Thank you to all who supported and attended the 2015 west coast regional conference. 



A conference that is made by students for students.


We anticipate over two-hundred health professions and pre-health professions students from across the West Coast Region to attend the conference. This conference is open to students at all training levels, faculty, and community members.

The Provosts from both Portland State University (PSU) and Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) will be providing our opening remarks. Additionally, many of the Deans, Division Chairs, and breakout session faculty from our respective institutions will attend. 


PSU is the largest public institution in the state and OHSU is Oregon's only academic health center. 


Interprofessionalism: Improvement, Safety, System Design, and Leadership. 


To educate and empower learners to be interprofessional collaborators with each other, their patients, their communities, and their health systems by:

1. Disseminating evidence-based methods of interprofessional (two or more professions collaborating on a project) team-based care that enhance patient safety.

2. Exploring system redesign and opportunities for multiple sectors and professions to interface to design a health services delivery system capable of achieving the Triple Aim.

3. Spreading health systems improvement best-practices from interprofessional and student-led improvement projects.


The conference will be held at Portland's Collaborative Life Sciences Building. This location is a collaboration among OHSU, Oregon State University and PSU.

This remarkable new facility brings students from different health care professions together and allows them to mingle in shared spaces, learn alongside each other, and work collaboratively through a variety of interprofessional education courses. Every aspect of the building’s design encourages human interaction and collaboration to build collective brain power. It reflects a new approach to health care education, recognizing 21st century challenges and opportunities in the quickly changing health care field.

The Collaborative Life Sciences Building is located at 2730 S.W. Moody Ave., on the west side of the Willamette River and just north of the Ross Island Bridge, in Portland, Oregon.


Conference Volunteers Are Needed: Please email Cassie Dictus for more information about supporting the conference with your time.