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Conference: “Advancing Patient Care Through Interprofessional Collaboration”

April 15–16, 2016 9:00 AM
Metropolitan Hotel, Beirut

The LAU Interprofessional Education Program is hosting a two-day conference titled “Advancing Patient Care Through Interprofessional Collaboration”. 

This conference is the first in the region to address collaborative practice and interprofessional education in the hospital setting. International leaders will deliver state-of-the-art presentations on interprofessional education and collaborative practice on Day 1 at the Metropolitan Hotel in Beirut. A plenary session on the interprofessional elements embedded in the Joint Commission International (JCI) Standards will be of benefit for hospitals seeking accreditation or reaccreditation through JCI. On Day 2, at LAU’s Byblos campus, presentations and workshops will focus on how to introduce collaborative practice approaches for preventing iatrogenic complications, decreasing patient length of stay, and increasing satisfaction of patients and professional staff. The interactive workshops on Day 2 will enable teams to gain hands-on experience through participation in team-based simulation activities.

Target audience for the conference will be clinicians, clinical administrators and faculty from academic medical centers and teaching hospitals throughout the MENA region. Preferably, medical centers and hospitals will send teams composed of clinicians (e.g. medicine, nursing, pharmacy, physiotherapy, dietetics, etc.), clinical administrators, and/or quality management professionals that routinely work together in delivering care in a given setting (e.g. ICU, ER, surgery, medicine). The program will enable these teams to gain knowledge of the benefits of interprofessional collaboration and provide guidance for enhancing the collaborative practice in their own setting.

Click here for more information on the conference planning committee, topics and registration.


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