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

Please check this page regularly for updates.  The 2018 schedule will be posted in the coming days.

Health Professions Accreditors Collaborative (HPAC) Panel Discussion: Accreditation and Interprofessional Engagement

Thursday, December 7, 2017

2:00-3:00 pm (ET)


The Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) is proud to announce the final event in our 2017 IPEC Webinar Series aimed at highlighting trends and activities in interprofessional education (IPE) and practice. Health professions faculty, students, and clinicians will discover best practices that they can use to assist with IPE efforts at their home institutions. 

Health Professions Accreditors Collaborative (HPAC) members will share their remarks on the history of the formation of HPAC and the future of IPE accreditation, as well as the opportunities and challenges in IPE and practice.

Panelists for the webinar include:

  • Jennifer Butlin, EdD, Executive Director, Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • Sherin Tooks, EdD, MS, Director, Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA)
  • Peter H. Vlasses, PharmD, DSc (Hon.), FCCP, Executive Director, Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)
  • Ruth E. Nemire, PharmD, EdD, Associate Executive Vice President, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) (Moderator)

• Discuss the standards for interprofessional education
• Understand the HPAC and their vision of Interprofessional education across health professions education
• Describe upcoming developments, opportunities, and challenges in IPE accreditation and collaborative practice

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 National Board of Public Health Examiners (NBPHE) to provide CPH credits.

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


To register for this webinar, please click here.

                           Jennifer Butlin, EdD
                           Executive Director
                           Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

Dr. Jennifer Butlin has served as Executive Director of the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education—the premier accrediting agency for baccalaureate and graduate nursing programs and entry-to-practice nurse residency programs—since 1998. She has worked in specialized accreditation for 25 years.

Dr. Butlin has been elected or appointed to serve on numerous committees and task forces focusing on accreditation and quality in higher education. She also has presented at various national and international conferences about issues and trends in higher education and best practices in accreditation. Her doctorate is in Higher Education Administration from The George Washington University.

                           Sherin Tooks, EdD, MS
                           Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA)

Dr. Sherin Tooks has been with the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) since January 2002 and was appointed Director of CODA in November 2012. Dr. Tooks has guided the Commission through important initiatives, including strategic planning, re-recognition by the United States Department of Education and, most recently, in CODA’s development of an electronic accreditation platform. Dr. Tooks currently serves on the Education Policy Committee of the Association of Specialized and Professional Accreditors.  

Dr. Tooks holds a Master of Science degree in dental hygiene education from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry and a Doctorate in Education, with an emphasis in educational leadership, from the University of Phoenix.

​                           Peter H. Vlasses, PharmD, DSc (Hon.), FCCP
                           Executive Director
                           Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)

Dr. Vlasses serves at the current Executive Director for the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE). His professional experience includes service in academia, clinical practice, and clinical research. In each of his professional roles, Dr. Vlasses was a leader in innovative interprofessional education, practice and research initiatives. Dr. Vlasses is an American College of Clinical Pharmacy Fellow. He was elected to the Board of Directors of the Association of Specialized and Professional Accreditors and has served as Chair and then Treasurer of the Board. 

Dr. Vlasses received his BS and PharmD degrees from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science (PCPS) and completed a residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia.

​                           Ruth E. Nemire, PharmD, EdD
​                           Associate Executive Vice President
​                           American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy

Dr. Ruth E. Nemire joined the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy as the Associate Executive Vice President in January 2013. She is a nationally and internationally recognized executive and leader in Health Professions Education with an eye on the future who is leading transformation. Dr. Nemire’s responsibilities include strategic planning, developing and assessing programs, design of products and services to assist members in leadership and curriculum development and the scholarship of teaching. She works with leadership groups to facilitate their work in service to AACP members and builds relationships with external organizations that complement and support programs of the Association.

Dr. Nemire is a graduate of Ohio Northern University and the University of Toledo Colleges of Pharmacy. She completed formal fellowship training in Neurology with an emphasis in epilepsy at the University Of Miami College Of Medicine in Miami, Florida. Dr Nemire completed a Doctorate in Education with a major in Higher Education Leadership at the Nova Southeastern University Fischler School of Education.

Prior to joining AACP, she served as the Executive Founding Dean for Fairleigh Dickinson University in Madison, New Jersey. She helped establish the Touro College of Pharmacy in New York in 2007 as the Associate Dean for Professional Education and Community Engagement and Professor of Pharmacy and Health Outcomes. Prior to moving to the Northeast, Dr. Nemire served in administrative and faculty positions for the Nova Southeastern University College of Pharmacy. She served as the Director for Clinical Education, Director for Community Engagement and Associate Professor during her 10 years at the college. Prior to joining academic pharmacy she was named the first Director of Research at the Center for Neurology Studies at Texas Tech University Medical School, Lubbock Texas and assistant professor of neurology. She has served in multiple leadership positions nationally for the American Epilepsy Society and the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy.

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