Brookes to jointly host international conference on healthcare

Wednesday, 31 August 2016

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Next week (6-9 September) Oxford Brookes will jointly host the eighth international conference on interprofessional practice and education (IPE); the first time in 10 years it has been hosted in Europe.

The conference, All Together Better Health (ATBH), is the leading global IPE conference, bringing together healthcare providers and industry leaders, educators, students and policymakers to advance interprofessionalism locally, regionally and worldwide.

Oxford Brookes is hosting the conference together with the University of Oxford and The Centre for the Advancement of Interprofessional Education (CAIPE). This year’s conference will build on the content of previous ATBH conferences, reflecting the contemporary focus on improving healthcare for the population.

Dr Richard Gray, Chair of CAIPE said: “The conference steering group is delighted to be welcoming health and social care staff, students and service users from all over the world to the bi annual All Together Better Health conference. The focus of this years’ conference is Values Based Interprofessional Education and Practice, which, along with evidence-based practice, underpins the decision-making by health and social care teams and service users.

 “It is a great opportunity for participants, whether a practitioner, service user, student, teacher or researcher, to compare perspectives, exchange experience and share expertise.”

The conference will bring together over 10 influential guest speakers for sessions on interprofessional practice, including Dame Sue Bailey a Consultant Child and Adolescent Forensic Psychiatrist and former President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists; Julia Samuel MBE, founder patron and trustee of Child Bereavement UK and Lord Victor Adebowale CBE, Chief Executive of the social care enterprise Turning Point.

The conference steering group is delighted to be welcoming health and social care staff, students and service users from all over the world to the bi annual All Together Better Health conference.

Dr Richard Gray, Chair of CAIPE

Students attending will also have the opportunity to take part in a Health and Social Care Team Challenge with others from around the world, presenting a patient case scenario to a panel of experts.

Oxford Brookes' Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research and Global Partnerships, Professor Linda King, will be delivering the opening speech and welcoming visitors to Oxford.

The plenary session will be held in The Sheldonian Theatre in Oxford’s city centre, with additional sessions taking place in the University of Oxford’s Examination Schools.

In 2014 the conference was held in Pittsburgh, USA and well-attended; the next conference will be in Auckland, New Zealand in 2018.

For more information about the ATBH Conference visit the website.