MUSC Well-Represented at National Conference on Interprofessional Education
Collaborating Across Borders III (CAB III) is the third Canada—United States joint conference focusing on an exploration of common issues around interprofessional education (IPE) and practice (IPP). The conference, held November 19-21, 2011, in Tucson, AZ, built upon the highly successful CAB I (University of Minnesota, October, 2007) and CAB II (Dalhousie University, May, 2009) meetings where educators, clinicians, researchers, policy makers and students on both sides of the border engaged in rich and productive dialogue regarding interprofessional education, practice and research CAB III focused on a discussion of interprofessional education, practice and policy in a national and global context by featuring best practices, providing evidence that supports efforts, showcasing outcomes, describing lessons learned, and providing a venue for scholarly dialogue and productive networking.
The conference theme, Interprofessional Collaboration: From Concept to Preparation to Practice, reflected the importance of further conceptual development occurring simultaneously with efforts to prepare current and future practitioners for evolving demands in interprofessional collaborative practice.
Faculty, staff and students from all colleges at MUSC were represented through posters and presentations. Dr. Amy Blue, Director of MUSC’s Creating Collaborative Care and chair of the Implementation Committee for the Interprofessional/Interdisciplinary strand of the strategic plan, gave a keynote entitled, “Applying Principles of Adult Learning to IPE”.
Throughout the conference, MUSC was referenced as one of the top national leaders in Interprofessional Education.