Jointly Accredited Providers Share Case Studies that Demonstrate Best Practices in Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE)

Chicago, IL

March 16, 2020

A new report, Let's Go, Team! Planning Education for Maximum Impact! explores best practices and strategies for effective team-based education. The report captures the highlights from the 2019 Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Continuing Education Leadership Summit, which brought together more than 100 IPCE professionals, representing 60 organizations, focused on maximizing the impact of IPCE.

This report is the fourth in a series. The first, By the Team for the Team: Evolving Interprofessional Continuing EducationTM for Optimal Patient Care, second, Promoting Research across the Continuum of Health Professions Education: Making Patient Care Better, and the third report, IPCE Works! Identifying Measures of Success and Evaluating Our Impact, are available at www.jointaccreditation.org.

The Leadership Summits and reports were supported (in part) by the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation. The Summits were hosted by the three founding accreditors in Joint Accreditation: the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).

Deborah Witt Sherman, PhD, APRN, ACHPN, FAAN, explored the core competencies for interprofessional collaboration, which are essential for building effective teams. 

Highlights from the Report include:

  • Planning team-based activities: Deborah Witt Sherman, PhD, APRN, ACHPN, FAAN, Professor in the Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing and Health Sciences at Florida International University, explored the core competencies for interprofessional collaboration, including how teams form and work, which are essential for building effective teams.
  • Best practices in IPCE: prior to the Summit, jointly accredited providers were asked to submit pre-work. Based on their submissions, six providers were asked to present their case studies that demonstrate best practices in IPCE.
  • What to expect when your team expands: a panel of experts from the American Psychological Association (APA), Association of Regulatory Boards of Optometry’s Council on Optometric Practitioner Education (ARBO/COPE), and Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) joined for an informative discussion on adding additional professions to IPCE activities.

Sierra Powell; Lisa Casler Haun, LMSW; and Greg Neimeyer, PhD, lead a discussion on adding additional professions to IPCE activities. 

Leadership Comments

“Each year, these Summits allow us to create a space for our community of IPCE professionals and jointly accredited providers to share stories of successes and planning processes to integrate into their own team-based CE activities. The IPCE credit enables healthcare stakeholders to identify activities designed to improve team collaboration and patient care. That’s why we need to work together to build the value of IPCE credit. Our goal is for the IPCE credit to represent interprofessional CE. It’s a journey.” —Kate Regnier, MA, MBA, Executive Vice President, ACCME