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

If you attended our previous conferences (Oulu 2009, Ghent 2011, Ljubljana 2013, Nijmegen 2015, Lausanne 2017) 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. 20% of the attendants come from outside Europe. We combine scientific criteria for presentations and workshops with an amiable atmosphere and social activities for networking. You can save money by registering early. EIPEN members also have the opportunity to pre-register at very low rate. 

Program schedule (provisional)
Tuesday evening and Wednesday 4th: Pre-conference capacity building workshop
Wednesday 4th 4pm-8pm: Opening, Keynotes, Walking dinner & cocktails
Thursday 5th 8am-6pm: Presentations, Social event and evening dinner
Friday 6th 9am-1pm: Workshops and roundtable discussions
Friday 6th 2pm-5pm: Press conference and local event for Flemish stakeholders in health care

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. Please note that pre-registrations and early-bird 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. Late registrations again are non-refundable.
  • 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.
  • Late registration before June 10th: 496,10€ for members and 580,80€ for non-members.
  • Last-minute registrations after June 10th: 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 on the second evening.

Call for submissions: early bird closed - next deadline May 10th
The call for submissions of proposals for presentations is open. The early bird round for submissions closed in March. These authors receive notification of receipt on March 15th, and notification of acceptance before the end of April. Proposals can be submitted until May 10th. The conference is aimed at presenting research and innovation in interprofessional practice and education, at training of new skills and methods, and at discussing hot topics in this area. We welcome proposals for oral presentations, poster presentations, workshops, and roundtable discussions. All submitted abstracts of proposals are going through a blind review by the scientific committee. Acceptance rates in the past varied between 68 and 79%. We want to guarantee the quality level of contents brought forward in the conference, and at the same time we want to combine scientific quality with opportunities for networking.

Online submission of proposals (deadline May 10th) please click here.

For each proposal you have to fill in a separate form. Please keep in mind the limited time for working online. Be sure to have information for yourself written out on beforehand in Word, so that you simply have to copy and paste. All information must be in correct English and checked for spelling. If you want to submit more than one proposal, you will need to wait 20 minutes between two submissions or use another pc or internet connection. You will receive a confirmation but without opportunities for checking the elements of your submission. You are welcome to send a message to notifying us that you have submitted an abstract. In this way we have your correct e-mail address in our mailing system. All submissions will be reviewed by the scientific committee on the basis of clarity, relevance for the conference, scientific and/or innovative value for research & development (if applicable), and value for training & practice (if applicable). Names of authors or presenters will be removed for blind review. Please note that poster submissions also have to contain new or recently started projects or initiatives. If this is not the case but the poster still contains interesting content, the committee can decide to allow it as a showcase of good practice.

Pre-conference Capacity building workshop 3-4 September 2019 

This workshop is a condensed version of a capacity building seminar that we organized in collaboration with COHEHRE in May 2018, in which more than 20 persons participated. 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 with an evening dinner to get acquainted, and follow an intensive course
on September 4th (9am-4pm), in which 4 IPE experts are involved. The number of participants is limited, and EIPEN members have priority. EIPEN members benefit rom reduced registration fee: 240€ instead of 360€. You can contact us now already if you are interested. Below you find the program as it was in the first edition (May 2018). The program for the September 2019 edition will be ready by end of March 2019.


CBS info leaflet May 2018

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Events from member organizations and partners

​The International Conference – «Countering Staff Shortage Among Health Professions – Together for a Healthy Health Care System», was organized on the 25th and 26th of October, 2018 in Bern. See the link here.
The Health Workforce Education & Research Network holds its European conference on 9-10 January, Dublin, Ireland. See the link here.

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).​