ASCO was pleased to support the recent Collaborating Across Borders VI Conference, held October 1-4 in Banff, Alberta and presented by the American Interprofessional Health Collaborative, Canadian Interprofessional Health Collaborative and the University of Alberta’s Health Science Council. The conference brought together hundreds of individuals involved in interprofessional health professions education in the US and Canada to exchange ideas, discuss best practices and learn how to advance collaborative care to improve health outcomes.
In addition to being a silver-level sponsor, ASCO sent two representatives to the conference – Dr. Linda Casser, Professor and Coordinator of Interprofessional Education at Salus University Pennsylvania College of Optometry and chair of ASCO’s Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice (IPECP) Committee, who also moderated several sessions, and Ms. Joanne Zuckerman, Manager of Data Services and Special Projects at ASCO. The conference offered dozens of workshops and presentations from the perspectives of education, practice, leadership and policy, as well as several compelling keynote speakers. Dr. Casser and Ms. Zuckerman look forward to sharing their conference experiences with ASCO’s IPECP committee to assist in its work of moving optometric education forward in this very important area.