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SCU Team Attends Interprofessional Conference (IPEC)

IPEC Conference group

Jonathon Egan, DC, Ph.D., Dean of Los Angeles College of Chiropractic (LACC), and four colleagues from Southern California University of Health Sciences (SCU) attended the Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) conference in Herndon, Virginia, Oct. 5-7. The conference, titled Interprofessional Education: Building a Framework for Collaboration, is a premier event for facilitation of interprofessional education. SCU has been sending representatives to this conference for several years, consistent with our mission of educating students as competent, caring, and successful integrative healthcare practitioners.

“SCU is committed to being recognized as the premier evidence-based integrative healthcare university,” says Dr. Egan. “That makes this conference on interprofessional healthcare of particular interest.” As an integrative healthcare university, SCU is home to the historic LACC, the College of Eastern Medicine, a new Master of Science: Physician Assistant (MSPA) program, and programs in massage and ayurveda. “Our commitment to interdisciplinary healthcare is evident in everything we do at SCU,” says Dr. Egan. “Participation in this conference and collaboration helps us stay connected to the evidence and best-practices in the field.”

Dr. Egan was joined at IPEC by Dr. Tom Bodette, Dr. Angela Davidson, Dr. Ana Facchinato, and Dr. Henry Hwang. The five of them represent chiropractic and acupuncture, teaching and administration, and classroom and clinic. Prior attendees from SCU have also been from across SCU’s colleges and have included classroom and clinical faculty and administrators. SCU continues to support IPEC’s mission to infuse a continuing passion for – and provide training in–the best of interprofessional education and interdisciplinary healthcare.

For more information on IPEC, visit https://ipecollaborative.org/. For more information about integrative healthcare at Southern California University of Health Sciences, visit www.scuhs.edu.

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