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2017 Education Special Interest Group (SIG)

Education Special Interest Group (SIG):
Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity in Neurology Training
(In conjunction with ANA)

Sunday, October 15, 2017
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina
Room: Seabreeze

 

Chair:  Tracey A. Cho, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School
Co-Chair:  Charles Flippen, MD, University of California-Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine

Diversity, inclusion, and equity are critical for achieving a culture of academic excellence, and for working effectively and respectfully with patients and colleagues from all backgrounds. Despite increasing awareness of the value of diversity for institutions and healthcare systems, barriers still exist for women, people of color, and other underrepresented groups in medicine. This SIG will focus on diversity, inclusion, and equity as it pertains to neurology training. Invited speakers will discuss trainee perspective on diversity and inclusion in the workplace, unconscious bias and ways to mitigate it, opportunities for developing women leaders in neurology, and ways to increase recruitment of minorities and women into academic neurology.

Learning Objectives

1.       Identify potential barriers to diversity and equity in neurology training and careers

2.       Recognize factors that contribute to unconscious bias

3.       List strategies to mitigate unconscious bias and promote diversity and equity in neurology training

 

LEADER IN THE FIELD PRESENTATIONS

3:30 PM – 3:45 PM
Introduction:  Shining a Light on the Challenges of Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity in Neurology Training
Tracey A. Cho, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School

3:45 PM – 4:05 PM
Perspective of a (Woman) (Muslim) Resident:  Achieving Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity In Neurology Training
Altaf Saadi, MD, National Clinical Scholars Program, University of California, Los Angeles

4:05 PM – 4:25 PM   
Mind Bugs:  Identifying Unconscious Bias and its Challenges
Charles Flippen, MD, University of California-Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine

4:25 PM – 4:45 PM         
Women Leading in Neurology: Are the tides turning?
Janice Massey, MD, Duke University Medical Center

4:45 – 5:30 PM  
Panel – Audience Discussion


 

 

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