Joint Accreditation and National Center Hold First Advisory Board Meeting

The Advisory Board on Interprofessional Continuing Education, the partnership effort of Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Continuing Education™ and the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education, held its first meeting in June in Minneapolis.

Leadership from the three collaborating accreditors in medicine, pharmacy, and nursing that created Joint Accreditation—Kate Regnier, MA, MBA, Executive Vice President, Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®); Dimitra Travlos, PharmD, Assistant Executive Director and Director, Continuing Pharmacy Education Provider Accreditation, Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE); and Kathy Chappell, PhD, RN, Vice President, Accreditation Program and Institute for Credentialing Research, American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)—described the current landscape of interprofessional continuing education (IPCE) and its relation to the National Center’s mission.

The 13-member advisory board—which includes thought leaders from continuing education accreditors in the health professions, jointly accredited providers, and academic institutions, as well as a public representative—will leverage the research of the National Center to identify IPCE models that can advance the development of a workforce that thrives in a team-based environment.

More information about the Advisory Board is available here.