Course Outline

Registration Closed

Thank you very much for your interest in our IPE Training Course 2019. Due to overwhelming response, we have reached the maximum capacity of participants. Registration for the IPE Training Course 2019 is now closed. We can no longer accept new participants.
The IPE Training Course 2020 will be held in late August, 2020 and the online application is scheduled to open in February, 2020. Please note that there is a possibility that a quota will be set for the number of participants from one institution and/or from one country in the future.

Call for Participants in IPE Training Course 2019

In order to provide practical information and a model for developing an IPE programme, Centre for Research and Training on Interprofessional Education at Gunma University will offer IPE Training Course 2019.

In this training course, participants will (1) capture the current state and the future agenda of IPE and collaborative practice, (2) learn the basic principles of the development of IPE programmes, (3) discuss a model of IPE curricula at a university, and (4) explore the possibilities of research collaboration.

This training course will be most beneficial for faculty members or health practitioners who have a strong interest in introducing new IPE curricula to their educational or health care institutions.

Expected Role of Participants for Collaboration
By giving the training course, we aim not only to disseminate information to introduce IPE programmes but also to build long-term partnership with the institutions participants represent for future research collaboration. Implementation of a new programme requires a time-consuming process of needs analysis, course preparation, administration, and evaluation. We are ready to work with prospective participants and support them continuously for their implementation and improvement of IPE programmes. The experiences of individual institutions which we share through our continued partnership and support during the implementing and improving process can be a great asset. We believe accumulation of such information is essential not only for research but also for making current IPE programmes sustainable and even better. For this reason, participants are requested to play a central role to implement IPE programmes upon return and report their progress on a regular basis.

26th August – 31st August, 2019

Programme Overview (tentative)

26th August: Orientation
27th August: Lectures and workshop
28th August: Lectures, workshop and networking
29th August: Lectures and discussion
30th August: Workshop and discussion
31st August: Presentation

Tentative topics of the lectures, workshop and discussions will cover overview of IPE, current state and the future agenda of IPE and CP, simulated interprofessional training based on case scenarios, and introduction of activities of member universities of Japan Interprofessional Working and Educational Network (JIPWEN) and Japan-based WHO Collaboration Centres, roles of IPE in quality improvement of healthcare, evaluation methods for outcome of IPE, IPW at Gunma University Hospital, and adaptability of Japanese IPE programmes in participants’ countries/ institutions. Participants will make plans to introduce/improve IPE programmes in their countries/institutions and present them on the final day.

Gunma University Graduate School of Health Sciences
3-39-22 Showa-machi, Maebashi, Gunma.

Programme fee is free. However, participants pay for their transportation, meals and accommodation. We cannot provide participants with travel grants to attend the training course.

We recommend the hotels listed below. They are located close to the bus stops for the bus from the airport and to Gunma University. The price per night at these hotels ranges from 5,000 to 8,000 yen (44 to 70 USD). Participants should book the hotel by themselves.
Toyoko Inn Maebashi Ekimae
Comfort Hotel Maebashi
Bell’s Inn Maebashi

Registration and Confirmation of Participation
Registration will be handled online. Click here to register for IPE Training Course 2019. The application deadline is 31st May 2019. No selection will be made. The email notifying applicants that we received their registration is an official confirmation of their participation. Therefore, all the registrants are deemed to participate. They must inform programme coordinators of the flight schedules and the names of the hotel by the end of June. In the event of withdrawal from participation, participants must inform programme coordinators immediately.

Visa Application
For a visit to Japan, a visa is required for citizens of some countries which do not have visa-exempt agreements with Japan. Please click here or contact the nearest Japanese Embassy or Consulate for details. Participants should obtain a tourist/holiday visa on their own. We strongly advise to start the visa application process as early as possible.

Invitation letter
If they need an invitation letter to secure financial support from their employers or other organizations, we can send a letter of invitation. Please note that an invitation letter will only be sent to those who provide us with the title of the person to whom it is addressed. The invitation letter is sent by email in PDF format.

If you have questions, please contact us at gcrtipe_whocc[at]
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