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2019 IPE Fall Symposium

November 1, 2019                  9:00 am - 3:00 pm

This year's symposium topic is Building Resiliency for Interprofessional Practice: A Healthier, Happier You

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, 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, PhD

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 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 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. 







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2018 Fall Symposium Highlights

  • 1,936 faculty, students and staff in attendance across all campuses
  • 200+ students attending from other institutions and universities around the region

Student Comments:

  • "The keynote speaker was incredible.  I learned the different side of patient care, which was the patients perspective and learned how communicating is key factor in patient care."
  • "I really enjoyed the case study and how the teams worked together."
  • "The symposium opened my eyes about how our interactions with patients are so vital not only for that point in time, but how it impacts the patient and you for a lifetime."