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Report of the 9th Gunma University IPE Training Course

Purpose
To provide practical information for developing/improving IPE programs

Date
22nd August - 26th August 2022

Venue
Online via Zoom

Participants
56 participants (27 non-Japanese and 29 Japanese)
Non-Japanese participants consisted of 22 participants (six from the Philippines, four from Vietnam, one from South Korea, one from Mongolia, five from Indonesia, one from Thailand, one from Myanmar, and three from Turkey), one guest speaker from Indonesia, and four observers from Korea, China, Mongolia, and Vietnam. Japanese participants included four guest speakers from JICA Partnership Project for Global Health and Universal Health Coverage Phase 2, Japan Interprofessional Working and Education Network (JIPWEN) universities, and Takasaki University of Health and Welfare respectively, 22 staff members of Gunma University WHO Collaborating Centre, and three observers from JICA Partnership Project for Global Health and Universal Health Coverage Phase 2.

Summary of the Program
Lectures and workshops offered information on Gunma University’s IP training program as well as the Toolkit developed by the Centre for Research and Training on Interprofessional Education for other institutions to use as a checklist when introducing/improving IPE programs in their institutions. In a workshop, participants experienced simulated interprofessional training based on case scenarios. Additional lectures addressed related topics, such as the present situation of IPE in Asia and the challenges facing the WHO. Five guest lectures were offered during the training course. Two guest speakers from JIPWEN universities introduced their own IPE programs and provided participants with further hints for the development/improvement of IPE programs. A guest speaker from Takasaki University of Health and Welfare, the founding director of Gunma University WHO Collaborating Centre, talked about IPE and Patient Safety. A former participant in the 2016 program from Indonesia was invited to share her experiences of initiating IPE programs. Aside from these guest lectures, a special lecture on IPE in the context of UHC was organized in collaboration with JICA Partnership Project for Global Health and Universal Health Coverage Phase 2. Participants gave two presentations on the current situation of IPE and challenges in introducing/improving IPE in their institutions, and their action plans. An active discussion followed each presentation. Finally, an orientation was provided for research collaboration through the Asia Pacific IPE Research Network (AIR Network).

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

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

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

IPE in the Context of UHC
Dr. Masato Izutsu
JICA expert and chief advisor for the Partnership Project for Global Health and Universal Health Coverage Phase 2 (GLO+UHC2)

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

Lectures
Challenges Facing the World Health Organization
Explanation about the Toolkit
Current State and Challenges for IPE in Asia and the World
IP Training Program at Gunma University
Evaluation of IPE

Workshops
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

Networking
Research Collaboration through the Asia Pacific IPE Research Network (AIR Network)

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

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