July 13, 2012
A workshop entitled "Educating for Practice: Improving Health by Linking Education to Practice Using Interprofessional Education," will be held at The Keck Center of the National Academies in Washington, D.C., on August 29-30, 2012.
The workshop's objectives include:
- To engage in forward-looking dialogue around the importance of aligning health professional education with the needs of clinical practice, consumer, and the healthcare delivery system.
- To explore the opportunity for shared decision making, distributed leadership and team-based care, among other interprofessional education (IPE) and practice innovations, to fundamentally change health professions curricula, pedagogy, culture, human resources, and assessment and evaluation.
- To discuss how innovations in IPE will impact patient and population health as identified through the "triple aim" of better health, higher quality and lower cost.
The workshop is co-chaired by Dr. Scott Reeves, the founding director of the Center for Innovation in Interprofessional Healthcare Education at the University of California, San Francisco; and Dr. Lucinda Maine, executive vice president and CEO of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy.