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IPE Quality Framework for Otago ratified

In April 2020, the Division of Health Sciences Executive ratified the IPE Quality Framework, which sets out strategic goals for IPE at Otago for the period 2020–2024, and beyond.

The IPE Quality Framework comprises two documents:

The (now ratified) Statement of Policy Recommendations was developed through a process of investigation and consultation whose findings are set out in the Full Report. The process established that:

  • IPE is increasingly being integrated into health professional curricula around the world.
  • Otago is making steady progress in implementing IPE in health professional degree programme curricula.
  • Assuring quality in IPE learning and teaching is essential, and needs to be done without incurring unintended consequences.
  • Timing is right for giving concerted attention to a quality framework for IPE in our institution.

The Statement makes specific policy recommendations for a high-quality curriculum framework for interprofessional education (IPE) at Otago, including:

  • Overarching aims for IPE
  • Common IPE language
  • Variable IPE activity components in a sequential curriculum
  • Defined set of curriculum learning outcomes
  • Expectations for student attainment, collectively and individually
  • Guidelines for IPE student assessment and IPE activity evaluation
  • Capacity to adapt and respond to the context, needs, opportunities and partnerships of IPE
  • Recognition for staff contribution to IPE teaching
  • Quality systems to accredit IPE activities, record student IPE credits, and evaluate the IPE integrated curriculum.

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Note: Many 2020 conferences have been cancelled or postponed as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. We will post news here as arrangements clarify.

ORGANISERS' UPDATE AS AT 04.08.20: Australian & New Zealand Association for Health Professional Educators (ANZAHPE) Conference 2020

"After significant discussion about conference alternatives, the Melbourne Local Organising Committee and the ANZAHPE Committee of Management have come to the decision that the best possible way to acknowledge the work of authors and peer reviewers is to publish the Book of Abstracts, as we usually would have after the Conference. The Book of Abstracts will be made available via the ANZAHPE website, on the Past Conferences page.

In the meantime, the ANZAHPE Online program has been launched under the leadership of Joy Rudland. It is not intended to replace the conference; rather, we have drawn upon some of the conference offerings to provide exciting ways to continue to provide professional development in the current context. Upcoming events are listed on the website. We also hope to see you again in future years at the ANZAHPE Conference."

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VIRTUAL CONFERENCE, ADJUSTED DATES CONFIRMED: Association of Medical Education in Europe, 7–9 September 2020

As well as participating in a range of pre-recorded sessions, you can join live question and answer sessions, meet colleagues virtually for both live discussion and asynchronous chats, and meet our exhibitors in the virtual exhibition. All the recorded resources will be available not just for the three day conference, but for the rest of the year for you to access as you wish.

More information on this conference

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RESCHEDULED, SEE BELOW: International Network for Health Workforce Education (INHWE), 3rd International Congress, September 2020

The International Network for Health Workforce Education cancelled its September 2020 event.

INHWE will be running two events in 2021.  Both events, Dublin 2021 and Barcelona 2021, taking place in January and September respectively, are specifically designed to create the perfect opportunity for active networking and knowledge sharing by bringing together educators, policy makers, researchers and experts from across the globe. The Dublin event will look at "Team Based Learning and Leadership" with Barcelona focusing on "Interprofessional Education". Each event has a comprehensive list of sub-themes.

Call for Abstracts for Dublin 2021

#INHWEDublin2021 Call for Abstracts Deadline: Monday 21st September 2020
#INHWEBarcelona2021 Call for Abstracts Deadline: To be announced

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POSTPONED, NEW DATE CONFIRMED: All Together Better Health X, 22–25 October 2021, Doha-Qatar

10th International Conference on IPE poster image

All Together Better Health (ATBH) is the leading global interprofessional education and collaborative practice conference (IPECP), previously hosted in Japan, Australia, Sweden, United Kingdom, Canada, America and New Zealand. ATBH provides a collaborative forum for transnational champions to promote IPECP towards improving global health through consensus-based partnership, share ideas and address emerging health care challenges.  The conference theme in 2021 is Cultivating a Collaborative Culture: Sharing Pearls of Wisdom.  The subthemes are:

  • Advocating for people-centred care, health and wellbeing
  • Embracing diversity of stakeholders
  • Informing regional and global IPECP policies and standards
  • Promoting safety in and beyond health and social care settings
  • Sharing models of best practice in IPECP

More details on this conference

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ORGANISERS' UPDATE AS AT 31.08.20: Interprofessional Education and Practice Showcase: 20 November 2020

Current status: The Showcase will be held at AUT City Campus, Wellesley Street East, Auckland City. Due to the possibility of changing Covid-19 alert levels, online presentations and participation will be available.

The theme for the 2020 showcase is: Developing and Sustaining Interprofessional Relationships.

Abstracts: by 25 September 2020; confirmation of successful presentation abstracts will be provided by mid-October.

Showcase flyer

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