The Association of Schools Advancing Health Professions (ASAHP) is partnering with the Interprofessional Health Education Center (IHEC) at USD and the Department of Nursing to co-host the 2022 Summit “Collaborative Stakeholder Forum Connecting Academic Programs and Clinical Practice Together to Inform System Improvement” on June 3 at the USD Health Science Center in Sioux Falls.

With innovations in interprofessional education and practice changes in health care, the summit will provide an opportunity for action between representatives in academia and the health care industry to discuss improvements to health professions clinical education. Parts of the event will be held virtually, connecting the four regional locations.

“These summits will inform future strategies to enhance health professions education and improve the health of individuals and communities,” said Sabina Kupershmidt, associate professor of nursing and chair of USD’s Interprofessional Health Education Center. “The sessions will identify specific challenges facing the education of health professionals in rural regions and collect impressions regarding the status and direction of local interprofessional education and practice.”

The ASAHP is a national professional organization of 130 universities and employers focused on critical issues affecting health professions education. ASAHP’s mission is to advance health through interprofessional collaboration. In addition to USD, three other locations will host the in-person regional summit include Seton Hall University, Nova Southeastern University and the University of Cincinnati.

Health care professionals, health care educators and industry partners who are interested in participating may register here. The deadline is May 27 and registration is free but limited.
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