Invitation to a dialogue with Prof. Dr John Gilbert

Thursday, 10. January 2019

On the 1st of February 2019 we invite you to a dialogue with Prof. Dr John Gilbert on "A practical approach to interprofessional education and training" in Berlin.

For information about risks and side effects, read the package insert and ask your physician or pharmacist.

How nicely this sentence reads - after all, it contains what we want to see in a multi-drug therapy today: The informed patient reads and understands the package insert, the physician and pharmacist (and other healthcare professionals) provide coordinated information and all together contribute to ensuring the safety of the therapy. This approach, known as safe medical treatment (AMTS), is important for the patients' safety and can only be optimally achieved through interprofessional cooperation. The World Health Organisation (WHO) speaks of interprofessional cooperation when different healthcare professionals work together with patients, families and caregiving relatives as well as communities with the common goal of achieving the best quality of care for patients. The WHO calls these people "health workers" whether they are physicians, pharmacists, nurses, psychologists, physiotherapists, geriatric nurses or any other professionals.

It is important that the professionals succeed in working together to achieve an improvement of the patient's condition. How far away are we from achieving this goal in Germany today?

We are very delighted to invite you to Berlin for a dialogue with Prof. Dr John Gilbert, chairman of the Canadian Interprofessional Health Collaborative, to debate this topic. Prof. Gilbert has played a major role in establishing interprofessional cooperation internationally with the "All together better health" movement and is the author of the Framework for Action on Interprofessional Education & Collaborative Practice of the World Health Organization WHO. This afternoon we would like to hear from him,

  • what conditions had to be created to enable interprofessional cooperation in Canada
  • how a new allocation of roles and sharing of responsibility supports and motivates healthcare professionals
  • how patients benefit from the cooperation of healthcare professionals in Canada and what lessons we can learn for Germany

Title: "A practical approach to interprofessional education and training"

  • general observations
  • challenges for the curriculum
  • learning to work together and working together - our most important experience
  • a vision for the future

Date and time: Friday, 1st February 2019, 15:00 - 18:00

Location: InZIG e.V., Schumannstr. 7b, 10117 Berlin

Moderation: Dr Anna Laven

Lecture and discussion will be held in English. The moderator will provide interpretation upon request. Participation is free of charge. A binding registration is required. Please register by email to by the 25th of January at the latest.


We look forward to welcoming you to this unique event!

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