9th International ATBH Conference has begun!

From September 3 to 6, 2018, the 9th ATBH International Conference is being held in Auckland, New Zealand.

All Together Better Health IX (ATBH IX) is the leading global interprofessional education (IPE) and collaborative practice (CP) conference under the direction of The World Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice Coordinating Committee (WCC).

The overarching theme of the conference is “transforming the landscape of healthcare – Ohomairangi te Hauora Mannaki”. This event explores and shares learnings from the central role of patients/clients as part of the interprofessional team; the specifics of day-to-day interprofessional care and education; the social, political, economic and cultural influences on interprofessional working, research and evaluation approaches and outcomes.

Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) presented the experience of technical cooperation with its member states to implement IPE in the countries of Latin America, with the workshop entitled “Learning from the interprofessional education (IPE) health training in the Latin America continent.”

Dr. John Gilbert, Emeritus Professor, Faculty of Health Disciplines, University of British Columbia/Canada, keynote speaker of the conference participated in the workshop and recognized that PAHO is developing an excellent action for IPE implementation in the Region of the Americas.

Gilbert also mentioned the importance of creating the Regional Network for Interprofessional Education in the Americas (REIP) so that countries can share their experiences in this area.

The workshop was conducted by PAHO's international consultant, Dr. José Rodrigues Freire, Richad Pitt, president of the Center for Interprofessional Education - United Kingdom and Dr. Evan Icaran, European University - Madrid / Spain.

The 9th ATBH has an impressive programme with keynote and invited speakers, workshops, oral presentations, and other sessions.

Access here for more information on the 9th ATBH: https://www.atbhix.co.nz/