Students from A.T. Still University’s Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health (ATSU-ASDOH), A.T. Still University’s Arizona School of Health Sciences (ATSU-ASHS), and Arizona State University (ASU) came together on May 28 to participate in the first Interprofessional Education (IPE) Symposium on ATSU’s Mesa, Arizona campus.
This innovative and educational experience combined integral ideals of the ASU Speech and Hearing Science, ATSU-ASHS Audiology, and ATSU-ASDOH Dental/Orthodontic departments to improve the interprofessional approach to patient care.
The theme of the IPE Symposium was craniofacial anomalies, which are a diverse group of deformities in the growth of the head and facial bones.
Presentations were given by faculty leaders from ATSU-ASDOH, ATSU-ASHS, as well as ASU.
Participants plan to host a second IPE Symposium in the future and continue to improve the interprofessional approach to patient care.