IPEC Webinars

The Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) is proud to announce its inaugural  IPEC Webinar Series aimed at highlighting trends and activities in interprofessional education for collaborative practice. This free, dynamic IPEC Webinar Series will be hosted by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) and is open to all IPEC members and non-members.

Upcoming Webinars

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Promoting Health & Wellness Through Collaboration

Thursday, May 24, 2018

2:00-3:00 pm (ET)

The Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) is proud to announce the fourth event in our 2018 IPEC Webinar Series aimed at highlighting trends and activities in interprofessional education (IPE) and practice.

Today’s health professionals work in increasingly demanding and challenging environments. Compared with the general population, burnout rates among healthcare workers have increased dramatically. Chronic high stress, such as time pressures, exhaustion, and heavy workload, takes a toll on clinicians and learners alike and impedes the ability to deliver quality patient care. Educational interventions to foster resilience, empathy, and wellbeing are integral components in training the next generation of healthcare practitioners.

Panelists will share remarks on how to design and implement interprofessional approaches that can enhance the capacity for resilience among teams of health students and practitioners. Panelists for the webinar include:

• Lisa Desai, PsyD, Director of Mental Health Screenings, Screening for Mental Health (SMH), Riverside Community Care 
• Aviad Haramati, PhD, Director, The Center for Innovation and Leadership in Education (CENTILE), Georgetown University Medical Center

Health professions faculty, students, and clinicians will discover best practices that they can use to assist with IPE and wellness efforts at their home institutions.


• Highlight health promotion strategies to manage stress, reduce burnout, and foster professional identity formation in students and practitioners across the health professions.

• Share lessons learned and tips for wellness services and exercises

• Reference resources and tools to support integration efforts

Continuing Education Credits: Eligible attendees may receive one Certified in Public Health (CPH) continuing education credit or one continuing nursing education (CNE) contact hour for participating in this webinar. The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) is an accredited CNE-provider by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. The Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) works with the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) to provide CPH credits.

NOTE: This webinar is open to everyone including non-members, communities of interest, practice representatives, and AACN member schools including deans, faculty, staff and students.


To register for this webinar, click here.

Lisa Desai, PsyD 
Director of Mental Health Screenings
Screening for Mental Health (SMH), Riverside Community Care 

Lisa K. Desai, PsyD, is Director of Mental Health Screening and Research at SMH, a division of Riverside Community Care. Dr. Desai has over 20 years of clinical and administrative experience across delivery systems in college counseling centers, community mental health, hospitals and private practice. She received her doctoral degree from Wright State University, completed a pediatric behavioral medicine internship at Children’s Hospital of Michigan, and a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at Mclean Hospital, Harvard School of Medicine, where she practiced psychotherapy and neuropsychological evaluation of children, adolescents and adults. 

In her role at SMH Riverside, Dr. Desai oversees an online mental health screening program that serves over 650 colleges, as well as a wide range of community partners and workplace sites. She is in charge of developing new screening tools and innovative programs that increase help- seeking behaviors in high risk populations such as working age men, adolescents and those at risk for suicide, psychosis and addictive behaviors. Collaboration with research partners to examine best practices in mental health outreach and prevention is another vital aspect of her role at SMH/Riverside Community Care.

Aviad Haramati, PhD
Inaugural Director, The Center for Innovation and Leadership in Education (CENTILE)
Professor of Integrative Physiology, Departments of Biochemistry, Molecular & Cellular Biology and Medicine (Nephrology)
Co-Director, Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Graduate Program
Georgetown University Medical Center

Aviad “Adi” Haramati, PhD, is Professor of Integrative Physiology in the Departments of Biochemistry, Molecular & Cellular Biology and Medicine (Nephrology), and co-director of the CAM Graduate Program at Georgetown University Medical Center. He received a PhD in Physiology from the University of Cincinnati and came to Georgetown after 5 years at Mayo Clinic.  His research interests addressed renal and electrolyte homeostasis, but now he focuses on medical education and rethinking how health professionals are trained. In April 2013, he was named the inaugural director of the Center for Innovation and Leadership in Education (CENTILE) at Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC).

Dr. Haramati has taught physiology for almost 40 years and has been recognized with awards at Mayo Clinic and at Georgetown University, where he has received 10 Golden Apple awards from medical and graduate students. In addition, he was awarded the Kaiser-Permanente Excellence in Teaching of the Basic Sciences, the Arthur C. Guyton Teacher of the Year award by the American Physiological Society, the Alpha Omega Alpha Robert J. Glaser Distinguished Teaching Award from the Association of American Medical Colleges, the Master Scholar Award from the International Association of Medical Science Educators (IAMSE), and in 2016 was named one of first two Distinguished Educators by the GUMC Teaching Academy for Health Sciences.

Dr. Haramati served as past-president of IAMSE, past Vice-Chair of the Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine and Health (ACIMH), past member of the Board of the Council of Faculty & Academic Societies (AAMC), and chaired the organizing committees for 8 international conferences on education and on integrative medicine.  He also hosted a number of international conferences including the 2017 CENTILE Conference on Strategies to Promote Resilience, Empathy and Well-being in the Health Professions: An Interprofessional Forum, held in Washington, DC, October 22-25, 2017.

Dr. Haramati seeks to improve medical education across the globe, especially with regard to the intersection of science, mind-body medicine and professionalism.  Over the past 15 years he has advocated that mindful practices, together with group sessions, be integrated into the curriculum for training health professionals in an effort to improve and learning and work environment at academic health centers. Recently, he hosted the 2017 CENTILE Conference on Strategies to Promote Resilience, Empathy and Well-being in the Health Professions: An Interprofessional Forum, held in Washington, DC, October 22-25, 2017. Dr. Haramati has been a visiting professor at over 100 medical schools worldwide.

Jo Ann Regan, PhD, MSW
Vice President of Education
Council on Social Work Education

Jo Ann R. Coe Regan, PhD, MSW is the Vice President of Education at the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). CSWE is the national association representing social work education in the United States and its members include over 800 accredited baccalaureate and master’s degree social work programs, as well as individual social work educators, practitioners, and agencies dedicated to advancing quality social work education.

At CSWE, Dr. Regan oversees all education, research, student, faculty initiatives and social work accreditation. Dr. Regan previously served as the director of accreditation at CSWE and as an accreditation specialist. Prior to joining CSWE in 2011, she taught in several social work programs including the University of South Carolina, University of Hawaii and California State University-Long Beach and practiced in child welfare and the mental health field as a social worker. Her research and publications have focused on distance education and the use of technology for social work education and practice, competency assessment and accreditation.

Luke Mortensen, PhD, FAHA, FNAOME
Former Vice President and Chair for Medical Education, American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine
Director of Professional Faculty Development & Chair of Pharmacology, Physiology, and Pathology, Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine

Luke H. Mortensen, PhD, FAHA, FNAOME, now a medical education consultant with the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM), served as its Vice President and Chair of Medical Education where he engaged with their member colleges to promote excellence in osteopathic medical education throughout the educational continuum. His department facilitated collaboration, provides services through constituent group activities, and develops resources for osteopathic medical education professionals. Prior to his work with AACOM, he was a tenured faculty member at Des Moines University where he taught clinical pharmacology and physiology for seventeen years and also served in administration to develop and provide basic science and clinical professional development to both faculty and residents in a variety of health care professions. As part of his work with AACOM, he also plays a role in the planning and implementation of workshop institutes for the Interprofessional Education Collaborative which seeks to promote and encourage efforts that would advance substantive interprofessional learning experiences to help prepare future clinicians for team-based care of patients.

He currently serves as chair of the departments of Pathology, Physiology, and Pharmacology at the new Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine in Meridian, Idaho where he also directs Professional Development and Interprofessional Education. Luke received his doctoral training at Michigan State University, Lansing, Michigan and post-doctoral experience at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center in San Antonio, Texas. He is a Fellow of the American Heart Association.

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