Pre-conference Workshops

Pre-conference Workshops

Three hours sessions will be offered as preconference workshops on 6thNovember, 2023. Attendees may choose to attend one morning session and/or one afternoon session for additional fees. Registration for preconference workshops will be on first come first serve basis through the conference registration link.

Pre-conference Workshop Title Lead Presenter Other Presenters Brief Description Timing
Best Practices in Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice (IPECP) Theory and Research – An Interactive Workshop Hossein Khalili (USA) Gail Jensen (USA), Devin Nickol (USA), Anthony Breitbach (USA), Sharla King (USA), Jill Thistlethwaite (Australia), Sylvia Langlois (Canada), José Rodrigues Freire Filho (Brazil) InterprofessionalResearch.Global is the Global Research Network in Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice (IPECP) with a mission to foster and support evidence-informed knowledge and policy creation and mobilization in IPECP through research and partnerships to improve care, learning, health, value and wellness for systems and society. This workshopfirstly aims to promote knowledge mobilization and exchange in IPECP research. It will connect experts and scholars with the shared goal of continuing to build, develop and disseminate best practice guidelines in IPECP research. The second aim of the workshop is to assist in empowering and building capacity among the current and new generation of IPECP theorists, researchers, educators, and service providers for the future of IPECP knowledge generation. Morning Session
The Cocktails that Work: Blending Participatory and Appreciative Approaches for Evaluation of Interprofessional Programs Ciraj Ali Mohammed (India) John Gilbert (Canada), SaleenaUmmerVelladath (Oman) The process of evaluation of IPE should focus primarily on generating evidence for the quality of learning. The procedures of evaluation must be robust to ensure that the results generated are valid enough to influence educational policies.  There is a need to reconsider alternative approaches that are compatible with suite of claims projected as virtues of IPE. Morning Session
Cultural Competency, Emotional Intelligence and Quality Healthcare Maha Elnashar(Qatar) Huda Abdelrahim (Qatar) Quality healthcare for culturally and linguistically diverse populations requires specific knowledge, skills, attitude, and sound shared decisions from both the patient and the providers. On the other hand, emotions impact our physical and mental health, our everyday effectiveness, our relationships, and above all, our decision-making.


Morning Session
A New Vision of Patients-Centered Care Through Interprofessional Lens Nahla Gomaa (Canada) Huda Tawfik (USA) A new vision of looking at patients-centered care incorporates the concepts and skills necessary for effective health care decision making where different and potentially conflicting values are in play. This approach takes into account the value of the decision-making of the patient and the input of all health care professionals involved in the patient’s care. This team-based approach, is centered around providing the best possible options of treatment framed by ethics and values, appreciating patient’s cultures, maintaining their dignity, and taking into account the different lenses of the health care team.


Afternoon Session
Technology as an active cognitive partner: AI conversations tailored to healthcare scenarios Professor Jane Frost Kathy Chappell (USA) This workshop is designed to inspire educators and explore Artificial Intelligence (AI) software and its uses in health.
Ever wondered what Artificial intelligence is, if it is safe in teaching and whether it will ultimately replace academics? Then this is the workshop for you.Facilitated by Jane, Professor in Nursing at Western Sydney University, this workshop will discuss technology, pedagogy, implementation in health programs and allow you to co-create a scenario for IPE engagement.

You’ll have the opportunity to:

  • Explore new communication skills pedagogy
  • Experience world-leading technology
  • Assist in designing an AI IPE case
  • Access the AI IPE case you helped buildafterwards!

Jane will introduce you to the stage-based communication training process. How it’s improving learner and workforce communication skills and how you can implement it across your entire curriculum to build higher levels of competency in your learners.

You will then have the opportunity to implement the stage-based process by working with other workshop attendees to design an IPE case that best suits your needs. The SimConverse team will use this information to build a tailored case that all attendees subsequently can show to their team’s post-conference.

AI is a cost-effective and scalable way to effectively train communication skills for your entire cohort, join me to experience what’s now possible!

Afternoon Session
The Scott Reeves ‘In Memoriam’ Workshop on Writing for Publication Jill Thistlethwaite (Australia) Andreas Xyrichis (UK), Elizabeth Anderson (UK), Gérard Filies (South Africa) Writing for publication in health professions education is an important skill: essential for evidence-guided practice and education; for broad dissemination of research, evaluation and innovation; and for raising the quality of healthcare education. However, for both novice and experts alike, writing for publication can be a challenging experience as competition is fierce and the standards in the field continue to rise. In this interactive workshop journal editors share their experiences and knowledge of the field of publishing.


Afternoon Session