Nexus 2017 Plenary Session

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Plenary Sessions

True North: Advancing Interprofessional Practice and Education in Turbulent Times

Lewis Sandy, MD, FACP, Executive Vice President, Clinical Advancement, United Health Group 

Monday, August 21, 2017, 8:00 – 9:45 a.m., Grand Ballroom

We are living in turbulent times as the United States is once again on the cusp of significant change in health policy direction, fueling anxiety and uncertainty about the future. It is complex and confusing, with policymakers, stakeholders and the public debating health policy that will impact their future. In our opening session, Dr. Sandy will describe how all of us, in the face of a rapidly changing environment, must continue our core work in interprofessional practice and education. Furthermore, he will outline his views around “True North”:  Reorganizing the health care delivery system in new ways, creating and supporting care teams, advancing value-based payment systems, and responding to what patients and families want from health care.

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Improving the Health, Well-Being, and Resilience of Health Professionals Within and Beyond Education

Mary Jo Kreitzer, PhD, RN, Director and Founder, Professor, Center for Spirituality and Healing, University of Minnesota

Monday, August 21, 2017, 12:00 p.m. lunch presentation, Grand Ballroom

For many in the health professions, stress begins early in their education and is particularly evident when beginning clinical rotations. Stress can be exacerbated as students and trainees are exposed to faculty and preceptors who are struggling to deal with their own stress and unwittingly become negative role models to their learners. This session will focus on the causes of work-related stress for health professionals and the importance of addressing systems and culture issues as well as strategies to improve personal health, wellbeing and resilience.

Panel Discussion - The Provocateur Perspective: Why Bold Leadership is Required in a Changing Landscape

Stephanie Gardner, PharmD, EdD, Provost and Chief Academic Officer, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Peter H. Vlasses, PharmD, DSc (Hon), Executive Director Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education

Warren Newton, MD, MPH, Director, North Carolina Area Health Education Centers Program Vice Dean, University of North Carolina School of Medicine

Tuesday, August 22, 2017, 8:00 – 9:45 a.m., Grand Ballroom

Advancing IPE to the next level in a rapidly changing environment will require distinctive, provocative leadership. Each of the leaders on this panel have never been hesitant to speak their mind or shy away from a challenge. Like most of us, each panelist is currently impacted in different ways by the uncertain direction in health care policy and education. How is each of them addressing the current climate, and how can we learn from their experience in order to continue the momentum we’ve established in IPE?