Be a Meeting Mentor for a Student Attendee

Health professions students from the US and abroad have registered for All Together Better Health VII. Please volunteer to be matched with a student attendee and to serve as his or her meeting mentor. This personal connection, your advice on making the most of the conference, and your general guidance on opportunities within the field of interprofessional education and practice will help ensure that the student’s experience is a positive one. No advance preparation is required.

You will be provided with the name of your student in advance of the meeting. The first opportunity to meet and interact with your mentee will be at the registration breakfast on Friday morning, June 6, 2014. The frequency, form, and format of your meetings beyond that will be up to you and your student. You might want to guide your meeting mentee through the following …

Plenaries, Panels, Presentations, and Papers

Learn from experts in the field by participating in the wide variety of educational sessions offered throughout the conference. Sessions range from large group plenaries to smaller group panel discussions, workshops, and presentations, to oral papers organized by content. Mentors can assist students in selecting the options most closely aligned with interest areas and career aspirations. There will be something for everyone. Learn about theories, models, measurement and evaluation. Interact with individuals developing strategies to align reimbursement with interprofessional care delivery and who are studying the economics of team-based care delivery. Dialogue with practice leaders who are educating teams and integrating advanced practice providers in the clinical practice environment. Compare and contrast models for redesigning educational programs to prepare a "collaboration ready" healthcare workforce. Engage in discussions around the regulatory and policy implications of interprofessionalism in education and practice.

Networking Opportunities

Exhibits and Posters Sessions – Mentors and students alike can build their networks by visiting the booths of the ATBH sponsors and exhibitors, located in the Connelly Ballroom-Alumni Hall throughout the conference, to meet representatives of organizations, institutions, and corporations with programs, products, and services aimed at advancing interprofessional practice and education. While in the Connelly Ballroom, also explore the 354 posters, organized into four sessions, showing work from across the globe. This is an opportunity to network with individuals engaged in the field from over 25 countries. Student-submitted posters will be judged and three will be selected to receive prizes equivalent to the student meeting registration fee. Winners will be recognized at the closing plenary session on Sunday, June 8, 2014.

Conversation Clusters – Take advantage of the comfortable, open spaces in each of the conference buildings to re-connect with colleagues, make new connections, and explore ideas outside of the formal program.

Social Events

Welcome Reception – Join with others as they arrive in Pittsburgh at the Welcome Reception in the evening on Thursday, June 5, 2014. Unwind and visit with conference attendees after a day of learning at one of the two conference pre-sessions or a day of travel.

Evening at the Carnegie Museums – Saturday evening promises to be memorable. Join other meeting attendees at the Carnegie Museums for a night of food, fun, music, and culture. The Carnegie Museums, founded by Pittsburgh industrialist Andrew Carnegie in 1895, are known throughout the world for their vast art and scientific collections, as well as their scientific research and educational outreach.


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