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Interprofessional Education: A Process of Sowing, Growing, and Reaping

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This provocative panel presentation features faculty members from the schools of nursing, social work, and pharmacy discussing how they collaborated to develop a unique multi-year, interprofessional education initiative on breast cancer. This successful collaboration may serve as a model for future interprofessional activities.


Deborah McGuire, PhD, RN, FAAN, co-director
University of Maryland School of Nursing
Sandra McLeskey, PhD, RN, former director
University of Maryland School of Nursing
Julianne Oktay, PhD, scholar-in-residence
University of Maryland School of Social Work
James A. Trovato, PharmD, MBA, BCOP, scholar-in-residence
University of Maryland School of Pharmacy


  1. 1. Describe the evolution of the Komen Partnership from a single professional activity to an interprofessional education collaboration
  2. 2. Analyze the creation and modification of a Web-based educational program reflecting the unique but complimentary roles of each health care profession
  3. 3. Appraise the opportunities and challenges created by the partnership
  4. 4. Highlight future collaborative activities that can directly reflect care of people with or at risk of breast cancer.

Location: UMSON, Room 130

Time: 4-5:30 p.m. Panel discussion will be immediately followed by a reception.

Fee: Free to all. Registration is appreciated.

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For more information, contact or 410-706-3767.