Anthony Breitbach, PhD, ATC, FASAHP
Saint Louis University

Dr. Anthony Breitbach is a tenured Professor and serves as the Director of the Athletic Training (AT) Program in the Doisy College of Health Sciences at Saint Louis University (SLU). A native of Dubuque, Iowa; Dr. Breitbach received a BS from the University of Iowa (1985), Master’s degree from the University of Florida (1987) and a PhD from SLU (2007). He served on the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) Executive Committee for Education, where he played an active role in the development of the “Future Directions of Athletic Training Education” recommendations which were approved by the NATA Board of Directors in 2012. Dr. Breitbach served as a coordinator for the Interprofessional Education and Practice in Athletic Training Work Group for the NATA; where he was first author of “Interprofessional Education and Practice in Athletic Training”; which was awarded the Athletic Training Education Journal’s Outstanding Manuscript for Advancing Educational Practice Award in 2015. Tony is the NATA’s liaison to the Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions (ASAHP); where he also serves as Chair of ASAHP’s Interprofessional subcommittee as well as is their representative on the Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) council. In 2018 was named an ASAHP Fellow and also received their “Outstanding Member” Award. He is Co-Chair of the Program Committee for the American Interprofessional Health Collaborative (AIHC); an Associate Editor for the Journal of Interprofessional Care; and is a Peer Reviewer for the Higher Learning Commission.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
An Opening Session You Won’t Want to Miss This has been an incredible year for advances in interprofessional practice and education. Three major reports were published in the first four months of 2019, each addressing cornerstones of quality interprofessional education and practice: accreditation, interprofessional clinical learning environments and education-practice integration. These reports represent the movement into action of conversations that started, in part, with Conversation Cafes at earlier Nexus Summits. That movement to action was our goal – and we’re proud to bring you the…