Course Outline

Registration Closed

Thank you very much for your interest in our IPE Training Course 2018. Due to overwhelming response, we have reached the maximum capacity of participants. Registration for the IPE Training Course 2018 is now closed. We can no longer accept new participants.

Call for Participants in IPE Training Course 2018

 In order to provide practical information and a model for developing an IPE program, Centre for Research and Training on Interprofessional Education at Gunma University will offer IPE Training Course 2018.
 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 programs, (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. In order to contribute to group discussions, it is preferable that participants should have some work experience.

Expected Role of Participants for Collaboration
 By giving the training course, we aim not only to disseminate information to introduce IPE programs but also to build long-term partnership with the institutions participants represent for future research collaboration. Implementation of a new program 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 programs. 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 programs sustainable and even better. For this reason, participants are requested to play a central role to implement IPE programs upon return and report their progress on a regular basis.

20th August – 25th August, 2018

Program Overview

20th August: Orientation
21st August: Lectures and workshop (Overview of IPE and CP)
22nd August: Lectures and workshop (Introduction of IPE programs in Japan,
  evaluation methods for outcome of IPE), and Networking
23rd August: Workshop (Discussions about establishment or development of IPE programs)
24th August: Visit to a hospital
25th August: Presentation

Tentative topics of the lectures and discussions will cover overview of IPE, current state and the future agenda of IPE and CP, simulated interprofessional training based on case scenarios, activities of member universities of Japan Interprofessonal Working and Educational Network (JIPWEN), and introduction of their IPE programs.

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

 Program fee is free. However, participants pay for their transportation, meals and accommodation.

 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 and they use public transportation to Gunma University.
Toyoko Inn Maebashi Ekimae
Comfort Hotel Maebashi
Bell’s Inn Maebashi
Apa Hotel Maebashi Kita

 Registration will be handled online. Click here to register for IPE Training Course 2018. The application deadlines is 31st May 2018.

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. If they have difficulties obtaining a tourist/holiday visa, they should contact us by 15th June at the latest.

Invitation letter
 We cannot provide participants with travel grants to attend the training course. However, if they need an invitation letter to seek financial support from their employers or other organizations, we can send a letter of invitation. Those who need invitation letters should write (1) the title of the person to whom the invitation letter is addressed and (2) the number of letters they need in the Inquiries and Requests Section of the registration form when they register online.

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