Nexus 2017 Pre-Conference Workshops

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Pre-Conference Workshops

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Join us on Sunday to take a deeper dive into practical aspects of interprofessional practice and education implementation. These workshops will provide hands-on experience in an interactive environment.

WHEN: Morning sessions 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. / Afternoon sessions 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Lunch on own 12:00- 1:00 p.m.

FEE: $125 half day, $250 full day. 

Please note: Registration for these workshops is limited and will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Registration for these workshops is not included in the full conference registration fee and must be added during the registration process.


Wellbeing & Resilience for Health Professionals 

Workshop A

Presented by:
University of Minnesota Center for Spirituality and Healing
Mary Jo Kreitzer, PhD, RN, FAAN, Founder and Director
Megan Voss, RN, DNP, Assistant Professor

Douglas Kennedy, Ph.D. 

FULL DAY SESSION (8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., lunch 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.)

Stress and burnout are widespread problems in healthcare professionals. In this workshop, participants will learn self-care strategies and develop them to improve wellbeing and resiliency. Skills learned will reduce the stress and burnout often experienced in healthcare professions. The strategies participants learn in this workshop will enhance the wellbeing of their teams and workplaces, and ultimately that of their patients


Demystifying Concepts in Assessment: How to Evaluate and Adapt Assessment Tools Designed to Measure Interprofessional Teamwork and Collaborative Practice

Workshop B

Presented by:
Jane Lindsay Miller, PhD, Director, Academic Health Center Simulation Center/Interprofessional Education and Resource Center, University of Minnesota
Claudio Violato, PhD, Professor and Assistant Dean, Medical School, University of Minnesota

Anne Woll, MS, Associate Director, Academic Health Center Simulation Center/Interprofessional Education and Resource Center, University of Minnesota


In this session, we explore internationally-accepted standards for validity and reliability, and interrogate their application to tools for assessing interprofessional teamwork and collaborative practice skills (Downing, Yudkowsky 2009; Messick 1990; Downing 2003). Unified validity theory (Messick 1990) will be used as a reference, and participants will be exposed to sources of validity evidence based on guidelines from the Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing (2014). Resources for selecting and creating valid and reliable assessment tools will be shared. Presenters will speak from their own experience using these tools (some of which will be drawn from the Center’s collection) in both simulated and clinical contexts. Participants will have the opportunity to share their own experiences and to seek guidance in assessment and evaluation of IPECP.


A First Look at Preceptors in the Nexus: Interprofessional Learning IN Practice for Preceptors and Site Development

Workshop C

Presented by:
Sarah Shrader, PharmD, Clinical Associate Professor, University of Kansas School of Pharmacy
Brian Sick, MD, Interprofessional Academic Deputy, University of Minnesota


This workshop is designed to provide an introduction to the key elements of the two-day 'Preceptors in the Nexus' workshop.  Interactive and fast-paced, participants will learn how to create a culture of interprofessional collaboration that aligns education and practice in clinical settings.


Leveraging Interprofessional Design Thinking to Improve Education, Healthcare Outcomes and Return on InvestmentSOLD OUT

Workshop D

Presented by:
Gerri Lamb, PhD, RN, FAAN, Center for Advancing Interprofessional Practice, Education, and Research, Arizona State University
Christopher Purdy, AIA, LEED, AP, Director, Higher Education Practice, SmithGroup JJR
Lesley Manson, PsyD, Clinical Assistant Professor, Arizona State University
James Scott Reeves, Instructor, Arizona State University's Design School


When most people encounter the concept of design thinking, they picture a piece of art or building. Design thinking is so much more - especially when it's interprofessional. In this workshop led by a team of healthcare and design professionals, participants use a variety of design thinking methods, like charrettes and innovation space techniques, to re-envision and improve interprofessional education, care delivery processes, patient outcomes and ROI.


Educating Health Professionals to Address the Social Determinants of Health - SOLD OUT

Workshop E

Presented by:
Antonia M. Villarruel, PhD, RN, FAAN – Professor and Margaret Bond Simon Dean of Nursing Senior, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
Jorge Delva, PhD, MSW Professor and Associate Dean, University of Michigan School of Social Work
Patricia Cuff, MS., MPH – Director, Global Forum on Innovations in Health Professions Education The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
Sandra D. Lane, PhD, MPH, Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor of Public Health & Anthropology, Research Professor Upstate Medical University


A Framework for Educating Health Professionals to Address the Social Determinants of Health (SDH) was the second most downloaded National Academies report published in 2016. The 55 members of the Global Forum on Innovation in Health Professional Education who called for and financially supported the study leading to this report, come from 19 different health professions representing various educational and health system organizations. The consensus study committee who developed the framework was charged with this task in response to an overwhelming recognition that educators and practitioners need to work together to effectively address the critical and pressing social barriers to achieving health. Antonia Villarruel and Jorge Delva, members of the committee, and Patricia Cuff, Director of the Global Forum, will lead this interactive workshop, based upon the SDH Framework and proposed elements for success.

Participants are encouraged to come prepared to the workshop by reading the SDH report and be particularly familiar with Chapter 4. During the workshop, participants will actively use the Conceptual Model for Strengthening Health Professional Education in the Social Determinants of Health [Figure 4-2, p. 92] and other important concepts to apply to their own situations, developing reflection on future action back home.

Note: Those registering for the program may consider bringing a team of two or more to benefit more fully from the program.

At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Analyze the Conceptual Model for Strengthening Health Professionals Education in the SDOH report in the context of their own health professions education programs
  • Explore the practical implications of the domains of lifelong learning and in education, organization and community to use in planning and implementing their SDOH strategic approaches for success
  • Write a SDH action planning reflection to engage their teams back home