The Interprofessional Team Case Conference

2011 AFHTO conference presentation

PRESENTER (S): Difat Jakubovicz, MSc, MD, CCFP, FCFP; Ian Waters MSW RSW; Azadeh Moaveni, MD CCFP, Gita Lakhanpal, MES, OT Reg (Ont)

FHT/ORG: Toronto Western Hospital

Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to:

a)     Understand key components of an Interprofessional Team Case Conference (IPCC)

b)    Appreciate how IPCCs can help health care professionals become a patient centered collaborative practice team

c)     Discuss opportunities and challenges when planning an IPCC


Family Health Teams face numerous challenges in becoming effective interprofessional teams.  The Toronto Western Hospital (TWH) Academic Family Health Team (AFHT) pioneered the Interprofessional Team Case Conference (IPCC) as a way to share expertise among health professionals in order to improve patient care. TWH then shared their expertise with St. Joseph’s Health Centre (SJHC) Urban FHT, who developed a site-specific model.  Successes and challenges of developing and maintaining IPCCs will be discussed and suggestions provided for how one can implement a similar model in their own practice.

The IPCC focuses on improving patient care by developing: a) an understanding of the various roles and scopes of practice of various health care professionals, b) the ability to effectively communicate with other team members, c) respect for each profession’s contribution to patient care and d) a reflective process to maximize the quality and effectiveness of patient care.
This will be an interactive presentation.

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