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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:

APRIL 2023 IPE Facilitator Certificate CourseIPE Facilitator Certification Course April 19, 2023 from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm CT

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Meeting Time & Date: 04.19.2023 | 8:30 - 4:30 pm CT

Registration Closes: 04.12.2023

Location: 
TWU Institute of Health Sciences – Houston Center
Rooms TBA
6700 Fannin, Houston, TX 77030

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

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 in-person 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 training.

Requirements: To obtain an IPE Facilitator Certificate, participants must complete the online pre-work before the event and actively participate in the entire in-person 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
  • Skill Drill Practice 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.

April 2023 Networking Dinner

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Time & Date: 04.19.2023 | 6:30 pm CT

Registration Closes: 04.12.2023

Cost: $40.00 | The registration fee includes the cost of dinner from a set menu, a non-alcoholic beverage, dessert, and gratuity. Alcoholic beverages are not included in the registration price. A cash bar will be available.

Location: TBA - Houston, Texas

Join us at the Texas IPE Consortium Networking Dinner. The networking dinner provides attendees with the opportunity to focus on strengthening their IPE professional connections. It’s more than meeting people and socializing, it’s also engaging with faculty from health-related professions in the area of IPE to share knowledge and best practices, as well as make inter-institutional and professional connections. Take advantage of this fun and engaging opportunity to broaden the circle of thought leaders and peers in IPE that you can reach out to for advice and resources year-round. 

Space is limited so register early. 

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 a $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.

April 2023 Annual MeetingTexas IPE Consortium IPE Facilitator Certificate Course on April 19, 2023 Networking Dinner on April 19, 2023, Annual Meeting on April 20 2023

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Meeting Time & Date: 04.20.2023 | 8:00 am - 4:00 pm CT

Registration Ends: 04.16.2023 - Register soon!
 
Location:
TWU Institute of Health Sciences - Houston Center
Room TBA
6700 Fannin
Houston, TX 77030

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

Continental breakfast and lunch included!

Theme: Building the Future of IPE Together!

The annual meeting is an excellent opportunity to collaborate with IPE professionals and peers. With keynotes, workshops, lightning talks, interactive demos, and more, we will continue to build the future of IPE together! Through collaboration and capitalizing on the power of innovation, IPE programming is enriched to provide greater context, student voice, and opportunities for engaging reflection. This brings IPE to life by providing meaningful experiences that empower and motivate students to think critically, use their creativity/talents, integrate learning with action, and broaden their understanding of collaboration to effect positive change in health professions education, experiential learning environments, and/or communities in which they live, learn, and work. 

Join us in Houston as we work together to build a better IPE future!

Share the Annual Meeting event flyer with interested peers and colleagues. Sessions for this event are listed below.

Featured Keynote Speaker: TBA

Area Hotels:

1709 Dryden Rd,
Houston, Texas, 77030
(713) 730-2404
0.3 miles
6800 Main Street
Houston, Texas, 77030
(713) 528-7744
0.7 miles
6750 Main Street
Houston Texas 77030
(713) 422-2779
0.7 miles

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 a $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.

August 2023 TeamSTEPPS® Virtual Master Training CourseTeamSTEPPS Virtual Master Training Course November 12, 2021 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM CT

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Meeting Time & Date: 08/04/2023 | 8:30 am - 12:25 pm & 1:15 - 4:30 pm CT

Registration Closes: 07/28/2023
 
Location: 
Zoom Event | Registration Limited to 72 Participants | Link to the prework will be emailed on May 1, 2023. Zoom link to the training will be emailed 1-2 weeks before the event for security purposes.

Meeting Fees: $125.00 (member rate) | $250.00 (non-member rate) 

The TeamSTEPPS® (Team Strategies and Tools to Enhance Performance and Patient Safety) Master Training Course is an interactive train-the-trainer course that prepares participants to plan, teach, implement, and sustain TeamSTEPPS® fundamentals. Developed by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and the Department of Defense Patient Safety Program, TeamSTEPPS® has rapidly become a virtual industry standard for teamwork. This course produces Master Trainers, who will be trained to go back to their respective institutions and offer TeamSTEPPS® training and certification. Approximately 6 hrs of online pre-work must be completed at least 5 days prior to the virtual training.

The TeamSTEPPS® Master Training Course is a highly interactive course and content is based on a framework of four teachable-learnable core teamwork skills: Communication, Leadership, Situation Monitoring, and Mutual Support.

Who Should Participate:  TeamSTEPPS® Master Training is targeted at those individuals interested in implementing a structured team development training program within their organization. It is an intermediate-level course intended for those with a basic working knowledge of TeamSTEPPS® tools and concepts who are ready to champion the implementation of TeamSTEPPS® training. This training is led by TeamSTEPPS® Master Trainers with extensive experience in the application of TeamSTEPPS® training in preclinical and academic clinical learning environments. This training will focus primarily on TeamSTEPPS® integration into preclinical and academic clinical learning environments, though the concepts contained within TeamSTEPPS® training are applicable to all clinical environments. The Texas IPE Consortium offers this training provided by TeamSTEPPS® Master Trained Instructors for a fee and is not affiliated with AHRQ in the sponsoring of this training.  

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TeamSTEPPS® Training Topics Include: 
Module 1: Introduction
Module 2: Team Structure 
Module 3: Communication 
Module 4: Leading Teams
Module 5: Situation Monitoring
Module 6: Mutual Support
Module 7: Pulling It All Together - Simulations
Module 8: Change Management 
Module 9: Coaching
Module 10: Measurement
Module 11: Implementation Planning

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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