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2017 MIPERC Conference

Team Science and Virtual Healthcare

Thursday, September 21 and Friday, September 22, 2017

Richard M. DeVos Center - Grand Valley State University
401 W. Fulton Street, Grand Rapids, MI 49503


The MIPERC Conference is approved for four AMA PRA Category 1, nursing, pharmacy, and social work continuing education credits. 

Complete accreditation statements

AIHC Designation

This conference has been designated as an American Interprofessional Health Collaborative (AIHC) Affiliate Conference.



Registration Is Now Open!


MIPERC is an inter-institutional infrastructure dedicated to incorporating interprofessional practice with education in the Midwest region.  The 2017 MIPERC Conference is a regional event that features nationally-known speakers who will share their insights and experiences in interprofessional education, practice and research.    In addition to the speakers, the event will host educators and practitioners who will present their own work related to interprofessional education or practice through podium or poster presentations.  Over the years this conference has served as a catalyst for new ideas and initiatives providing opportunity for networking and developing new connections.  

Students are welcome to attend and participate!

Conference Objectives:

  • Consider opportunities to improve team performance effectiveness through the use of team science theories and techniques.
  • Describe how telehealth connected care can contribute to interprofessional collaborative practice and education.
  • Devise strategies to maximize the application of telehealth approaches in practice and education.

Call for Abstracts

PLEASE NOTE:   All acceptance notifications have been sent regarding both podium and poster abstracts.



Barbara Brandt 2017

Barbara Brandt, PhD
Director, National Center for Interprofessional
Practice and Education
Associate Vice President for Education,
Academic Health Center
University of Minnesota

Eduardo Salas 2017 Conference

Eduardo Salas, PhD
Program Director, Institute for Simulation
and Training;  Chair of Department of
Psychology, Rice University,
Houston, TX



Gwen Sandefur

Gwen Sandefur, MHSA
Spectrum Health Hospital Group
Grand Rapids, MI

John Scott 2017 Conference

John Scott, MD, MSc
Medical Director, Telehealth
Associate Director,
Hepatitis and Liver Clinic
Harborview Medical Center
University of Washington


MIPERC Preceptor Award Nominations

Nominations are now being accepted for the MIPERC Preceptor Awards. More information.



MIPERC is accepting sponsorships for the 2017 Conference.  Major sponsorships are available as well as advertising sponsorships.  Consider promoting your organization, programs, or open positions. 


Hotel Information -The conference is held during the same time period as the popular Grand Rapids ArtPrize event.  Early hotel reservations highly recommended!)

Art Prize Website - Plan some leisure time around the conference.  If you haven't been to ArtPrize before, you'll be amazed!

Experience Grand Rapids - A complete listing of things to do, restaurants, etc. in Grand Rapids. 

Invoice/Payment Form for Pay by Check - Credit Card payments are highly encouraged for your conference registration.  However, we provide this option for those who need to pay by check.  Please register as usual and submit this form with your payment.

Building and Parking Map


Questions about the conference may be directed to or call 616-331-5876.


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The MIPERC Conference is approved for AMA PRA Category 1, Nursing and Pharmacy continuing education credits.

Complete Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education and Midwest Interprofessional Practice, Education and Research Center (MIPERC).  Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education (HSCE) is jointly 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.


This program is approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval # 886706635-7985).