2014 Interprofessional Healthcare Collaboration Conference

Thursday, March 27, 2014 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm


Location University Center Auditorium and Chattanooga Rooms

Interprofessional Healthcare: Here and Now Registration Link



Key Note Speakers


David C. McDonald

David McDonald is an anthropologist and a seasoned healthcare business professional. He is an experienced entrepreneur, and leading design thinker with a unique focus in the healthcare industry. He is highly respected by peers across America and in the UK as a thought leader in today’s emerging healthcare industry transformation. As one of America’s most respected innovators in the healthcare space, McDonald presents proven knowledge and expertise in: Anthropology, Epidemiology, Public Health, Healthcare Strategy, Healthcare Innovation, Technology Innovation, Population Health Management, Design Thinking, Social Design, Healthcare Service Design, Competitive Market Alignment, Marketing and Related Strategies, Sales Strategy and Revenue Growth, Communications, Creative Design and Direction, Healthcare and Business Data Analytics, Software Development, Technology Product Development, Enterprise Strategy, and IP Liberation & Commercialization. Mr McDonald is also CEO and Co-Founder of Lift1428 an Innovation, Design, Strategy, Marketing, and Communications firm devoted to the healthcare industry.


William C. Crowe, Jr.

Mr. Crowe has over 32 years experience in healthcare and over 25 years experience as a nurse. He has experience in a variety of settings including flight nursing, the Emergency Department, Critical Care, Administration, and Advanced Practice. Prior to becoming a nurse, Mr. Crowe worked in EMS providing care both on the ground for an inner city 911 system and in the air as part of an air medical evacuation crew. Mr. Crowe has an undergraduate degree from Georgia State University, a Masters degree as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner from Southern Adventist University, a Post Masters Certificate as a Family Nurse Practitioner from Southern Adventist University, and will graduate from the University of South Alabama with a doctorate in nursing practice later this summer. Currently, Mr. Crowe is employed full time as an Advanced Practice Nurse treating inpatient Internal Medicine patients, and also part time in the Emergency Department treating patients with a variety of complaints. Additionally, he serves as the Quality Officer for the Medicine Service Line, and the Coordinator for Research and Scholarly Activity for the Department of Medicine. Mr. Crowe’s research interests include topics in quality, patient flow, resident education, and multidisciplinary rounding. He, along with other team members have presented on multidisciplinary rounding locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally.



8:30-9:00am Registration--UC Auditorium

9:00-10:00am “Interprofessional Rounding” presented by Mr. William Crowe,
Erlanger Health Care System

10:00-10:30am Break/Peer-Reviewed Poster Session

10:30-11:30am “The Patient Experience: Leveraging Culturally Competent
Engagement Where Healthcare Meets the Human” present by
Mr. David McDonald, Lift 1428

“Understanding & Managing Work-related Stress” Luncheon
presented by Dr. Chris Cunningham $10 with limited seating


11:30am-12:45pm Lunch Break (on your own)

12:45-1:00pm Break

1:00-3:00pm Assigned Break-out Sessions
--“Interprofessional Approach to Pharmacology in the Older Adult” presented by Dr. Candace Bishop and Heather Stanfield FNP-BC
in the Chattanooga Room #1

--“An Interprofessional Guide to Supporting Older Adults with Cognitive Impairment ” presented by Dr. Amanda Clark and Dr Nancy Fell
in the Chattanooga Room #2

--“Techniques for Assessing and Improving Reaction Time” presented by Dr. Marisa Colston and Dr. Gary Wilkerson
in the Strength Center Room 4000

3:00-3:15pm Program Evaluation


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