Monday, July 22, 2013

Dr. Lepage attends Interprofessional Education Conference in Vancouver

Dr. Cory Lepage, Justice faculty, attended the Interprofessional Education Conference in Vancouver in June.  Dr. Lepage and two other members of the College of Health - Dr. Randy Magen, COH Associate Dean for Curriculum/Professor, School of Social Work and Prof. Stephanie Olson, Program Coordinator, Dental Assisting Program, School of Allied Health - participated in Collaborating Across Borders (CAB) IV.

The conference theme, "Transformative Change from the Classroom to Practice," reflecting the role of concept and theory in the preparation and education of health professionals.

CAB IV is the fourth joint conference that links Canada and the United States around the key themes of interprofessional education (IPE) and interprofessional practice (IPP).

The conference focused on interprofessional education, practice, leadership, and policy in a North American context, and highlighted best practices and evidence-based outcomes and lessons learned. The event also provided a venue for scholarly dialogue and productive networking.

The UA Board of Regents has identified interprofessional collaboration as a critical training area for faculty.