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An Equitable Lens to Advancing our Mission. - Setting the Foundation

Location: Online Event, Via WebEx

Date: 6 October 2021


At this unprecedented time in our world’s history, there has never been a more urgent need towards advancing equity and inclusion for our faculty, learners, and staff in medical education. The realities of bias, microaggressions, racism, and the need for strategic and bold alignment towards inclusion and engagement have not been more apparent. Understanding the constructs of how these intersect will set the foundation for a purposeful and deliberate plan to stimulate engagement and discussions to advance equity for all people.

Join Dr. Sheryl Heron from Emory University for this important session on October 6, 2021, 12:00-1:00 p.m.

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Dr. Sheryl Heron is a Professor and Vice Chair of Faculty Engagement, Equity & Empowerment in the Department of Emergency Medicine, the Associate Dean for Community Engagement, Equity and Inclusion and Associate Director of Education and Training for the Injury Prevention Research Center at Emory (IPRCE) at Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia. She is Past Chair of the Emergency Medicine Section of the National Medical Association. She has received several awards including the Council of Concerned Women of the National Medical Association, the Gender Justice Award from the Commission on Family Violence and was named a hero of Emergency Medicine by the American College of Emergency Physicians. She has received additional awards that address diversity and inclusion such as the Inaugural Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion Award at Emory University School of Medicine. She was the inaugural President of the Academy for Diversity & Inclusion in Emergency Medicine (ADIEM) of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine and is a coeditor of two textbooks (2016 &2019) in emergency medicine that address Diversity and Inclusion in Quality Patient Care (DIQPC). The 2nd textbook - Diversity and Inclusion in Quality Patient Care, 2nd edition – Your Story/Our Story focuses on unconscious bias and microaggressions experienced by health care professionals.

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Program Agenda

Wednesday, October 6, 2021
12:00 PM
An Equitable Lens to Advancing our Mission. - Setting the Foundation
Session Learning Objectives:
  • Define implicit bias, microaggressions, and the impact on healthcare
  • Identify ways these constructs advance health equity
  • Apply at least 2 strategies to advance equity and inclusion across your unit

  • 1:00 PM

    The Office of Professional & Educational Development (OPED), Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University, is fully accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Continuing Medical Education (CACME), a subcommittee of the Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools (CACMS). This standard allows OPED to assign credits for educational activities based on the criteria established by The College of Family Physicians of Canada, and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.