The Collaborating Across Borders – IV conference (CAB-IV) is the world’s preeminent conference for professionals interested in interprofessional education and practice. This year’s conference, held in Vancouver in mid-June, will have a strong Michigan presence.
The conference’s interactive poster sessions will feature both Grand Valley State University’s West Michigan Interprofessional Education Initiative (WMIPEI ) and the Michigan Health Council’s Education 2 Practice (E2P) program.
The WMIPEI presentation focuses on its involvement in a federally funded cooperative agreement seeking to develop interprofessional patient care practices and educational experiences at two nurse-managed sites. This project will also research the effectiveness of this nurse-led interprofessional care and education model, and seek to develop additional pilot sites in Michigan over the next three years.
The Education 2 Practice Program presentation focuses on the Michigan Health Council’s efforts to convene stakeholders to develop collective leadership for the State of Michigan as it relates to interprofessional education and collaborative care. Over fifty participants from health systems, higher education institutions, clinical practice, and professional associations participated in the program’s initial workgroups launched last January.
The early-bird registration period ends April 20, and the website to learn more about CAB-IV and registration is available here.
Michigan is quickly becoming a national leader in interprofessional education and collaborative care. We believe building an open network and facilitating collaboration around team-based care is essential to developing new models and disseminating leading practices around this innovative model.