Speakers

 

 

 

"Back to the Future"
June 13, 8:30 am - 10:00 am

Dewitt C Baldwin, Jr

MD, Scholar-in-Residence, Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, Chicago, IL

 

 

A pediatrician, family physician, and psychiatrist, Dr. Baldwin was educated at Yale Medical School, completing residencies at the University of Minnesota, Yale and Boston University. He is a Diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners, the American Board of Pediatrics and the American Board of Family Practice. He was a member of the planning committees and founding faculties of the University of Connecticut and Nevada Medical Schools. Dr. Baldwin served as President of Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana before going to the American Medical Association in 1985 as Director of the Division of Medical Education and Research Information. He currently holds the titles of Senior Scholar-in-Residence at the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences, University of Nevada School of Medicine, and Adjunct Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Northwestern University School of Medicine. In 2003, he received the degree of Doctor of Science (Honoris Causa) from the Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine and in 2011, he received the degree of Doctor of Humane Letters (honoris causa) from Rosalind Franklin University. He has published over 200 scholarly articles and three books.

 

"Graduating Collaboration Ready: Transition to Practice"
June 14, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Erin Abu-Rish Blakeney

BA/BSN, MA, RN, PhD Student, Multidisciplinary Predoctoral Clinical Research Training Program, (TL1) Trainee & Macy Interprofessional Grant; Research Assistant, School of Nursing, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA

 

Erin Abu-Rish Blakeney is a nurse with a background in community health, public/social policy and interprofessional education. She is currently a fourth year PhD student at the University of Washington (UW) School of Nursing where she is an NIH-funded Trainee in the Multidisciplinary Predoctoral Clinical Research Training Program of UW's Institute of Translational health Sciences (ITHS).  For her dissertation research, Erin is collaborating with the Public Health Activities and Services Tracking (PHAST) Study to focus on exploring relationships between the recent economic downturn, public health budget cuts at the local health department level, and individual-level maternal/child health outcomes and disparities. 

Erin has experience in interprofessional education research-with a particular focus on outcomes evaluation.  In her previous capacity as a research scientist and master’s student at New York University, she helped integrate graduate nursing students into international service learning projects with dental students in Honduras and Nicaragua.  Since 2009, she has worked as a graduate research assistant on interprofessional education training grants. Erin authored a review paper on the state of IPE and developed a structured reporting tool for describing IPE interventions for replication (Journal of Interprofessional Care, 2012). Erin helped to establish UW Health Science Students IHI Open School Chapter.  She is currently working with Drs. Leslie Hall and Brenda Zierler in the evaluation of a “Train the Trainer Faculty Development Program for IPE.” 

 

"Back to the Future"
June 13, 8:30 am - 10:00 am

Amy V Blue

PhD, Provost's Office, Health Professions Education, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA


 

Dr. Blue is the Assistant Provost for Education and Professor of Family Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), Charleston, South Carolina. As Assistant Provost, she is responsible for the university's interprofessional education initiative, Creating Collaborative Care (C3). Dr. Blue holds a doctorate in Medical Anthropology from Case Western Reserve University and completed a NIMH Post-doctoral fellowship in Behavioral Science at the University of Kentucky. She has been involved in medical and health professions education for over 19 years and served as the Associate Dean for Curriculum and Evaluation at the MUSC College of Medicine for nearly 7 years before moving to her current position. Dr. Blue has published extensively in the health professions education literature. Dr. Blue served as a member of the Interprofessional Education Collaborative Expert Panel that wrote the Core Competencies for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice Report in 2011. She has recently concluded a project with colleagues at the American Board of Internal Medicine on a project funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation examining best practices in interprofessional education, with a particular focus on evaluation and assessment approaches.

 

Brandt"Back to the Future"
June 13, 8:30 am - 10:00 am

Barbara F. Brandt

PhD, Associate Vice President for Education, Academic Health Center; Director, Minnesota Area Health Education Center; Professor, Pharmaceutical Care and Health Systems, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA

 

 

Barbara Brandt has served as the Associate Vice President for Education and Professor, Pharmaceutical Care and Health Systems at the University of Minnesota Academic Health Center since 2000. She has served as the Principal Investigator and the Director of the Minnesota Area Health Education Center statewide network, an interprofessional workforce development program for rural and urban underserved Minnesota. Dr. Brandt is responsible for implementing the University of Minnesota Academic Health Center 1Health initiative in interprofessional education in allied health, dentistry, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, public health and veterinary medicine. In September 2012, University of Minnesota was selected as the National Coordinating Center for Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice. Dr. Brandt serves as the Director.

Dr. Brandt holds a Master of Education and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Adult and Continuing Education with a specialty in continuing professional education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She completed Kellogg-sponsored post-doctoral fellowship for faculty in adult and continuing education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Dr. Brandt is active nationally in advancing the field of interprofessional health education. In 2007, she co-chaired the first Collaborating Across Borders conference held in Minneapolis.

 

Gilbert"Back to the Future"
June 13, 8:30 am - 10:00 am

John H.V. Gilbert

CM, PhD, FCAHS, Principal & Professor Emeritus, College of Health Disciplines, University of British Columbia; Adjunct Professor, National University of Malaysia, Vancouver, BC, Canada

 

 

Dr. John Gilbert is founding Principal & Professor Emeritus, College of Health Disciplines, University of British Columbia where he was also founding Director of the School of Audiology and Speech Sciences, and Director of the School of Rehabilitation Sciences.

His many honours include a Fulbright Scholarship; Medical Research Council of Canada Post-Doctoral Scholarship; the Outstanding Alumnus Award of the School of Liberal Arts, Purdue University; a UBC Isaac Killam-Walton Outstanding Teaching Award; The Distinguished Service Award of the British Columbia Institute of Technology; The National Health Sciences Student’s Interprofessional Mentorship Award. This award is now named in honour of Dr. Gilbert.

He serves on Health Canada’s Health Education Policy Taskforce; the Board of the Michener Institute for Applied Health Sciences in Toronto; and the School of Health Sciences Advisory Committee of the Justice Institute of BC. John is appointed by the Minister of Health of British Columbia to serve on British Columbia’s Patient Care Quality Review Board.

He is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Interprofessional Care, and Co-Editor of the open access Journal of Research in Interprofessional Education. He is Senior Scholar, WHO Collaborating Centre on Health Workforce Planning and Research, Dalhousie University; Visiting Adjunct Professor at the National University of Malaysia; Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Graduate Studies, Dalhousie University. He was Co-Chair of the WHO Study Group on Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice. His is International Advisor to Hospitals Without Boundaries.

John was elected a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences in 2009 and was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada, (Canada’s highest civilian award) in July 2011 for his leadership in the development of interprofessional education as a central tenet in team-based collaborative patient-centered practice and care, nationally and globally. He was awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal in April 2012.

 

"Academia and Practice - The Great Divide?"
June 14, 8:30 am - 10:00 am

Anne Godden-Webster

MScM.Sc. Applied, Interprofessional Experience Coordinator, Faculty of Health Professions, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada


 

Anne Godden-Webster is the Interprofessional Experience Coordinator in the Faculty of Health Professions at Dalhousie University.  With a professional background in Speech-Language Pathology, Anne has been involved in clinical education for many years, both at Dalhousie University and at the University of Western Ontario.  In her current position, her role has been to explore possibilities for and facilitate the development of new initiatives to enhance interprofessional education, particularly in the practice setting.

 

Holliday"The Eye of The Storm: Patient Centered Care and Collaboration"
June 12, 8:30 am - 10:00 am

Regina Holliday

Art teacher, artist, muralist, patient rights arts advocate, founder of the Walking Gallery and the Medical Advocacy Mural Project, Washington, DC, USA

 

 

Regina Holliday is an artist, speaker and author in Washington DC. She writes about the benefits of health information technology (HIT) and timely data access for patients and families. She painted a series of murals depicting the need for clarity and transparency in medical records. This advocacy mission was inspired by her husband Frederick Allen Holliday II and his struggle to get appropriate care during 11 weeks of continuous hospitalization at 5 facilities. Regina paints and speaks at medical conferences throughout the world. Her work is visual reminder of the patient in the center of any policy debate and technical application. She also began an advocacy movement called “The Walking Gallery.” The Gallery consists of medical providers and advocates who wear patient story paintings on the backs of business suits. Her artwork has been in peer-reviewed journals such as the BMJ and APA journals. She recently wrote a book "The Walking Wall: 73 Cents to the Walking Gallery.

During the conference, Regina will be painting three paintings inspired by the conference. She will explain the paintings in detail during the closing remarks and will present them as prizes for the door prize winners.

 

"Graduating Collaboration Ready: Transition to Practice"
June 14, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Richard D Kiovsky

MA, MD, FAAFP, Physician/Professor/Executive Director, Indiana University School of Medicine/Indiana Area Health Education Center Network,
Indianapolis, IN

 

 

Dr. Kiovsky is a Professor of Clinical Family Medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine and currently serves as Executive Director, Indiana AHEC Network. Dr. Kiovsky serves as Secretary for the Board of Directors of NAO and consultant to both AHRQ in developing educational training in Preventive medicine and HRSA to promote InterProfessional Education in Academic Health Centers. He is a member of the Medical School's Admissions Committee, Rural Medical Education Program and IU Curricular Reform Committee on InterProfessional Education.

 

"Graduating Collaboration Ready: Transition to Practice"
June 14, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Larry Leung

BSc (Pharm), RPh, Clinical Pharmacist, Director, Clinicare Pharmacists Inc.; Lecturer, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, The University of
British Columbia, Vancouver, BC

 

 

Larry Leung is a Clinical Pharmacist with a post-graduate residency specializing in community-based practice. He is a founder of the non-dispensing pharmacy organization, Clinicare Pharmacists. Through Clinicare Pharmacists, Larry has successfully implemented clinical pharmacy services into primary care clinics across British Columbia in collaboration with other healthcare professionals. He also has experience in Aboriginal Health, working with Home and Community Care in improving patient outcomes, providing comprehensive practice support and increasing the accessibility of a Clinical Pharmacist in the community.

Larry is a lecturer with the University of British Columbia teaching in the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Nursing and Master of Nursing - Nurse Practitioners. He is also the course coordinator and lecturer for Pharmaceutical Care in Aboriginal Health for undergraduate pharmacy students.

 

"Back to the Future"
June 13, 8:30 am - 10:00 am

Eddy Nason

BSc., MPhil CANTAB; Senior Researcher, Institute on Governance, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

 

 

Eddy Nason, Senior Researcher at the IOG and lead on the IOG’s Health and Innovation file, has extensive experience in evaluation, impact assessment and ROI analysis. He has provided evaluation and impact analysis across a variety of policy subject areas ranging from biomedical research through to independent living approaches for people with disabilities. Mr. Nason has developed a number of ROI and impact frameworks for healthcare and research. This includes the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS) work on research evaluation and return on investment; the Health Education Task Force (FPT Committee on health human resources) ROI framework for interprofessional care and education investments; the HRSDC internal research performance framework; and a ROI analysis of English cardiovascular and mental health research. He has advised government and not-for-profit health research funders in Canada, England, Ireland, the Netherlands, and Australia. He has advised CIHR on the use of evidence in decision making; the Canadian Federal Intergovernmental Research Group on research evaluation frameworks; the Institute of Health Services and Policy Research on research evaluation; and the Institute of Clinical Evaluative Sciences on impact assessment. Prior to joining the IOG Mr. Nason has worked with Canadian Policy Research Networks, the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences and the RAND Corporation. He is currently a member of the Canadian Evaluation Society; the Canadian Association of Health Services and Policy Researchers; and the scientific advisory committee of the Institute of Clinical Evaluative Sciences

 

Oandasan"Back to the Future"
June 13, 8:30 am - 10:00 am

Ivy Oandasan

MD, CCFP, MHSc, FCFP, Associate Professor & Clinician Investigator, Department of Family & Community Medicine, University of Toronto; Associate Director, Academic Family Medicine, College of Family Physicians of Canada; Academic Family Physician, Toronto Western Family Health Team, Canada

 

Dr. Oandasan is an academic family physician and associate professor at the University of Toronto who has engaged in clinical practice and health professions education since 1997. Her ongoing hope is to help influence the development of competent and caring healthcare professionals who believe in the practice of interprofessional patient-centred care. Considered an expert in the field of Interprofessional Education (IPE), she grounds her knowledge and practice through her work as a clinician, educator, researcher, and administrator. As the Associate Director, Academic Family Medicine for the College of Family Physicians of Canada she leads the implementation of Triple C, the competency based approach to family medicine post-graduate education. In her roles as an educational researcher, inaugural Director of the Office of IPE at the University of Toronto, project lead for Health Canada's Literature Review and Environmental Scan for Interprofessional Collaborative Patient Centred Practice (2004) and co-lead for Ontario's Interprofessional Care Blueprint for Action (2007), she has influenced the implementation of IPE locally, provincially (Ontario), nationally (Canada) and internationally.

Currently, she is one of the Board members of the Canadian Interprofessional Health Collaborative and a member of the National Advisory Committee for the National US Coordinating Center for IPE and Collaborative Practice housed led by the University of Minnesota. Dr. Oandasan has collaborated and led numerous peer-reviewed research grants and has presented and published widely in the fields of family medicine and interprofessional education. With all of these experiences, she has been asked to speak and consult with others to advance education, practice, and system change initiatives to support interprofessional, quality focused, patient-centred care.

 

"Academia and Practice - The Great Divide?"
June 14, 8:30 am - 10:00 am

Andrea Pfeifle

EdD, PT, Director, Center for Interprofessional HealthCare Education, Research, and Practice; Assistant Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

 

 

Andrea Pfeifle joined the faculty of the College of Medicine in 2005 and has enjoyed her role as Director of the University of Kentucky's Center for Interprofessional HealthCare Education, Research, and Practice since its inception in 2010. Dr. Pfeifle received a Bachelor of Health Sciences degree in Physical Therapy in 1979, a Master's degree in Curriculum & Instruction in 1995, and a Doctorate of Education in 2007 focusing in Instructional Systems Design and Educational Program Evaluation. Dr. Pfeifle has written extensively and presented numerous times in the areas of curriculum development, sustainable models of instructional design and development in medical and health sciences education, and assessment and evaluation of individual student and program level outcomes, particularly during collaborative clinical and other forms of experiential education. Her educational focus right now is on interprofessional education and program evaluation, particularly through the assessment of collaborative learning outcomes.

 

"Graduating Collaboration Ready: Transition to Practice"
June 14, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Sylvestra Ramirez

PT, DPT, MWH, CEAS, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, North Chicago Illinois

 

Dr. Sylvestra Ramirez has an undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. In addition, she has earned a Master’s Degree in Women’s Health and certification as an Ergonomics Assessment Specialist- educated on how to identify, prevent, and manage injuries in the work place.  As clinic owner of Physical Therapy of Milwaukee, LLC, Dr. Ramirez works closely with referring physicians and assists patients in achieving their rehab goals, while educating them on injury prevention.

Dr. Ramirez remains an active participant of the Milwaukee Hispanic community by volunteering, hosting radio shows in English and Spanish and sharing wellness information via The Milwaukee Spanish Journal. Dr. Ramirez enjoys sharing her passion for physical therapy while promoting injury prevention in the work place via partnerships with local companies. In her spare time you can find her completing triathlons, duathlons and 5k races, all in support of local charities.

"Graduating Collaboration Ready: Transition to Practice"
June 14, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Mehrdad Razmpoosh

MD, Cardiac Surgery Resident, Quebec Heart and Lung Institute (IUCPQ); Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Nursing, Laval University, Quebec City, QC

 

 

Mehrdad Razmpoosh, presently a cardiac surgery resident, has been involved in collaborative care very early on in his training. Having presented an interest in interprofessional care, he got involved with the Interprofessional Education for Collaborative PatientCentered Practice (IECPCP) research and development program, funded by Health Canada, at Laval University. Starting out as a student in the primary axis aiming undergraduate pupils, he – thanks to his mentor, moved on to giving seminars on the importance of interprofessional care. He was one the authors who greatly contributed to the publishing of the Laval University IECPCP results in the Journal of Interprofessional Care in 2010. In 2009, he became adjunct professor at the Faculty of Nursing, Laval University, teaching the Interprofessional Care IECPCP class he had benefited from in the beginning.

Mehrdad started his residency in cardiac surgery in 2010, where he continues to advocate collaborative practice in the setting of cardiac diseases. He promotes the importance of the Heart team concept as an interprofessional approach where every health professional contributes actively to the biopsychosocial wellbeing of each patient.

 

 

Schmitt"Back to the Future"
June 13, 8:30 am - 10:00 am

Madeline Schmitt

PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor Emerita, University of Rochester School of Nursing, Rochester, NY, USA

 

 

Madeline Schmitt, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor Emerita, is a nurse-sociologist who, until retirement in 2005, was Professor and Independence Foundation Chair in Nursing and Interprofessional Education at the University of Rochester (NY) School of Nursing. Since the 1970's, she has focused her academic interest on interprofessional collaborative practice models and interprofessional education. She was one of two US members of the WHO Task Force who co-authored the 2010 report, Framework for Action in Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice. In 2010-2011, she chaired the expert panel that produced the report Core Competencies for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice for the Interprofessional Education Collaborative (AACN, AACOM, AACP, AAMC, ADEA, ASPH).

She currently represents the American Academy of Nursing at the IOM Forum on Innovations in Health Professions Education. Dr Schmitt is an Editor Emerita of the Journal of Interprofessional Care, and a founding Board member of the American Interprofessional Health Collaborative. She remains active in consultation, research and publication, as well as limited teaching, with regard to interprofessional issues.

 

"Academia and Practice - The Great Divide?"
June 14, 8:30 am - 10:00 am

Patti Simpson

M.Ad.Ed., P.Dt., Dietitian, Director, Food and Nutrition Services, Southwest Nova District Health Authority, Yarmouth, NS

 

Patti has been practicing as a Dietitian for the past 32 years and is currently employed as District Director, Food and Nutrition Services for the South West Nova District Health Authority. In this position, she provides strategic and operational leadership to the district program enabling and supporting the ongoing development and delivery of integrated and responsive service for patient and non-patient food service, clinical nutrition, diabetes care, and shared services to designated continuing care facilities. She was appointed Adjunct Professor, in the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Acadia University in November 2009.


Patti serves as a preceptor and mentor for dietetic students as well as other allied health students placed in South West Health. She facilitates and advocates for inter professional  learning and ways of practice with students and practitioners.


Patti completed a Master of Adult Education degree from St. Francis Xavier University in 2006 and a Bachelor of Science in Home Economics degree (Food and Nutrition) from Acadia University in 1980 with the completion of a dietetic internship at Royal Jubilee Hospital, Victoria, BC in 1981. She currently is President, Nova Scotia Dietetic Association, the regulatory body for Professional Dietitians and Nutritionists in Nova Scotia.

 

"Academia and Practice - The Great Divide?"
June 14, 8:30 am - 10:00 am

Sharon R Stewart

EdD, Interim Dean, College of Health Sciences; Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

 

 

 

Sharon Stewart joined the faculty of the College of Health Sciences in 1991. She has served as Associate Dean of Academic Affairs since 2005 and was recently named the Interim Dean of the College of Health Sciences. She received her BA in 1971 and her Master's degree in Audiology and Speech Sciences in 1972, both from Purdue University. In 1986, she came to the University of Kentucky and received her Doctorate of Education, focusing on Special Education Personnel Preparation, Learning and Behavior Disorders. Dr. Stewart's research focus is on child language and literacy. Her educational focus is on literacy assessment and instruction for at-risk children and adolescents; language assessment and intervention for school-age children.

 

"Academia and Practice - The Great Divide?"
June 14, 8:30 am - 10:00 am

William (Will) Webster

Professor and Dean, Faculty of Health Professions, Dalhousie University. Halifax, NS, Canada


 

Dr. Will Webster is Dean of the Faculty of Health Professions at Dalhousie University, one of the three health-related Faculties at Dalhousie. It is comprised of 9 Schools which house nearly 20 different professional programs. Previously Will was Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychology at Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario (1969-1991), Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario, (1991-2002), and Director of the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Western University in London, Ontario (2002-2005). His academic work has been in the realm of experimental human neuropsychology, with a particular focus on understanding brain mechanisms underlying stuttering. More recently he has focused his energies on embedding interprofessional education into the curricula of Dalhousie’s health programs.

 

"Graduating Collaboration Ready: Transition to Practice"
June 14, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Mehrdad Razmpoosh

MD, Resident of Cardiology, IUCPQ, Laval University, Quebec, QC

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