The patient's voice in IPE
I was a conference committee member for and attended the conference: 'Where the patient voice in health professions education' (WTPV) in Vancouver last week. There were 260 delegates including community members, patients, service users, carers as well as academics, health professionals and educators. Note that patient here is an umbrella term for people in the health and social care system as recipients. Many of the presentations and discussions had an interprofessional focus. I think that patient involvement as educators and IPE have a lot of synergies and would be interested in hearing other people's views on this and how they are involving patients in education as active members including at development and assessment/evaluation levels.