Lebanese American University

IPEInterprofessional Education

Second LAU Interprofessional Education Conference
Interprofessional Collaboration
In Acute and Chronic Care

Welcome Letter

Dear Colleagues, 

On behalf of The Lebanese American University (LAU) lnterprofessional Education (IPE) Program, it is our pleasure to invite you to the LAU IPE Conference under the theme of lnterprofessional Collaboration In Acute and Chronic Care, which will take place on April 20-21, 2018. Day 1 will be at the Metropolitan Hotel in Beirut, and Day 2 on LAU’s Byblos campus. 

This is the second regional conference at LAU that addresses interprofessional education and practice. On Day 1, renowned academic and professional leaders from various disciplines will provide evidence- and practice-based information on the value and implementation of interprofessional learning, collaborative practice and the global-health perspective of IPE, followed by workshops on soft skills. On Day 2, a plenary session will address interprofessional work to improve quality and safety in acute and chronic-care settings, followed by a series of parallel interactive workshops of simulation activities. These will address bridging interprofessional education and practice, IPE assessment, and team-based approaches to managing various patient-care scenarios and clinical conditions such as sepsis, diabetes, obesity and post-bariatric surgery care. 

The target audiences are practitioners/clinicians, academic and clinical administrators, quality managers, and faculty from health sciences and academic medical centers throughout the MENA region. To simulate real-world interprofessional teamwork, institutions will preferably be represented by groups of health practitioners from different fields (e.g., medicine, nursing, pharmacy, physical therapy, nutrition and dietetics, safety, quality, etc.) who routinely work together or plan to implement interprofessional learning and/or patient-care service models in acute and/or chronic care settings. The program will provide individuals and teams with knowledge and practical guidance on the benefits of IPE and its application with the aim of improving quality of care guided by a core set of values, consensus-building and shared vision. 

We look forward to having you with us. 

Best Regards,

imad-btaiche.jpgImad F. Btaiche, PharmD 

Professor and Dean, School of Pharmacy 

Chair, LAU IPE Program

nashat-mansour.jpgNashat Mansour, PhD 

Professor and Dean, School of Arts and Sciences

anahid-kulwicki.jpgAnahid B. Kulwicki, PhD 

Professor and Dean, Alice Ramez Chagoury School of Nursing


michel-mawad.jpgMichel E. Mawad, MD 

Professor and Dean, Gilbert and Rose-Marie Chagoury School of Medicine