1st Annual MSU Denver Interprofessional Education Conference

Forging the Future: Creating Interprofessional Learning Experiences for Students

Friday, April 7, 2023 | In-Person and Online Attendance Options

This event is sponsored by the Office of the Provost, the College of Health and Human Sciences, and the Health Institute

RSVP and Attend for Free!

This event will be held at the Tivoli Turnhalle, 9am-12:30pm. Part of the Program will also be available to online attendees. Breakfast will be served at 8:15am for In-person attendees for free. We hope to see you there!

RSVP to reserve your spot: here or at https://msudenver.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3UA01GcMHfxwUmy

Deadline to RSVP is Monday, April 3rd, 2023

Questions? Email: Rae Weigand at [email protected]

MSU Denver faculty, are you looking for a scholarly activity this year?

The MSU Denver Interprofessional Education (IPE) Committee’s first conference is all about facilitating interprofessional communication among faculty to increase the impact of our courses for students. We call on you to help your fellow faculty at MSU Denver understand more about collaboration with colleagues from other departments and disciplines.

The conference has a in-person and online attendance option

Brief Program Information:


Keynote Speaker: Amy Nordon-Craft PT, DSc, will inspire us all about the importance of and tips for removing barriers to inter-professional experiences for all students from any major at MSU Denver.


Breakout Session Titles:

  • Civically Engaged and Inclusive Pedagogy
  • An Interdisciplinary Role Play Learning Activity: The Why and the How
  • Establishment of an interdisciplinary sustainability general study program for undergraduate students at MSU Denver
  • Bringing Public Safety (EMT) Experiences to Campus through Interprofessional Collegiality with Community Engagement
  • Easy to swallow? A collaborative swallowing simulation pilot between Speech, Language, Hearing Sciences and Nursing

Interested in more than a one-day event? Join our Faculty Learning Community!

Creating an Interdisciplinary Course Offering/Activity: Tools, Resources, and Help:

Interdisciplinary faculty collaborations lead to better student outcomes by increasing cognitive abilities to think critically, to see the same material through different lenses, and to practice collaboration skills; however, the steps to create and deliver IPE can be daunting. This Faculty Learning Community will provide space and colleagues with evidence-based practice resources to help you design an interprofessional activity that will be used to increase active learning in your classroom. We will assist in goal setting, communication tactics, learning objectives and outcomes, and strategies to overcome barriers in collaboration.


  • What group-level outcomes do you anticipate would result from this FLC?

Well-designed interprofessional activities/offerings to be used in courses 


  • What individual outcomes do you anticipate would result from this learning community (e.g., adoption of new teaching techniques, significantly revised course syllabi, submitted scholarly papers, etc.)?

We hope that faculty will adopt IPE and offer it for their students in their courses.  Lots of research could be done regarding IPE as there is a paucity of research, especially in Hispanic- Serving, underfunded universities. 

Questions? Email: Cindy Krentz (NUR): [email protected] or A.J. Alejano-Steele (PUB): [email protected]

IPE Inclusion

Take a look at some of the amazing things that have come from IPE’s inclusion and it’s work for the future of MSU Denver

Purpose of the IPE Committee

to facilitate rich student learning opportunities that will lead to competencies for working in our inter-professional world and therefore help students become more competent and marketable as future employees through two main activities: 1) Cultivating partnerships among faculty from different Departments/ Programs/ Disciplines that create IPE opportunities for students, and 2) Develop and implement new activities that encourage IPE to flourish at MSU Denver by a)assessing current IPE activities at MSU Denver to understand frequency and quality and barriers that exist and, b) Addressing identified needs through activities such as forums for discussion and sharing, policy making, among others.