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, Nursing Continuing Professional Development, 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.

In December 2022, ICEP earned Joint Accreditation with Commendation. The partnership met the commendation criteria by addressing population health issues in collaboration with community organizations, enhancing learner skills through hands-on education, engaging in healthcare quality improvement and conducting research in interprofessional continuing education.

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

The ICEP Mission

To provide exemplary and innovative accredited interprofessional continuing education that improves the skills and strategies of healthcare teams, leading to healthy patients and communities.

Leadership Team

Barb Anderson, MS

Chair, Interprofessional Continuing Education Partnership
Director, Office of Continuing Professional Development in Medicine and Public Health

Eric Buxton, PhD

Clinical Professor and Chair, Division of Pharmacy Professional Development

Jennifer Esch, PharmD, BCPS

Clinical Pharmacist III, Inpatient Pharmacy
Residency Track APPE Coordinator, Aurora BayCare Medical Center

Sue Gaard, MS, RN

Director, Nursing Professional Development

Tracy Mrochek, MPA, RN, NPD-BC

Manager, Nursing Professional Development

Marcia Slattery, MD, MHSc

Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics, UW School of Medicine and Public Health
Clinical Director, Office of Continuing Professional Development in Medicine and Public Health

ICEP Staff

Shezad Baloch, MA

Accreditation Specialist
Office of Continuing Professional Development in Medicine and Public Health

Nina Berge, BA

Continuing Education Specialist
Nursing Professional Development

Pamela French

Administrative Program Specialist
Division of Pharmacy Professional Development

Emily Haarsma, BA

Continuing Education Specialist
Nursing Professional Development

Grace Leonard, EdM, BA

Continuing Education Instructional Designer
Accreditation Specialist
Office of Continuing Professional Development in Medicine and Public Health

Julie Martinelli, BS

Manager, Educational Technology
Accreditation Specialist
Office of Continuing Professional Development in Medicine and Public Health

Cathy Means, MS

Manager, ABMS MOC Portfolio Program
Accreditation Specialist
Office of Continuing Professional Development in Medicine and Public Health

Tracy Mrochek, MPA, RN, NPD-BC

Manager
Accreditation Specialist
Nursing Professional Development

Rob Poehnelt, BA

Continuing Education Specialist
Nursing Professional Development

Dylan Rindo, BA

Administrative Specialist
Office of Continuing Professional Development in Medicine and Public Health

Sara Scott, BS

Accreditation Specialist
Office of Continuing Professional Development in Medicine and Public Health

Marianna Shershneva, MD, PhD

Evaluation and Assessment Specialist
Office of Continuing Professional Development in Medicine and Public Health

Kimberly Sprecker, PhD

Manager, Regularly Scheduled Series
Accreditation Specialist
Office of Continuing Professional Development in Medicine and Public Health

 

Professional Development for and by the Healthcare Team