Learn more about innovative approaches for enhancing interprofessional collaboration and actively engaging patients and families. Connect, learn, share insights, and reflect with others from across the U.S. and internationally. You are warmly invited to contribute your experiences, curiosity, wisdom, and expertise.
- Discuss implications of collaborative care for the clinical learning environment across the health professions.
- Identify challenges and propose solutions that may be encountered when implementing collaborative care at your home institution.
- Participate in simulations that highlight principles of collaborative care in diverse clinical and non-clinical environments.
- Participate in reflection exercises and identify how these and similar exercises could be operationalized at your home institution.
Conference Dates: September 19 - 21
Wendy Nickel is the Director of the American College of Physician’s Centers for Quality (C4Q) and Patient Partnership in Healthcare (CPPH). The C4Q facilitates programs to support clinicians in improving disease prevention and treatment for patients living with chronic illness. The CPPH develops programs and resources to support improved partnerships between patients, their families, and healthcare professionals in individual interactions and health system transformation. Wendy has over 20 years of experience in healthcare, focused on patient advocacy and improving quality, safety and the experience of care.
Prior to joining ACP, Wendy led the Center for Hospital Innovation and Improvement at the Society of Hospital Medicine. In that role, she was responsible for the society’s national quality and safety strategy. In 2012, the Center was honored with the prestigious John M. Eisenberg Award for national innovation in safety and quality. She also led the society’s efforts to reduce unnecessary testing and treatments in hospital medicine.
Previously, she held leadership positions in patient partnership, quality and safety at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the Albert Einstein Healthcare Network. Ms. Nickel earned a Master in Public Health degree from Emory University.
Jake Jennings is the Program Manager of the East Calgary Family Care Clinic, an interprofessional primary care clinic serving people with complex high needs. Generally a curious guy, Jake is currently exploring the question of how to create healthy and effective organizations. In the past he has worked as an EMT, managed various community based mental health programs and is a founding board member of the Veterans Transition Network, a national non-profit organization. He is a graduate of Royal Roads University’s MBA program with a specialization in leadership and Prescott College’s Master of Arts program in Counselling Psychology.