Webinar: Interprofessional Education (IPE) Faculty Development


The recording of the webinar "Interprofessional Education Faculty Development", held on June 25, with Dr. Eva Icarán, is now available.

The webinar is part of the activities of the Interprofessional Education faculty development course offered at the PAHO / WHO Virtual Public Health Campus.



Advancing in the perspective of Interprofessional Education (IPE) is not a simple task, given the tradition of uniprofessional training. Valuation policies for IPE, which are inserted in the macro dimension of reality, curricular designs that incorporate the principles of IPE, adoption of methodologies that facilitate the development of collaborative skills, institutional support to advance these changes - all inserted in the meso dimension of reality - they may not be successful if there is no process of valuing and developing the faculty involved with these challenges.

Faculty development is an aspect that must be strongly valued in the processes of changing the logic of health education. Health professionals are inserted in teaching without, most of the time, going through a qualification process to make them teachers, reverberating in the reproduction of traditional models, with limited capacity to understand and be involved in change processes.

The webinar is an invitation to discuss how to invest in faculty development processes for IPE, in addition to presenting strategies for applying IPE in educational initiatives.


Eva María Icarán Francisco is Academic Director of the Faculty of Biomedical and Health Sciences at the European University of Madrid - Spain. PhD in Psychology from the Autonomous University of Madrid and Psychologist with over 20 years of professional experience. With a long career in university management and team leadership in several vice-provinces (faculty, students, scientific policy and academic innovation), she led different educational innovation projects, currently Interprofessional Education in simulation environments, among others, to varying degrees in the area. She is responsible for teaching quality processes in various degrees, such as the verification and accreditation of diplomas from the National Agency for Evaluation and Quality (ANECA). Specialist in qualification and development of communication and management skills, areas in which he worked in undergraduate and graduate courses in various professional schools. As a member of the Board of Directors of RED-U (State University Education Network), he actively participated in several actions aimed at analyzing and exchanging experiences on the implications for university professors in Higher Education in the European Area. His publications in this line focus on educational innovation and the incorporation of different teaching methods in the classroom.


  • José Rodrigues Freire Filho
  • Marcelo Viana da Costa
  • Marco Ramírez
  • Iván Chavez.


Answers about the questions asked in the chat to the presenter during the webinar will be available soon.