UW–Madison has a strong history of providing exemplary continuing education for healthcare professionals. In January 2015, the School of Medicine and Public Health Office of Continuing Professional Development, School of Nursing Continuing Education in Nursing Program, and the School of Pharmacy Division of Pharmacy Professional Development began a partnership intending to expand professional development opportunities that focus on interprofessional collaboration and teamwork.

The resulting interprofessional continuing education partnership (ICEP) was awarded Joint Accreditation in 2016, which is a new distinction from the three global leaders in healthcare continuing education accreditation.

We are excited to be leaders in the development of team-based interprofessional continuing education, living the Wisconsin Idea.

The ICEP mission

Our mission is to enhance healthcare practice and improve health outcomes by utilizing an interprofessional approach to the design, implementation and evaluation of health education programs that increase knowledge acquisition, promote application to practice and clinical competency, and improve performance of the healthcare team and its members.

Leadership Team

Barb Anderson, MS

Director, Office of Continuing Professional Development

Ruth Bruskiewitz, MS, RPh

Clinical Assistant Professor, Division of Pharmacy Professional Development

Erik Burns, EdD

Assistant Dean, School of Pharmacy
Clinical Assistant Professor, Division of Pharmacy Professional Development

Sue Gaard, MS, RN

External Relations and Outreach Program Manager, School of Nursing

Tracy Mrochek, MPA, RN

Nurse Planner, Continuing Education in Nursing

Blaise Nemeth, MD, MS

Associate Professor, School of Medicine and Public Health
Clinical Director, Office of Continuing Professional Development