Thomas Jefferson University

Conference Overview

Interprofessional Care for the 21st Century

Updated: May 13, 2020

Dear Friends of JCIPE:

We hope this email finds you and yours healthy and safe.  Thank you to those on the front line teams fighting the pandemic, and to those continuing to engage learners in IPE with innovative approaches during this time of enormous uncertainty.

Thank you also for your feedback, as we continue to figure out the best way forward for our 2020 Interprofessional Care for the 21st Century conference. Given your comments, we are now aiming for a spring 2021 conference (with remote options). The final conference dates, and closing date for abstract submission, will be posted shortly. We will keep the abstract process open, should anyone wish to submit in the time being, and we will hold all draft and previously submitted abstracts for consideration when the review process begins next fall.

Thank you again for your thoughtful input and patience as we make a final decision on how to proceed.


The JCIPE Conference Planning Committee

The page for abstract submissions is still open, with a submission deadline forthcoming. 

More detailed information about the conference can be found in this handout.

If you have questions in the meantime, you may contact

The purpose of this conference is to showcase scholarly work and works in progress related to interprofessional education and/or practice. This conference reflects on innovative implementation and evaluation of strategies of the interprofessional competencies. Educators, clinicians, practitioners, researchers, health system leaders, policymakers, patient organizations, students, and other interested stakeholders in the health and social services fields are welcome to attend. 

Conference Goals & Objectives:

  1.  Describe assessment strategies for interprofessional education and collaborative practice as related to learners, patients or systems
  2.  Apply strategies to engage patients as partners in developing new models of interprofessional education and care 
  3.  Describe approaches for preparing faculty and staff for interprofessional education and collaborative practice
  4.  Explain the role of advocacy in advancing interprofessional education and collaborative practice
  5.  Describe the design of sustainable interprofessional curricula bridging the classroom and clinical practice

Conference Tracks:

Our committee chose the following broad tracks for the JCIPE 2020 conference, in order to encourage a wide range of abstracts with the focus on improving health outcomes.  Abstracts should represent research and/or programs to advance the fields of interprofessional education (IPE) and collaborative practice (CP).

  1.  Clinical collaborative practice models
  2.  Curricular innovations 
  3.  Evaluation and assessment
  4.  Faculty and staff development
  5.  Policy and Advocacy