Our recent conference on interprofessional education (IPE) further crystallized for me the sense that IPE is at a tipping point and fueled my resolve to bring IPE into the mainstream of health professions education. As I reflect on what was shared and discussed at the conference, I am excited anew by the very real possibility we have to grow this movement and implement IPE on a large scale. As we move forward, there are three underlying principles that the conference helped illuminate and which I believe must guide our future efforts.
The past year was a transformative one for the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation in which many of the ideas and plans we launched three years ago have begun to come to fruition. We are happy therefore to release our 2011 Annual Report, which aptly portrays real evidence of our impact.
In January, 2012, the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH) and the National League for Nursing, with support from the Macy Foundation, convened two simultaneous meetings on Interprofessional Education and Simulation just prior to the start of the annual 4 day International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare, which this year was in San Diego, CA.