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The conference is hosted by La Source Institut et Haute Ecole de la Santé, and supported by HES-SO (Haute Ecole Suisse Spécialiseé de la Suisse Occidentale) and GEPI (Groupe Interinstitutionnel d'Education et de Pratique Interprofessionnelles).​


By June 15th already more than 100 persons have registered. About 60 of them have seized the pre-registration opportunity in 2016 (280€ for members) or the early-bird registration before March 20th (360€ for members, 440€ for non-members). When registered, you receive an invoice by e-mail. If you did not receive a confirmation within a week, please send us an e-mail. No refund is foreseen when cancelling but registrations can be transferred to another person of the same organisation.
  • Early-bird registration before March 20th: 360€ for members and 440€ for non-members.
  • Normal registration before May 20th: 459,80€ for members and 544,50€ for non-members.
  • Late registration before June 20th: 496,10€ for members and 580,80€ for non-members.
  • Last-minute registrations after June 20th: 556,60€ for members and 617,10€ for non-members.
The registration fee includes: access to all conference events, a welcome package, the welcome walking cocktail dinner on the first day, catering and lunches on the second and third day, and evening dinner with social activity on the second evening. At the conference venue free wifi, a pc-room, and printing facilities are available.

>>> For online registration click here

Programme highlights

The conference starts on Wednesday Sep 6th 4pm and closes on Friday Sep 8th at 2pm. The registration desk will be open on Wednesday from 1pm and will close at 6pm. The Welcome cocktail walking dinner is held in the evening. All participants are also welcome at the conference dinner and social activity on the second day. All dinners and lunches are included in the conference fee.

Opening keynote of Prof. Phillip Clark: Why Values and Voices in Interprofessional Collaboration are Important: Understanding How Narratives Can Improve Patient-Centered Teamwork. Phillip G. Clark is Professor and Director of both the Program in Gerontology and the Rhode Island Geriatric Education Center at the University of Rhode Island in the US. He holds a Doctorate in Public Health (Harvard University), and has served as a Visiting Professor at several universities in Canada, Norway, and the UK. His experience includes teaching healthcare teamwork, developing interprofessional health-related research and demonstration projects, and consulting on interprofessional educational development and evaluation in the US, Canada, and Europe. He is co-author of Healthcare Teamwork: Interprofessional Practice and Education (2nd Edition, Praeger, 2016), and his work has been published in many journals. Dr. Clark recently received Rhode Island’s “Making a Difference” Award in recognition of his work in promoting quality care for older adults.

More than 20 oral presentations: 
Shannon Loris Golding (Australia): Coordinating an interprofessional student led health service: A juggling act in meeting the learning needs of the university students and the health needs of the local community, Anne-Claude Allin-Pfister & Serge Gallant (Switzerland): Interprofessional Lausanne's model: Why and how?, Tiina Tervaskanto-Mäentausta (Finland): Interprofessional emergency care training in simulation settings
Emmanuelle Careau (Canada): The Continuum of Interprofessional Collaborative Practice in Health and Social Care: A useful tool to enhance knowledge translation and interprofessional learning, Jerôme van Dongen & Hester Smeets (Netherlands): Development of a customizable programme for improving interprofessional team meetings: An action research approach, Jerôme van Dongen & Albine Moser (Netherlands): "They are talking about me, but not with me": Patient perspective on interprofessional team meetings in primary care, Gurdas Singh (England): How can effective interprofessional teamwork reduce medication errors?, Liliana Staffoni & David Pichonnaz (Switzerland): “Learning from each other”: The transmission of knowledge as a form of high-level collaboration, Heloise F. Agreli (Brazil): Team climate and collaboration: Framework for interprofessional collaboration in primary care, Amélia Didier & Maya Shaha (Switzerland): Patients' perspective about interprofessional collaboration : Preliminary results, Andre Vyt (Belgium): A typology of interprofessional teamwork in acute geriatric care: A study in 55 units in Belgium, Andre Vyt (Belgium): Self-assessment of the quality of interprofessional team meetings in primary and community health care: Validation of a questionnaire and results of a regional application over two years, Farai Makoni (UK): Health in justice, education and social care, learning from interdisciplinary perspectives: Battling with different parts of the same problem, Monica Bianchi (Italy): Practicing contextual models of interprofessional care: A grounded theory study, Kirsty Hyndes & Susan Plows (UK): The use of simulated case studies to facilitate development of teamwork and understanding of multidisciplinary team management, Sarah Berger & Katja Krug (Germany): Facilitating collaborative competence in undergraduate health care students with interprofessional journal clubs, Christopher R. Watts (USA): Factors influencing the sustainability of an interprofessional education program, Flemming Jakobsen (Denmark): The nexus between emotions and clinical learning in an interprofessional setting, Mira Mette & Maud Partecke (Germany): Dealing with professional cultures in the development and implementation of IPE – the German perspective, Anne Mairesse & Joan Campbell (Switzerland): Training students as facilitators of interprofessional education, Anne Mairesse & Nicole Baudat (Switzerland): Training the health care professionals of tomorrow in an interprofessional environment, Laura Chalmers (Scotland): Interprofessional learning using live drama to explore professional values

Almost 10 workshops and roundtable discussions:
Cathy De Raes & Catherine De Vos (Belgium): Developing interprofessional practice or work settings in co-creation with the professional field
Anita Stevens, Albine Moser & Richard Pitt (Netherlands & UK): Facilitating interprofessional learning of students: The role of the teacher
Michiel Schokking & Marjon Breteler (Netherlands): Pole position and beyond: Formula 1 racing and interprofessional education, Corinne Borloz & Andre Vyt (Switzerland & Belgium): Getting out of the comfort zone: beyond the thresholds for effective interprofessional education, Loes van Amsterdam & Ine Boermans (Netherlands): Development of a National Network for Interprofessional Education and Collaboration, Majda Pahor, Tiina Tervaskanto-Maentausta & Andre Vyt (Finland, Slovenia, & Belgium): Consensus building on interprofessional education competences in Europe, Michael Palapal Sy & Nobuo Ohshima (Japan): Creating a service model of interprofessional collaboration in substance use and addiction settings in the Philippines: A workshop using the Kawakita Jiro method, Beat Sottas & Ursina Baumgartner (Switzerland): Getting prepared for interprofessional primary care in Switzerland, Richard Pitt & Liz Anderson (UK): The contribution of theory to the design and delivery of interprofessional education: Findings of a Best Evidence medical education review

More than 20 poster presentations and showcases

Venue, lodging and travel

The conference venue is Ecole La Source (Avenue Vinet, Lausanne). Lausanne is accessible by train from Geneva. A limited number of rooms is available in the closest hotel (Ibis Lausanne Centre, Rue du Maupas) at only 155 CHF (double room) or 145 CHF (single room) per night. Conference participants are urged to make reservations at their earliest convenience and preferably before end of May. Probably this hotel will be fully booked by June. Bookings can be done through the hotel website or via e-mail at . You have to mention "EIPEN" when making the reservation.
The closest airport is Geneva. Once you have landed, you can take the train from Geneva to Lausanne. To reach Geneva railway station turn left after Customs and down the hall go through the revolving door to enter the railway station  (“Gare SBB-CFF”). Check the timetable boards in the station and get your ticket at the counters or at ticket machines in the hall. A 2nd class one-way ticket costs about CHF 27. You can pay in cash or by credit card, and you can choose between Swiss francs (CHF) or Euros (EUR). The exchange rate is about 1:1,1 (1 EURO is worth 1,1 CHF). The journey lasts max. 50 minutes, depending on the type of train. Tickets and timetables are available online. 
Tourism info: visit the official Lausanne tourism office or download brochures.