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2016 Emswiller Interprofessional Symposium

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Leading Interprofessional Innovations in a Changing World

The changing healthcare environment requires frontline innovation from healthcare providers to improve the health of the population, decrease the cost of care, and enhance the patient experience. Providers must be leaders to achieve these goals. In this year’s symposium, attendees will learn from experts in interprofessional leadership about how to turn great ideas into great accomplishments. Topics will span the continuum from education of healthcare providers to practice-based intervention proven to create a healthier society.

Symposium Objectives


At the conclusion of the Symposium, attendees will be able to:

  • Describe the changes in the practice environment supportive of increased interprofessional practice
  • Summarize evidence-supported innovations in interprofessional practice
  • Identify educational approaches to develop a workforce prepared for interprofessional practice


Christine A. Arenson, MD
Associate Professor and Co-Director, Senior Adult Oncology Center
Thomas Jefferson University
Philadelphia, PA

Christine Arenson is a family physician who co-directs the Jefferson Center for InterProfessional Education in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She specializes in geriatrics and palliative care and uses insights from her team-based clinical practice to shape her research and teaching. She has led a number of clinical innovations related to interprofessional practice and has published research about interprofessional education and innovative models of care.


Saturday, February 6, 2016
9:00am - 3:00pm


Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
1800 Lakeside Ave, Henrico, VA 23228


Registration is open and available at:

Registration is hosted by VCU School of Dentistry.


  • Current student - $25
  • Non-student, early bird until December 4, 2015 - $75
  • Non-student, December 5, 2015 - February 6, 2015 - $100

On-site registration will be available.


Our venue is located in a residential area 15 minutes north of Downtown Richmond. No hotel accommodations are contracted specifically for this event. You are welcome to select from any of the hotels of varying quality within a 10-mile radius of the venue.  The Hampton Inn & Suites Richmond/Glensideis approximately 5 miles away. It offers free self parking, free high-speed Internet access in every room and a free hot breakfast.

2016 Program

The 2016 program is available here (PDF).  


This activity is being planned in conjunction with VCU Continuing Medical Education; VCU School of Dentistry Continuing Education; VCU School of Pharmacy, Office of Continuing Education; VCU Medical Center Department of Education and Professional Development , and VCU Office of Continuing and Professional Education.

2016 Presentations