Interprofessional Education Webinar Series

Including the Patient and Student Voice in the Interprofessional Education and Practice:

An Interactive Panel Presentation

presented by Sarah Shrader and Shelley Cohen Konrad

Thursday, March 16, 2017, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Teaching and Learning Center - 920 Madison Ave Suite 424

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Interprofessional education and practice (IPECP) initiatives are expanding in our health education and healthcare systems. These initiatives are created to enhance student learning and improve the overall quality of healthcare and satisfaction of patients. Including patients as informants to health curriculum ensures fidelity between earned knowledge and real world experience. Encouraging students to be active developers in IPE initiatives, guarantees that they will reap optimal benefits from their learning activities. For both students and patients, having voice as end-users of IPECP is important.


  • Describe theories and patient-centered priorities that underscore the need for patient-informed curriculum in interprofessional education.
  • Provide exemplars of patient-generated interprofessional learning.
  • Discuss student impact and input in interprofessional education and practice.

Sarah Shrader, PharmD, FCCP, BCPS, CDE

Dr. Sarah Shrader graduated from pharmacy school at the University of Kansas and completed two years of post-graduate pharmacy residency training at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). She completed a PGY1 residency in pharmacy practice followed by a PGY2 residency in ambulatory care/family medicine. Her current position is Clinical Associate Professor at the University Of Kansas School of Pharmacy. She is the Director of Interprofessional Education in the School of Pharmacy. She was previously an assistant/associate professor at the St Louis College of Pharmacy and the South Carolina College of Pharmacy- MUSC Campus. She works closely with the center for interprofessional education at the university level, specifically focusing efforts on campus-wide longitudinal curriculum activities, simulation, faculty development, and clinical practice site/preceptor development for interprofessional practice and education. Her current pharmacy practice site is in the Family Medicine Interprofessional Teaching Clinic. She has presented and published scholarship of her efforts with interprofessional education and practice.

Shelley Cohen Konrad PhD, LCSW, FNAP

Dr. Shelley Cohen Konrad is a Professor and Interim Director of the University of New England's School of Social Work and director of UNE's Interprofessional Education Collaborative, which provides guidance and resources for IPE initiatives throughout the university and for Maine's communities. Dr. Cohen Konrad has 30 years of experience as a clinical social worker serving children, families, and child-centered systems. Over the last ten years, Dr. Cohen Konrad has established a national reputation as an advocate and scholar for interprofessional and collaborative practice education. She has published widely on these topics in peer-reviewed journals and serves as an associate editor for the Journal of Interprofessional Care and the Journal of Family Social Work. Dr. Cohen Konrad is an invited speaker to conferences and trainings across the U. S. and Canada. She is the co-recipient of a number of federal and foundation grants to support and advance the national interprofessional practice and education.


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