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Conference Invitation

Please join us from September 29 through October 2, 2015 for Collaborating Across Borders V (CAB V), in Roanoke, Virginia. The theme of this conference is The interprofessional Journey: Advancing Integration and Impact. CAB V recognizes not only how far we’ve traveled along the interprofessional journey but also how far we still have to go.

CAB V is the premier North American conference on interprofessional education (IPE) and Interprofessional collaborative practice (IPCP) in health and social care. The conference itself represents collaboration on many levels – it is co-hosted by the American Interprofessional Health Collaborative (AIHC) and the Canadian Interprofessional Health Collaborative (CIHC), and has been planned by interprofessional teams of colleagues on both sides of the border. While building upon the traditions and successes of previous CAB conferences, CAB V will accelerate the journey by engaging the expanding community of individuals, professions and organizations committed to collaboration as a the best way of providing quality care and better health outcomes.

Two new features have been introduced to CAB V. For the first time, conference registrants will have the option to participate in pre-conference workshops. And, in addition to attending panel presentations, workshops, oral presentations and interactive posters, conference participants will have the opportunity to exchange ideas about particular practices, topics or issues in discussion group sessions.

Our hosts for the CABV conference are the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute—in collaboration with Jefferson College of Health Sciences, Virginia Tech, and Carilion Clinic. Roanoke, famous for its miles of beautiful hiking trails and scenic drives, is a fitting setting for our reflections and commitment to action on the interprofessional journey.

We look forward to seeing you in Virginia!

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Sheree Aston, OD, PhD
Vice Provost, Office of Academic Affairs
Professor, College of Optometry
Western University of Health Sciences
Pomona, California
CABV USA Co-Chair
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Anne Godden-Webster, MSc
Interprofessional Experience Coordinator
Faculty of Health Professions
Dalhousie University
Halifax, Nova Scotia
CABV Canada Co-Chair

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