2018 MIPERC Conference

Developing Healthy Populations, Communities, and Systems through Interprofessional Collaboration


Thursday, September 20 and Friday, September 21, 2018


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



(Abstract deadline is June 30, 2018.)

AIHC 2018

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


Upon completion of this event, participants will be able to:

  • Consider the relevance of interprofessional collaborative practice and interprofessional education approaches to design community, population, and system interventions.
  • Propose the application of interprofessional collaborative practice knowledge and skills, commonly used in individual client situations, to communities, populations, and systems.
  • Discuss how social, economic, educational, and cultural characteristics affect population and community health.
  • Develop an appreciation for the role of advocacy in improving populations and community health.
  • Discuss the selection of approaches to evaluate the impact of interprofessional collaborative practice and interprofessional education on populations, community, and system health.

Speakers Include:

Barbara Brandt, PhD, EdM

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

Lauran Hardin, MSN, RN-BC, CNL

Lauran Hardin, MSN, RN-BC, CNL
Senior Director of Cross-Continuum Transformation at the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers

Mark Meijer photo


Mark Meijer
Life EMS Ambulance

Conference Brochure

Conference Brochure

(A detailed schedule is included in our conference brochure.)

Submit an Abstract

MIPERC is now accepting abstracts for podium and poster presentations for the 2018 Conference.   Details are included in the abstract guidelines below.  Deadline for submission is midnight, June 30.

Abstract Guidelines

Submit Abstract

Preceptor Awards

We are currently accepting nominations for the 2018 Preceptor Awards to be presented at this year's MIPERC Conference.  Awards are given to Preceptors from Grand Valley State University, Michigan State College of Human Medicine and Ferris State Pharmacy. 

More Information

Submit a Nomination


MIPERC is accepting sponsorships for the 2018 Conference.  Choose a major sponsorship or  an advertising sponsorship - consider promoting your organization, programs, or open positions.

Sponsorship Levels and Benefits

Questions may be directed to Diane Dykstra at dykstrdi@gvsu.edu or 616-331-5876.


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. Organizations may also pay sponsorship by check using this form.

Building and Parking Map


Questions about the conference may be directed to dykstrdi@gvsu.edu or call 616-331-5876.

Sponsors include:



Ferris State University logo

Bronze Sponsors

Saginaw Valley State University logo

Whie Square

Rosalind Franklin University logo

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