Interprofessional Education in 2015
Focus on Teamwork!
Wednesday, May 20th
at The Commonwealth Medical College, Scranton, PA
Approved for Continuing Education Credits for nurses, physicians and pharmacists.
Abstracts. Looking to submit an abstract for poster or podium presentation at the conference? Sorry, it is too late!
Registration. The program is being sponsored by the NECPA IPEC and being hosted by TCMC. There is no cost to register for this meeting. You can register by clicking HERE!
Directions. The Commonwealth Medical College’s main campus in Scranton is located at 525 Pine Street in Scranton. See map of parking areas by clicking here. Lots C and D will be open at 8:00am and closed at 9:30am – after that attendees will need to find street parking. If anyone has a physical handicap and needs parking close they need to send an email to to request a special parking place. These lots are 1 ½ - 2 blocks away. Enter the building on Pine Street.
At the end of this faculty development program, the participant will be able to:
Identify links among Interprofessional Education (IPE), supportive teamwork environments, and interprofessional collaborative practice (ICP)
Describe an approach to developing IPE that supports teamwork and ICP
Assess IPE teamwork competency as it relates to ICP
Define effective communication and describe how communication affects team processes and outcomes
Analyze situations and identify the communication challenges
Practice TeamSTEPPS tools and strategies that can improve a team’s communication
Explore ways to use the exercises in your own institution
8:45- 9:15 Registration, breakfast and poster set up (TCMC Lobby)
9:15 – 9:30 Welcome and Introductions
9:30 – 10:30 Keynote
"Moving Teamwork into Healthcare"
Georgia L Narsavage, PhD, APRN, FAAN, FNAP
Director, Interprofessional Education
WVU Health Sciences Center
Professor,WVU School of Nursing
West Virginia University
10:30 -11:00 Poster presentations
11:00 – 12:00 Podium presentations
12:00 – 1:00 Interprofessional Lunch
1:00 – 3:00 TeamSTEPPS : Enhancing team communication skills in an interactive way.
John L. Szarek, PhD, CHSE
Betsy Mead, RN, BSN
Scott Bolesta, PharmD, BCPS
3:00 Closing Remarks and Evaluations
Continuing Education Statements:
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of The Commonwealth Medical College and IPEC. The Commonwealth Medical College is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Commonwealth Medical College designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The Nesbitt School of Pharmacy at Wilkes University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Participants who attend the full program and complete an evaluation form will be awarded a statement of credit at the conclusion of the program for .30 CEUs (3 hours). ACPE # 0097-0000-15-042-L04-P.
Wilkes University is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the PA State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. Nurses who attend will receive a certificate for 3 hours at the conclusion of the program.