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National Interprofessional Education Consortium (NIPEC)

The National Interprofessional Education Consortium (NIPEC) shall advance physical therapy as an integral component of Interprofessional education and practice through collaboration with other organizations nationally and internationally. The consortium shall serve as a resource and forum for faculty at ACAPT member institutions involved in Interprofessional education efforts, and promote Interprofessional education and collaborative practice within the physical therapy community through APTA.

Thank you to all who attended the NIPEC annual membership meeting at ELC inJacksonville, FL. Please see a summary of our working meeting discussion soon under "minutes."

*For issues or suggestions on the NIPEC website, please contact Samantha Brown (skbrownPT@gmail.com)


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The National Interprofessional Education Consortium (NIPEC) shall advance physical therapy as an integral component of Interprofessional education and practice through collaboration with other organizations nationally and internationally. The consortium shall serve as a resource and forum for faculty at ACAPT member institutions involved in Interprofessional education efforts, and promote interprofessional education and collaborative practice within the Physical Therapy community through APTA.

Leadership Team Positions

The ACAPT National Interprofessional Education Consortium (NIPEC) will hold elections in the spring-summer during the ACAPT election cycle.  If you are a member of NIPEC, you are registered to vote. If you have not yet joined NIPEC, do so now by clicking on the Request to Join Box above. As with any organization, formation of a leadership team is representative of its members who vote.

Persons elected to a leadership position are expected to attend the annual APTA Education Leadership Conference where the NIPEC annual business meeting will be held, in addition to monthly teleconferences.

NIPEC Leadership Positions and Description of Responsibilities:

Chair:
The Chairperson shall preside at all meetings of the Consortium and shall be an Exofficio member of all committees except the Nominating Committee. S/he shall be the designated liaison to the ACAPT Board of Directors unless otherwise determined by the NIPEC Board of Directors. The Chairperson will assure currency of essential information on the ACAPT NIPEC Website and attend the ACAPT annual meeting.

Vice Chair:
The Vice Chairperson shall assume the duties of the Chairperson at the request of the Chairperson or in the absence or incapacitation of the Chairperson and oversee NIPEC ad hoc committees as a voting committee member.  The Vice Chair shall serve as the Parliamentarian during the Annual and Special meetings. The Vice Chair shall represent the NIPEC related to any Program Planning responsibilities for ELC. 

Secretary:
The Secretary shall be responsible for keeping the minutes of all NIPEC and Board meetings; notify NIPEC members of the date, time, and place of NIPEC meetings; maintain the NIPEC’s archives and correspondence; and make NIPEC’s minutes and rules and regulations available to the membership and to ACAPT’s executive office. 

Nominating Committee Member:
The Nominating Committee shall consist of three (3) members.  Those eligible to serve are NIPEC members elected by the membership for three (3) year terms, with one (1) member being elected each year.  The senior member of the committee shall serve as Committee Chair for the last year of his/her term.

The nominating committee shall prepare a slate of one (1) or more names for each office to be filled.  The slate (i.e. list of candidates) shall be published on the NIPEC website and distributed to the membership prior to the election.  The Nominating Chair will provide the slate, together with the information on each candidate, at least 30 days in advance of the election.

Directors-At-Large:

Chair will provide the slate, together with the information on each candidate, at least 30 days in advance of the election The Directors at Large shall serve on the Board of Directors to provide broad-based input into the decision making process of the leadership team and assist with dissemination of information to the membership. They will serve as a liaison where assigned and perform such other duties as may be applicable to the office or as directed by the Chair and Vice Chair of the Consortium.

 

Meet the NIPEC Leadership Team

NIPEC Leadership and Board Member Information

NIPEC Leadership Team

  • Chair: Cheryl Resnik, PT, DPT, FAPTA, and fellow of the National Academies of Practice
  • Vice Chair: Dee Schilling, PT, PhD
  • Secretary: Kimberly Beran-Shepler, PT, DPT

Directors-at-Large

  • Myles Quiben, PT, DPT, MS, PhD
  • Shelene Thomas, PT, DPT, EdD
  • Amy Nordon-Craft, PT, DSc
  • Yasser Salem, PT, MD, PhD
  • Robert Wellmon, PT, DPT, PhD

Nominating Committee

  • Chair: Beth P. Davis, PT, DPT, MBA
  • Amber Fitzsimmons, PT, DPTSc, MS
  • Brandy Schwarz, PT, DPT, OT, MBA, EdD

ACAPT Liaisons

  • Mary Blackinton, PT, EdD
  • Sandy Brooks

 

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2019 Minutes

2018 Minutes

 

2017 Minutes

 

2016 Minutes

 

2015 Minutes

 

2014 Minutes

 

Thank you to those who attended the NIPEC annual membership working meeting in October at ELC in Jacksonville, FL. Please review a summary of the discussion under "minutes."

 

Other upcoming conferences:

CSM February 12-15, 2020 in Denver, CO
National Academies of Practice (NAP) Forum  March 12-14, 2020 in San Diego, CA
IPEC Institute May 23-24, 2019 Spring Faculty Development Institute at AAMC Learning Center in Washington DC
Heartland Interprofessional Education Conference (HIPE) August 1-2, 2019 in Omaha, NE
NEXUS Summit August 18-20, 2019 in Minneapolis, MN
CAB VII October 20-23 2019 in Indianapolis, IN
All Together Better Health 10th biannual conference 2020 date TBA, in Doha, Quatar

*Please see NIPEC's "Resources" tab for a list of organizations that hold regular Conferences and Workshops for the most up-to-date information*

One of NIPEC's primary initiatives is to connect people and institutions in an effort to further develop interprofessional education and practice. Please use this list to find partners in IPE and collaborative practice and to connect with others who may provide invaluable resources.

NIPEC Members

2019 Election Results

Congratulations to our newly elected NIPEC officers and committee members! New officers will be introduced during the 2019 NIPEC annual meeting at the APTA Education Leadership Conference (ELC) in Bellevue, WA (October 18-20th). Terms of office began immediately following the NIPEC annual business meeting at ELC. Elected officers will serve their respective terms or until the election of their successors yet not to exceed 2 consecutive terms. Election of officers is staggered. 

Chair: One elected for a 2 year term, 2019-2021

  • Myles Quiben

Secretary: One elected for a 2 year term, 2019-2021

  • Kimberly Beran

Directors at Large: Two elected for a two year term, 2019-2021 

  • Denise Bender
  • Cheryl Babin

Nominating Committee Member: two elected for a three year term (2019-2022) will serve as Chair of the Nominating Committee 2020-2021. Note, this is not a board position.

  • Amy Crocker
  • Laura Gras

We would like to thank all those who ran for office and encourage anyone interested in running for NIPEC office next year to contact our nominating committee chair, Beth Davis (bethpdavis@emory.edu).  Thank you, too, to all of our outgoing leadership, your initiatives have helped build NIPEC from the ground up.  A special thank you to Cheryl Resnik who worked with ACAPT to develop this consortia from the beginning and whose dedication and leadership has grown NIPEC's outreach and membership to the robust consortia it is today.

We also invite those who would like to be more involved in the NIPEC to contact the NIPEC chair to learn more about joining one of our work group initiatives.   

 

 

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