The University of Minnesota’s Academic Health Center (AHC) is a leader in the movement of interprofessional education (IPE). In fact, the AHC was recently selected to lead a new coordinating center that will provide national leadership in the field of interprofessional education and collaborative practice among health professionals.
Interprofessional education occurs when students from the health professions and related disciplines learn with and from each other to improve the effectiveness and quality of health care; a practice which promotes excellence in learning through collaboration.
To promote a better understanding around this topic, the U of M Medical School and Academic Health Center’s Office of Education will be co-hosting a speaker series with health science faculty from around the country. Attendees of the interactive sessions will be presented topics surrounding best practices and innovation in IPE.
The kick-off of event for the series will be on Monday, December 10 and will feature a presentation from Chris Arenson, M.D., from Thomas Jefferson University.
Chris Arenson is a geriatrician, professor, Vice Chair for Academic Affairs, and co-director of the Jefferson InterProfessional Education Center. She will be giving two presentations on the nature of interprofessional education at prestigious university, and on the role interprofessional care can have in caring for geriatric patients.
Monday, December 10
Interprofessional Education in the Clinical Setting: Learning about, from and with Thomas Jefferson University
9:00 – 10:30am
Interprofessional Care of the Geriatric Patient
1:30 – 2:30pm
Nils Hasselmo Hall 2-101
Free! Students and faculty are encouraged to attend the event.
To register for one or both of the speaker presentations visit IPE Speaker Series