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International Leaders of IPE and IPCP Travel to Collaborating Across Boarders V Conference

The fifth bi-annual Collaborating Across Boarders conference occurred September 29—October 2, 2015 in Roanoke, VA. This international conference brings together leaders of interpforessional education (IPE) and interprofessional collaborative practice (IPCP) for a series of workshops, presentations, discussions and posters to share lessons learned, discuss best practices, and network with other IPE and IPCP leaders. Attendees from the University of Washington presented: 

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  • Train-the-Trainer Faculty Development Model for IPE and ICP (3.5 hour pre-conference workshop),
  • Using the Fishbowl Model to Assess Student Learning in IPE (oral presentation),
  • Collaborative Development of a Tool to Measure Faculty Readiness for IP Teaching (poster),
  • TeamCORE – An Innovative Collaboration to Improve Outcomes within the University of Washington’s Regional Heart Center (oral presentation),
  • Positive Deviance: A Useful Methodology for Evaluating IPE Faculty (oral presentation),
  • Special IPE Reports: Report of the Recommendations from the Institute of Medicine Committee on Measuring the Impact of IPE on Collaborative Practice and Patient Outcomes (lunch panel),
  • Generating Evidence for Genuine Change: Realistic Approaches to IPE Assessment (panel),
  • Ethics Education and Practice and IPE/IPCP: Opportunities for Synergy (discussion),
  • Application of Training in Infant Mental health to Foster IPCP in a Clinic Serving Medically Underserved Families (poster),
  • Bridging the Gap: Lessons from Theory and Evidence for Building Effective IPE (90-minute workshop),
  • IP Collaborative Education: Meaningful Integration of Physician Assistant and Doctorate of Nursing Practice Students (poster), and
  • Creating IP Case Toolkits for Sustainability and Dissemination (90-minute workshop).   

To read more about the Collaborating Across Boarders V Conference, click here

T3 Faculty Development Training Program Launching this November 2015! Macy T3 Logo

The University of Washington (UW), the University of Virginia (UVA), and the University of Missouri (MU) are proud to be a part of the T3 National Faculty Development Training Program in collaboration with the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education (NCIPE) and supported by funds from the Josiah Macy, Jr Foundation. This train-the-trainer national program, led by co-directors Dr. Brenda Zierler PhD, RN, FAAN (University of Washington) and Dr. Les Hall, MD (South Carolina University), is designed to prepare health professions faculty and clinicians to become emerging leaders of IPE and IPCP team-based care. The 3.5-day workshop rotates between the UW, UVA, and MU for a total of six trainings a year across all three sites.

Workshop participants sign-up through the NCIPE with an IP team of colleagues that have some background in IPE or IPCP and want to enhance their knowledge and skill set of how to lead IPE or IPCP at their home institution. Expert facilitators at each of the three training sites will lead the participants through content and skill building activities on topics including: leading change, providing and receiving feedback, resolving conflict, addressing cultural competence and implicit bias, designing IPE cases and curriculum, assessing learning outcomes across the continuum of learning, and evaluating IPE programs and activities. Each team of participants will receive individualized coaching on how to make their projects have the most impact and increase sustainability over time.

To read more about this new training program, click here

CHSIERP Recognizes the Work of Program Assistant Laurel Barchet Mt Adams

Laurel Barchet, RN, has been a key contributor to the work of the Center for Health Sciences Interprofessional Education, Research, and Practice (CHSIERP) these past 2 and a half years. We appreciate all that Laurel has done to support IPE and collaborative practice for the University of Washington’s community and other facilitators and students across the country. Laurel has been instrumental in making sure workshops and events are a success from their early design phases through the data analysis after the event. Additionally, Laurel is a key contributor to many of CHSIERP’s online resources, the Center’s website, and the newsletter. We will all miss Laurel as she travels these next six months across the Pacific Northwest and Rocky Mountains. Safe travels Laurel!

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Recent IPE Events at UW

UW Coaching Workshop Trains 30 IP Faculty and Staff Coaching Workshop 2015

From July 27–29, the University of Washington’s Center for Health Sciences Education, Research and Practice hosted a two-and-half-day professional development workshop on “coaching”. Held in the UW South Campus Center, 30 clinicians, faculty, and administration staff attended from over five UW departments and 2 visiting universities including UWMC Regional Heart Center, UW ISIS TeamCORE, Organization Development and Training (OD&T), UWMC Medical Staff Administration, University of Missouri and University of Kansas. Dr. Marjorie M. Godfrey and Dr. Nan Cochran, consultants from the Dartmouth Institute Microsystem Academy, developed and implemented the workshop designed specifically for this group.

To read the full article, click here

Leadership Workshop with Beck Speck Liberating Structures Workshop August 2015

On August 4, 2015 over 30 clinicians, faculty and administration staff from the University of Washington (UW) Regional Heart Center, UW ISIS TeamCORE, and the Center for Health Sciences Interprofessional Education, Research, and Practice gathered at the UW Magnuson Health Sciences Building to take part in a Leadership Workshop, “Building High Performing Teams”. Beth Speck, Senior Organization Development Consultant from UW’s Organizational Development and Training, facilitated two, 90-minute sessions during which participants problem-solved team performance issues using “Liberating Structures.

To read the full article, click here

Members of New CCU in Regional Heart Center Come Together for Training 


The University of Washington's Regional Heart Center's new Critical Care Unit (CCU) opened this past month. Before the CCU launched, over thirty members of this new health care team gathered on August 13th and 14th for a two-day training. Health care providers practiced TeamSTEPPS communication skills, team building activities, and prepared for the opening of their new unit. 

Regional Heart Center's Out-Patient Care Members Attend TeamSTEPPS Workshop 

An IP team of health care providers in the Regional Heart Center's Out-Patient Unit attended a TeamSTEPPS training on Saturday October 10th. TeamSTEPPS is a set of communication skills designed to improve team functioning and decrease communication errors. This 4-hour workshop was lead by UW Medicine's Institute for Simulation and Interprofessional Studies (UW ISIS) TeamCORE and leaders in the Regional Heart Center. 

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Upcoming IPE Events at UW

UW Conference on Heart Failure October 16th and 17th UW Medicine Logo

On October 16th and 17th, heart failure specialists, clinicians, and researchers are joining for a conference titled "Full Spectrum of Heart Failure Therapy: Making the Connections." At this 1.5-day conference, presenters will engage the audience with a debate, presentations, and panel discussions all on topics relating to heart failure. To register, view the agenda, and learn more about the presenters, click here

Puget Sound Heart and Stroke Walk Coming Up Soon Heart Walk 2015 Logo

Looking to get outside for a fun 5k or 1 mile run/walk this fall? Consider joining the American Heart Association at their Puget Sound Heart and Stroke Walk on October 17th. This free event is to celebrate healthy lifestyle changes, raise awareness about heart disease, and fundraise for the American Heart Association. The event begins at the Seattle Center at 7:30am and the walk/run will start at 9am. To register or learn more about the Puget Sound Heart and Stroke Walk, click here.

Leadership Workshop Happening this November 

Health care providers from the UW's Regional Heart Center, UW's School of Medicine Institute for Simulation and Interprofessional Studies (UW ISIS), and CHSIERP's grant team are coming together on November 3rd to discuss change management. Facilitators Ross Ehrmantraut, RN, and Kurt O'Brien, MHROD will be facilitating this four hour workshop. Check the CHSIERP website this fall for pictures from this event!

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Around the Globe: Local, National and International IPE Events

Collaborating Across Borders (CAB) V
September 29–October 2, 2015, Roanoke, VA

Train-the-Trainer Faculty Development Program: Interprofessional Education Faculty Development for Educators
November 11-14, 2015, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 
January 25-28, 2016, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
April 13-16, 2016 University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 

Where's the Patient's Voice in Health Professional Education 10 Years On?
November 12–14, 2015, Vancouver, BC

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News from the IHI Open School UW Chapter

IHI Open School logo2015–2016 Events TBA

The IHI Open School UW Chapter will begin announcing events for the upcoming 2015–2016 academic year this Autumn quarter. Events will be posted on their website:

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