Health Professions Education Day

HPE Day 2020 Cancelled

Based on the University’s guidelines to cancel gatherings of over 100 people until at least April 21 due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we regret to announce that Health Professions Education Day 2020 is cancelled. The event was scheduled to take place on April 14, 2020. 

We plan to create an online space where accepted posters can be captured and asynchronous discussion can take place. The details and logistics of this will await resumption of normal business activities.  For those of you with accepted poster abstracts, this will include a new deadline for poster PDFs.

Your understanding and flexibility is appreciated. The safety of our faculty, staff, and students is our top priority.

This annual event aims to spark interprofessional collaboration, networking, and inspiration for future research and practice for educational efforts across the health professions schools at University of Michigan.  

The 6th Annual Health Professions Education Day has been cancelled. 


Elena M. Umland, BS, PharmD, is Associate Provost for Interprofessional Practice and Education and Co-Director of the Jefferson Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education (JCIPE) at Thomas Jefferson University (TJU).  Dr. Umland has been actively involved with JCIPE since 2007; taking on the role of Co-Director in 2017.  She received the James B. Erdmann Award for Excellence in Interprofessional Education at Jefferson University in 2011 and was inducted as a Fellow in the National Academies of Practice in 2019.  She has worked in Academic Pharmacy since 2006 and is currently the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Pharmacy Practice at the Jefferson College of Pharmacy.   In this role she has been appointed to the Academic Affairs committee within the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy and serves as a site reviewer/visitor for the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.  Within JCIPE, Dr. Umland’s primary roles are the continued oversight of existing and developing interprofessional initiatives within TJU and movement of JCIPE into the National and International arenas.  She has worked with University leadership to enhance the organizational chart of JCIPE with partial funding of faculty as well as the addition of several full-time positions within the Center.  Her scholarly activity has focused on IPE assessment via collaboration with colleagues (both pharmacy and non-pharmacy) within Jefferson as well as around the country.

The University of Michigan is unique with ten health science schools across three campuses that share the core missions of preparing future clinicians and scholars, while caring for patients within a number of health care systems. Within each school, faculty members are actively engaged in educational experimentation and innovation, and many of our educators are working collaboratively through the Michigan Center for Interprofessional Education to develop and teach novel courses focused on interprofessional health education.


2020 Agenda

7:30-8:00am: Poster Set-up
8:00-8:30am: Registration and Breakfast
8:30-8:45am: Welcome and Introduction
8:45-9:30am: Keynote Address
9:45-11:15am: Poster Sessions
11:15-11:45am: Awards and Closing Remarks 
12:00-1:00pm: Table Topic Lunch 
1:00-3:00pm: **Workshop** 

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