14th Annual MIPERC Conference!

September 23 - 24, 2021

Expanding our reach: Responding to the needs of diverse patient populations through interprofessional advocacy, education, and research


  • Describe how social determinants of health impact health disparities and health equity.
  • Highlight the importance of IPE and IPCC in the delivery of quality health care to diverse and underserved patient populations.
  • Examine the ways in which IPE and IPCC can enhance culture competency and improve health care outcomes.


Questions regarding the conference or sponsorships can be directed to Brian Ulrich at ulrichbr@gvsu.edu or to Diane Dykstra at dykstrdi@gvsu.edu


The MIPERC Conference will take place September 23rd - 24th of 2021 and is planned to be virtual at this time.

Check back often, as we will continue to update this site with information related to abstract submission, keynote speakers, and conference registration as it becomes available!


Call for Abstracts

Abstract submission now open!

The Midwest Interprofessional Practice, Education, and Research Center invites submission of both virtual podium and virtual poster abstracts for it's upcoming 14th annual conference.  Faculty, practitioners, students, and other interested parties are encouraged to showcase their work and discuss their findings and initiatives with conference attendees from more than 40 organizations. MIPERC is an inter-institutional infrastructure dedicated to integrating interprofessional practice with education. 

Submission guidelines may be found HERE

Questions about the MIPERC Conference or abstract submission process may be directed to Brian Ulrich, Director of Interprofessional Education at ulrichbr@gvsu.edu.

Note: The deadline for abstracts is May 15, 2021.  

Preceptor Awards

Each year Grand Valley's Office of the Vice Provost for Health and it's local partners, Michigan State University and Ferris State University identify key individuals in various disciplines who deserve recognition for their dedication and contributions to student learning.  Nomination submissions will begin on March 1st and will be accepted through August 6th of 2021.  Faculty and students from these organizations are encouraged to honor individuals who have had an impact in health care education!

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