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What is the difference between interdisciplinary and interprofessional teamwork?


Interdisciplinary teamwork is an approach like interprofessional teamwork (see below) but differs as the team members are composed of individuals from different disciplines such as psychology, anthropology, economics and geography.

Interprofessional teamwork involves different health and/or social care professions who, for example, share a team identity and work closely together in an integrated and interdependent manner to solve complex care problems and deliver services.

Learn more about interprofessional education and interprofessional practice

News and Notes

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  • Emswiller Interprofessional Symposium: Registration Open!

    Registration for the fifth annual Emswiller Interprofessional Symposium is now open here. With keynote addresses by Bonnie Jennings of Emory School of NursingĀ and Deborah Davis, CEO of MCV Hospitals, the Symposium should describe a vision for the future of interprofessional … Continue reading

  • New Interprofessional Simulations

    On October 28th, 19 students from dental hygiene, dentistry, nursing, and pharmacy participated in the initial health assessment simulations. The three-hour session involved two simulations: one, a table top simulation where students from each discipline collaborated to evaluate a teenager, … Continue reading

  • The Challenge is On!

    Hold your ice buckets — a new challenge is on. The students in the physical therapy class of 2019 have challenged the other students in their IPEC 501 course to the 22 push-up challenge, an event to raise awareness about … Continue reading

  • Emswiller 2017: Call for Abstracts, Call for Awards of Excellence

    The 2017 Emswiller Interprofessional Symposium will occur on February 4th at Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens. The call for abstracts and a new call for awards are now open. The call for abstracts can be found here. Submissions for oral presentation, … Continue reading

Interprofessional Events

January 17

Organizations and Health Journal Club

Tuesday, Jan. 17, 12:00pm-1:00pm
Sanger Hall 1-038

Space is limited to 15. Brown bag. Retrieve article, indicate interest or register at https://redcap.vcu.edu/surveys/?s=DNTWH387H3

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February 4

Fifth Annual Emswiller Interprofessional Symposium

Saturday, Feb. 4, 8:30am
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Henrico, VA

The fifth annual Emswiller Interprofessional Symposium will take place on Saturday, February 4, 2017 at the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.  

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