2019 IPE Education Fall Symposium

Fall Symposium

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center is a leader in interprofessional education and collaborative care through transformative health care education and delivery.

Each year, TTUHSC Office of Interprofessional Education hosts the Fall Symposium to encourage interdisciplanary learning among each school. The IPE Fall Symposium will be held on Friday, November 1, 2019, from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm on each of TTUHSC's five campuses.

This year's annual IPE Fall Symposium will cover "Building Resiliency for Interprofessional Practice: A Healthier, Happier You." 

The morning session of the 2019 IPE Fall Symposium will be broadcast to all TTUHSC campuses from the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center. Each TTUHSC campus will host a case based learning activity for all students during the afternoon session.  

The IPE Fall Symposium has partnered with the new Quality Enhancement Plan in providing all attendees (students, faculty, and staff) information on the 8 diminsions of wellness. Students participating in the afternoon session will have an opportunity to talk about and explore each of the diminsions throughout both the team building activity and case study discussion.

Registration deadline is October 11, 2019. Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ttuhsc-ipe-fall-symposium-tickets-64423736129

Keynote Session 1:

A Healthier, Happier You: Manage Stress, Prevent Burnout, and Live a Resilient Life - Dr. Susan Biali

Dr. Biali is an award-winning medical doctor, health expert, coach, speaker, author, and flamenco dancer.  She helps people worldwide to improve their health, decrease the impact of stress, and live more meaningful lives that make a difference.

Dr. Biali has studied the principles of wellness, nutrition, life balance, stress management, burnout, and psychology for over 20 years.  Formerly clinically depressed and burned out, Dr. Baiali has applied the very principles she teaches to her own life, transforming her circumstance and health.

Dr. Biali has been featured as a coach and wellness expert on The Today Show and The Ricki Lake Show, and her opinions appear frequently in media such as Self, Fitness, Redbook, Health, Martha Stewart Living, The Washington Post, and The Chicago Tribune.  She blogs for Psychology Today.com, and was a health columnist and "Embrace Life Expert" for Reader's Digest Best Health.

In addition to her Doctorate of Medicine and Bachelor's of Science in Dietetics from the University of British Columbia, Dr. Biali has received numerous awards, including the Rakesh Goel Prize for most outstanding clinical skills, the UBC Medal in Dietetics, and the Woman of Worth Award in Health and Wellness.  She attends courses in preventative and lifestyle medicine at Harvard Medical School. 

For more information on Dr. Biali click here.

Keynote Session 2:

Beyond "Self-Care": Reducing Secondary Trauma by Enhancing Wellness - Michael Gomez, Ph.D.

Michael Gomez, PhD -is a Licensed Psychologist (in both the states of Texas and Oklahoma) and Assistant Professor in the Pediatrics Department of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.  Dr. Gomez’s research interests are child maltreatment, foster children, autism spectrum disorders, and children/adolescents with sexual behavior problems.  Dr. Gomez’s has been certified as a trainer in numerous specialty areas and is one of a dozen people in the United States who makes up the Trauma and Autism Community of Practice for the NCTSN.  He is also one of only a handful of people in the United States trained to assess and differentiate traumatic stress and autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in a formal psychological evaluation.


The IPE Fall Symposium is a registered TTUHSC IPE Learning Activity and participating students who attend the afternoon session will receive a certificate for their attendance and credit towards graduation. 

Registration deadline is October 11, 2019. Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ttuhsc-ipe-fall-symposium-tickets-64423736129

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center


Beginning in 1969 as the Texas Tech University School of Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) is now a five-school university with campuses in Abilene, Amarillo, Dallas/Fort Worth, Lubbock, Midland and Odessa.

TTUHSC offers students the opportunity to expand knowledge in programs that are on the forefront of health care education. Our programs and facilities give students the opportunity for hands-on research and clinical experience, and various collaborations with community entities provide students the practical knowledge that is vital to their success.

Almost 50 years since opening, TTUHSC has now trained more than 20,000 health care professionals, and meets the health care needs of more than 2.5 million people in the 108 counties including those in the Texas Panhandle and eastern New Mexico.

Through research, education and patient care, TTUHSC aims to promote a greater health environment for West Texas and beyond. We strive to decrease health disparities for rural populations and improve the health of the community through collaborations with area hospitals and health centers.

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