Inter-Professional Healthcare Symposium

Current Realities and Future Vision: Developing an Inter-Professional, Integrated Healthcare Workforce

Starts:  5/28/2015  9:00 AM
Ends: 5/28/2015 4:30 PM
Location: Wheelock's Brookline Campus, 43 Hawes St., Brookline MA


This one-day symposium will explore methods to better integrate healthcare delivery across professions. Social workers, educators, administrators, and medical practitioners will have opportunities during the conference to share effective models currently used in Massachusetts and to identify future partnerships and resources.

Conference Sponsors

The inaugural conference is sponsored by the Wheelock College Social Work Department, in concert with:

  • Wheelock's Child Life Department
  • Colleges of the Fenway (including MCPHS University and Simmons College School of Nursing and Health Sciences)
  • The Department of Public Health-Bureau of Substance Abuse Services
  • Boston University School of Social Work
  • Boston Medical Center-Boston Healthcare for the Homeless Program
  • The National Association of Social Workers - Massachusetts Chapter

Symposium Schedule

8 - 8:45 a.m. Registration
9 - 9:15 a.m. Greetings and Introduction of Keynote Speaker Geraldine "Polly" Bednash, Executive Director of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing
10 - 10:15 a.m. Networking break
10:15 - 11 a.m. Policy Panel Discussion moderated by Liz Walker: Policy-level issues surrounding integrated care (roundtable discussion featuring Erica Piedade and David Seltz)
11:15 - noon Provider Panel Discussion moderated by Liz Walker: Frontline issues in integrated care (roundtable discussion featuring Dr. Ramon Cancino, Alexander Blount, and Fred Rocco)
Noon - 12:30 p.m. Lunch break (boxed lunch included with registration)
12:30 - 2 p.m. Brainstorming break-out sessions
2 - 2:30 p.m. Report out on brainstorming to larger group
2:30 - 4 p.m. Action break-outs (meet with others on specific actions)


Cost is $90. For details and to register, visit the event website.