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Exploring Possibilities: Interprofessional Education Faculty Retreat  

Exploring PossibilitiesThe faculty of the School of Health and Medical Sciences will convene on August 20 for "Exploring Possibilities," a retreat focused on interprofessional education (IPE).

Tuesday, August 20, 2013
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
University Center, Chancellor's Suite (Lower Level)   

Proposed Agenda:   

9 a.m. to 12 noon
Experts present on their institutions' unique IPE offerings (see bios of guest speakers at the end of this webpage)

9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
"Lessons Learned on the Journey toward Implementing Interprofessional Education"
Elizabeth Speakman, EdD, RN, CDE, ANEF / Thomas Jefferson University  

10 a.m. to 11 a.m. 
"We're Talking the Talk But Are We REALLY Walking the Walk? You Decide:  MUSC's Interprofessional Initiatives"
Mary P. Mauldin, EdD / Medical University of South Carolina       

11 a.m. to 12 noon
"The Widener University Approach to Interprofessional Education"
Robert Wellmon, PT, PhD, NCS / Widener University   

12 noon to 1 p.m.
Lunch concurrent with Task Force presentation on SHMS IPE experiences 

1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Small group work experiences  

3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Small group presentations on IPE strategy in relation to strategic development plan 

4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Expert panel discussion in light of the small group experiences

Guest Speakers:

Mary P. Mauldin, EdD / Medical University of South Carolina  

Professor and Executive Director, Office of Instructional Technology and Faculty Resources   

As director of the faculty development component of MUSC's interprofessional initiative, Creating Collaborative Care (C3), Dr. Mauldin has led the Interprofessional Development Institute for the past five years. She is a member on the C3 steering committee, an advisor for the Maralynne D. Mitcham Fellowship, a facilitator for an interprofessional course and a co-director for a series on teaching in an interprofessional environment. She has presented at numerous conferences on faculty development related to interprofessional education. With 20 years of experience in instructional design and educational technology, she leads a team of 22 multimedia specialists, programmers and graphic artists in the design of interactive online instructional programs used worldwide.

Elizabeth Speakman, EdD, RN, CDE, ANEF / Thomas Jefferson University  
Assoc. Professor, Jefferson School of Nursing; Co-Director, Jefferson Interprofessional Education Center  

A curriculum expert and consultant with over 75 national presentations, Dr. Speakman has been a nurse educator for 28 years. She is the author of the book Body Fluids and Electrolytes: Program Presentation and has published and been a contributor author in numerous text books. She is a Fellow in the Academy of Nursing Education, a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Executive Nurse Fellow and a member of the National League for Nursing Board of Governors. Her research area is in interprofessional education and collaborative practice, and intervention strategies and adult higher education. She is a co-editor of the Interprofessional Education and Care Newsletter and the principle investigator on the RWJ Foundation New Careers in Nursing grant.   

Robert Wellmon, PT, PhD, NCS / Widener University
Assoc. Professor, Institute for Physical Therapy Education; Physical Therapist, MossRehab Hospital   

Dr. Wellmon has been a full-time faculty member at Widener since 1997. His professional interests and areas of research involve the examination of factors affecting functional task performance in older adults and patients recovering from stroke and traumatic brain injury, exploring outcome measures used in clinical physical therapy practice, and interprofessional teaching and learning. His involvement in interprofessional education began in 1997, when he helped to develop and deliver the curriculum for the annual Student Interprofessional Education Day. He also collaborated with colleagues across disciplines to develop the curriculum for the Health Care Mentors Project, which enables students to collaboratively examine and develop an interprofessional plan of care for clients.


For more information, please contact:

  • Mona Sedrak, Associate Dean
  • (973) 275-2214
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