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Welcome to the Texas Interprofessional Education (IPE) Consortium!

Interprofessional practice and education (IPE) prepares future health practitioners to successfully participate in collaborative, patient-centered care. However, the successful implementation of IPE within higher education remains elusive to many institutions. As one strategy to address this, leadership from academic health sciences centers in the state of Texas formed the Texas Interprofessional Education (IPE) Task Force in 2015. Renamed the Texas Interprofessional Education (IPE) Consortium in 2018, the purpose of the consortium is to foster cross-institutional collaboration in order to expand learning opportunities and reinforce value for IPE as a critical aspect of health professions education.

Upcoming Events:

September 2022 Conversations in IPE: How do we do what we do? Organizational Models for IPEConversations in IPE: Organizational Models of IPE September 22, 2022 11:00AM - 12:30PM CT, virtual

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Meeting Time & Date: 09.22.2022 | 11:00 am - 12:30 pm CT

Location: Zoom Event | Zoom link to the training will be emailed ~1 week before the event for security purposes.

Meeting Fees: $45.00 (member rate) | $90.00 (non-member rate) 

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Featured Speakers: 

Christine L. Kaunas, Ed.D, MPH 
Executive Director, Interprofessional Education & Research
Texas A&M Health

Elena M. Umland, PharmD, FNAP
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor, Jefferson College of Pharmacy 
Co-Chair, American Interprofessional Health Collaborative Organizational Models Task Force

Heather Hageman, MBA
Director, Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education, Washington University in St Louis
Co-Chair, American Interprofessional Health Collaborative Organizational Models Task Force

Academic health institutions have traditionally provided education uniprofessionally where students from a single profession learn together in parallel or interactively. Many organizations are working to move beyond the historically entrenched discipline-specific models to provide interprofessional education (IPE) across colleges, but they have yet to fully implement IPE because institutional factors inhibit progress. One area that remains largely unexplored is an understanding of organizational models for IPE. However, recent efforts have been underway to address this. A survey of Texas IPE Consortium members was conducted in 2020 to explore institutional characteristics and their relationship to IPE implementation, and a national survey was conducted in 2019 by the American Interprofessional Health Collaborative (AIHC) and National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education to explore the status of how interprofessional practice and education is organized in the U.S. This conversation will address various organizational features such as IPE structure, financing, leadership, personnel, learners, and more. The event will include a keynote presentation by Dr. Christine Kaunas from Texas A&M University Health, moderated breakout rooms, and group discussions/debriefs. Honored guests will include AIHC Organizational Models Task Force Co-Chairs Dr. Elena Umland from Jefferson University and Dr. Heather Hageman from Washington University in St. Louis.  

We hope you join us for this virtual Conversation in IPE!

Continuing Education Credit: CE credit is not provided for this event by the Texas IPE Consortium. We are happy to provide you with documentation to submit this event for independent study CE credit with your professional organization or association as requested. Documentation requests must be made in writing and sent by email to the Texas IPE Consortium at txipeconsortium@ttuhsc.edu. Please allow at least two weeks to process documentation requests. 

Cancellation and Refund Policy: Cancellations must be made in writing and sent by email to the Texas IPE Consortium at txipeconsortium@ttuhsc.edu. A refund of the registration fee, less $20 processing fee, will be given if cancellation is made at least two weeks prior to the event. No refund will be issued after this date. 

APRIL 2022 IPE Facilitator Certificate CourseIPE Facilitator Certification Course November 11, 2022 from 8:15 am to 4:30 pm CT

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Meeting Time & Date: 11.11.2022 | 8:15 am - 12:00 & 12:45 - 4:30 pm CT

Registration Closes: 11.04.2022 

Location: 
Zoom Event | Registration Limited to 60 Participants | Prework will open in January 2022. Zoom link to the training will be emailed 1 week before the event for security purposes.

Cost: $125.00 (member rate) | $250.00 (non-member rate) 

As universities strive to implement IPE into didactic, simulation, and experiential learning environments, it is becoming increasingly important to have outstanding IPE faculty facilitators who can help interprofessional learners gain the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary for collaborative practice. The most successful and competitive institutions know how important it is to be committed to ongoing IPE facilitator training and development. The Texas IPE Consortium’s IPE Facilitator Certificate Course provides faculty with the tools and strategies they need to engage interprofessional teams of learners and maximize the effectiveness of their IPE training programs.

This engaging, experiential course provides an overview of the role of the IPE faculty facilitator, plus opportunities for practice using a wide range of tools and techniques. Through 6 hours of online pre-work and a one-day virtual training, faculty will gain the knowledge and skills to be an effective IPE facilitator, as well as will be able to promote organizational changes and collaborative leadership, which will support the promotion of IPE within the institution.

Approximately 6 hrs of online pre-work must be completed at least 5 days prior to the virtual training.

Requirements: To obtain an IPE Facilitator Certificate, participants must complete the online pre-work before the event and actively participate in the entire virtual training, complete the simulation/skills practice experiences, and submit a post-event evaluation. If a participant is unable to complete all components of the training for any reason, the participant is not eligible to receive a certificate. In order to complete or remediate any missing requirements, the participant would have to re-register and pay for the training again at a future offering.

Who Should Participate:  It is the ideal course for faculty, instructors, and/or preceptors who want to improve their ability to engage teams of learners; introduce IPE concepts and skills; support learners in the development of knowledge, perceptions, and skills for collaborative care; and measure outcomes of IPE learning activities.

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Training Topics Include: 
  • Introduction to IPE Facilitation
  • Establishing a Climate for Learning: Psychological Safety
  • The Power of Learning in Teams
  • IPE Facilitation Techniques
  • Promoting DEI through IPE
  • IPE Facilitation Challenges
  • Assessing Learners and Program Evaluation
  • Improv Skills for Facilitation and Interprofessional Education 

Learning Objectives: 

  • Relate the purpose and history of interprofessional practice education. 
  • Reflect on the relevance of psychological safety in enhancing learning environments. 
  • Analyze potential IPE facilitation barriers and devise effective problem-solving strategies. 
  • Define diversity, equity, and inclusion and their relationship to team outcomes.
  • Examine strategies for IPE activity assessment.
  • Practice using strategies for effective in-person and online IPE facilitation. 

Continuing Education Credit: CE credit is not provided for this event by the Texas IPE Consortium. We are happy to provide you with documentation to submit this event for independent study CE credit with your professional organization or association as requested. Documentation requests must be made in writing and sent by email to the Texas IPE Consortium at txipeconsortium@ttuhsc.edu. Please allow at least two weeks to process documentation requests. 

Cancellation and Refund Policy: Cancellations must be made in writing and sent by email to the Texas IPE Consortium at txipeconsortium@ttuhsc.edu. A refund of the registration fee, less $25 processing fee, will be given if cancellation is made at least two weeks prior to the event. No refund will be issued after this date.


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