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Advancing IPCE at the Joint Accreditation Leadership Summit

July 18, 2022

Each fall, our dynamic community of continuing education (CE) professionals join together to explore the transformative value of interprofessional continuing education (IPCE) at the Joint Accreditation Leadership Summit. Throughout the two-day event, attendees will engage in enriching discussion with their colleagues and healthcare leaders on best practices in IPCE, implementing the Standards for Integrity and Independence, innovative strategies to engage learners, ways to incorporate principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in IPCE, achieving Joint Accreditation with Commendation, and the future of IPCE. Jointly accredited providers and those in the process of applying for Joint Accreditation (with an approved pre-application) are encouraged to attend.

2021 Joint Accreditation Leadership Summit: By the Numbers

The 2021 Joint Accreditation Leadership Summit took place virtually for the second consecutive year, resulting in strong engagement from the IPCE community.

  • Attended by more than 190 CE professionals.
  • Represented more than 80 jointly accredited organizations.
  • Featured insights from more than 20 faculty leaders in IPCE.
  • Majority of attendees surveyed strongly agreed that the format of the summit was supportive of their learning needs and that they were walking away with new insights about IPCE.

The Joint Accreditation Leadership Summit is designed with you in mind. Each year, we review feedback from previous Summit attendees to create an engaging learning experience that addresses your interests and educational needs. Following the Summit, we develop a report encapsulating key takeaways and session highlights. Explore previous Summit reports here.

Summit Testimonials Hear from Your Colleagues

New to IPCE and not sure if the Summit is for you? We interviewed three members of the IPCE community who explained the value they see in attending the Summit and why newcomers should leverage this professional development opportunity.

Bing YouRobert Bing-You, MD

Director, Continuing Interprofessional Development, Maine Medical Center

Jointly accredited since 2020

“Attending the Joint Accreditation Leadership Summit is highly valuable for members of the continuing education community. It offers an opportunity to hear new IPCE-related updates and to connect with colleagues on the same Joint Accreditation journey. Joint Accreditation is very much in evolution, and it’s important to learn about the growth and direction of this significant push towards advancing interprofessional continuing education.”


Annette Donawa, PhD

Assistant Provost of Continuing Professional Development, Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University

Jointly accredited since 2019

“I would definitely recommend newcomers to attend the 2022 Joint Accreditation Leadership Summit. There is always something new to learn from colleagues and peer institutions, whether you are beginning the Joint Accreditation process or have been jointly accredited for a few years. There are so many success stories and ways to continually to improve Joint Accreditation.”

ODonnellLolita O’Donnell, PhD, MSN, RN

Director, Continuing Education Program, Defense Health Agency

Jointly accredited since 2017

“By attending the Joint Accreditation Leadership Summit, we’ve learned that diversity, equality, and inclusion (DEI) are critical and imperative components of IPCE. It is our responsibility as educators of healthcare providers to incorporate DEI training into our courses. The onus is on us to investigate, understand, and respond to disparities. My team and I look forward to attending the 2022 Leadership Summit to learn more about healthcare priorities that should be addressed in IPCE programs.”

Join Us for the 2022 Joint Accreditation Leadership Summit

The 2022 Joint Accreditation Leadership Summit: Climbing Higher with IPCE, will be held virtually on September 29-30, 2022. For the first time, the Summit will feature sessions proposed and led by youour inspiring community of CE professionals. Potential session topics may include:

  • Efforts to address principles of DEI in IPCE programming.
  • Lessons learned in applying for or achieving Joint Accreditation with Commendation.
  • Success stories related to meaningful evaluation of change for the team.
  • Engaging ways to promote team-based education to learners.
  • Innovative ways to plan and deliver team-based education.

Learn more about this year’s Summit and register here. Questions? We’re happy to help. Please contact [email protected].

We can’t wait to see you on our screens this fall!