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UPDATE 13 September 2021
Regrettably the conference will not go ahead.

UPDATE 26 February 2021
The conference has been cancelled for 2021 with expectation that the conference goes ahead as a face-to-face event in 2022.

The King’s College London Centre for Team-Based Practice & Learning in Health Care will be hosting King’s CAIPE Conference 2021: Reduction of Harm Through Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice. The conference will take place over three days, 17-19 June 2021, at the College’s Strand Campus, London.

CAIPE (The Centre for the Advancement of Interprofessional Education) works to promote and develop the health and wellbeing of individuals, families and communities through interprofessional education, collaborative practice and related research facilitating the development of a workforce fit for purpose.

Interprofessional learning, collaborative practice and integrated care are now at the forefront of healthcare policy makers’ priorities. However these policy priorities come with limited guidance supporting their practical realisation. New methods and approaches that scale the chasm between interprofessional aspiration and service reality are called for.

This conference will provide a forum that prioritises deliberations over presentations. Our principal aim is to take on the question of how to realise interprofessionalism and interprofessional learning in ways that impact on how care happens: what kinds of interprofessional learning and working are needed to tackle the increasingly complex circumstances that define the real world of care provision?

We invite interested persons to submit a 150-word abstract outlining a current or recent piece of research that pertains to one of the four conference sub-themes by 26 March 2021. The over-arching conference theme is 'reducing harm through interprofessional education and collaborative practice'. The sub-themes are:

  • Innovations in interprofessional education
  • Educating teams for patient safety
  • Complexity: consequences for interprofessional working and learning
  • New healthcare professional roles: teaching and integrating new professionals

With confirmation of acceptance of submitted abstracts, attendees will receive invitation to submit a 10-minute (maximum) presentation in video file format by 24 May 2021 (see recording of a presentation). Nota Bene - Acceptance of our offer to submit a presentation means attendees agree to presentations and abstracts being made available on the conference website.

Presentations will be allocated to one or more conference discussion streams. The conference will be composed of discussion groups loosely organised around the above conference themes and around additional themes thrown up by attendees’ presentations. Each discussion group will be facilitated by one of the conference organisers and keynote presenters, and each group will be asked to determine its specific reporting outcomes, to be shared with the full conference on the last day.

Submit abstracts or request more information via email to

(This article was edited on 23 March 2020 as the conference was postponed in response to the coronavirus pandemic.)

(This article was edited on 26 February 2021 as the conference was cancelled with expectation that the conference goes ahead as a face-to-face event in 2022.)


Event details

King's Building
Strand Campus, Strand, London, WC2R 2LS