Interprofessional Education Workshop

March 29, 2011

Target Audience

Faculty and administration from Des Moines University, Drake University, and Mercy College of Health Sciences.

Purpose and Goal

The purpose of this program is to explore opportunities for the development of Des Moines University’s core curriculum and interprofessional education (IPE). Experts will provide recommendations about possible courses, formats, interest level (among faculty and students) and resources. The goal is to demonstrate an understanding of other health professions which will improve patient care by providing and promoting an interprofessional team approach to health care education, management and patient care.


  1. Define interprofessional education and its potential value and importance to Des Moines.
  2. Adjust and incorporate existing curricula through a potential interprofessional education model.
  3. Implement a potential interprofessional education paradigm and determine and assess the any such outcomes.
  4. Plan for a potential change in cultural behaviors in Des Moines University graduate and undergraduate programs.
  5. Share experiences from the respective presenters’ institutions that are both positive and formative.


11:30 am

Introduction to IPE

  • Why IPE?
  • IPE Models at Western U and MUSC.
  • Lessons Learned
  • Question and Answer
2 pmBreak
2:15 pm

Small Group Work

  • Building an IPE model at DMU
  • Measures, Strategies, and Action Steps
  • Small Group Presentations
  • Question and Answer
4 pmAdjourn


Sheree Aston, O.D., M.A., Ph.D.
Vice Provost, Professor; Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona, CA
Director, Geriatric IPE Project, California Geriatric Education Center, University of California, Los Angeles, CA

David W. Howell, M.B.A.
Instructor, Clinical Coordinator for Operations, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC

Relevant to the content of this CME activity, the speakers and planning committee indicated they have no relevant conflicts with commercial interests to disclose.

Commerical Support

No commercial interest provided financial support for this continuing education activity.

    Course summary
    Available credit: 
    • 4.00 AOA Category 2­B
    • 4.25 CE Contact Hour(s)
    • 4.25 CPME
    • 5.10 IBON
    Course opens: 
    Course expires: 
    Event starts: 
    03/29/2011 - 11:30am CDT
    Event ends: 
    03/29/2011 - 4:00pm CDT
    Des Moines, IA
    United States

    Continuing Education Credit

    • DO: Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and approves this live activity for 4.0 AOA Category 2-B CME credit(s).
    • DPM: Des Moines University (DMU) is approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education as a provider of continuing education in podiatric medicine. DMU has approved this activity for a maximum of 4.25 continuing education contact hours.
    • Nurse: Des Moines University is Iowa Board of Nursing approved provider #112. This live activity has been reviewed and approved for 5.1 continuing education contact hour(s). No partial credit awarded.
    • Other Professionals: A maximum of 4.25 continuing education contact hours will be awarded.

    Available Credit

    • 4.00 AOA Category 2­B
    • 4.25 CE Contact Hour(s)
    • 4.25 CPME
    • 5.10 IBON


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