Plenary

IPE Version 4.0: Let's Party Like It's 2022, Not 1999

Sunday, August 21, 2022, 8:00 am - 10:00 am CDT
Interprofessional education and collaborative practice are not new ideas. Healthcare teams can be traced to the late 1800s, and two approaches for educating interprofessional health teams date to the 1960s. As a field characterized by bursts, booms, and busts, we have been in a “Bull Market” since 1999 and have much to celebrate. Yet, many would characterize us as “propelling” back to the Industrial Era rather than moving forward to face the future’s unprecedented and accelerating forces on health in the Knowledge Generation Era. 
 
As we celebrate Milestone 10, Dr. Brandt, the National Center Founding Director, will share her research about our field to suggest action steps to chart what we will be celebrating in Milestone 20.

 

Suggested reading:

Thistlethwaite J, Xyrichis A. Forecasting interprofessional education and collaborative practice: towards a dystopian or utopian future? J Interprof Care. 2022 Mar-Apr;36(2):165-167. doi: 10.1080/13561820.2022.2056696. PMID: 35484900.