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DYC Faculty Lead Interprofessional Education Workshop at ACC Conference

Professors from chiropractic, nursing and pharmacy demonstrated how simulation can be used as a robust tool for learners.

Buffalo, New York – April 10, 2015 – Members of the D’Youville College department of chiropractic and schools of nursing and pharmacy facilitated a workshop at the National Association of Chiropractic Colleges (ACC) Research Agenda Conference held in Las Vegas on March 19-21.

“The workshop, titled Interprofessional Education Workshop Using Simulation, was held in the spirit of interprofessional collaboration and also included two faculty members from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, said Lisa DeMarco, DC assistant professor of chiropractic at D’Youville who attended the conference.

“It allowed participants to experience how to implement interprofessional education within a curriculum utilizing simulation,” she said.

“The workshop featured a live simulation that allowed participants to act as chiropractic and physical therapy learners.

Participants also were able to view a simulation video that allowed for discussion on teamwork and the unique roles of each health provider,” DeMarco said.

The annual scientific and educational conference emphasizes educational structure, administration, teaching and peer reviewed presentations. The Research Agenda portion focuses on the development of scientific knowledge, skills, and attitudes through workshop sessions, according to the ACC.

Also attending from D’Youville were Stephanie Brian, PharmD, Lynn Pownall, DC and Alice Duszkiewicz.

An estimated 500 individuals attended the conference, the Association said.

The ACC is comprised of accredited chiropractic educational programs in North America and affiliate member institutions worldwide.