4th Annual Jewell and Carl Emswiller Interprofessional Symposium

Keynote Speaker

Christine A. Arenson, MD

Christine Arenson is a family physician who co-directs the Jefferson Center for InterProfessional Education in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She specializes in geriatrics and palliative care and uses insights from her team-based clinical practice to shape her research and teaching. She has led a number of clinical innovations related to interprofessional practice and has published research about interprofessional education and innovative models of care.


Audience: Professionals and students from the fields of Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy and Social Work are invited to attend the Symposium. The Symposium is designed for anyone with an interest in increasing and improving interprofessional practice, and those who like to bridge traditional boundaries.

Format: Lecture, Panel Discussion, Small Group Discussion

Symposium Description:
The changing healthcare environment requires frontline innovation from healthcare providers to improve the health of the population, decrease the cost of care, and enhance the patient experience. Providers must be leaders to achieve these goals. In this year's symposium, attendees will learn from experts in interprofessional leadership about how to turn great ideas into great accomplishments. Topics will span the continuum from education of healthcare providers to practice-based intervention proven to create a healthier society.

Educational Objectives: At the conclusion of the Symposium, attendees will be able to:
• Describe the changes in the practice environment supportive of increased interprofessional practice.

• Summarize evidence-supported innovations in interprofessional practice.
• Identify educational approaches to develop a workforce prepared for interprofessional practice.



Speakers and presentations are subject to change.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of University Health Services Professional Education Programs (UHS-PEP) of Virginia Commonwealth University Health System. UHS-PEP is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

UHS-PEP designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The VCU Medical Center is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Virginia Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. Nurses will be approved for up to 4.25 contact hours.

VCU School of Pharmacy, Office of Continuing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Upon successful completion of all learning assessment activities and submission of an evaluation form, participants can receive up to 4.25 contact hours or .425 CEUs. Statement of Credits will be uploaded to the CPE Monitor system within 45 days after all program documentation has been submitted to our office or processing. Program materials not submitted within 60 days will not be submitted to CPE Monitor for processing. UAN: CPE Monitor is a collaborative service from NABP and ACPE that provides an electronic system for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians to track their completed CPE credits. It also streamlines reporting and compliance verification for boards of pharmacy.

VCU School of Dentistry is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. VCU School of Dentistry designates this activity for a total of 4.25 continuing education credits.


The Emswiller Interprofessional Symposium Planning Committee acknowledges with gratitude the sponsors who provided support for this event.





Online registration ends Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 10:00 AM. On-site registration will be available.

Registration Fee

Registration fee includes lunch.

Student Attendees - $25.00 (full-time only)

General Attendees - $75.00 early registration (ends Friday, December 4th)

General Attendees - $100.00 regular registration

Continuing Education

Lecture: CEUs - 4.25

Students will not receive CE credit for this event.


Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
Kelly Education Center Auditorium
1800 Lakeside Ave
Richmond, VA 23228

Click here for directions

Hotel Information
Our venue is located in a residential area 15 minutes north of Downtown Richmond. There is no contracted hotel accommodations specifically for this event. You are welcome to select from any of the hotels of varying quality within a 10-mile radius of the venue.
The Hampton Inn & Suites Richmond/Glenside is approximately 5 miles away. It offers free self parking, free high-speed Internet access in every room and a free hot breakfast.

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