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National Interprofessional Education Consortium (NIPEC)

The National Interprofessional Education Consortium (NIPEC) shall advance physical therapy as an integral component of Interprofessional education and practice through collaboration with other organizations nationally and internationally. The consortium shall serve as a resource and forum for faculty at ACAPT member institutions involved in Interprofessional education efforts, and promote Interprofessional education and collaborative practice within the physical therapy community through APTA.

NIPEC Elections are scheduled to take place in June. Join us for our annual meeting at ELC in Columbus, Ohio October 13-15th 2017.  See you there!

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Thanks to all who joined the NIPEC working meeting at CSM 2017 in San Antonio! Please see the minutes from the session.

Thanks to all who joined us for the working meeting at CSM 2017 in San Antonio!  Please see the minutes from the session for a summary.

Mark your calendars - Our next annual meeting will be held at ELC October 2017 at the Hyatt Regency in Columbus, OH. 

Other upcoming conferences :

Nexus Summit August 20-23 2017 Minneapolis, MN

EIPEN September 6-8th 2017 in Lausanne, Switzerland

CAB VI October 1-4th 2017 in Banff, Alberta, Canada

IPEC Institute October 18-20 2017 in Long Beach, California

The 2nd Interprofessional Simulation Conference November 14-15 2017 at Emory in Atlanta, GA

Online Voting

NIPEC online voting for election of officers occurs in the summer in concert with the ACAPT election cycle. You must be a registered member of NIPEC in order to cast a vote during the ACAPT NIPEC election and polling cycle. If you are not yet a NIPEC member, but you wish to join, please register using the link on our homepage.


2017 Election:

A SurveyMonkey poll will be sent out to all registered NIPEC members via email in mid-August to cast their ballot. Thank you to all candidates who expressed an interest in serving on the NIPEC.  All NIPEC members are eligible to hold the following leadership positions. 

Open Positions:

  • Chair: One elected for a two year term, 2017-2019
  • Secretary: One elected for a two year term, 2017-2019
  • Director: Two elected for a two year term, 2017-2019
  • Nominating Committee: One elected for a three year term (2017-2020) will serve as Chair of Nominating Committee 2019-2020. Note this is not a board position.

Please click here to review the candidates on the 2017 NIPEC slate.

Elected officers will serve their respective terms or until the election of their successors yet not to exceed 2 consecutive terms. Election of officers will be staggered.

For questions, contact amber.fitzsimmons@ucsf.edu

The term of office will begin immediately following the NIPEC Annual Business meeting held during the APTA Education Leadership Conference 2017.


A warm welcome to our newly elected Nominating Committee! Amber Fitzsimmons, Chad Lairamore, and Beth Davis. If interested in running for office please contact the nominating committee chair, Amber Fitzsimmons (amber.fitzsimmons@ucsf.edu).  If interested in joining one of our work groups, please contact the NIPEC chair, Cheryl Resnik (resnik@usc.edu).

CSM 2017

Thank you to all who joined the NIPEC working meeting at CSM 2017 in San Antonio. Please see the minutes  from the session for a summary.

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