Interprofessional education (IPE) is an inovation of health education which is still being explored. This IPE is a process which all students or other health care providers in different disciplines do learn together, make an interaction, and collaborate for promotive, preventive, curative, and rehabilitative actions. IPE occurs when two or more professions learn about, from and with each other to enable effective collaboration and improve health outcomes (WHO, 2010).
The aims of IPE for health care providers are to develop their ability, knowledge, skills, and attitudes to work together in their teams. The goal of IPE for students is to learn how to function in an interprofessional team and carry this knowledge, skill, and value into their future practice (Shauna, 2009).
In Indonesia, IPE is still on the first phase that need cooperation from many sectors in health education. Socialization is needed to introduce IPE in all of health education institutions. In the other hand, IPE is shaped by mechanisms that can be broadly classified into those driven by staff which responsible for developing, delivering, funding, and managing IPE, and also driven by the interprofessional curricula (WHO, 2010).
Based on the problems described above, Faculty of Pharmacy Ahmad Dahlan University will held the International Conference with the theme “Implementation of Interprofessional Education as an important step to collaborate with other health care providers”.