College of Rehabilitation Sciences faculty member Ms. Catherine Joy Escuadra presented her research papers, both in oral and poster platforms, at the University of Hong Kong’s annual Frontiers in Medical and Health Sciences Education Conference held on December 18 and 19, 2018, with the theme “Learning Alliance: Interprofessional Health Education and Practice.”

The papers presented were: “Readiness of Undergraduate and Graduate Health Related program students for Interprofessional Education (IPE): A Descriptive Study,” a paper co-authored with PT department chair Jocel Regino, PT faculty member Lemuel Lim and BS PT 2018 graduates De Mesa, Acierto, Asumbrado, Badar, Co, Estrella, Mabanag, Sarmiento, Tropicales. This was presented in poster platform.

Also presented in poster platform was “The Birth of a National Network for Interprofessional Education and Collaboration (IPEC): Results from Inter-university Collaboration and Implementation of IPE Mechanisms,” a paper co-authored with Michael Sy of Angeles University Foundation as documentation for the Philippine Interprofessional Education and Collaboration Conference co-organized by CRS last August 2018.

Another paper was presented in oral platform: “Evaluation of impact of Cross-cultural and Interprofessional Online Collaborative Learning Activity among Filipino Health Sciences Undergraduate Students,” a paper co-authored with UST Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs Prof. Cheryl Peralta, in collaboration with Prof. Marco Pang of Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

These research studies were presented together with the selected papers of health and medical educators from more than 15 countries and 10 professions. All papers were part of the agenda of the college in the formation of an IPEC learning community guided by evidence.