The 62nd Annual Program Meeting will be held in Atlanta, GA, on November 3–6, 2016. The conference theme, Advancing Collaborative Practice Through Social Work Education, was selected to reflect the importance of collaborative practice across different contexts to the preparation of future social work professionals. Throughout its history, social work has embraced an interdisciplinary philosophy in which collaborative practice is both the bedrock of professional education and the very core of social work practice in micro, mezzo, and macro systems.
The 2016 APM events will be held at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis. Get a first look at this year's APM by viewing the interactive schedule that allows you to search and review all sessions, meetings, and events that will be held at the 2016 APM.
Schedule changes have been made since the APM Preliminary Program was finalized. Please consult the interactive schedule referred to above for the latest program information.
Keynote Speaker, Opening Plenary
Barbara F. Brandt, PhD
Renowned for her work in health professional education, and specifically, interprofessional education and continuing education, Dr. Barbara Brandt serves as the associate vice president for education within the University of Minnesota’s Academic Health Center, and she is responsible for the University’s 1Health initiative to build the interprofessional practice skills of students and faculty in a broad range of health professions. Dr. Brandt is also the director of the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education, a public-private partnership and cooperative agreement with the Health Resources and Services Administration, established in 2012.