National and International Presentations

Dr. Lisa Jane Jacobsen during the CTSI Event.

IPE Leadership Team member, Dr. Lisa Jane Jacobsen presented her poster titled: 856 Student and Faculty from 9 professional Programs Come Together to Learn Interprofessional Strategies to Treat Opioid Dependence at the Taking Action Together: A Community Conversation on Opioids event hosted at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences on Thursday, February 28th. The event, co-hosted by the Erie Niagara Area Health Education Center (ENAHEC) and UB’s Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) was designed to bring together the multiple groups who are working to address the community’s opioid epidemic, as well as to showcase how opioid research can inform policy and impact delivery of care. 

During the networking session, Dr. Jacobsen presented on the Office of Interprofessional Education Fall IP Forum, Confronting Opioid Dependence: An Interprofessional Strategy. Dr. Jacobsen explained to attendees the logistics of the Fall IP Forum and how the student learning experiences were built by leadership team members from each of the 12 different health professions at UB. Jacobsen discussed the importance of collaborative practice to combat the opioid use disorder crisis and how the Fall IP forum's have shown positive student results in the understanding, prevention, and treatment of opioid use disorder. 

On August 30th, Assistant Vice President for Interprofessional Education, Patricia J. Ohtake, PT, PhD, was a featured panelist for the Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) Webinar An IPE Approach to the Opioid Epidemic. This webinar highlighted current interprofessional education approaches to prevention of this serious public health crisis and strategies for the management of the opioid epidemic at both the patient and population levels. Dr. Ohtake and fellow panelist, Wendy E. Braund, MD, MPH, MSEd, FACPM from the University at Pittsburgh, shared the interprofessional educational initiatives that address the opioid epidemic at their respective institutions, including the instructional design, implementation, and assessment of student outcomes.

Dr. Ohtake described the UB Office of Interprofessional Education’s annual Interprofessional Forum, Confronting Opioid Dependence: An Interprofessional Approach that prepares ~ 800 students from 12 health professions to reduce the opioid epidemic. Using a hybrid learning approach that includes online learning and in-person large and small group sessions, students explore solutions through patient case discussions and public health approaches for prevention and intervention.

* To view archived webinar, follow link above, and scroll to bottom of the page and complete form. 

Ohtake PJ. The Art of Debrief: Reaping the Benefits of Simulation. Presentation at the 2nd Interprofessional Simulation Conference: Simulation as a Tool to Promote Interprofessional Education and Practice. Emory University, Atlanta, GA. November 14 – 15, 2017.

Jacobsen LJ, Lesse A, Antonson D, Boje K, Elze D, Fusco N, Stuhlmiller C, Sheehan D, Symons A, Ohtake PJ. 856 Students and Faculty from 9 Professional Programs Come Together to Learn Interprofessional Strategies to Treat Opioid Dependence. Poster presentation at the AAMC Live Serve Lead 2016 Conference. Boston, MA. November 3 - 7, 2017.

Ohtake PJ, Jacobsen LJ, Lesse A, Antonson D, Boje K, Elze D, Fusco N, Stuhlmiller C, Sheehan D, Symons A, Vest B. Differential Impact of an Interprofessional Forum on Health Professions Students’ Attitudes toward Collaborative Practice. Poster presentation at the Collaborating Across Borders VI (CAB VI) Conference. Banff, AB, Canada. October 1 – 4, 2017.

Grinslade S, Sessanna L, Bangia P, McDonald PW, Salinas A, Douglas J, Falukner N. Improving the Health of Populations through an Academic-Community Partnership. Poster presentation at the Sigma Theta Tau International’s 28th Nursing Research Congress, Dublin Ireland. July 29, 2017.

Matteliano M, Ohtake PJ. Development, Implementation, and Assessment of an Interprofessional Acute Care Simulation-Based Learning Experience. Poster presentation at the American Occupational Therapy Association Conference. Philadelphia, PA. March 30 - April 2, 2017.

Local and Regional Presentations

Elze DE, Jacobsen LJ, Fusco NM, Vest BM, Ohtake PJ. Quality Improvement Strategies for Interprofessional Forums for Health Professions Students. Presentation at the UB Assessment 5.0 - Continuous Improvement Conference. Buffalo, NY. September 29, 2017.

Terreri LA, Homish GG, Wahler RG Jr, Brody PM Jr, Ohtake, PJ. Impact of Interprofessional Falls Risk Assessment Program on Student Perceptions of Other Healthcare Professionals. Poster presentation at the UB School of Public Health and Health Professions Perry Poster Day. Buffalo. NY. April 20, 2017.