Partners and Sponsors: Dublin 2019

Host - The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery

The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) is an educational institution that is responsible for the formation and training of health professionals in Ireland and internationally. Founded in 1784 to train surgeons, today the College incorporates schools of medicine, pharmacy, physiotherapy and nursing, providing extensive education in the healthcare professions at undergraduate and postgraduate level. The RCSI is a culturally diverse, international organisation with alumni present in almost every country in the world. It describes its values as innovation, excellence, independence, academic freedom, diversity, tolerance and community. More than 3,800 students representing 60 nations are currently enrolled in its programmes. There are 17,000 RCSI alumni working as medical doctors or in allied disciplines around the globe. The Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery was founded in 1974 and continues to evolve and develop. Today, the Faculty offers a suite of Continuing Professional Education programmes and works with its partners to deliver bespoke educational programmes to meet the needs of nurses and midwives in clinical, research and leadership roles.

Partner - European Interprofessional Practice & Education Network

The European Interprofessional Practice & Education Network (EIPEN) aims to stimulate and share effective interprofessional training in European higher education, and to improve collaborative practice in health and social care in Europe, in order to help optimize the quality of care and the quality of life of patients. As a network of educational and clinical institutions and of individual professionals EIPEN want to influence educational and health care policy in the EU and its member states. EIPEN organize biannual conferences, seminars and workshops.

For more information please visit: https://eipen.eu

Partner - Centre for the Advancement of Interprofessional Education

The Centre for the Advancement of Interprofessional Education (CAIPE) was established in 1987 as a membership organisation and UK-based charity, to promote health and wellbeing and to improve the health and social care of the public by advancing interprofessional education (IPE). In 1997 CAIPE defined Interprofessional Education as: “Interprofessional Education is occasions when two or more professions learn together with the object of cultivating collaborative practice.” Further discussed it “enables the participant professions to learn from, with and about one another”. The definition was further revised in 2002 with CAIPE defining Interprofessional Education as: “Occasions when two or more professions learn with, from and about each other to improve collaboration and the quality of care” (Barr, H. [2002] Interprofessional education-Today, yesterday and tomorrow). Extending CAIPE’s definition we recognise interprofessional education as occasions when members or students of two or more professions learn with, from and about each other to improve collaboration and the quality of care and services.

For more information please visit: https://www.caipe.org

Partner - Working Group on Interprofessional Education and Training

The Working Group on Interprofessional Education and Training is chaired by Prof. Lesley Diack, Professor of Transdisciplinary and Technology Enhanced Learning at the School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences at Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen (United Kingdom). In 2010, the World Health Organisation acknowledged that after almost 50 years of enquiry, that there is sufficient evidence to indicate that effective interprofessional education enables effective collaborative practice. The aims of the Working Group on Interprofessional Education and Training is to encourage discussion and research. Interprofessional education has been defined by the Centre for the Advancement of Interprofessional Education in the UK as when two or more professions learn with, from and about each other to improve collaborative practice and quality of care (CAIPE 2002).

For more information please visit: http://inhwe.org/interprofessional-education-and-training

Partner - Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)

PAHO is the specialized international health agency for the Americas. It works with countries throughout the region to improve and protect people's health. PAHO engages in technical cooperation with its member countries to fight communicable and noncommunicable diseases and their causes, to strengthen health systems, and to respond to emergencies and disasters. PAHO is committed to ensuring that all people have access to the health care they need, when they need it, with quality and without fear of falling into poverty. Through its work, PAHO promotes and supports the right of everyone to good health.

For more information please visit: https://www.paho.org/

Partner - Regional Network for Interprofessional Education in the Americas

The Regional Network for Interprofessional Education in the Americas (RNIEA) aims to constitute a strategy of articulation and technical cooperation between educational institutions, professional organizations and Ministry of Health and Ministry of Education, with the objective of promoting interprofessional education and collaborative practice in health care in the Region of the Americas.

For more information please visit: https://www.educacioninterprofesional.org/

Partner - StoryAid

StoryAid actively seeks to rehumanise the health professionals and patients through the sharing of story. Their activities encourage self-care, reduce loneliness, encourage increased emotional resilience and spiritual education. They actively support interprofessional education and draw upon their 30 years of applied knowledge and expertise in developing and implementing collaborative projects and programmes with public, charitable and private agencies and institutions. i.e. healthcare, education, cultural and creative industries.

For more information please visit: storyaid.uk

Partner - Axia Digital

Since 1997 AXIA Digital has been helping organisations capture and assess skills and competencies that are demonstrated in a professional setting or in the workplace. They create leading edge digital solutions, which mirror and then enhance existing assessment systems while also offering solutions that are all individually hand crafted but are deployed on the same platform. 

For more information please visit: axiadigital.uk

Partner - Meet In Ireland / Fáilte Ireland

Meet In Ireland are supporting the confernece through their MICE scheme. As the first point of contact for many global business tourism operators, Meet In Ireland is responsible for helping meeting planners organise successful international MICE events in Ireland, a world-class destination for meetings, incentives, conferences and events (MICE). Meet in Ireland is the official MICE brand for the island of Ireland, where the three tourism agencies, Fáilte Ireland, Tourism Ireland and Tourism Northern Ireland partner to promote the island as a world-class MICE destination. Meet In Ireland work with more than 500 Irish organisations and suppliers, and connect events with amazing local resources.

For more information please visit: https://www.meetinireland.com/about-us

Partnering Journal - Pharmacy

Pharmacy: A Journal of Pharmacy Education and Practice is an international scientific open access journal published online by MDPI quarterly. It publishes reviews, opinion articles, regular research papers, communications and short notes. The aim of Pharmacy is to disseminate research on the full range of pharmacy practice and on pharmacy and healthcare related education and professional development. Our aim is to encourage practicing pharmacists and healthcare professionals, academic researchers and scientists to publish their experimental and theoretical information in as much detail as possible so that the results can be reproduced.

For more information please visit: www.mdpi.com/journal/pharmacy