Report of IPE Training Course 2021

The 8th Gunma University
IPE Training Course

To provide practical information for developing/improving IPE programs

23rd August - 27th August 2021

Online via Zoom

53 participants (26 non-Japanese and 27 Japanese)
Non-Japanese participants consisted of 22 participants (9 from the Philippines, five from Vietnam, four from Mongolia, two from Indonesia, one from Thailand and Brunei Darussalam, respectively), one guest speaker from Indonesia, and three observers from Korea, China, and Vietnam. Japanese participants comprised 20 faculty members, three observers from Gunma University, and four guest speakers from a WHO Collaborating Centre (WHOCC) and two Japan Interprofessional Working and Education Network (JIPWEN) universities.

Lectures and workshops offered information on the IPE training program at Gunma University and the Toolkit, which the Centre for Research and Training on Interprofessional Education at Gunma University had developed for other institutions to use as a checklist when they introduce/improve IPE programs in their institutions. In a workshop, participants experienced simulated interprofessional training based on case scenarios. Additional lectures covered related topics such as the present situation of IPE in Asia and the world. Guest speakers were invited from a WHO Collaboration Centre and JIPWEN universities to provide participants with further hints for the development/improvement of IPE programs. In addition, a former participant in the 2016 program from Indonesia was invited to share her experiences of initiating IPE programs. In addition, during the training course, two opportunities were provided for participants to present on the current situation of IPE and challenges in introducing/improving IPE in their institution and their action plan. Each presentation was followed by an active question and answer session.

Guest Lectures
IPE and Patient Safety
Prof. Hideomi Watanabe
Professor, Dean, Faculty of Health Care, Takasaki University of Health and Welfare
Former Director of the Centre for Research and Training on Interprofessional Education, Gunma University

Community-based IPE Program for Undergraduates in Sapporo Medical University (JIPWEN University)
Prof. Hitoshi Sohma
Professor, Center for Medical Education, Sapporo Medical University

Development, Operation, and Future Expectation of Inohana IPE at Chiba University
Prof. Ikuko Sakai
Director, Interprofessional Education Research Center, Chiba University (JIPWEN University)

Disaster Risk Reduction for Health and IPE
Prof. Sonoe Mashino
Professor, Research Institute of Nursing Care for People and Community, University of Hyogo
WHO Collaborating Centre for Disaster Risk Management for Health (JPN-77)

Addressing Barrier to IPE Implementation: Lessons from Universitas Islam Sultan Agung Indonesia
Dr. Endang Lestari
Lecturer and Researcher, Universitas Islam Sultan Agung, Indonesia
Participant in the IPE Training Course 2016

Challenges Facing the World Health Organization
Current State and Challenges for IPE in Asia and the World
IPE Program at Gunma University
Evaluation of IPE

Filling in the Toolkit
Simulated Interprofessional Training Based on Case Scenarios

Presentations by Participants
Current State of IPE and Challenges for Introducing/Improving IPE in Participant’s Institutions
Action Plans to Introduce/Improve IPE in Participant’s Institutions

WHO Collaborating Centre for Research and Training on Interprofessional Education, Gunma University

Japan Interprofessional Working and Education Network (JIPWEN)
Graduate School of Health Sciences, Gunma University