We are pleased to provide a final conference program and conference proceedings. Below are details on our keynote speaker and a few of the 524 confirmed presentations that we received from 27 different countries, covering all seven of the conference themes.

Keynote Speaker

Sir David Nicholson, KCB, CBE

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Sir David Nicholson was Chief Executive of the National Health Service (NHS) in England from September 2006 to March 2013. From October 2011 to March 2014 he was the first Chief Executive of NHS England, the body responsible for overseeing over £100bn NHS funding per annum to improve quality and secure the best possible outcomes for people.

Sir David retired from the NHS in March 2014 following a career spanning over 35 years. He held senior leadership positions in acute and mental health services, and at four regional health authorities, including London. He was awarded the CBE in 2004 and was knighted in 2010, both for his services to the NHS. In 2014 he was appointed as an Adjunct Professor of the Institute of Global Health Innovation at Imperial College London.

Plenary Session - Advancing Interprofessionalism in the United States

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As healthcare systems in the United States grapple with a rapidly changing healthcare environment, leaders explore new models of care to improve quality and reduce costs. This panel will discuss how U.S. health systems are adopting interprofessional care models and creating feedback to modernize education and training programs.

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Steven D. Shapiro, MD
Chief Medical and Scientific Officer, UPMC Physician Services

Barbara Brandt, PhD
Director of the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education

Mark A. Warner, MD
Executive Dean of Education, Mayo Clinic


Plenary Session - Interprofessionalism in a Global Context

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A global panel of representatives from the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Europe, Australasia, Japan, Eastern and African countries, and the World Health Organization will engage in a moderated dialogue covering top issues related to interprofessional education and practice from their respective regions.

  • John Gilbert, CM, PhD, FCAHS, Moderator
  • Lesley Bainbridge, BSR(PT), Med, PhD, Canadian Interprofessional Health Collaborative (CIHC)
  • Hugh Barr, PhD, Interprofessional Practice and Education for African and Eastern Countries
  • Monica Moran DSocSc, MPhil(OT), Australasian Interprofessional Practice and Education Network (AIPPEN)
  • Richard Gray, EdD, MA, Centre for the Advancement of Interprofessional Education (CAIPE)
  • Flemming Jacobsen, PT, MPH, PhD, Nordic Interprofessional Network (NIPNet)
  • Susan Meyer, PhD, American Interprofessional Health Collaborative (AIHC)
  • Andre Vyt, PhD, European Interprofessional Practice and Education Network (EIPEN)
  • Hideomi Watanabe, MD, PhD, Japan Association for Interprofessional Education (JAIPE)
  • Erika Wheeler, PhD, World Health Organization (WHO)


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