Addressing Racial/Ethnic Health Disparities Best Practices for Clinical Care and Medical Education in the 21st CenturyPosted in Health/Medicine/Genetics, Live Events, Media Archive, United States on 2013-09-14 18:21Z by Steven
University of Texas, Austin
2013-09-23 through 2013-09-24
One of the primary goals of the US Department of Health and Human Services, the National Institutes of Health, and many public health programs is the reduction of health disparities in the United States. However, significant racial/ethnic disparities persist in the prevalence of disease, access to medical care, quality of care, and health outcomes for the most common causes of death (including cardiovascular and lung disease, infectious disease, cancer, diabetes, and accidents). At this conference, nationally-recognized speakers will discuss the causes of such disparities and describe new approaches in clinical care and medical education that improve care, achieve better health outcomes, and reduce racial/ethnic health disparities. We will also discuss how these best practices can be incorporated into medical training at the new Dell Medical School at The University of Texas and at other medical schools around the country. One key goal of this conference is to help design a cutting-edge curriculum that will better prepare medical students to meet the challenges and opportunities of 21st century medicine.
Conference registration is open to anyone interested in attending this event. See the Continuing Medical Education (CME) tab for information regarding continuing education for the September 23rd portion of the conference.
The second day of the conference (September 24) is open to invited participants only. Discussions and working groups on the second day will focus on developing new pedagogical approaches and innovative learning modules for the pre-clinical curriculum at the Dell Medical School, with the goal of more effectively integrating training on human genomic variation, race/ethnicity, health disparities, and social/environmental determinants of health into the medical curriculum.
- Deborah Bolnick, PhD
- Vence Bonham, JD [Coauthor of article “Mixed Race: ”]
- Understanding Difference in the Genome Era
- Richard Garcia, MD
- Paul Godley, MD, PhD, MPP
- Ernesto Gonzalez, MD
- Clarence Gravlee, PhD [Author or article “How race becomes biology: Embodiment of social inequality”]
- Helena Hansen, MD, PhD
- John Hoberman, PhD [Author of Black and Blue: The Origins and Consequences of Medical Racism]
- Seth Holmes, MD, PhD
- Jonathan Kahn, JD, PhD [Author of Race in a Bottle: The Story of BiDil and Racialized Medicine in a Post-Genomic Age]
- Jay Kaufman, PhD [Contributor to What’s the Use of Race? Modern Governance and the Biology of Difference]
- Diane Magrane, MD
- Kyriakos Markides, PhD
- Jamie McGuire, MD
- Jonathan Metzl, MD, PhD
- Michael Montoya, PhD
- Rayna Rapp, PhD
- Dorothy Roberts, JD [Author of Fatal Invention: How Science, Politics, and Big Business Re-create Race in the Twenty-First Century]
- Charles Rotimi, PhD [Author of article “Are medical and nonmedical uses of large-scale genomic markers conflating genetics and ‘race’?”]
- Karen-Sue Taussig, PhD
For more information, click here.