Interdisciplinary Collaboration Symposium

The Office of Interdisciplinary Programs is proud to host the first annual Interdisciplinary Collaboration Symposium on April 9, 2021!

April 9, 2021

Symposium Flyer


Symposium Details

April is recognized as Interprofessional Education month across the nation. As a method to observe this, the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center participates in Unity Week. During this week we highlight and celebrate our IPE activities and programs across campus.  The inclusion of a symposium will provide an opportunity to showcase the amazing work of our students, faculty, and staff.

All campus community members are invited to view the virtual symposium via Zoom. A schedule of the presentations can be viewed here. PDF copies of the posters will be available at: on April 9.

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Presentation Schedule

All presentations will be 10 minutes long followed by a 5 minute Q&A period. Zoom link:

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Leading Students into Interprofessional Practice

Sheryl Buckner, PhD, RN, ANEF, Jaye Robertson, MA, MS, DNP, RN, CNEP, Paula Maisano, PHD, RN, CNE, Gerry Ibay, JD, MHA, Charlotte Kendrick, MSW, LCSW

10:20 AM - 10:35 AM

Evolution of Interprofessional Education, Practice and Assessment at an Academic Health Center

Angela Harnden, PhD, Vincent Dennis, Pharm.D., BCACP, CDE, Margaret Robinson, MEd, Melissa Craft, PhD, APRN-CNS, AOCN, FAAN, Dale Bratzler, DO, MPH

10:40 AM - 10:55 AM

Reproductive Health Symposium: The Benefits of an Interdisciplinary Approach

Lauren Oliver, Christen Jarshaw, Ian Peake

11:00 AM - 11:15 AM

A Collaborative Approach to Implementation of a Campus-wide Activity System

Ruby Sharif-Sandel, MD, PhD, Margaret Robinson, MEd

11:20 AM - 11:35 AM

Lumina: Interdisciplinary LGBTQ+ Collaboration

David Soto, Joanne Adams

11:40 AM - 11:55 AM

Making a Difference in Mothers’ Health through an Interprofessional Approach

Katie Eliot, PhD, RDN/LD, FAND, Kathryn Konrad, MS, RNC-OB, LCCE, FACCE, Donna Wood, RDH, MS, MEd, PhD(c)

12:00 PM - 12:15 PM

University of Oklahoma Cleft lip and palate interdisciplinary clinic - over 60 year of experience in treating children with facial deformity

Fabio Ritto, DDS, MD, MS, PhD, Kevin Smith, DDS, FACS, FACD

12:20 PM - 12:35 PM

Unity in Action: Bringing Care to OKC's Vulnerable Populations

Spencer Hill, Joanne Skaggs, MD, Lin Goldston, MHA, CPHQ, Vincent Dennis, Pharm.D., BCACP, CDE, Elizabeth Koldoff, PhD, RN

12:40 PM - 12:55 PM

Developing a Mobile Pharmacy for an Interdisciplinary Student Clinic

Ishak Hossain, Anna Sahlstrom, Nichole Krug,

Sarah El-Koubysi

1:00 PM - 1:15 PM

 Interdisciplinary Student Council

Sean Abbott, Danial Gebreili

1:20 PM - 1:35 PM

 Teaming from the start: A pilot program for team learning of technical skills and clinical reasoning with physical therapy, occupational therapy and nursing students

Denise Bender, PT, JD, MEd, FNAP, Jessica Tsotsoros, PHD, OTR/L, ATP, Loren Stein, MSN, RNC-NIC, Sheri Wainscott, PHD, RN, CNE

1:40 PM - 1:55 PM

 Use of Nares Swab to De-escalate Vancomycin for Patients with Suspected Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus Infection

Nadeem El-Kouri, MD, Tashrique Rahman

2:00 PM - 2:15 PM

 The GREAT Debate: A Team Presentation Event to Emphasize Interprofessional Education and Collaboration as well as Effective Communication

Amy Tucker, PhD, Clayton Sandel

2:20 PM - 2:35 PM

 Rapid, Multidisciplinary Needs Assessment for Patients with COVID-19 Transitioning Hospital to Home

Amy Costner-Lark, DNP, APRN, FNP, Wanda Robinson, PhD, APRN-CNS, CNE, Susan Dresser, PhD, APRN-CNS, CCRN, FCNSI, Carrie Ciro, PHD, OTR/L, FAOTA, Shirley James, PT, PhD, MS

2:40 PM - 2:55 PM

 Telemedicine Simulations for Professional Student Education

Blake Lesselroth, MD, MBI, FACP, FAMIA, Kristin Rodriguez, MPH

3:00 PM - 3:15 PM

 Trauma Week: Interdisciplinary Teams and Trauma Care

Kylie Pethoud, MSW, Bruna Varalli-Claypool, MHS, PA-C

3:20 PM - 3:35 PM

 IPE & Covid-19 Response

Dale W. Bratzler, DO, MPH, Aaron Wendelboe, PhD, Margaret Robinson, MEd