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Perelman School of Medicine






Partners in Education and Practice: Stronger Teams, Better Health
April 17, 2012 from 1:00pm to 5:00pm

This meeting aims to offer a fresh perspective on the interprofessional issue, focusing on how highly-functioning interprofessional teams are transforming the delivery of healthcare.  Our goal is to examine these teams and build future education models around what is being successfully implemented in the clinical arena.  Additionally, the program will draw on the recommendations of The Lancet commission report Health Professionals for a New Century: Transforming Education to Strengthen Health Systems in an Interdependent World, advocating for system-wide changes in healthcare delivery.  We hope to foster the development of process and care competencies that are needed to coordinate and deliver effective healthcare. In the video, Dr. Richard Horton, editor-in-chief of The Lancet, challenges healthcare providers to consider how interprofessionalism can help meet global healthcare needs.


This event is free and open to the public. Please note that seating is limited and registration is required.

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Event Contacts and Location

Ann Marie Franco,, 215-898-9719 

Caroline Glickman,, 215-898-2889

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Agenda and Speakers

Attendee check-in will begin at 12:30 p.m., the event will run from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and is followed immediately by a reception.

Our program will begin with a brief welcome and introduction by Afaf I. Meleis, PhD, DrPS(hon), FAAN, Dean of the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, and Steven Wartman, MD, PhD, President and CEO of the Association of Academic Health Centers.
The keynote address will be delivered by Jordan J. Cohen, MD, President Emeritus of the Association of American Medical Colleges.
Interactive content sessions comprised of teams in both education and practice will follow, with time for discussion and an audience Q&A session.
J. Larry Jameson, MD, PhD, Dean of the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine will provide a summary of the proceedings.

Click here for a complete printable program.

About Interprofessionalism

Making the Business Case for Interprofessional Education and Training
The Association of Academic Health Centers, 2011

The Next Revolution
Care to Change the World - The blog of Penn Nursing Dean Afaf I. Meleis, 2011

Health Professionals for a New Century:
Transforming Education to Strengthen Health Systems in an Interdependent World
The Lancet, 2010

Framework for action on interprofessional education and collaborative practice
The World Health Organization, 2010