The Australian Pharmacy Council and the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council have officially launched their Interprofessional Colloquium 2022 program. The joint event brings together experts across health profession education to discuss links between education, training and practice.

The theme ‘Enlighten, empower, and emancipate: Planting the seeds to future proof our professions’ focuses on transforming curriculum to produce resilient health professionals who can lead change in response to the needs of our communities.

Topics include:

  • building resilience, courage, and connection
  • teaching to disrupt the status quo
  • learning from the impacts of the pandemic on student and intern learning and training
  • implementing mental health first aid training in education
  • achieving Sustainable Development Goals in education
  • the contribution of student placements to clinical care

The IPE Colloquium line up boasts an esteemed list of pharmacy leaders including Dr Liza Seubert, Dr Sarira El-Den, Amanda Bryce, and Professor Lisa Pont, alongside colleagues in nursing and allied health such as Associate Professor Deb Massey, Professor George Siemens, Julie Loveny, and Professor Marie Gerdtz.

Co-Founder of the IPE Colloquium, Professor Debra Rowett PSM, President of the Council of Pharmacy Schools, ANZ, commented on the Colloquium.

“The Colloquium is a fantastic opportunity to meet with colleagues, to have your ideas challenged, to be able to debate those ideas, and that’s the absolute essence of Colloquium - connecting with each other and learning from and with each other in this interprofessional environment,” Professor Rowett said.

Professor Rowett and Professor Karen Strickland, Chair of Deans of Nursing and Midwifery, will announce an outcome statement as a public commitment to building a resilient and professional health workforce.

The Colloquium will conclude with an entertaining debate on whether it takes a pandemic to reveal the value of health professionals, led by Professor Timothy Chen, University of Sydney.

Registrations are now open until late August. Delegates will receive a discounted accommodation rate at the Rydges Hotel.

  • When: Thursday 8 September, with a welcome reception on 7 September.
  • Where: Rydges Hotel, World Square, Sydney

Virtual and face-to-face registrations are available.

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