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SHMS to Host Interprofessional Education (IPE) First-Year Student Conference  

OTThe School of Health and Medical Sciences (SHMS) is hosting the "Interprofessional Education (IPE) First-Year Student Conference" on November 17, 2015. All first-year students in the Athletic Training, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant and Speech-Language Pathology programs are required to attend.

In the spirit of "learning about, learning from and learning with each other," the IPE First-Year Student Conference is an opportunity for SHMS students to interact with their peers in other health professions. Throughout the conference sessions, SHMS students will:

  • collaborate on guided exercises;
  • discuss concepts, ideas and approaches; and
  • most importantly, gain from one another an appreciation for communication and teamwork when providing patient-centered care.

Session One: Core Curriculum Workshop
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

This active learning experience will demonstrate the impact of professionalism in healthcare. Topics will include: the practitioner's ability to collaborate and communicate effectively in a patient-centered team, practicing with values and ethics, and appreciating the diverse roles and responsibilities of healthcare professionals in a patient-centered team.

The Core Curriculum Workshop will include a keynote presentation, question-and-answer forum, case presentation, IPE student group work and full-session summary. Session One will be led by Stephen Wagner, PhD, FAcEM, FACPME, Executive-in-Residence, SHMS Master of Healthcare Administration Program, who is also a healthcare administration consultant and the retired Director of Corporate Learning and Organization Development for the Carolinas HealthCare System.

Session Two: Interprofessional Perspectives Speaker Series
4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

"Exploring the Spectrum of Options for Young Adults with Autism" will introduce topics related to the healthcare practitioner's role as an advocate for these individuals. The program will begin with a presentation by Thomas Papa, Chief of Staff, State of New Jersey Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD), Department of Human Services. Mr. Papa will discuss the DDD's roles and goals, including how their work is integrated within educational and healthcare institutions.

Our second speaker will be Cara Stein, MA, CCC-SLP, a Speech-Language Pathologist with Bergen County Special Services and the Founder/Owner of Speak Your Voice in Ridgewood, New Jersey. Ms. Stein, who is also a Clinical Education Supervisor for the SHMS Department of Speech-Language Pathology, will present a case scenario that highlights health professionals' roles in transitional planning for patients, underscoring the importance of patient-centered communication and serving as a patient advocate.

Categories: Health and Medicine

For more information, please contact:

  • Lori Riley, Director of Special Events
  • (973) 313-6077
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