Centre for IPE Newsletter February/March 2009 Edition Volume 18
Office of IPE Located
Med West Medical Centre
Post Office Box 18
TEL: 416-603-5800 X 2577
Faculty Lead: Curriculum and Placements
Faculty Lead: Assessment
Lead: Strategic Directions for IPE Clinical Settings
Faculty Lead: IPE Preceptorship & Facilitation
Faculty Lead: Evaluation
Project Manager: Strategic Planning for IPE Clinical Settings
Special Projects Coordinator
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Updates on the IPE Curriculum for 2009
The content of the curriculum is continuing to be developed. Currently, initiatives are focusing upon:
As well, assessment and evaluation of the curriculum and IPE faculty leadership sessions are in development.
A meeting of all Academic Coordinators of Clinical Education was held on December 16, 2008 to discuss the IPE component in a clinical placement. Discussion focused on integrating an assessment of this component into the uni-professional placement grading. Regular meetings will be held in 2009 to continue to develop this key component of the curriculum with this important group that is knowledgeable and passionate about clinical education.
Dying & Death 2009 Session
Many thanks goes out to all of the students, facilitators, organizers and volunteers of this years ‘Dying and Death: Psychosocial, Physical and Spiritual Issues for Health Care Professionals’, session. It was a very successful evening with over 150 student and facilitator participants from the disciplines of Chaplaincy, Dentistry, Medical Radiation Sciences, Medicine, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, Social Work, and Speech Language Pathology. The speakers were very engaging, and the group discussion thoughtful and productive. We look forward to the next session.
Caption: Dying and Death 2009 Speakers (from left to right) Dr. Jeff Myers, Dr. Douglas Daher, Rev. Jan Kraus.
IPC Community of Practice
The next IPE Community of Practice will take place Wednesday
April 22nd, 5-7:30pm at
and education is a cornerstone of the HealthForceOntario strategy. In their spring
2007 newsletter, they introduced the evidence for the
benefits of interprofessional care and presented their initial work in this
area. They are excited to return to this topic with an update on the
significant work that has been accomplished.
forging meaningful partnerships by using carrots instead of sticks,"
says Jackie Schleifer Taylor, a co-chair of HealthForceOntario's IPC
Strategic Implementation Committee.
learned the value of teamwork from working in the critical care unit at the
students at 15
Interprofessional Care Strategic Implementation Committee is leading the
implementation of interprofessional care in
Evidence shows that
interprofessional care improves patient care and provider job satisfaction.
That's why the HealthForceOntario strategy is supporting new
interprofessional care projects through two funds.
To find out more about HealthForceOntario’s initiatives, programs and funding visit http://www.healthforceontario.ca/WhatIsHFO/Initiatives.aspx
Journal of Research in Interprofessional Education
This winter JRIPE brings a new focus to the dissemination of knowledge in interprofessional education (IPE) and collaborative practice, providing authors, readers, and users of IPE research with an open access venue.
For complete details on JRIPE’s focus please visit their website at www.jripe.org
Awards of Merit for Excellence in Interprofessional Education
The Centre for Interprofessional
Education (OIPE) -
· Excellence in Interprofessional Education Teaching
· Outstanding Leadership in Advancing Interprofessional Education
· Outstanding Team Role Modeling Interprofessional Care
Nominations are open to Educators/Preceptors affiliated
The OIPE is now accepting nominations for the 2009 Awards of Merit for Excellence in Interprofessional Education.
Nominations are due by Tuesday March 31, 2009 at noon. No late submissions will be considered.
5 copies of your nomination package:
By Mail/Courier or In Person to: The Office Of
Interprofessional Education, Awards Selection Committee,
Collaborative Change Leadership: Enabling Interprofessional Care in your Organization
A Certificate Course for Health Professionals ~
March 2009 - February 2010 (5 in-class sessions)
The course is funded by a grant from HealthForceOntario’s Interprofessional Care and Education Fund.
It will be offered at no cost to
eligible participants from
Interprofessional Education Faculty Development ehpic 2009
Advancing the Future of Healthcare Through Learning
A certificate course for Health Professionals
June 22 - 26, 2009
To register for the course please visit the attached link http://events.cmetoronto.ca/website/index/IPE0902-C
Applications are due by March 30th, 2009
For more information:
Contact the Course Coordinator, Belinda Vilhena or for more information http://static.cmetoronto.ca/support_file/3864/IPEFINALBROCHURE.pdf
2009 Call for Fellowships
Training for Research Application (EXTRA) program is a strategic activity of the Canadian
Admission criteria have been expanded to allow participation by interdisciplinary teams and to allow up to four additional Fellows from government ministries or departments. There are five ways for policy and decision makers to apply to EXTRA:
· as part of an interdisciplinary team of nurse, physician and/or other health-service executive in a direct-care-delivery organization;
· as part of a team of policy makers in a government ministry or department involved in implementing healthcare policy as part of their duties and who have a working relationship with direct healthcare providers; or
· as part of an interdisciplinary team involving both policy makers and direct-care decision makers in leadership positions.
Results will be announced May 1, 2009.
Apply now - December 2008 launch of the revitalized Partnerships for Health System Improvement (PHSI) program
CIHR is pleased to announce the launch of the revitalized Partnerships for Health System Improvement (PHSI) program. PHSI funds teams of decision makers and researchers to conduct applied and policy-relevant health services and systems research up to three years in length. Exciting improvements have been made to the program including increased funding, expanded areas of eligible research, the elimination of the letter of intent stage, and a new opportunity that provides up to $15,000 in PHSI partnership development funds (these funds are provided through the Meetings, Planning and Dissemination Grant: PHSI, which is available three times per year in April, June and December).
Who should apply? Decision makers and researchers interested in working together to improve health services and the health system are encouraged to apply.
The PHSI funding opportunity will be launched in mid-December 2008 with an application deadline of April 15, 2009.
For more information click here
EXPEDITED KNOWLEDGE SYNTHESIS:
A New Funding
Expedited Knowledge Synthesis is part of CIHR’s new Evidence on Tap pilot initiative, which aims to support the production of high-quality, timely, and accessible evidence for provincial decision makers to support them in health system policy development, planning and program implementation. Expedited Knowledge Synthesis is a competition that awards researchers up to $110,000 to produce a knowledge synthesis on a Ministry-identified health system priority within six months and host a KT end-of-synthesis workshop to assist decision makers in the interpretation and contextualization of the findings. This targeted investment will support the use of synthesized evidence in decision making in the provinces, help increase linkages between researchers and decision makers, and add to the growing body of synthesized evidence.
Who should apply? Research teams with synthesis experience and an interest in working with provincial decision makers to help them address their most pressing health system issues should apply.
The Stage 1 application deadline (i.e., to be qualified as an Evidence on Tap Research Team) is March 16, 2009. The first Stage 2 application deadline (i.e., for the full expedited synthesis proposal) is June 16, 2009.
For more information click here
National Health Sciences Students' Association (NaHSSA) updates
The conference section of their newly redesigned website <http://www.nahssa.ca> is now available!
NaHSSA Board of Directors 2009-2010
Interested in working with other health professionals? Want to gain experience working at the national level? Consider applying for a NaHSSA Board of Director (BOD) position. Feel free to contact current members to find out what their role entails! Please stay tuned for the 2009-2010 BOD Applications.
Conference — March 20th-22nd,
NaHSSA in collaboration with the Queen's University chapter, Queen's Health Sciences Students Association, and the SMIHILE Planning Committee would like to welcome you to:
The National Health Sciences Students’ Association (NaHSSA) aims to promote collaborative care practice among all health care disciplines (e.g. Medicine, Nursing, Physiotherapy, Social Work, Respiratory Therapy, Occupational Therapy, etc.) and is the first of two inter-professional health care student associations in the world.
Student-Managed Interprofessional Health Initiatives Leadership Event (SMIHILE)& The 5th Annual NaHSSA Conference - Empowering Minds: A Unified Vision for Interprofessionalism
2009 Career Fair
Is your organization interested in being a part of this year's Career Fair at the 5th Annual NaHSSA Conference? Visit our website for more information.
For more information visit http://www.nahssa.ca
Call for Chapters:
Interprofessional E-Learning and Collaborative Work: Practices and Technologies. The editors invite proposals for chapters to be included in an edited book in this area. See the full call for chapters ...[MORE]
· Michael MacIsaac, Library Assets Manager, left his position with the Library earlier this month to work on his PhD. All of us at the Library wish Michael the best in his new endeavours.
· John Cheng, who will replace Michael in this role, starts his new position on February 11th, 2009. Welcome John!
· Daniel Hooker, Research Assistant, and I have developed a plan for moving forward. Both Dan and I are excited to continue our work and look forward to working with John.
· At time of writing, we’ve yet to hear about the abstracts we submitted for Collaborating Across Borders II and the Canadian Health Libraries Association Conference. I look forward to sharing what I hope is good news with you all in the next update.
For more information please visit https://www.cihc.ca/library/
Calendar of Events:
First Annual Interprofessional Education (IPE) Conference – The Commonwealth Medical College
March 20, 2009,
Continuing education credits will be available for nurses.
Please visit www.thecommonwealthmedical.com/register for more information and registration.
Canadian Conference on Medical Education
May 2 - 6, 2009 ~
The largest gathering of medical educators in
The theme for 2009 is “Diversity—Meeting Many Needs”
Plenary sessions will include topics on Aboriginal Health, Intra-professionalism, and Diversity in Learning.
For more information go to http://www.mededconference.ca/home.php
Engaging Reflection in Health Professional Education and Practice
May 13 - 15, 2009,
This inaugural conference is
hosted by the
This interdisciplinary conference calls together scholars interested in exchanging knowledge and advancing scholarship about the place of 'reflection' in health professional education and practice.
Detailed information about the conference can be found on the conference website
Collaborating Across Borders 2009
May 20 - 22, 2009 – Collaborating Across Borders II:
Link of the month:
HealthForceOntario.ca http://www.healthforceontario.ca/WhatIsHFO/Newsletters.aspx Check out the latest newsletter Issue 6, Winter 2009: Interprofessional Care II
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