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Athletic Training Program Director Presents at International Interprofessional Conference

Saint Louis University Athletic Training Program Director Anthony Breitbach, Ph.D., ATC, recently conducted a workshop at All Together Better Health VIII: The Global Interprofessional Practice and Education Conference at the University of Oxford in Oxford, England. 

The conference, under the direction of the World Coordinating Committee (WCC), brings together providers, health care system executives, educators, policy-makers and health care industry leaders for the leading global interprofessional practice and education event.

Breitbach and his co-presenter – Scott Reeves from Kingston University-St. George’s, University of London – conducted a workshop titled "Utilizing Sport to Study and Improve Global Interprofessional Collaborative Health Care." The workshop also included data collection for a research project utilizing the World Café method, supported by a Saint Louis University Beaumont Faculty Development Grant which was awarded to Breitbach for the 2016-17 academic year.

Breitbach and Reeves

This conference provided a unique opportunity to interact with many different individuals from various fields of health care.

I enjoyed the chance to connect with scholars and clinicians from over 30 countries who are engaged in interprofessional education and practice.” - Breitbach

Breitbach added, “I was also proud to be one of two athletic trainers at the conference, and I utilized that as an opportunity to advocate for the inclusion of athletic training in interprofessional initiatives.”

AT Program Director, Anthony Breitbach

The next edition of this conference, All Together Better Health IX, is scheduled to take place in Auckland, New Zealand, in 2018; Breitbach hopes to participate.

For more information about the Athletic Training Program and other programs at the Doisy College of Health Sciences at Saint Louis University, click here.

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