Winterthur Interprofessional.Global Symposium 9-12 November 2021 🗓

Interprofessional.Global is a consensus-based partnership. Working interprofessionally in partnership reflects the unity we see in working with, for, and between service providers and service users. Partnership is one important way to demonstrate to the world the unity of a bio-psycho-social-spiritual approach to health and social care.

The Interprofessional.Global Facilitation Team’s main purpose is to ensure that partners are empowered and refreshed by sharing knowledge, experience, and approaches with one another; listening to and learning from one another; and supporting and caring for one another’s personal needs, as well as for the work.

Partnership is more than coordination and planning. The heart of partnership is strong and effective relationships demonstrated in action. Developing such relationships requires time and intentional effort. Effective partners are especially sensitive towards those from cultures and backgrounds other than their own (click here to read more about our partnership principles).

Therefore, it is important for all the partners of Interprofessional.Global to meet regularly, strengthening relationship, building trust, setting priorities and plan how to collaborate to achieve better health for all through interprofessional education, practice, and research.

We are delighted to announce that the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW) (Winterthur, Switzerland) will be hosting the Winterthur Interprofessional.Global Symposium from 9-12 November 2021.

Andreas Gerber-Grote, Emanuel Feusi, Marion Huber, Markus Melloh and colleagues from ZHAW’s School of Health Professions have volunteered to host our partnership meeting in 2021. The Interprofessional.Global Facilitation Team and ZHAW hereby extended invitation to the following established and emerging IPECP regional networks affiliated with the confederation. The following representatives registered for the symposium. Unfortunastely delegates from India and Australasia were not able to travel due tom COVID-19 restrictions:

Region Surname Country
Africa: AfrIPEN Helga Lister South Africa
Champion Nyoni South Africa
Stefanus Snyman South Africa
Americas: REIP Ricardo Ayala Chile
José  Rodrigues Freire Filho Brazil
Piedad Serpa Pérez Colombia
Arab-speaking countries Osama Alshogran Jordan
Alla El-Awaisi Qatar
Saad Uakkas Morocco
Asia Pacific: APIPECnet Roi Charles Pineda Belgium
Michael Sy Philippines
Canada: CIHC John Gilbert Canada
Marie-Andree Girard Canada
Dutch Board member Freek Bronda Netherlands
Jan-Jaap Reinders Netherlands
German: IP-Health Doreen Herinek Germany
Marion Huber Switzerland
Heidi Oberhauser Austria
Birgit Wershofen Germany
Scandinavia: Nipnet Rene Ballnus Sweden
Johanna Dahlberg Sweden
Jette Holtzmann Denmark
Anita Iversen Norway
Maria Kvarnström Sweden
United Kingdom: CAIPE Elizabeth Anderson United Kingdom
Sharon Buckley United Kingdom
Andreas Xyrichis United Kingdom
USA: AIHC Christine Arenson United States
Anthony Breitbach United States

Funding the meeting

Representatives are responsible for their own travel to Zurich, local transport and any other additional costs. The programme includes for delegates to share their ongoing work relating to IPECP; this may help delegates to obtain funding from their institutions for travel assistance.

ZHAW’s Institute of Health Sciences (within School of Health Professions) will support this meeting by covering the costs for accommodation and meals for up to 3 representatives from each of the regional networks.

Attending the meeting

It is pivotal that participants attend the whole meeting, as we will follow a proven partnership development process. No late arrivals or early departures are approved. We start at 18h00 on Tuesday evening 9 November and we close the official proceedings at 12h30 on Friday 12 November. 

On Friday afternoon there will be a short open session where we will give feedback to the local and global community about the outcomes of the proceedings. We also envisage to launch the Winterthur Declaration on IPECP on Friday afternoon, which the Policy Working Group has been working on over the past two years.

Latest programme and detail

Click here for the latest programme (Updated 19 October 2021)

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