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
1380 Harbor Island Drive, San Diego, CA, 92101
Room: TBD


Tracey A. Cho, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital
Charles Flippen, MD, University of California-Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine

Course Description: 
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.

Course Agenda:

3:30 – 3:50 pm   Introduction: Shining a light on the challenges of diversity, inclusion, and equity in neurology training
Tracey Cho, MD, Program Director, Partners Neurology Residency Massachusetts General Hospital-Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA

3:50 – 4:10 pm   Perspective of a (woman) (Muslim) resident: Achieving diversity, inclusion, and equity in neurology training
Altaf Saadi, MD, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

4:10 – 4:30 pm   Mind Bugs: Identifying unconscious bias and its challenges
Charles Flippen, MD, Program Director, UCLA Neurology, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

4:30 – 4:50 pm   Women in neurology: Aiming for equity
Allison Brashear, MD, Chair Department of Neurology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine

4:50 – 5:30 pm   Panel – Audience Discussion



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