience

  • Interprofessional faculty teams and their collaborative academic and/or practice partners committed to promoting IPEC
  • 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.


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 is now open. To register for Institute, click here.

Please note that you will need an IPEC login to register for this event.

To create an IPEC account or to log into your existing account, click here.

Registration Fees

To encourage broad participation, 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).


Super Early Bird

By Jan 15, 2021

Early Bird

By Feb 19, 2021


After Feb 19, 2021


(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






$ 270
$ 270
$ 450






$ 270
$ 270
$ 550






$ 270
$ 270
$ 650


(Not affiliated with an IPEC association)

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



$ 390
$ 390
$ 650



$ 390
$ 390
$ 750



$ 390
$ 390
$ 850



To view the current conference agenda, click here.

To view the daily agenda for the online synchronous sessions, click here.


We have an exciting speaker line-up for this upcoming Institute!

  • ELIZABETH A. ANDREWS, DDS, MS, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Associate Professor, Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology, College of Dental Medicine, Western University of Health Sciences
  • FELICIA BANKS, PhD, MEd, OTR/L, FAOTA, Chairperson and Associate Professor, Occupational Therapy, College of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences, Howard University
  • AMY V. BLUE, PhD, Associate Vice President for Interprofessional Education, UF Health Office and Clinical Professor, College of Public Health and Health Professions, University of Florida
  • ROBERT A. CAIN, DO, FACOI, FAODME President and Chief Executive Officer, American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine and Member-At-Large, IPEC Board of Directors
  • VERNELL P. DEWITTY, PhD, RN, Director for Diversity and Inclusion, American Association of Colleges of Nursing
  • JANICE EDWARDS, MSW, PhD, LICSW, LCSW-C, ACSW, BCD, Associate Professor, School of Social Work, Howard University
  • DONNA GRANT-MILLS, RDH, MEd, DDS, Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Admissions, College of Dentistry, Howard University
  • LAURA MAGAÑA, PhD, President and Chief Executive Officer, Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health and Vice Chair, IPEC Board of Directors
  • SUSAN M. MEYER, PhD, FNAP, Director, Interprofessional Center for Health Careers and Co-director, Pitt Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education Professor, Pharmacy and Therapeutics, University of Pittsburgh
  • TAMARA L. OWENS, PhD, MEd, CHSE, Founding Director, Clinical Skills and Simulation Centers, Howard University Health Sciences
  • JO ANN R. REGAN, PhD, MSW, FNAP Dean, National Catholic School of Social Service
  • KRISTIN ROBINSON, PharmD, AAHIVP, Assistant Director of Experiential Education, Clinical Assistant Professor, College of Pharmacy, Howard University
  • MARK R. SPEICHER, PhD, MHA, Senior Vice President for Medical Education and Research, American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine and 2021 Program Co-Chair, IPEC Planning Committee
  • ELIZABETH M. WEIST, MA, MPH, CPH, Director of Education, Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health and 2021 Program Co-Chair, IPEC Planning Committee

To view the speaker bios, 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.

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.