The Interprofessional Active Learning Series (iPALS) is a curricular IPE offering that provides opportunities for students to learn and practice the core competencies of collaborative practice. Through the use of clinical cases, examples of system-level interventions, tools for ethical decision-making, and skills for community advocacy, students are provided the opportunity to meet and work alongside future colleagues from across 12 health profession training programs.

2017 iPALS Interprofessional Care of Veterans session

iPALS Topics and Dates 2020-21

Below are the topics, dates, and registration links for the twelve sessions that will be offered during the 2020-21 academic year. All sessions will be held from 5:30-7:30pm and via Zoom. 

Autumn Quarter 2020

LGBTQ+ Health, Wednesday October 7

Develop skills for working together as an interprofessional care team to provide safe, welcoming and high quality care to LGTBQ+ patients.

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Veteran’s Health, Wednesday November 10

Learn about the impacts of military service and culture, the unique care needs of the Veteran population, and about the roles and responsibilities of various providers in caring for Veterans.

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Advocacy & Community Organizing Workshop, Monday November 23

Build interprofessional relationships, learn practical skills related to effective community organizing and advocacy, and recognize health professionals’ responsibility to engage in policy evaluation and improvement. The same workshop will be offered each quarter, so only sign up for one!

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Bodemer Ethics Lab: When Patients Refuse Recommended Interventions, Thursday December 3

Explore professional values and ethics, learn foundational principles and approaches to ethical decision-making in healthcare, and engage in team-based decision-making around a challenging case involving a patient’s surrogate decision-maker who refuses life-saving interventions.

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Winter Quarter 2021

Weight Stigma in Clinical Care, Thursday January 7

Understand the consequences of weight stigma in healthcare, learn to partner with interprofessional colleagues to reduce weight stigma, and promote health in patients of all body sizes.

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What’s at Steak? Meat Shortages & Population Health, Wednesday January 20

Learn about the challenges with meat production, and identify your own role and responsibility as a health care professional in finding solutions to address the public health implications of our current meat supply chain model.

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Bodemer Ethics Lab: Ethical Considerations Surrounding Brain Death, Tuesday February 2

Explore professional values and ethics, learn foundational principles and approaches to ethical decision-making in healthcare, and engage in team-based decision-making around a challenging case of brain death.

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Advocacy & Community Organizing Workshop, Monday March 8

Build interprofessional relationships, learn practical skills related to effective community organizing and advocacy, and recognize health professionals’ responsibility to engage in policy evaluation and improvement. The same workshop will be offered each quarter, so only sign up for one!

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Spring Quarter 2021

Treating Pain in Patients with Opioid Use Disorder, Thursday April 1

Learn how to work together across professions to appropriately address the healthcare needs of patients with acute pain and opioid use disorder.

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Homelessness and Health, Wednesday April 14

Learn about the impacts of homelessness on health, the unique care needs of people experiencing homelessness, and about the roles and responsibilities of various providers in caring for the population.

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Bodemer Ethics Lab: Indigenous Perspectives on Healthcare Ethics, Tuesday May 4

Learn indigenous principles and approaches to ethical decision-making in healthcare, apply these perspectives to case studies related to clinical care and research.

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Advocacy & Community Organizing Workshop, Monday March 17

Build interprofessional relationships, learn practical skills related to effective community organizing and advocacy, and recognize health professionals’ responsibility to engage in policy evaluation and improvement. The same workshop will be offered each quarter, so only sign up for one!

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