IPEC Members

In 2016-2017, IPEC approved fourteen additional members through a new institutional membership category, expanding its representation of associations of schools of the health professions to 20. Established in 2009 by six organizations committed to advancing interprofessional learning experiences and promoting team-based care, IPEC now includes the following national associations:

IPEC welcome's the involvement and the membership of associations who share IPEC's commitment and vision and support our mission to promote and encourage interprofessional learning experiences to help prepare future health professionals for enhanced team-based care of patients and improved population health outcomes.

Membership Cycle

Membership is on a 12 month calendar year cycle. Applications for 2018 membership closed on November 30, 2017.  For information on the 2019 membership application cycle, please check this page regularly for updates.

IPEC Council Meetings

Members are invited to exclusive events, including IPEC’s biannual Council Meeting, where IPEC Council Members meet with founders, senior-level executives, policy makers, and healthcare experts in Washington, DC to discuss the top issues facing interprofessional education and practice.

Past Council Meeting speakers have included: 

  • Ezekiel “Zeke” Emanuel, MD, PhD, Vice Provost for Global Initiatives & Chair of the Department of Medical Ethics & Health Policy, University of Pennsylvania
  • Tracy Spicer, Founding Partner, Avenue Solutions, Former Political Director and Deputy Chief of Staff, U.S. Senator Edward M. Kennedy (Massachusetts)
  • Brian Sutter, Senior Vice President, Capitol Hill Consulting Group, Former Staff Director, U.S. House Committee on Ways and Means, Health Subcommittee
  • Mary Kay Leonard, Interim Chief Executive Officer, Screening for Mental Health, Inc.
  • Candice Porter, MSW, LICSW, Vice President of Outreach & Partnerships, Screening for Mental Health, Inc.

Frequently Asked Questions

Click here to download the FAQs relating to IPEC Institutional Membership, including membership benefits and eligibility criteria.


For questions about the online application process, please contact Shelley McKearney at smckearney@aacnnursing.org.​