The ASAHP is partnering with the Interprofessional Health Education Center (IHEC) at the USD School of Health Sciences to co-host the 2024 summit. The ASAHP is a national professional organization of 130 universities and employers focused on critical issues affecting health professions education with a mission to advance health through interprofessional collaboration. The ASAHP is dedicated to promoting dialogue between academic institutions and their health care industry partners.

Yearly summits bring together leaders, faculty and providers at regional hubs to promote attendance for member institutions. The regional meetings culminate in a virtual harvest session of ideas and initiatives between hub participants who then engage in a national-level conversation. The theme of the 2024 ASAHP Summit is “Collaboration in Action - Engaging to Build Readiness for Interprofessional Clinical Practice.”

The summit will be held on May 23, 11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. CST at USD – Sioux Falls. The six regional summit hub locations are:

  • Birmingham, Alabama hub: University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Galveston, Texas hub: UT Medical Branch (UTMB), UT MD Anderson Cancer Center and UT Health San Antonio
  • Nutley, New Jersey hub: Seton Hall University
  • Salt Lake City, Utah hub: University of Utah and Weber State University
  • Orlando, Florida hub: University of Central Florida
  • Sioux Falls, South Dakota hub: University of South Dakota

With innovations in interprofessional education and practice changes in health care, the summit will provide an opportunity to discuss innovation in the health professions and in clinical education. Parts of the event will be held virtually, connecting the hubs.

“These regional summits will inform future strategies to enhance health professions education through practice-informed dialogue,” said Sabina Kupershmidt, Ph.D., USD associate professor and chair of IHEC. “The regional aspect takes into account specific needs of our local communities. Our regional sessions will identify specific challenges facing health professionals in the Great Plains and generate insights about the direction of interprofessional education and practice needs and wants.”

Health care professionals, health care educators and industry partners who are interested in participating may register here. Registration is free but limited on a first-come first-served basis. Lunch is included.

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