3rd Biennial Interprofessional Educational Conference
Collaborating Across Borders III (CAB III)
Interprofessional Collaboration: From Concept to Preparation to Practice
November 19-21, 2011
Hilton El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort
Tucson, Arizona USA
Collaborating Across Borders III (CAB III) is the third Canada—United States joint conference focusing on an exploration of common issues around interprofessional education (IPE) and practice (IPP). It builds upon the highly successful CAB I (University of Minnesota, October, 2007) and CAB II (Dalhousie University, May, 2009) meetings where educators, clinicians, researchers, policy makers and students on both sides of the border engaged in rich and productive dialogue regarding interprofessional education, practice and research CAB III will focus on a discussion of interprofessional education, practice and policy in a national and global context by featuring best practices, providing evidence that supports efforts, showcasing outcomes, describing lessons learned, and providing a venue for scholarly dialogue and productive networking.
The conference theme, Interprofessional Collaboration: From Concept to Preparation to Practice, reflects the importance of further conceptual development occurring simultaneously with efforts to prepare current and future practitioners for evolving demands in interprofessional collaborative practice. The meeting will be held in Tucson, Arizona, November 19-21, 2011. We look forward to welcoming you to this beautiful city to share your enthusiasm for all aspects of interprofessional education, practice and research.
- IPE -“ when students from two or more professions learn about, from and with each other to enable effective collaboration and improve health outcomes” (WHO, 2010)
- IPP -“multiple health workers from different professional backgrounds work together with patients, families, carers and communities to deliver the highest quality of care.” (WHO, 2010)
Who Should Attend?
This conference will be particularly relevant to health care practitioners, researchers, academics from universities, colleges and institutes, health system leaders, students, and patient organizations, with an interest in:
- evolving models of collaborative practice with a patient/client/family/community focus;
- health policy, health law, professional regulatory bodies and program accreditation and who can speak to legal/regulatory issues in Canada and the United States that are relevant to implementing interprofessional education and evolving collaborative practice models;
- faculty development which can explore strategies for preparing faculty members to deal with the expectations around interprofessional education;
- adapting curricula to incorporate interprofessional experiences in classroom, clinical, and other settings,
- development and application of technology see box below
- theories, models, and methods pertinent to interprofessional education learning and practice.
- descriptions of outputs, outcomes, and impacts of interprofessional education
- patient safety, quality improvement methods, equity, timeliness, efficiency, and effectiveness.
New Frontiers in Interprofessional Education
- Development and Assessment of Competencies. Innovative learning activities and assessment to ensure adequate performance of new core competencies for interprofessional practice in both the U.S. and Canada.
- Simulation. Demonstrations of technological innovation in simulation e.g. models, software, data collection. The use of simulation as a unique learning environment, demonstrations of simulation in clinical applications.
- Social Networking. Demonstrations of social networking tools e.g. Twitter, Facebook, Wikis, Blogs, smart-phones to advance learning and practice.
Themes for CAB III include:
- Developing interprofessional collaboration-ready teachers and practitioners
- Policies and trends shaping interprofessional education and/or practice
- Technology innovations in interprofessional education and/or practice
- Interprofessional education competencies and curricular models
- Developing infrastructure to support an IP culture: grassroots and leadership approaches
- Linkages across these tracks