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About the Conference

Building upon the highly successful Collaborating Across Borders Conference series (I, II, III, and IV), CAB V is the fifth joint conference that links the United States and Canada around the key themes of interprofessional education and practice.

CAB V will continue the traditions established by previous CAB conferences by focusing on interprofessional education, practice, leadership and policy in a North American context. The conference will feature best practices, showcase evidence-based outcomes and lessons learned, and provide a venue for scholarly dialogue and productive networking.

The conference theme, The Interprofessional Journey: Advancing Integration and Impact, will reflect the importance of integration and impact as they play a role in the preparation of future health professionals.

Who should attend?

The conference is particularly relevant to the following audiences, however, we welcome attendance by anyone interested in interprofessionalism in health care.

  • Health care practitioners
  • Researchers
  • Academics from universities, colleges and institutes
  • Health/education policy and decision makers
  • Students
  • Patient organizations, with an interest in advancing all aspects of interprofessional education, leadership, practice, and policy

Conference Goals/Objectives:

  • Provide a foundation of knowledge and skills for individuals in the early stages of interprofessional education program development
  • Share best practices and lessons learned for people with advanced levels of interprofessional education and practice endeavors
  • Enhance the body of knowledge that informs interprofessional education and interprofessional practice
  • Advance interprofessional collaboration to fully transform health professions education and care delivery systems and to ultimately improve health outcomes.


The following themes have been established for CAB V, representing a broad spectrum of interprofessional activities across education, practice and research contexts.

  • New approaches to collaborative learning and practice
  • Learner, patient/ client, caregiver and community voices
  • Interprofessional collaboration across the continuum of care
  • Integrating theory, frameworks, models and evidence into IPE and IPCP
  • The impact of organizational context
  • Unintended outcomes and unconventional partnerships

Please visit Themes for full descriptions.

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