Great excitement: Ten days to AfrIPEN’s First Symposium for Interprofessional Education in Africa.

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History in the making! In 10 days’ time the Africa Interprofessional Education Network (AfrIPEN), the University of Namibia and Stellenbosch University will welcome delegates to the First Symposium for Interprofessional Education in Africa. This symposium follows the establishment of AfrIPEN in 2015 and the Network’s first strategic planning workshop in 2016.

We are honoured to have two great IPE experts as guest speakers, Proff John Gilbert and Jill Thistlethwaite,

Professor Jill Thistlethwaite is a health professions education consultant and a practising family physician.  She is affiliated to the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) and the University of Queensland.  Jill received her medical degree from the University of London and was a general practitioner in a semi-rural practice in the north of England for 12 years.  She became an academic medical educator in 1996, and subsequently obtained her Masters in Medical Education from the University of Dundee and her PhD in shared decision making and medical education from the University of Maastricht.  Jill has been working in Australia since 2003.  Her major interests are interprofessional education (IPE), communication skills and professionalism.  She has written one book on values-based interprofessional collaboration, co-authored 4 books and co-edited three – the most recent on leadership development for IPE and collaborative practice. She has also published over 80 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters. In 2014, Jill spent 4 months as Fulbright senior scholar at the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education.

Dr. John Gilbert is Principal & Professor Emeritus, University of British Columbia College of Health Disciplines. He is the Co-Chair of the Canadian Interprofessional Health Collaborative, an Adjunct Professor at Dalhousie University and the University of Pittsburgh, and a consultant in health education policy.


Symposium themes

  • IPE: Building partnerships
  • IPE: Sharing best practice and educational resources
  • IPE: Faculty development
  • IPE: Collaborative research

Event details:

Dates: Thursday 21 September 2017 (08:00 – 16:00)

Friday 22 September 2017 (08:00 –15:30)

Venue: CES boardroom, number F10, Second Floor, Old Library, University of Namibia, 340 Mandume Ndemufayo Avenue, Pionierspark, Windhoek, Namibia (Map)
Cost: NAD 1200 per person (ZAR 1200 / USD 100)

(Namibian health professionals NAD 750 / ZAR 750)

CPD: CPD points will be issues by Stellenbosch University (attendance certificate will also be provided)

Final programme for website



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