IPCE Upcoming Activities

Monday, February 4, 2019 - Friday, February 4, 2022

The Minnesota legislature authorized the Opioid Prescribing Improvement Program in 2015, which in turn called for the formation of a group of experts to recommend statewide prescribing guidelines.  On March 30, 2018, Minnesota Opioid Prescribing Guidelines, First Edition was distributed by the Minnesota Departments of Human Services and Health. This educational activity is a collaboration of the University of Minnesota and the Department of Human Services to provide physicians, nurses and pharmacists with an overview of the six essential guidelines, supplemental tools for assessment and pain management, as well as a series of case-based questions to examine opioid prescription and pain management.

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Wednesday, April 24, 2019 to Friday, April 26, 2019

Child Abuse Summit: Tips from the Team is designed to provide medical and professionals from all disciplines with the knowledge, tools, and skills needed to properly identify and respond to all types of child and family maltreatment including physical abuse, sexual abuse, and/or neglect. 

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Friday, April 26, 2019

Integrated Behavioral Healthcare: Evidence Based Practices & Innovations is a one-day interactive conference which will include plenary presentations, question-and-discussion periods, and break-out sessions on a variety of relevant topics. Course content and delivery is designed to help participants develop practical strategies and valuable networks while pursuing a plan for behavioral health integration.
This conference brings together a diverse audience of clinicians, administrators, and staff involved or interested in bringing behavioral health expertise into general medical care—to better achieve whole-person care and reduce fragmentation across the medical-mental health divide. 

While it is challenging to adapt our systems and patient care models, it is imperative that we continue to find ways to enhance the implementation of behavioral healthcare services in healthcare settings. We can accelerate our efforts by learning from each other’s attempts. Through this conference and its subsequent initiatives, it is our goal to continue to provide an educational summit where healthcare providers/organizations/teams can convene to share their insights, lessons learned, and best practices related to the effective integration of behavioral healthcare into the primary care setting.

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Wednesday, May 1, 2019 to Thursday, May 2, 2019

The goal of Health Professions Education is to develop learners who are equipped to improve health in the modern health care ecosystem. In order to meet this goal, it is fundamental that educators use data to constantly improve their educational programs and measure their effectiveness. Examples of data include clinical data, population health data, and educational data. This conference will focus on sharing strategies for gathering high-quality educational data, interpreting data, using data to drive improvement, and linking education to clinical and population outcomes.   Sessions will be highly interactive and emphasize implementable strategies.

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Thursday, May 23, 2019 to Friday, May 24, 2019

This conference is intended for multidisciplinary members who work with obese patients; these include bariatricians, psychologists, registered nurses, registered dietitians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and program managers. The material discussed during the 1.5 day course will be geared toward quality and safety improvements in the care of the obese patient population. We will have both national and local presenters speak about these vital topics that affect patient outcomes. There will also be time allotted for participants to have their questions answered during the panel discussions.

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