Centre for IPE Newsletter January 2009 Edition Volume 17
Centre for 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
The Centre for IPE is developing a listserv to be used for
sharing information regarding IPE and IPC. Faculty can subscribe by sending
an e-mail message to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 uniprofesional 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.
Interfaculty Curriculum Committee (IFCC)
This committee of representatives from the ten health science professional programs is continuing their consultation with faculty and key stakeholders regarding the development of the IPE curriculum. This group presents a unique forum in which to discuss these issues and move the curriculum forward
Stay tuned as we move toward implementation in Fall 2009!
IPC Community of Practice
The next IPE Community of Practice
will take place Wednesday January 28th,
5:00- 7:30pm at
This first meeting of 2009 will see the commencement of our two new co-Chairs: Darlene Hubley, Occupational Therapist and Interprofessional Education Coordinator Bloorview Kids Rehab, and Dale Kuehl, Discipline Chief of Addiction Therapy, Centre for Addition and Mental Health. Please join me in welcoming them and thanking Gillian Bone, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute and Keith Adamson, St. Josephs Health Centre for their tremendous contributions as CoP co-Chairs in 2008.
2009 IPE Dying and Death Session – Tuesday February 10th
The 2009 Dying and Death
interprofessional education session will take place on Tuesday February 10th,
5:30-8:30pm at the William Doo Auditorium (
The theme of this year’s session is “Psychosocial, Physical and Spiritual Issues for Health Care Professionals”. Speakers for the session will include:
Rev. Jan Kraus, MDiv., Manager of Spiritual Care and Teaching Supervisor at St. Michael's Hospital
Jeff Myers, MD, CCFP, MSEd., Head - Palliative Care Consult Team, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and Assistant Professor, Division of Palliative Care, Family and Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
This session is open to all health science students at the University of Toronto. Pre-registration is required. To register please click here.
HealthForceOntario 2008-09 Interprofessional Care/Education Fund
We are very pleased to announce that the OIPE and partners have been successful in obtaining funding from HealthForceOntario for two projects: Collaborative Change Leadership and IP-COMPASS. The Collaborative Change Leadership Course is a unique learning program for people across the province in leadership positions in healthcare or health education institutions who are embedding IPC throughout their organizations. This course will bring together health delivery, interprofessional practice and change leadership. The IP-COMPASS project will create an IPC quality assurance framework/tool, including indices for success, which will support and sustain a culture of IPE within IPC practice settings.
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,
Ehpic Faculty Development Course -
Sponsored by the Northern Ontario School of Medicine, twenty-nine participants from the Northern region of Ontario engaged in a three-day modified version of the successful five-day ehpic (educating health professionals for interprofessional care) Faculty Development Course held in June in Toronto each year.
The course was aimed at developing academic and clinical leaders in interprofessional education who will gain the knowledge, skills and attitudes to teach both learners and fellow colleagues the art and science of working collaboratively for patient-centred care. Course facilitators included Mandy Lowe, Lynne Sinclair, and Maria Tassone with assistance from Belinda Vilhena and Michelle Addison.
Collaborative Change Leadership: Enabling Interprofessional Care in your Organization
A Certificate Course for Health Professionals ~
March 2009 - February 2010 (5 in-class sessions)
Registration Deadline: February 13, 2009
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
The abstract system is now open & can be accessed through http://events.cmetoronto.ca/website/index/IPE0902-C
For more information:
Contact the Course Coordinator, Belinda Vilhena or go to our website at
2009 Call for Fellowships
Training for Research Application (EXTRA) program is a strategic activity of the Canadian
Health Services Research Foundation (CHSRF) to give health system managers
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.
The Foundation is accepting applications for EXTRA until March 3, 2009 at 12 p.m. EST. Results will be announced May 1, 2009.
Please help us in encouraging nurse, physician, and other health service executives from your network to be part of the sixth cohort of EXTRA fellows.
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:
Student-Managed Interprofessional Health Initiatives Leadership Event (SMIHILE)& The 5th Annual NaHSSA Conference - Empowering Minds: A Unified Vision for Interprofessionalism
The Abstract Call is now available, click here for details – Deadline for submissions is February 2nd, 2009.
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]
Calendar of Events:
One Day Change Leadership Collaborative
February 25, 2009 –
day event, held in
More information is available on line at www.leadchange.ca
Living Interprofessional Health Education
March 3, 2009 ~
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
Please forward questions and comments to: 416-603-5800 x2577 or E-mail