Collaboration or partnership is an important aspect in the implementation of research, clinical practice and health professional education. Collaboration occurs when two or more people work together to achieve common goals and shared outcomes, and includes a commitment to reciprocal relationships to achieve certain goals and is developed in conjunction with mutually supportive resources.

In research, collaboration exists when researchers from more than one professions or disciplines work together to achieve common goals in generating new scientific findings. Meanwhile, in the health services, collaboration exists when two or more people from multidisciplinary areas work together to solve the problems of the patients comprehensively. This collaboration may occur when each individual mutually respects and contributes according to his/her position to create a conducive environment to optimize the patient’s health. WHO states that the health workers who perform collaborations in caring for patients will gain more success in resolving complex patient problems. Collaborations in health services are useful for improving the skills to provide comprehensive care, developing innovations and creativity, and focusing more on patient-centered care.

Furthermore, collaboration in education or known as inter-professional education (IPE) occurs when two or more students from multidisciplinary studies learn together on a particular topic and jointly solve the case. Collaborations in education does not only occur in the university contexts but also in the clinical practice areas. These collaborations are closely related. IPE is part of the professional practice before the health workers implement it in the healthcare services.

Nowadays, in order to achieve better health services and improve patient satisfaction, inter-professional collaborations is highly required. The high complexity of patient problmes also requires professional collaboration as the patient problem may not be comprehensively solved when a health profession is working alone.

The current international conference which focuses on “Creating a Better Future of Healthcare: Partnership in Research, Education, and Clinical Care” is a way to create successful collaborations among the health workers. The conference also aims to introduce the public that the Faculty of Medicine Diponegoro University is committed to creating harmonious collaboration between health workers, including doctors, nurses, nutritionists, pharmacists, and dentists.


The purposes of the conference are:

  1. Disseminating results of studies in the area of inter-professional education, research and healthcare practices.
  2. Promoting international cooperation among the health practitioners and researchers.
  3. Contributing to the quality improvement of integrated health services through research-based innovations.


The participants of this conference will include:

  1. Health science students, such as nursing, medicine, nutrition, midwifery, and pharmacy.
  2. Health practitioners (including nurses, doctors, psychiatrists, psychologists, nutritionists, pharmacists, midwives, etc.).
  3. Lecturers from health education institutions.
  4. Academicians or researchers from multidisciplinary studies (such as biology, physics, chemistry, engineering, etc.).

The theme of the present conference is “Creating a Better Future of Healthcare: Partnership in Research, Education, and Clinical Care.”

The present conference will address the following sub-themes:
1. Inter-professional Education and Research
– Ethics and Value
– Communication
– Roles and responsibility
– Team working

2. Collaborative Practice
– Palliative Care
– Critical Care
– Primary Healthcare
– Acute and Emergency Care
– Chronic Illness Care
– End of Life Care
– Patient Safety
– Mental Health
– Healthcare Management and Leadership
3. Translational Medicine
4. Nutrition, Dietetic, and Food
– Dietetic in nutrition management
– Functional food and nutraceutical
– Community nutrition