In this Lightning Talk, the evolution and vision of InterprofessionalResearch.Global’s (IPR.Global) Knowledge Network will be presented. IPR.Global is an international network of scholars, leaders, service providers, decision-makers, administrators, service-users, and students that promote and advocate for evidence-informed, theory-driven, methodologically rigorous interprofessional education for collaborative practice (IPECP) research, practices, and policies.
Originally formed as an IPR.Global knowledge exchange working group in early 2019, the purpose was to ensure that the most relevant IPECP evidence would be disseminated to a global audience. Knowledge mobilization, a key focus of the working group, includes a wide range of activities concerning the production and use of research results (e.g., knowledge synthesis, dissemination, transfer, exchange, and co-creation or co-production by researchers and knowledge users).
Appreciating that interprofessional communities of practice, knowledge forums, and conferences have all strived to bring evidence into the hands of users, it is also acknowledged that there continues to be a knowledge-practice gap. It is with this in mind that the working group determined the need to evolve and transform fundamental knowledge exchange into a scholarly space where the global IPECP community could gather, connect, and facilitate discovery with one another on a virtual platform. The Knowledge Network was borne!
The IPR.G Knowledge Network exists to co-create and facilitate connections and/or dialogue in knowledge exchange and mobilization of IPECP evidence in a way that fosters multi-directional collaborations. Come to this Lightning Talk to discover/explore the Knowledge Network’s vision and exciting opportunities that will support IPECP networking, research generation, and knowledge mobilization globally.
In support of improving patient care, this activity is planned and implemented by The National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education Office of Interprofessional Continuing Professional Development (OICPD). The OICPD is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
The National Center OICPD is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Athletic Trainers (ATs). This program is eligible for Category A hours/CEUs. ATs should claim only those hours actually spent in the educational program.
This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.
Physicians: The National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education designates this live activity for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with their participation.
Physician Assistants: The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME.
Nurses: Participants will be awarded contact hours of credit for attendance at this workshop.
Nurse Practitioners: The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME and ANCC.
Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians: This activity is approved for contact hours.
Athletic Trainers: This program is eligible for Category A hours/CEUs. ATs should claim only those hours actually spent in the educational program.
Social Workers: As a Jointly Accredited Organization, the National Center is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. The National Center maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive continuing education credits.
IPCE: This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change.