4th Annual Heartland Interprofessional Education (HIPE) Conference

Elevating IPE: Bridging Clinical and Community

July 21-22, 2022
All sessions will take place via Zoom
The first 100 registrants will receive a swag bag courtesy of the HIPE committee. 


This year's theme of Elevating IPE: Bridging Clinical and Community brings together health care and community professionals, educators and students to share knowledge and build skills to improve patient and client outcomes. Join us for this valuable conversation so we can learn from diverse perspectives and experiences. 

This conference will highlight trends in interprofessional education and collaborative practice, facilitate participants' knowledge and skill set acquisition, and affirm attitudes focused on improving outcomes for clients, patients, health care and community professionals, and populations. 

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Event Dates:
July 21-22, 2022
All sessions will take place via Zoom 

Cost to Attend:
$100 - Professionals
$50 - Students
$75 - Discounted rate per person for groups of 5 individuals from the same institution

Continuing Education Credits:
9.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
10 CE Contact hour(s)
10 Nursing Contact hours

Listen to community and health care speakers from 34 institutions across 17 states.

Cost to Attend

  • $100 - Professionals
  • $50 - Students
  • $75 - Discounted rate per person for groups of five (5) individuals from the same institution. 
Complete online registration here.

You may register for one or two days at the same low price. To earn continuing education credit, participants must attend the entire day. Zoom recordings and supplemental materials will be made available within one week of the conference. Watching the recordings does not qualify for continuing education credit.

Conference Agenda

Thursday, July 21, 2021

1 p.m.

Welcome & Opening Remarks

1:15 p.m.

“A Humble Reflection on Present Challenges, Impending Changes, and Future Possibilities”


  • Liz Skilton, Ph.D., Associate Professor of History, Director of Public History, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
  • Scott Shipman, MD, MPH, Director of Clinical Innovations and Director of Primary Care, Association of American Medical Colleges and Assistant Professor, Dartmouth College
  • Jeanne Churchill, DNP, CPNP-PC, Assistant Professor of Nursing, Columbia University
  • Shelley Cohen Konrad, Ph.D., LCSW, FNAP, Director, Center for Excellence in Collaborative Education, University of New England

2:35 p.m.


2:45 p.m.

Poster Sessions

Session 1

  • “Using a Community-Based Simulation to Integrate the Expertise of Interprofessional Team Learners”
    Lee Ann Waltz, PhD, RN, CNE, University of the Incarnate Word
  • “Interprofessional Simulation Training to Impact Perinatal Outcomes in Rural Hospitals”
    Barbara Sittner, PhD, RN, APRN-CNS, ANEF, and Marisa Schaffer, MSN, RNC-MNN, Bryan College of Health Sciences 
  • “Say Hello©: Integrating an End-of-Life Communication Game into Interprofessional Education”
    Leslie Womeldorf, DEd, MSN, RN, CNE, Penn State University, Kurt Miller, DSW, MSW, Lancaster Bible College
  • “Healthcare Literacy and Interprofessional Telehealth Considerations”
    Paula Miksa, DMS, EdS, MHS, PA-C, Katie Kiser, PharmD, BCACP, Stephanie L. Conder, DNP, APN, FNP-BC, and Jami England, DNP, FNP-BC, Lincoln Memorial University 
  • “Nurse Practitioner and Pharmacy Students Collaborate on a Medication Consult”
    Janelle Herren, MSE, PharmD, RPh, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences University, Worcester/Manchester 
  • “Connecting the Clinic to the Classroom in IPE with Women’s Health Community Partners”
    Maureen Hoppe, EdD, MA, OTR/L, CHSE, Tracey Toney, EdD, MSN, RN, Anne Meja-Downs, PT, MPH, PhD, Jennifer Kuchta, EdD, MSN, MBA, RN, Brittney Bostic, MSPAS, PA-C, and Diane Landon, MA, College of Saint Mary

Session 2

  • “Visual Thinking Strategies and IPE – Results of a Pilot Study”
    Ann Curtis, DNP, RN, Maine College of Health Profession
  • “Outcomes of a Two-Year Longitudinal Interprofessional Education (IPE) Curriculum: Difference in Outcomes Using SPICE-R2 Across Participating Professional Schools”
    Colette Baudoin, PhD(c), MSN, RN, OCN, CNE, Louisiana State University Health-New Orleans 
  • “Project Wheelchair User: Occupational and Physical Therapy Collaboration”
    Laura Gras, PT, DPT, DSc, GCS, and Michelle Bradshaw, DC, OTR/L, Ithaca College 
  • “Student Experiences and Attitudes in an Online Interprofessional Education Module”
    Jeanie Skibiski, DNAP, MHA, CRNA, CPPS, Tara J. Stulce, MPH, and Jessica Willis, MS, Missouri State University
  • “Addressing the Nurse and Nursing Faculty Shortages: An Interprofessional Approach”
    Jenette Smith, EdD, Clarkson College, and Miguel A. Perez, PhD, MCHES, California State University-Fresno
  • “Undergraduate Curricular Development and Assessment of Interprofessional Education”
    Shelene Thomas, DPT, EdD, Rocky Vista University, and Erin Choice, PhD, Regis University

4 p.m. 

Collaborative Brainstorming 

4:50 p.m.

Closing Remarks & Evaluations 

Friday, July 22, 2021

9 a.m.

Welcome & Opening Remarks

9:15 a.m.

Keynote Speaker: Painting Beyond the Diagnosis: How I Use the Visual Arts to Initiate Conversations
Rachel Mindrup, MFA, Richard L. Deming M.D. Endowed Chair in Medical Humanities, Creighton University

10:15 a.m.


10:30 a.m. 

Concurrent Oral Presentations

Session 1 

  • “Implementing a Dental and Pharmacy Telehealth Simulation Between Two Universities”
    Category: Curricular Innovation
    Deborah Zeitlin, PharmD, Butler University, David Zahl, MA, and Laura Romito, DDS, MS, MBA, FNAP, Indiana University 
  • “Immersing Healthcare Students in the Patient Experience: Connecting Clinical to Community”
    Category: Addressing Social Determinants of Health
    Jana Wardian, PhD, MSW, Jannelle Reynolds, MPAS, PA-C, Leah Stade, OTD, OTR/L, and Tessa Wells, PT, DPT, University of Nebraska Medical Center 
  • “Connecting the Dots: IPE for Professionals”
    Category: Curricular Innovation
    Trish Weber, MHA, RT(R)(CT)(ARRT), Karen Abboud, PTA, MHA, CLT, and Jennifer Wilson, MA, Clarkson College

Session 2 

  • “Rewriting the Script: A Pre-Health Education Approach for Learning With and Beside LGBTQ+ Community”
    Category: Addressing Social Determinants of Health; Curricular Innovation
    Shandra Esparza, EdD, ATC, LAT, University of the Incarnate Word
  • “An Interprofessional Virtual Falls Awareness Education Activity: Seeing the Brighter Side During the COVID-19 Pandemic”
    Category: Community Approaches to Improving Client Outcomes
    Cheryl Babin, PT, DHA, MHA, CAGS, and Alia Khalaf, OD, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences University 
  • “Community Health Workers: Challenges and Opportunities in Workforce Transformation”
    Category: Addressing Social Determinants of Health
    Kathy Karsting, RN, MPH, NE DHHS Division of Public Health 

12 p.m. 


12:30 p.m. 


60-Minute Workshops

  • “Interprofessional Teams and Master Adaptive Learners: What Can Educators Learn?”
    Category: Curricular Innovation
    Kimberly Somers, PT, DPT, Creighton University Phoenix, Jennifer Jessen, EdD, RN, CNOR, Creighton University Omaha, Wendi Carlton, MD, FAAP, Creighton University Phoenix, and Gail Jensen, PT, PhD, FAPTA, FNAP, Creighton University Omaha 
  • “Building Your Nexus Partnership from the Ground Up”
    Category: Leadership/Administration
    Christine Arenson, MD, and Carla Dieter, EdD, MS, RN, National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education

30-Minute Workshops

  • “An Innovative Event Production & Implementation Model to Advance Sustained Transdisciplinary Collaboration in Higher Education”
    Category: Curricular Innovation; Leadership/Administration
    Collyn Baeder, MPH, Alethea Cariddi, MS Ed, and Susan E. Farady, J.D., University of New England
  • “An Interprofessional Educational Experience Using Zoom”
    Category: Curricular Innovation
    Mark Stutz, PhD, LAT, ATC, Rebecca Czaja-Stevens, MSW, LICSW, Sue Gabriel, EdD, MSN, MFS, RN, SANE-A, and Samantha Wilson, EdD, ATC, LAT, CPT, Nebraska Wesleyan University

1:30 p.m.


1:45 p.m. 

Concurrent Oral Presentation

Session 1

  • “Rapid Cycle Deliberate Practice of Pediatric Emergencies Education for Pharmacists”
    Category: Clinical Approaches to Improving Patient Outcomes; Curricular Innovation
    Steven Carlson, MS, OMS-I, and Bridget Wild, MD, FAAP, CHSE, University of New England/Northshore University Health System 
  • “Go Big or Go Home! Creating Large-Scale Interprofessional Education Sessions”
    Category: Curricular Innovation
    Gina Baugh, PharmD, Lena Maynor, PharmD, BCPS, Mary Stamatakis, PharmD, and Amy Kurowski-Burt, EdD, MOT, OTR/L, West Virginia University 
  • “Micro-Credential Interprofessional Dementia Caregiving Telehealth Community Practicum Badge Curriculum”
    Category: Community Approaches to Improving Client Outcomes; Addressing Social Determinants of Health; Curricular Innovation
    Susan Wenker, PT, PhD, Hossein Khalili, BScN, MScN, PhD, FNAP, Tracy Schroepfer, PhD, MSW, MA, Thuy Chinh Kieu, BS, (Pharmacy student), Kristen Felten, MSW, APSW, and Kathleen Smith, BA, University of Wisconsin Madison 

Session 2

  • “Implementing Interprofessional Education for Substance Use Disorder through Interagency Collaboration”
    Category: Community Approaches to Improving Client Outcomes; Curricular Innovation
    Jeanne Johnston, PhD, Todd Burkhardt, PhD, Carlene Quinn, MSW, LCSW, ACSW, Alex Buchanan, MA, and Sharon Gates, EdD, CNS, RN, Indiana University 
  • “Becoming an Accountable Community of Health – Working Together to Address Social Determinants of Health”
    Category: Clinical Approaches to Improving Patient Outcomes; Addressing Social Determinants of Health
    Michael Romano, MD, MHA, Nebraska Health Network
  • “Interprofessional Practice Simulation Exploring Cultural Humility and Social Determinants of Health in the Management of Older Adults Experiencing Complex Medical & Psychiatric Comorbidities”
    Category: Clinical Approaches to Improving Patient Outcomes; Addressing Social Determinants of Health; Curricular Innovation; Assessment
    Sara Banzhaf, DNP, APRN-NP, PMHNP-BC, Lindsay Iverson DNP APRN, ACNP-BC, Theresa Jizba DNP, AGACNP-BC, ACHPN, and Paul Price PharmD, BCPP, Creighton University 

3:15 p.m. 


3:30 p.m. 

Keynote Speaker: Re-envisioning ‘About, From, and With’: Thoughts about the Future of Interprofessional Health Education & Practice
Shelley Cohen Konrad Ph.D. LCSW, FNAP, Director, Center for Excellence in Collaborative Education, University of New England

4:45 p.m.

Closing Remarks & Evaluations 

Continuing Education Credits

10 contact hours are awarded for attendance at both event days. Clarkson College Professional Development is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Midwest Multistate Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Physicians/Physician Assistants
The University of Nebraska Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 9.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


In support of improving patient care, University of Nebraska Medical Center is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


Education Hours
Clarkson College Professional Development assigns education hours based on 60 minutes of didactic or clinical instruction for each educational activity. Participants may use these for their professional continuing education hours and toward re-licensure/certification if so approved within the standards and guidelines of their discipline. 10 Education Hours are awarded for this educational event.

Other Health Care Providers
Each professional is accountable to understand his or her accrediting/licensing body's standards and requirements. The definitive source of information on continuing education requirements is your state or national regulatory board. It is the participant's responsibility to keep this certificate for seven (7) years in their personal records for re-licensure/certification purposes. Each participant should claim only those hours that (s)he spent in the educational activity.


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