2019 Conference Programme book

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2019 Pre-conference workshop info leaflet

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Important notices:
Aug 10th - Only a few places are still available for the pre-conference capacity-building workshop. A combined registration for conference plus pre-conference workshop is available at the rate of 796,60€ for members (977,10€ for non-members) until August 20th. All lunches and dinners are included.
Aug 10th - Registered participants are requested (by e-mail) to fill in an online form for practicalities and preferences. A week before the start of the conference they receive an e-mail with a link to download an app with an interactive conference guide.


EIPEN 2019 Conference in Antwerp (Belgium) 4-6 September 

If you attended our previous conferences you probably will attend our next meeting. If you don't know our conferences, please take a look at the documents of the previous conference below. We combine scientific criteria for presentations and workshops with an amiable atmosphere and social activities for networking. 

Venue: a magnificent historic site in the heart of the old city
The conference is held in the centre of Antwerp city, in the historic building Hof van Liere, which is part of the city campus of the University of Antwerp (address: Prinsstraat 13). The beautiful 16th-century Hof van Liere and the adjacent historic buildings, which were constructed by the Jesuits in the 17th century, are an oasis of calm in the bustling city centre. The regal building was built in 1516, commissioned by the Mayor of Antwerp at that time, Aert van Liere. Antwerp was on the threshold of its ‘golden’ era, evidenced by this beautiful building in the Brabant Gothic style. All activities will take place in this building, including the pre-conference workshop and the cocktail dinner. The conference dinner on Thursday is at an external location.
Antwerp is well-known for fashion, art, architecture, music, dining, and also shopping. The area around the conference venue offers different opportunities to top-up your conference activities with cultural activities. The social activity on Thursday evening will include a walk through sites with historic monuments.
Antwerp is the home city of Pieter Paul Rubens, the famous painter, and in the cathedral you can observe 4 of his grand paintings, but also in the musea you can admire his work. Visit the touristic website to explore Antwerp and the opportunities it provides!

Travel and lodging: how to get there and where to stay?
Antwerp central station has high-speed train connections with Brussels and Amsterdam. When arriving in Brussels you can take the train at the underground level. When passing the customs area go to the right in front of you and take the stairs or elevator downwards. The trip to Antwerp Central takes about 1 hour, as all trains also pass through Brussels city. Maybe you want to have a quick stop-over and visit the capital of Europe. Trains from Amsterdam to Antwerp take about 1,5 hour.
The conference venue is easy to reach by tram or on foot. From Antwerp Central station (at the east side of the city centre) you take the famous Keyserlei, cross the beltway boulevard, take avenue Meir (the shopping street) in the direction of the old city and the cathedral, and turn right to the north. You can find more specific information on the stadsampus area, and buses/trams on the infosite of the university 
In collaboration with the Antwerp Convention Bureau we can offer a tool to select and book a suitable hotel through a special hotel booking site. First enter the discount code UAACB19 and click on ‘Validate’, then enter the arrival and departure dates and click on ‘Search’, and you’ll see an overview of all available hotels and their best available rate -10% at that moment, including any cancellation conditions. But you can of course use other hotel booking sites at your choice. The conference venue is located at Prinsstraat 13, 2000 Antwerp.

Registration - already 90 persons registered by end of June
Registration is easy: simply send a message to the EIPEN secretariat. Provide your name, institution, and address. Mention "I want to register for the EIPEN 2019 Conference at the rate of xx€". You will then receive an invoice. Registrations ar non-refundable but we allow that another person of the same institution/organization takes your place. Normal registrations are 50% refundable if cancelled before June 20th.
  • Pre-registration opportunity for members before December 10th: 320€ (members only) - closed
  • Early-bird registration before March 10th: 380€ for members and 460€ for non-members. - closed
  • Normal registration before May 10th: 459,80€ for members and 544,50€ for non-members. - closed
  • Late registration before June 10th: 496,10€ for members and 580,80€ for non-members. - closed
  • Last-minute registrations (after June 10th and before July 10th): 556,60€ for members and 617,10€ for non-members - closed
  • "Oh I forgot" registrations (after July 10th and before August 15th): 605,00€ for members and 665,50€ for non-members - closed
  • "Can I still join?" registrations (after August 15th and before August 30th): 641,30€ members and 689,70€ for non-members
The registration fee includes: access to all conference events, a welcome package, the welcome walking cocktail dinner on the first evening, catering and lunches on the second and third day, social event and evening dinner on the second evening. Partners of registered participants have the opportunity to participate in the social event and evening dinner for 89€.

The programme and all information will be available in a handy app for your smartphone.

Programme schedule - Final programme available (see top of the page)
Tuesday evening and Wednesday Sep 4th: Pre-conference capacity building workshop (limited number of participants, see top of this page)
Wednesday Sep 4th 4.00pm-8.00pm: Opening, Keynote, Walking dinner & cocktails
Thursday Sep 5th 8.30am-10.30pm: Presentations, Social event and evening dinner
Friday Sep 6th 8.30am-1.00pm: Workshops
Friday Sep 6th 2.00pm-4.00pm: Post-conference event for Flemish stakeholders in health care

Overview of accepted proposals

Oral Presentations & Roundtable Discussions 
The state of the art of interprofessional assessment in undergraduate health and social care education (Hester Smeets), Learning to collaborate between primary and secondary care trainees: How to benefit more from hospital placements? (Natasja Looman), Interprofessional Community of Practice: A learning process in a ‘real life' setting (José van Oppen), Interprofessional education overcoming budgetary and cultural difficulties: An experience in gerontology (Angela Ghisleni), Designing web-based modules for a transnational public health course: Comparing health profiles of different countries and planning health promotion projects (Margrid Ebinger & Tiina Tervaskanto-Mäentausta), The experiences of patients, students and teachers on the involvement of real patients in interprofessional education: An exploratory study (Matthijs Bosveld), Interprofessional teamwork, quality of care and turnover intention in geriatric care: A cross-sectional study in 55 acute geriatric units (Karen Versluys), A non-randomised controlled study to evaluate a coaching program for improving interprofessional team meetings in acute geriatric units (Karen Versluys), An interprofessional pilot course for patient-centered healthy lifestyle coaching in primary care (Essi Varkki), An interprofessional online course: Violence against women and domestic violence (Minna Manninen), Organising interprofessional learning at work: How to improve simulation exercises for interprofessional teams to improve clinical outcomes of maternity care (Johanna Dahlberg), Finding a hobby and getting physically active with the help of a Personal Adapted Physical Activity Instructor (PAPAI) and an IP group (Pirjo Orell), Care for Stroke: Development of an interdisciplinary master course and Stroke Network for primary care providers (Sylvia Galgenbeld), Interprofessional practice works so why is it not happening? A case study (Lyn Murphy), Collaborative Practice in community based health care: Crafting a resource tool for use by community rehabilitation health workers in South Africa (Anthea Hansen), Nursing and pharmacy students' reaction, attitudes, and perceptions towards interprofessional collaboration (Serena Siew Lin Koh), Learning to collaborate interprofessionally (Paul Van Royen & Giannoula Tsakitzidis), Learning to collaborate interprofessionally in nursing homes (Giannoula Tsakitzidis & Paul Van Royen), Interprofessional meetings in hospitals (Camille Bécherraz & Félicia Bielser), Interprofessional education in the practice setting: Do's and don'ts in interprofessional case reviews with clients, students and professionals (Wietske Kuijer-Siebelink & Suzan de Bruijn), Improving interprofessional collaboration in the community at the interface of health and social care (Jerôme van Dongen & Annerieke Stoop)

Interprofessional education and collaboration: Faculty members make the difference (Albine Moser & Marjon Breteler), #We2: Patient and public engagement in interprofessional education (Albine Moser & Anita Stevens), How do real patients experience participation in interprofessional education: A patient narrative on patient-related outcomes (Matthijs Bosveld), Designing a programme of assessment for interprofessional education (Hester Smeets & Nynke Scherpbier-de Haan), Interprofessional collaboration competency profile for general practitioners within primary care (Stijn Duijn & Loes van Bokhoven), Becoming a teamplayer: A blended approach to interprofessional teamwork education (Vicky Erasmus),  Learning to collaborate interprofessionally in healthcare (Giannoula Tsakitzidis & Nadine Callewaert), Development of a framework for interprofessional case conferences to improve team-based care in different health contexts (Marietta Handgraaf & Andre Posenau)

Poster Presentations  
Multidisciplinary and interprofessional information-and-experience-sharing sessions for Parkinson’s Disease patients, partners and health care professionals (Miet De Letter & Andre Vyt), Training together to tackle tomorrow's health challenges in project HARKKA (Tiina Tervaskanto-Mäentausta), Implementation process of an interdisciplinary journal club at a University of Applied Sciences (Margit Eidenberger), Quality assurance of an interprofessional learning trajectory: The role of coaches and tools (Bianka Vandaele & Andre Vyt), Readiness to work interprofessionally and collaboratively (Andre Vyt & Bianka Vandaele), Interprofessional collaboration course impact on health and social care students: Results of a panel study (Matic Kavcic)

Pre-conference Capacity building workshop 3-4 September 2019 

This workshop is a condensed version of a successful capacity building seminar that we organized in collaboration with COHEHRE in May 2018. It is for persons who want to develop, implement, assess and improve an interprofessional course unit or learning trajectory. Participants are welcomed on September 3rd. At 4pm sessions start, followed by an evening dinner. On Wednesday 4th sessions are from 9am to 3pm. Several IPE experts are involved as trainers. The number of participants is limited. EIPEN members benefit rom reduced registration fee: 240€ instead of 360€. Members of COHEHRE or ENPHE pay 300€. Contact us if you have specific questions.


Pre-conference workshop info

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The past conference 2017 in Lausanne

From registration to the closing session, from keynote to posters, from coffee breaks to the dinner on a wonderful boat trip: it was like Swiss clockwork. Participants enjoyed the open atmosphere, the quality of the presentations, the tastiness of the food, the collaboration and discussions in workshops.
The best poster award went to a study on The interactional structure of interprofessional meetings: Processes of information exchange, knowledge sharing and decision-making, presented at the conference by Camille Bécherraz & David Pichonnaz (with principal investigator Liliana Staffoni on the left). The award was given by Corinne Borloz as chair of the Scientific advisory committee, and was elected by voting of the conference participants.



Quicksheet: Welcome and practical info

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Quicksheet: Programme

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Programme book part 1

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Programme book part 2: abstracts and participants

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The conference was 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).​