Inaugural Interprofessional (IP) Showcase

Forum Interprofessional Education Collaborative

The Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation

Get to know the work of Interprofessional Champions at UNE and in our healthcare community!

Come learn how interprofessional education and practice are taking place at UNE, in our clinical communities, and across the national learning landscape! This Showcase is a venue for scholarly dissemination, dialogue and networking for UNE faculty, professional staff, students, alumni and clinical partners.

Students: Future participation in any of these projects
can be applied to your honors distinction application!

Registration begins at 7:45 a.m. 
Arriving from off campus?
Shuttle Service will pick up attendees from the Bishop Street parking lot continuously, beginning at 7 a.m.


Welcome: 8:30-9:00 a.m.

Daniel Mickool, B.S. Pharm., M.S. ’12, Ed.D. ’17

Andrea Abrell, D.O. ’07
Kelley Harmon, D.O. ’05
IPE at the Family Medicine Institute: The Deep Ecology of Patient Care
9:00-9:45, Innovation 104/116

Ellie Dodge, MS, PhD 
Erin Connor, PhD, CGPS-Education
Monique Roy, CGPS-Education
Nan Solomons, PhD
Sharla Willis, DrPH           

Building an Interdisciplinary Faculty Orientation: Cross-functional Teamwork in Action
10:00 -10:45, Blewett 21
The College of Graduate and Professional Studies (CGPS) engaged stakeholders across all programs to build a faculty orientation that introduces faculty to UNE and CGPS. Data that has been collected highlighting faculty experiences in the course and how it informs professional development and evaluation for our faculty will be presented.

Kelli Fox, MSW, '91, LCSW
Sally McCormack Tutt, PT '93, DPT '08, MPH
Elizabeth Crampsey, MS OTR/L, BCPR
Jan Froehlich, MS OTR/L
Kris Hall, MFA
Valerie Jones, MSW, LMSW
Nancy Jo Ross, PhD, MS
Diane Visich, EdD, PA-C

Collaborating Across Campus: Parallel Processes in Interprofessional Education (IPE)
10:00 -10:45, Ludcke
Experience a simulation of IPE collaboration that involves faculty and student across 6 health professions in addressing the healthcare needs of a medically complex patient. Discuss the strengths and challenges of campus IPE session related to teaching students about teamwork, communication and roles and responsibilities. Participants will also be able to explore how they could develop a similar experience at their institution.

Elizabeth Mann, '10, RN, MSN, PHNA      
Learning With, From and About: Enhanced Interprofessional Clinical Clerkships at UNE
10:00 -10:45, Blewett 15
At UNE, health professions students have the opportunity to learn from, with and about each other in clinical settings. Join CEHI staff to learn more about how, through partnerships with clinical sites in underserved and/or rural Maine, medical and pharmacy students are developing the  interprofessional skills and unique knowledge needed to provide complex care to vulnerable populations.

Sarah Garber, PhD - From Rosalind Franklin
Interprofessional Competency for Faculty
10:00 -10:45, Newberry Room
This interactive session introduces engaged learning activities and a pre- and post assessment rubric to teach and evaluate the IPEC competency of faculty and preceptors. The IP competency of health educators and practitioners is critical to educating health care professional students in interprofessional practices that enhance patient outcomes.

Ann Curtis, DNP, RN
Sarah Melanson Green, PharmD, BCPS
Sarah Harradon, MS, RT
Michelle Thibault, MSN, RN

Simple but Effective - A Model for Augmenting Undergraduate Healthcare Curricula with IPE
10:00 -10:45, Blewett 104
Interested in offering IPE in a one-time, low-cost but effective session? This interactive presentation will share a model for augmenting undergraduate healthcare curricula with IPE using a unique approach. Activities, underlying theory, and data from six sessions will be provided. Participants will be able to adapt this session to their own setting.

Jane Prairie, LCSW
Patrice Lockhart, MD

Treating Eating Disorders: An Interprofessional and Family-Focused Approach
10:00 -10:45, Blewett 108
The NEED Program utilizes an Interprofessional approach in the treatment of people with eating disorders. This workshop will begin with a presentation of assessment and treatment as seen through the lens of the Interprofessional team. Several short role plays will be used to anchor the learning experientially.

Jeff Nevers, MA
Bandage on the Crystal Ball: The Future of Healthcare
11:00-11:45, Blewett 15
Today's interprofessional provider does not have the luxury to watch healthcare's revolution from afar. Technology, Commerce and Turmoil are reshaping this industry, bringing with them challenges and opportunities for providers. Find out what's next and what it means for your profession.

Victoria Thieme, DO, '93      
UNE's Interdisciplinary Geriatrics Educational Practicum goes Inter-professional
11:00-11:45, Ludcke
IGEP, a long standing interdisciplinary educational practicum within the P.A. program has evolved to function as a key University Inter-professional clinical learning experience through collaboration with COM, Pharmacy, and Dental. Maintaining their own learning outcomes, the programs provide a shared collaborative clinical reasoning environment with real life volunteers who share their space and time to train future team leaders.

Brenda Edmands, MFA
Jennifer Welch, MA

Interdisciplinary Learning at the Tutoring Table: Building Cross-Disciplinary Connections through the Student Academic Success Center’s Peer Tutoring and Writing Support Program
11:00-11:45, Newberry Room
UNE’s Student Academic Success Center (SASC) hums with interprofessional learning. Student doctors tutor student physician assistants in anatomy. Future physical therapists draft case reports guided by future social workers. This session explores how a student-centered tutoring program can build interprofessional knowledge and cross-disciplinary communication skills among future health professionals.

Dawne Marie Dunbar, '95
IPE Debriefing Into Any Simulation: A Tool for Understanding Professional Roles & Responsibilities
11:00-11:45, Blewett 21
This presentation will introduce a debriefing tool that allows any simulation to be transformed into an interprofessional learning opportunity regardless of professions present, scheduling, or content specfic objectives. The Debriefing Interprofessionally: Recognition & Reflection II (DIPRR II) tool was designed to address IPEC Competency 2: Roles and Responsibilities.

Karen Pardue, PhD, MS, RN, CNE, ANEF
Bernice Mills, RDH, MS, BS

Let's Start at the Very Beginning: Integrating Interprofessional Education (IPE) into a First Year Experience
11:00-11:45, Blewett 104
This session describes a health profession first year experience course and the pedagogical methods used to introduce IPE competencies. This unique offering highlights the collaborative work of 20+ faculty and professional staff from the Westbrook College of Health Professions, the College of Pharmacy, the Student Academic Success Center and Varsity Athletics. Quantitative and qualitative learning outcomes from this FYE-IPE will be shared.

Matthew Christie, PharmD, '16    
Interprofessional Care at Penobscot Community Health Care
11:00-11:45, Blewett 108
Knowing the roles and responsibilities of other healthcare team members is vital when working together for a common goal of enhanced patient care. This presentation will go through Penobscot Community Healthcare's Interprofessional model with a focus in transitions of care.

Clay Graybeal PhD, MSW
Devon Sherwood, BSPharm, PharmD, BCPP

SBIRT, IPE, and Public Health
12:00 - 1:00 (Poster)
This poster presentation will provide an overview of the SBIRT Grant at UNE. Students from ten health professions are introduced to the model of Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral for Treatment for substance use risk. It will also explain how and why SBIRT is a tool for prevention and harm reduction, and a useful addition to any public health effort to reduce the impact of substance use

Kate Loukas, OTD, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA
Transdisciplinary Playgroup: A Decade of Interprofessional Education, Scholarship, & Service to Children and Families
12:00 - 1:00, Innovation 101 (Poster)
The Transdisciplinary Playgroup is a nationally recognized, innovative program for OT, PT, and SW students. This student-led, faculty facilitated, early intervention program includes children of diverse abilities who are 18-36 months of age and their families and is designed to facilitate interprofessional student education, teamwork, inclusion, and family centered practice.

Victoria Stacey Thieme, DO, '93 
Margot Frost, Equine Instructor
Joseph Wolfberg, MS     

Eagala Therapy in Inter-Professional Team Formation
12:00 - 1:00, Innovation 101 (Poster)
Students engaged with each other off campus while learning life long skills that will enable them to feel comfortable with themselves as a communicator and team member. Using horses as the teachers and patients, this experience allowed students to learn with and from each other while exploring their fears and their strengths.

Cyndi Amato, MSW, '97
Audrey Bartholomew, PhD
Caroline Beals, MS, OTR/L
Lane Clarke, EdD
Caryn Husman, MS OTR/L

Jump Starting IPE: Simulation, Case Study, and Reaction in Introductory Undergraduate Social Work; Health, Wellness and Occupational Studies; and Education Courses
12:00 - 1:00, Innovation 101 (Poster)
Undergraduate students from Social Work; Education; and Health, Wellness and Occupational Studies (HWOS) who are at the beginning of their programs participated in an interprofessional simulation experience. To augment traditional instruction relying on readings and PowerPoints, students participated in interprofessional simulation based on a case study relevant to all professions. Initial data and results will be presented, as well as a blueprint for replication for other programs.

Valerie Jones, MSW, '07, LMSW
Eileen Ricci, PT, DPT, MS, PCS
Kate Loukas, OTD, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA

The Maine LEND Family Interprofessional Team: Enhancing Training, Practice, Leadership and Community Connections through Interprofessional Family Centered Practice
12:00 - 1:00, Innovation 101 (Poster)
The Family Interprofessional Team provides Maine LEND trainees with hands-on experience to utilize and implement leadership, family centered practice, and interprofessional teamwork in addition to the skills and perspectives of their own profession. The program offers family centered, best practice, culturally competent evaluation and consultation services to children with neurodevelopmental disabilities.

Leslie Ochs, PharmD, PhD, MSPH
A four-session uni-professional experience to prepare pharmacy students for an interprofessional team immersion program
12:00 - 1:00, Innovation 101 (Poster)
The interprofessional team immersion (IPTI) is a longitudinal and cross-professional learning experience. In order to deepen this experience, pharmacy students attend four additional mini-sessions. Students meet to write their elevator speech, discuss the patient case and complete debrief sessions. Faculty coaching and modeling during these sessions reinforces important interprofessional behaviors.

Diane Visich, EdD, PA-C
Asynchronous Collaboration: Infusing Interprofessional Education into Existing Curriculum
12:00 - 1:00, Innovation 101 (Poster)
The core of the Physician Assistant profession centers on collaborative relationships. One of the challenges of interprofessional education is the coordination of scheduling within each profession’s busy curriculum. The purpose of this exercise was to explore asynchronous collaboration as a solution to the common barrier of complex scheduling logistics.

Monique Roy
Ellie Dodge, MS, PhD
MaryLou Ciolfi, JD, MS
Megan Landry, CGPS-Health Informatics
Nang H Tin Maung, PhD, CGPS-Public Health
Jenn O'Neil, MSW, CGPS-Social Work
Sharla Willis, DrPH             

Development of a Masters' Level Interdisciplinary Policy Course
12:00 - 1:00, Innovation 101 (Poster)
The College of Graduate and Professional Studies (CGPS) engaged stakeholders across all programs to build a graduate level interdisciplinary policy course. Experiences, challenges, opportunities, and lessons learned will be shared.

Eileen Ricci, PT, DPT, MS, PCS
The Maine Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND)Program: Interprofessional Vision and Training for the Future
12:00 - 1:00, Innovation 101 (Poster)
The Maine Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disorders (LEND) program is a HRSA Grant funded interprofessional program training the next leaders through interprofessional, family-centered, best practice. This UNE WCHP program helps children and families living with complex cerebral palsy or on the autism spectrum.

Ling Cao, MD, PhD

Educating healthcare professionals in chronic pain management through a supervised student interprofessional pain clinic
12:00 - 1:00, Innovation 101 (Poster)
This presentation will introduce an innovative educational program that is aimed to improve health professional students’ understanding of chronic pain and its management and interprofessional practice. Information presented will help participants to recognize the bene ts of chronic disease/condition- focused interprofessional education programs and design novel interprofessional training programs.

Erin Hartigan, PT, DPT, PhD, OCS, ATC
Nan Solomons, PhD

When a Clinical Academic and an Informatacist Address Practice
12:00 - 1:00, Innovation 101 (Poster)
A nursing paradigm was used to improve clinicians’ adoption of and adherence to best practice in an outpatient PT clinic. A CGPS informatics faculty was part of the healthcare team. There is a history of scholar practitioner knowledge exchange, this study promoted greater communication and knowledge during patient care delivery.

Kris Hall, MFA 
Interprofessional and Community Approaches to Chronic Pain
12:00 - 1:00, Innovation 101 (Poster)
This poster illustrates the history of the partnership between CPSG and UNE, demonstrating the many ways the patient voice is a powerful educational tool for health professions students.

Jennifer Van Deusen, MEd
UNE COM's Curriculum Related to Pain, Substance Use Disorder, Opioid Management, Recovery & Treatment
12:00 - 1:00, Innovation 101 (Poster)
Over-prescription of opioids to treat chronic pain has led to addiction and overdose. Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine is a recommended non-pharmacolgic strategy for treating chronic pain. Interprofessional education will ensure that UNE COM graduates can identify patients at risk and partner with professionals and patients to create a path to health.

Felix Hernandez, M.D.
Frank Bailey, M.Ed.

Eastern Maine Medical Center
IPE at EMMC - Implementing BEST Practices
1:00- 1:45, Innovation 104/116

Kris Hall, MFA 
Interprofessional Student-Led Mini-Grants: We fund the IPE curious!
2:00-2:45, Blewett 104
IP Student Led Mini-Grants provide funding to support projects that expand the eld of IP research and scholarship. The projects must be conceived and executed by students from two or more professions under faculty guidance. This presentation will review the criteria and selection processes, provide a wide range of examples, and feature current and former student grantees. Applications and archival materials will be available.

Victoria Thieme, DO, '93
Doris Babbidge, RN

Student driven learning in compassion and understanding of people with Developmental Disabilities
2:00-2:45, Blewett 21
People with developmental disabilities present unique communication difficulties to health care providers creating barriers to care. They are an under- served population while at the same time using a signi cant percentage of health care dollars. UNE Pharmacy and COM students collaborated with two residents at Community Partners Inc. who have developmental disabilities and learned together.

Kelli Fox, MSW, '91, LCSW
Elizabeth Crampsey, MS OTR/L, BCPR

UNE's Interprofessional Team Immersion
2:00-2:45, Ludcke
Experience a simulation of UNE's Interprofessional Team Immersion addressing the healthcare needs of a medically complex patient. Discuss the strengths and challenges of IPTI model, use of simulation and standardized patients, and evaluation of student learning outcomes.

Jaclyn Chadborne, MA 
Redening Population Health - What Stakeholders are Looking for From Community Based Interdisciplinary Providers to Improve Patient Outcomes and Reduce Cost of Care
2:00-2:45, Blewett 108
Healthcare providers are struggling to better understand their ever changing role in impacting health outcomes as well as how they will be reimbursed for their time. This course will provide clear and concise information about how to impact population health at the community level for providers of all types.

Jennifer Gundermann, MPH
Melanie Caldwell, MS

Innovative Interprofessional Population Health Learning
2:00-2:45, Newberry Room
Health profession students should develop skills to contribute to and lead a population health approach. Learning needs to be more innovative. The discussion will focus on brainstorming ways to enhance student's skills in population health using interprofessional education. Outcomes of the discussion will be used to pilot HRSA PCTE funded learning.

Shelley Cohen Konrad, PhD, LCSW, FNAP           
Engaging Patients in health care education, practice, and policy
3:00-3:45, Innovation 104/116
This presentation illustrates the importance and necessity of engaging patient and family perspectives in multiple health care domains including education, practice and policy. It brings together concepts of patient satisfaction, culture, social determinants of health, patient safety, and quality of health care delivery. Presenters will offer examples of patient-professional collaborative initiatives and describe in poignant terms the ethical dilemmas of costly, uncoordinated medical care. Art, lecture, demonstration, stories, and experiential opportunities will be used to illustrate the import of patient-informed curriculum and practice.

About the Plenary Speakers

Kelly Harmon, DO '05 is a full spectrum family practioner with a specific interest in resident and medical student education, substance abuse treatment in pregnancy, and IPE.
Felix Hernandez, MD, MMM, FACS is a cardiothoracic surgeon that has retired from clinical practice after 25 years to become more involved in leadership and administration at Eastern Maine Medical Center. Currently he is the Director of Undergraduate Medical Education and Physician Advisor for Peri-Operative Finance. He is a graduate of Fairfield University and the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. He completed his residency in General Surgery at Wayne State University and did his Cardiothoracic Residency at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He received his Masters in Medical Management from the Heinz School of Policy and Management at Carnegie Mellon University. He is the Regional Assistant Dean at the University of New England's College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Frank Bailey, M.Ed., is the Medical Educator at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, Maine. He received a B.S. degree in Kinesiology, Physiology, and Education with a concentration in Developmental Disabilities and M.Ed. degree in Kinesiology, Physiology, and Education with a concentration in Curriculum Design from the University of Maine at Orono. He is a certified EQ coach through the Lynn Leadership Group. He deploys tailored EQ curricula throughout the healthcare organization, with the goal of increasing team function to provide phenomenal patient care. He has assisted in designing and implementing the University of New England’s College of Osteopathic Medicine Longitudinal Integrated Curriculum.
Dr. Shelley Cohen Konrad is Professor and Director of the University of New England School of Social Work and founding Director (2009) of the UNE-Interprofessional Education Collaborative, an initiative that promotes shared learning, research, collaborative practice and service. Shelley has 30 years of clinical social work experience serving children and families. She co-founded two community programs, Kids First and Touchstone that offer low barrier services to children and their identified family systems. Shelley’s research and scholarship focuses on relational practices, arts and social work, affective learning, cultural stakeholder engagement, and interprofessional pedagogy. Her book Practice with Children and Families: A Relational Perspective was published in 2013. Shelley has keen interest in developing transformative educational methods that prepare health and social care workers to balance the rigor and constraints of twenty-first century health care with person-centered, caring approaches. She is an avid reader, art collector, gardener, baker, and enjoys time with her family on the coast of Maine.

Questions? Please contact Ian Imbert:

Co-sponsored by the Interprofessional Education Collaborative and the
Center for Excellence in Health Innovation, funded by the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation.

Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits are available for attendees.
The University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine (UNE COM) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and the Maine Medical Association‘s Committee on Continuing Medical Education and Accreditation to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The AOA Council on Continuing Medical Education approved this CME Activity for a maximum of 5.5 hours of AOA Category 1-A CME credits. UNE COM designates this CME activity for a maximum of 5.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine (UNE COM) and the UNE Interprofessional Education Collaborative and the Center for Excellence in Health Innovation (funded by the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation). UNE COM is accredited by the Maine Medical Association Council on Continuing Medical Education and Accreditation to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


IPEC and the Center for Excellence in Health Innovation, funded by the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation


Ian Imbert

(207) 221-4625

Inaugural Interprofessional (IP) Showcase

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