Our biennial ATBH Conferences

Join with us every two years in devising and testing strategies to mobilise concerted action to improve health and wellbeing for individuals, families and communities across the world. ATBH is driven by the conviction, corroborated by evidence, that by learning together we improve working together to effect change, enhance quality of care, ensure safety and optimise deployment of human resources. Practitioner, service user, teacher, manager, policy maker or researcher, each conference is your opportunity to compare perspectives, exchange experience and share expertise. Previous conferences were held in London (2006), Stockholm (2008), Sydney (2010), Kobe (2012), Pittsburgh USA (2014), and Oxford (2016). The conference attracts more than 600 delegates.

Call to organize the 2020 Conference

The World Coordinating Committee ATBH warmly welcomes expressions of interest from universities and health service organisations in hosting the tenth ATBH conference to be held in 2020. First held in London in 1997, ATBH conferences have met in Vancouver, London, Stockholm, Sydney, Kobe, Pittsburgh, and Oxford with Auckland to follow in 2018. The conferences bring together up to 900 delegates from around the world to promote interprofessional education towards improving global health through closer collaboration. Delegates include health and social care professionals and educators, policy makers, students and service users and carers.
Interested organisations should be an institution active in the domain of health and/or social care, or of higher education in this domain, or a regional network in IPE/CP, or a consortium of institutions be willing to work closely with a regional network represented on the World Coordinating Committee. The need to be prepared to carry full financial liability for the conference, and organize the conference according to the general guidelines and the general program schedule, over 3 days in the period to define between May and October 2020 and to be agreed with the WCC-ATBH. They need to provide an easily accessible venue for international participation with evidence of available accommodation for a minimum of 500 delegates over 3 days in the conference venue. Preferably they have a track record in interprofessional education and collaborative practice nationally and internationally. Candidates provide written support from senior managers of the organisation/s involved in the bid, and provide evidence of available accommodation for lodging of conference participants in the area around the conference venue. Expressions of interest should indicate that these criteria are met. Bids need to be submitted by15th March 2018 to the WCC Secretariat: Dr Sundari Joseph ( or Dr. Shobhana Nagraj ( Candidates can also contact the chair (Prof. Andre Vyt) or any WCC network member representative for additional information.

Auckland city

ATBH IX Conference, 4-6 September 2018

We invite you to the 9th International Conference on Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice (ATBH IX), hosted by the Auckland University of Technology. Click here to get to the conference page.

ATBH 2014

A video impression of a previous ATBH Conference

Do you want to have an impression of an ATBH Conference? You can watch a videoclip of 4 minutes with core messages and interviews from the 2014 conference held in Pittsburgh, USA. Click here  and watch...

Past events from member networks

NIPNet 2017

NIPNet 2017 Conference, 8-9 June 2017

The yearly conference of the Nordic network was held in Os, close to Bergen in Norway. Click here.


Nexus summit 2017, 20-23 August 2017

It brought together a community focused on advancing interprofessional team-based practice and education across multiple sectors within the United States. Jointly hosted with AIHC in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Click here.

EIPEN 2017

EIPEN 2017 Conference, 6-8 September 2017

More than 20% of the participants in the European conference are from outside of Europe. More than 100 participants attended the conference in Lausanne, Switzerland. It was one of the finest conferences ever. Click here.

Namibia 2017

Symposium for Interprofessional Education in Africa, 21-22 September 2017

The Africa Interprofessional Education Network (AfrIPEN) and the University of Namibia organised the First Symposium for Interprofessional Education in Africa. Click here.

CAB 2017 Banff

Collaborating Across Borders Conference, 1-4 October 2017

Collaborating Across Borders is North America’s premier interprofessional health care education and collaborative practice conference, linking Canada and the United States in discussions around IPE and CP. Click here.