An invitational symposium presented by The New York University Interprofessional Research, Education, and Practice (IPREP) Steering Committee, representing the Colleges of Nursing, Dentistry, Global Public Health, and School of Medicine

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Held in New York University’s Health Science Corridor, the two-day symposium brings together thought leaders from diverse health policy, research, education, and clinical practice systems on September 16-17, 2016 in New York City.

“We are excited to be providing a forum for discussing effective evidence-based national initiatives and models that advance integration of oral health and overall health into emerging person-centered care models,” said Judith Haber, PhD, APRN, FAAN, the Symposium’s Co-Chair, and Executive Director of the NYU Meyers Oral Health Nursing Education and Practice (OHNEP) Program and of the Teaching Oral-Systemic Health (TOSH) Program.

The program begins on Friday, September 16 at the Apella Event Space at Alexandria Center, 450 East 29th St., 2nd Floor, NYC and concludes on Saturday, September 17 at the New York University Rory Meyers College of Nursing (NYU Meyers), 433 First Avenue, NYC.

“We are bringing together both public and private stakeholders with leadership roles in policy, education, practice, and research,” said Co-Chair Daniel Malamud, PhD, Professor, Basic Sciences and Director, HIV/AIDS Research Program (HARP) NYU Dentistry and Professor, Infectious Disease, NYU School of Medicine.

The participants will discuss proposals around education, practice, evaluation, policy strategies, models, and guidelines needed to advance the important work in the area of medical-dental collaboration.

“Our goal is to build the interprofessional oral health workforce capacity to improve the access, decrease oral health disparities, improve oral health and overall health outcomes, prepare for accreditation, and enhance the health of the communities they serve,” said Thomas S. Riles, MD, The Frank C. Spencer Professor of Surgery and Associate Dean for Medical Education and Technology at the NYU School of Medicine.

Highlights include:

Day 1-- Welcome and Keynote AddressSeizing the Opportunity: Galvanizing Stakeholders to Deliver Effective "Whole Person" Care, by Harold Slavkin, DDS, Professor and Dean Emeritus, USC School of Dentistry, 2016 Winner, Gies Foundation Award;

Day 2-- Welcome and Keynote Address: Creating a Vision for an lnterprofessional Whole Person Health Future Linking Oral Health with Overall Health, by Marci Nielsen, PhD, MPH, President and Chief Executive Officer, Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative

Day 2--Closing Plenary Session-- The Evaluation Imperative: Assessing Collective Impact of Integrated Oral Health and General Health Models on Access, Disparities, and Outcomes, by Ralph Fuccillo, MA, President, DentaQuest Foundation

Some of the topics being discussed at the plenary and breakout sessions include:

·         Examining systems opportunities and barriers for advancing integration of interprofessional oral health competencies as a standardized component of clinical education and practice

·         Evaluating research evidence from initiatives assessing the impact of medical-dental integration on delivery system change, population health, and consumer engagement in whole person care

·         Addressing quality and cost models that promote interprofessional collaboration and achieve high-quality and cost-effective oral health and overall health outcomes

·         Determining how academic, clinical, business, and government leaders can collaborate to drive action that advances integration of oral health with overall health

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