Advancing SUNY IPE Program Infrastructure and Resources: Fostering Success


Monday, May 13th, 2019

8:00 A.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Location for your institution is listed below

Program Schedule


8:00 am  Welcome and Site Introductions | Conference Overview

8:15 am  Keynote 

I Dream of the “Perfect IPE Office”

Amy Blue, PhD

Associate Vice President for Interprofessional Education

University of Florida Health

Clinical Professor and Associate Dean for Educational Affairs

College of Public Health and Health Professions

8:45 am  Keynote      

The 12-year Development of a Center for Interprofessional Education: Sharing lessons Learned – The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Elena Umland, PharmD, FNAP

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor, Jefferson College of Pharmacy

Associate Provost of Interprofessional Practice and Education

Thomas Jefferson University

Co-Director, Jefferson Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education

9:15 am  Innovation Sprint Introduction and Instructions - Creative Problem Solving with Hadar Borden (

9:30 am  Local Site Innovation Sprint

10:15 am  Site presentations

11:00 am  Collaborative Discussion to Prioritize Best Practices, Challenges, and Potential Solutions

11:45 am  Participant Survey and Program Evaluation

12:00pm   Conclusion and Farewell

Program Description

This Conversations in the Disciplines conference focuses on identifying optimal infrastructure and resource strategies that will foster successful development, implementation, and assessment of interprofessional collaborative practice education programs at SUNY institutions. Building on the strategies shared by our keynote speakers who are national experts in IPE, participants will collectively contribute to the development of guiding principles for infrastructure and resources for IPE program frameworks and initiatives within and across SUNY colleges and universities to assure maintenance of the highest accreditation standards, as well as to support improved teamwork and patient outcomes in health professions education.

Participating Institutions:

Binghamton University

Room Location: PB - 108

Site Contact: Gail B. Rattinger, PharmD, PhD

Contact Information: | 201-334-2511

Stony Brook University

Room Location: Health Sciences Center - Level 2, School of Nursing Graduate Conference Room 

Site Contact: Annie Rohan, PhD, RN, NNP-BC, CPNP-PC, FAANP

Contact Information:

SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Room Location: Public Health Academic Building (PHAB) A, B, C  

Site Contact: Brigitte C. Desport, DPS, OTR/L, BCP, ATP and Lori Hoepner, DrPH, MPH

Contact Information:

Dr. Brigitte Desport | Cell: (917) 603-2385 | Office: (718) 270-7457, (718) 270-7731

Dr. Lori Hoepner | Cell: (917) 941-8009 | Office: (718) 613-8314

SUNY Polytechnic Institute

Room Location: G152

Site Contact: Kathleen M. Rourke PhD, MSN, RN, RD

Contact Information: Cell: 315-219-7059 | Office: 315-792-7296  

SUNY Upstate Medical University

Room Location: New Academic Building, room 1143

Site Contact: Darren J. Carboni, MBA

Contact Information: 315-464-3915

University at Buffalo

Room Location: Kimball 430

Site Contact:  Patricia J. Ohtake PhD, PT and Ali Bologna

Contact Information: 

Dr. Patricia Ohtake | 716-829-3217

Ali Bologna - | 716-829-2023