17 June 2021, 13:00 – 14.00 UTC | Interprofessional Health Workforce Education and Planning: Why we all need to work together. 🗓

Join us in this Global Café for a presentation and a Question and Answer discussion with Dr Ivy Bourgeault, Dr Erin Fraher, and Dr Barbara Brandt.

Please note this is scheduled for 13.00-14.00 UTC- Check your local time zone Daylight saving times including the UK!

Moderator: Professor Emeritus John H.V. Gilbert, C.M., Ph.D., LLD., FCAHS
Dr. John Gilbert has been a seminal leader in the education of health professionals in British Columbia, Canada and internationally. His vision and leadership led to the concept of interprofessional education being developed as a central tenet of collaborative person-centred practice and care. He is founding Principal & Professor Emeritus, College of Health Disciplines, University of British Columbia. He is a Senior Scholar, WHO Collaborating Centre on Health Workforce Planning and Research, Dalhousie University; Adjunct Professor, School of Nursing, Dalhousie University. He holds the DR. TMA Pai Endowment Chair in Interprofessional Education & Practice, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, India, and is an Adjunct Professor, University of Technology, Sydney. He is Founding Chair, The Canadian Interprofessional Health Collaborative.

Dr. Barbara Fifield Brandt, PhD, EdM, FNAP is the Founding Director of the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education at the University of Minnesota. Established in 2012, the National Center is a public-private partnership funded and founded by a cooperative agreement with the Health Resources and Services Administration in addition to grants and contracts from the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. Dr. Brandt is a tenured professor in the UMN College of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmaceutical Care and Health Systems.  She served as associate vice president for education in the UMN Academic Health Center from 2000-2017 and principal investigator and statewide director of the United States Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Minnesota Area Health Education Center from 2002-2013.

As AVPE, Dr. Brandt administratively led the creation of academic health centre-wide interprofessional programs: the AHC Office of Education, Health Careers Center, the Interprofessional Education and Resource Center, the Minnesota Area Health Education Center from 2002-2013, the Center for Interprofessional Education, the Center of Allied Health Programs, the Academy of Excellence in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, and 1Health interprofessional curriculum framework.

Dr.Ivy Bourgeault, PhD, is a Professor in the School of Sociological and Anthropological Studies at the University of Ottawa and the University Research Chair in Gender, Diversity and the Professions. She leads the Canadian Health Workforce Network and the Empowering Women Leaders in Health initiative. Dr. Bourgeault has garnered an international reputation for her research on the health workforce, particularly from a gender lens.

Dr.Erin Fraher, PhD, MPP, is an associate professor (with tenure) in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Medicine. Dr. Fraher directs the HRSA-funded Carolina Health Workforce Research Center. The Center’s mission is to provide the evidence needed to redesign health workforce training, deployment and regulation in a rapidly changing health care system. Dr. Fraher is internationally recognized for her efforts to improve workforce projection methodologies and investigate ways that states and the federal government can better use graduate medical education funding to drive workforce outcomes, foster transparency and increase accountability.

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