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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.

*For issues or suggestions on the NIPEC website, please contact Samantha Brown (skbrownPT@gmail.com)


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.

Leadership Team Positions

The ACAPT National Interprofessional Education Consortium (NIPEC) holds elections in the spring-summer during the ACAPT election cycle.  If you are a member of NIPEC, you are registered to vote. If you have not yet joined NIPEC, do so now by clicking on the "Request to Join" box above. As with any organization, formation of a leadership team is representative of its members who vote.

Persons elected to a leadership position are expected to attend the annual ACAPT Education Leadership Conference where the NIPEC annual business meeting will be held, in addition to monthly teleconferences.

NIPEC Leadership Positions and Description of Responsibilities

Chair:
The Chairperson shall preside at all meetings of the Consortium and shall be an Exofficio member of all committees except the Nominating Committee. S/he shall be the designated liaison to the ACAPT Board of Directors unless otherwise determined by the NIPEC Board of Directors. The Chairperson will assure currency of essential information on the ACAPT NIPEC Website and attend the ACAPT annual meeting.

Vice Chair:
The Vice Chairperson shall assume the duties of the Chairperson at the request of the Chairperson or in the absence or incapacitation of the Chairperson and oversee NIPEC ad hoc committees as a voting committee member.  The Vice Chair shall serve as the Parliamentarian during the Annual and Special meetings. The Vice Chair shall represent the NIPEC related to any Program Planning responsibilities for ELC. 

Secretary:
The Secretary shall be responsible for keeping the minutes of all NIPEC and Board meetings; notify NIPEC members of the date, time, and place of NIPEC meetings; maintain the NIPEC’s archives and correspondence; and make NIPEC’s minutes and rules and regulations available to the membership and to ACAPT’s executive office. 

Nominating Committee Member:
The Nominating Committee shall consist of three (3) members.  Those eligible to serve are NIPEC members elected by the membership for three (3) year terms, with one (1) member being elected each year.  The senior member of the committee shall serve as Committee Chair for the last year of his/her term.

The nominating committee shall prepare a slate of one (1) or more names for each office to be filled.  The slate (i.e. list of candidates) shall be published on the NIPEC website and distributed to the membership prior to the election.  The Nominating Chair will provide the slate, together with the information on each candidate, at least 30 days in advance of the election.

Directors-At-Large:

Chair will provide the slate, together with the information on each candidate, at least 30 days in advance of the election The Directors at Large shall serve on the Board of Directors to provide broad-based input into the decision making process of the leadership team and assist with dissemination of information to the membership. They will serve as a liaison where assigned and perform such other duties as may be applicable to the office or as directed by the Chair and Vice Chair of the Consortium.

 

Meet the NIPEC Leadership Team

NIPEC Leadership and Board Member Information

NIPEC Leadership Team

  • Chair: Myles Quiben, PT, PhD, DPT, MS
  • Vice Chair: Denise (Dee) Schilling, PT, PhD
  • Secretary: Kimberly Beran-Shepler, PT, DPT, OCS

Directors-at-Large

  • Denise G. Bender, JD, PT, M.Ed.
  • Amy Nordon-Craft, PT, DSc
  • Yasser Salem, PT, MD, PhD
  • Robert Wellmon, PT, DPT, PhD
  • Cheryl Babin, PT, DHS, MGA, CAGS

Nominating Committee

  • Chair: Amber Fitzsimmons, PT, DPTSc, MS
  • Brandy Schwarz, PT, DPT, OT, MBA, EdD
  • Laura Gras, PT, DPT, DSc, MS, GCS
  • Amy Crocker, PT, DPT, OCS

ACAPT Liaison

  • Mary Blackinton, PT, EdD

APTA Liaison

  • Anne Reicheter, PT, DPT, PhD

 

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Please join us at our annual NIPEC membership meeting taking place  during ELC, scheduled for October 16th - 18th, 2020 in Milwaukee, WI. Exact date and room location TBD. This is a working meeting and your participation makes a difference - we hope to see you there!

 

Other upcoming conferences:

CSM February 24-27, 2021 in Orlando, FL
National Academies of Practice (NAP) Forum  March 18-20, 2021 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC
IPEC Interprofessional Leadership Development Program June 16-18, 2020 at AAMC Learning Center in Washington DC
Virtual NEXUS Summit August 6th, 13th, 20th, 2020 online!
CAB VIII October 17th 2021 in Quebec, QC
All Together Better Health  10th biannual conference, October 24-27, 2020, Qatar University, Doha, Quatar

*Please see NIPEC's "Resources" tab for a list of organizations that hold regular Conferences and Workshops for the most up-to-date information*

One of NIPEC's primary initiatives is to connect people and institutions in an effort to further develop interprofessional education and practice. Please use this list to find partners in IPE and collaborative practice and to connect with others who may provide invaluable resources.

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