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The inaugural Health Professions Education (HPE) Day will be September 16, 2015 from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm in Michigan Union in Rogel Ballroom. HPE Day is an evolution of Med Ed Day.  

The University of Michigan is unique with seven outstanding health science schools that share the core missions of preparing future clinicians and scholars, while caring for patients within a single health care system. Within each school, faculty members are actively engaged in educational experimentation and innovation, but the ideas are not always visible to like-minded educators in other schools across campus. With the recent formation of the Michigan Center for Interprofessional Education, we can collectively create a community space focused on innovation within health professions education.

HPE Day is an opportunity to share and disseminate scholarly efforts completed or in progress, and to spark the dialogue required to synergize our work. This event will bring together educational scholars, practitioners, researchers and students to share best practices and explore opportunities for collaboration and innovation. The day’s highlights will include sharing of our initial efforts in interprofessional education and collaborative care and discussion of opportunities for the growth of collaboration across the health science schools and the broader campus community. The plenary speaker for the 2015 Gilmore Keynote Lecture is Catherine D. DeAngelis, M.D., M.P.H.

Submissions are due August 15, 2015. The submission format is a single-page abstract. A sample abstract and the online submission form are available below. Presenters may submit more than one abstract. Please complete a separate form for each submission. 

Download the event flyer.

Questions about the event? Contact Kathleen Omollo at kludewig@umich.edu or 1-734-615-5531.


  • 9:00 - 10:00: Poster Session
  • 10:00 - 12:00:  Gilmore Keynote Lecture by Catherine D. DeAngelis and Local Response Panel by Representatives of the 7 Health Science Schools
  • 12:00 - 1:00: Boxed Lunches and Networking 

Submit Your Project

The planning committee invites all members of the Health Professions Education Community to submit abstracts for poster presentations focused on the following:

  1. Course, curriculum or assessment innovations in the education of health science students (including interprofessional education and teaching, as well as efforts within individual disciplines)
  2. Innovative models of instruction that facilitate the collaborative care of patients
  3. Novel applications of simulation or technology-based instruction within the health science schools

Download the abstract template and example and submit via the online form by August 15, 2015. You will hear back a decision by September 1. Presenters will be responsible for printing their own posters. 

RSVP to Attend

An RSVP is optional but requested in order to help us plan space and food. Please respond by August 31. Presenters and non-presenters alike are encouraged to attend.

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