2018 IPE Summit

What if...The Impact of Innovation and Interprofessionalism on Healthcare

  • about the summit

    Explore interprofessionalism's impact on healthcare.

    This year's IPE summit is April 9, at St. Paul RiverCentre,175 West Kellogg Boulevard.

    Join some of the most innovative minds in healthcare and business as they discuss teams, roles and the changing face of organizational structure, healthcare education and collaborative practice.

    Hotel Accommodations
    A group rate is available at The Saint Paul Hotel. Call 800-292-9292 and ask for the IPE Summit to get the offered rate, or book at www.saintpaulhotel.com (select your arrival and departure dates and enter 180408IPE as the group/block code).

    Questions? Contact us at ipe@stkate.edu or 651.690.8789.

  • agenda & speakers

    What will I learn from this year's summit?

    This year’s summit will include keynote addresses, breakout talks, and poster sessions.

    Keynote Addresses

    Dana Cho, Partner and managing Director at IDEO
    "Bridging the 3 Biggest Gaps in Healthcare Today through Human-Centered Design"

    Bon Ku, MD, Assistant Dean for Health and Design and Professor at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
    "Putting the 'Care' Back in Healthcare Through Design-Led Innovation"

    Brian Robertson, Co-Founder and Partner, HolacracyOne
    "Holacracy: The New Management System for a Rapidly Changing World"

    Heidi Gardner, Ph.D., Distinguished Fellow in the Legal Profession at Harvard Law
    "Smart Collaboration: How Professionals and Their Organizations Succeed by Breaking Down Silos"

Bon Ku, MD, MPP

Bon Ku, MD, MPP is the Assistant Dean for Health and Design and an Associate Professor at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University. Dr. Ku speaks widely on the intersection of health and design thinking.

Dr. Ku is a practicing emergency medicine physician and the founder/director of the first design thinking program in a medical school.

His innovative program that teaches future physicians to apply human-centered design to healthcare challenges has been highlighted in the The New York Times, New England Journal of Medicine Catalyst, The Huffington Post, The Philadelphia Inquirer and Inc. Magazine.

Dr. Ku has spoken widely on the intersection of health and design thinking (TEDx, South by Southwest, Mayo Clinic Transform, Stanford Medicine X, Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture) and serves on the Design and Health Leadership Group at the American Institute of Architects. He received the Health Care Innovators Award (2016) from the Philadelphia Business Journal and made the Best of Philly 2017 list in Philadelphia Magazine. Dr. Ku holds a master’s degree in Public Policy from Princeton University, MD from Penn State and a bachelor’s degree in Classical Studies from the University of Pennsylvania.

Heidi K. Gardner, PhD

Heidi K. Gardner, PhD, is a Distinguished Fellow in the Center on the Legal Profession at Harvard Law School and author of Smart Collaboration

She also serves as a Lecturer on Law and the Faculty Chair of the school’s Accelerated Leadership Program executive course. She was previously on the faculty at Harvard Business School. Gardner has also been awarded an International Research Fellowship at Oxford University’s Said Business School.

Dr. Gardner’s research focuses on leadership and collaboration in professional service firms, and her book Smart Collaboration: How Professionals and Their Firms Succeed by Breaking Down Silos was published to great acclaim by Harvard Business Press in January 2017.

Her research received the Academy of Management’s prize for Outstanding Practical Paper with Implications for Management. She has authored or co-authored more than fifty book chapters, case studies, and articles in scholarly and practitioner journals, including the Academy of Management Journal, Administrative Science Quarterly , and Harvard Business Review. Her first book, Leadership for Lawyers: Essential Strategies for Law Firm Success was co-edited with Rebecca Normand-Hochman and published in 2015.

Dr. Gardner has lived and worked on four continents, including positions with McKinsey & Co. and Procter & Gamble, and as a Fulbright Scholar. She holds a BA in Japanese Studies from the University of Pennsylvania (summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa), a master's degree from the London School of Economics (with honors), and a second master's and doctorate in organizational behavior from London Business School.

Dana Cho

Dana Cho is a partner and managing director at IDEO. Bringing deep expertise in healthcare, Dana partners with major organizations to identify key gaps and opportunity areas in our modern healthcare systems and to create impact at scale. Her diverse work encompasses mental health, personal genomics, reproductive health and aging.

Brian J. Robertson

Brian J. Robertson created Holacracy and founded HolacracyOne, the organization that is training people and companies all over the world in this new system. He is the author of Holacracy: The New Management System for a Rapidly Changing World .

Morning Sessions

Innovating Medical Care in Dementia
Michael Rosenbloom, MD, Director, HealthPartners Center for Memory & Aging

Leverage Mentoring to Inspire Potential and Drive Stronger Performance
Missy Chicre, Vice President, Product Development & Consulting Services, Menttium
Megan Cummings-Krueger, Mentoring System Facilitator, Menttium

Developing the Workforce: Innovative, Interprofessional Strategies
(Moderated Breakout)

  1. SAMHSA's Recovery to Practice.
    Laurie Curtis; MA, CPRP Virginia C. Stoffel, PhD, OT, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; Sue Pickett, PhD, Advocates for Human Potential, Inc.; and Peggy Swarbrick, PhD, OT, Rutgers University
  2. CareForce Innovation
    Penelope Moyers, EdD, OT/L, FAOTA, St. Catherine University; Lee Larson, Benedictine Health System; and Traci Larson, Presbyterian Homes & Services

Enhancing the Lives of Children through Innovative Interprofessional Practice
(Moderated Breakout)

  1. Children with Disabilities in Zambia
    Paula A. Rabaey PhD, OTR/L, St. Catherine University; Mary Hearst MPH, PhD, St. Catherine University; Donna DeGracia MPAS, PA-C, St. Catherine University; Renee Hepperlen PhD, LICSW, St. Catherine University; Jennifer Biggs Miller PT, PhD, CWS; Elizabeth Mushinda Dip RN, BSC Nursing, MHP, Catholic Medical Mission Board; and Esther Ngulube Chileshe Dip Law, B.A. ED, Catholic Medical Mission Board
  2. Interprofessional Education in Unexpected places: On-Campus Child Care
    Janet Tilstra, PhD CCC-SLP, St Cloud State University; Sarah R. Devos, St Cloud State University; Sigrid Hedman-Dennis, St Cloud State University; Dennis J. Mergen, St Cloud State University; Michelle Traub, St Cloud State University; Stacy Bakker and Benjamin Witts, St Cloud State University

Afternoon Sessions

What’s New Nationally to Support Your IPE Efforts
Barbara Brandt,PhD Director National Center for Interprofessional Practice & Education

Examining Outcomes of Innovative Interprofessional Practice
(Moderated Breakout)

  1. Crossing Over silos: Faculty and student experiences with interprofessional education
    Susan Connor,PhD, MSN, BSN, RN and Paula Byrne, DNP, PHN, RN College of St. Scholastica
  2. Interprofessional Valuing of Pre-Licensure Healthcare Students Following a Tabletop Simulation
    Mary L. Williams EdD, ATC, LAT, Sam Houston State University; Simone P. Camel PhD, RDN, LD, Sam Houston State University; Liette B. Ocker PhD, Sam Houston State University; Kelly Zinn PhD, RN, Sam Houston State University; Nicholas Grahovec MS, ATC, LAT, Sam Houston State University; and Heather Frazier PhD, RDN, LD, Sam Houston State University
  3. Transition to Practice an Interprofessional RN + RT Residency Program; Lindsay M. Schipper, Children's Minnesota; Erica Cooper, Children's Minnesota; Alicia Rummel, Children's Minnesota; Michelle Dilley, Children's Minnesota

Enhancing Communication in Interprofessional Practice
(Moderated Breakout)

  1. GoCARE: A Performance Improvement Initiative for Clinicians about Serious Illness Communication. Denise Stahl; Tammy Juriansz, Optum; Dawn Paitz, Optum; and Sherri Santos, WellMed Medical Management, Inc.
  2. Communication as a bridge to Proactive Behavior
    Ingrid Serck-Hanssen MBA,MS,LPCC, Alpha Element; Marit Solheim-Witt MA Alpha Element
  3. An Interprofessional Simulation of Working with Sign language
    Patty Gordon, MLS, CI/CT, NIC: Advanced St. Catherine University and Donna DeGracia, MPAS, PA-C St. Catherine University

Innovation in Interprofessional Education
(Moderated Breakout)

  1. Crowd Sourcing Education: Innovative minds Partnering to Advance Curative Therapies (IMPACT)
    Katherine Campbell, PhD, St. Catherine University; Vincent Anani, Mayo Clinic; Jagneet Kaur, Mayo Clinic; Rupinder Kaur, Mayo Clinic; Brian Nguyen, Mayo Clinic; and Kurt Schwieters, Mayo Clinic
  2. Falls prevention in Graduate Healthcare Curricula
    Lisa Dutton, PT, Ph.D.; Brenda Frie, EdD, OTR/L, CHT, St. Catherine University; Alvina D. Brueggemann, Ph.D., St. Catherine University; Valinda Pearson, PhD, RN, CRRN, St Catherine University
  3. Innovating Interprofessional Honors Courses
    Janet Benz DNP, RN, St. Catherine University and Brenda Frie, EdD, OTR/L, CHT, St. Catherine University
​7:30–8 a.m. Check-In
8–8:15 a.m. Welcome—Opening Comments
8:15–9:15 a.m. Keynote
Dana Cho
"Bridging the 3 Biggest Gaps in Healthcare Today through Human-Centered Design"
9:15–9:25 a.m. Coffee Break
9:30–10:45 a.m. Keynote
Bon Ku, M.D.
"Putting the 'care' Back in Healthcare Through Human-Centered Design: Access, Readiness, and Insight"
​10:45–11:45 a.m. Morning Breakout Sessions
11:45 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Posters and Networking
12–1 p.m. Lunch
1–2:15 p.m. Keynote
Heidi Gardner, Ph.D.
"Breaking Down Silos"
2:30–3:30 p.m. Afternoon Breakout Sessions
3:30–4:30 p.m. Keynote
Brian Robertson
"Holacracy: The New Management System for a Rapidly Changing World"
4:45–5 p.m. Evaluations and Adjournment

Accreditation Statement

Joint Accreditation - Interprofessional Continuing Education logoIn support of improving patient care, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Statement(s)

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this live activity for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this live activity for a maximum of 6 ANCC nursing contact hours. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Event Sponsors

Interprofessional Education at St. Kate's

As healthcare becomes more complex, collaboration between health care practitioners is critical to improve the efficiency, effectiveness, safety, and quality of patient care. Interprofessional education at St. Catherine University prepares students to be leaders with team-based clinical experience providing holistic, research-based patient-centered care.

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