All Together Now: Realizing IPE at Academic Health Centers

Dates: August 18, 2015
Venue: Noon - 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Location: Webinar, Online

Online Registration is currently closed for this event.

Summary Presenters | Recording | Resources | Objectives | CE Information


The value of team-based education for health professions has been discussed for decades. In 1972, the first-ever Institute of Medicine (IOM) Conference resulted in two seminal reports—“Interrelationships of Educational Programs for Health Professionals” and “Educating for the Health Team”—helping to drive a national conversation about how Interprofessional Education (IPE) might offer a more effective and efficient means to educate health professions students and better prepare them for collaborative practice.

In the Summer 2015 issue of the CCI Liaison Ledger, Dr. Eugene L. Anderson, ADEA Chief Policy Officer and Managing Vice President affirms, “The value of IPE is now widely acknowledged; interprofessional competencies have been created to guide curricular change; numerous meetings and training workshops have been held and online repositories have been established to host a growing assortment of resources. Yet despite these advances, implementing IPE remains an uphill battle and can be especially vexing for dental schools.” 

The Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) organization engages six national education associations of schools of health professions, including ADEA, in collaborative efforts to, among other goals, prepare future health care professionals for interprofessional collaborative practice. IPEC has identified key challenges in the implementation of core interprofessional competencies which are foundational to successful IPE. These six challenges are as follows: 1.) institutional level challenges; 2.) lack of institutional collaborators; 3.) practical issues; 4.) faculty development issues; 5.) assessment issues, and 6.) lack of regulatory expectations. 

How do we overcome these obstacles to truly move IPE forward? All Together Now: Realizing IPE at Academic Health Centers, ADEA’s newest Leading Conversations webinar, examines these barriers to IPE implementation and describes strategies to overcome them from the perspective of the university, the academic health center and the academic dental institution.

Registration for this webinar is free of charge and open to all. Faculty, staff and administrators at academic health centers (AHC) interested in establishing IPE at their institutions, as well as leaders at health education associations committed to building capacity for IPE for their membership, are strongly encouraged to attend. 

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Denice C. L. Stewart, D.D.S., M.H.S.A.,
serves as Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs and Professor of Community Dentistry at the Oregon Health & Science University School of Dentistry (OHSU SOD). Dr. Stewart received her D.D.S. from the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry and completed a general practice residency in Wilmington, Delaware. She received her Master’s in Health Services Administration from the University of Michigan School of Public Health. 

Dr. Stewart has held, and currently holds, several leadership positions in national organizations, including the ADEA Annual Session Program Committee past-Chair and current Chair, ADEA Leadership Institute Alumni Board past-Chair and ADEA Clinic Administration Section Councilor. Dr. Stewart’s research interests focus on health information technology, quality improvement and patient safety. She is currently an investigator on a multicenter, NIDCR-funded grant to develop a patient safety toolkit and data repository for dentistry. At OHSU, she serves on the Interprofessional Initiative Advisory Committee and as an interprofessional education facilitator.


Jeffery C. B. Stewart, D.D.S., M.S., is Interim Chair and Associate Professor in the Department of Pathology & Radiology at the Oregon Health & Science University School of Dentistry (OHSU SOD). He also serves on the faculty of the OHSU School of Medicine Department of Pathology. Dr. Stewart received his dental degree from the University of North Carolina. Following a general practice residency in Wilmington, Delaware, he attended the University of Michigan where he received a master’s degree in oral pathology and diagnosis. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and a Fellow of the International College of Dentists, the American College of Dentists and the Pierre Fauchard Academy.

Dr. Stewart has served as chair of numerous school and university committees at OHSU including a term as President of the University Faculty Senate. His recent activity has included a leadership role as Chair of the OHSU Interprofessional Initiative Steering Committee and the University Curriculum Committee. He has been Chair and Councilor of the ADEA Section on Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, is an alumnus of the ADEA Leadership Institute. Dr. Stewart currently serves as Chair-elect of the ADEA Leadership Institute Alumni Association Administrative Board and as OHSU Councilor to the ADEA Council of Faculties.

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Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of the webinar, attendees will be able to:

  • Identify key challenges to implementation of the IPEC core interprofessional competencies.
  • Outline methods used to address key IPE challenges. 
  • Investigate if/how dentistry is different than medicine, nursing, pharmacy and other health professions in the implementation of interprofessional collaborative practice.

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CE Information: 

ADEA emailed participant evaluations shortly after the conclusion of the webinar. If you would like to earn continuing education (CE) credit for your participation in “#All Together Now: Realizing IPE at Academic Health Centers," complete the online evaluation in full on or before October 31, 2015. After completing the evaluation, you will have the opportunity to immediately print and save your CE Verification Form.

The American Dental Education Association (ADEA) is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.

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ADEA designates this activity for up to 1.0 continuing education credits.

Continuing education (CE) credit is awarded for participation in individual designated educational sessions.

All speakers agree that neither they nor members of their immediate family have any financial relationships with commercial entities that may be relevant to their presentation.


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Contact: Renee Latimer