Equity, Inclusion, and Leadership Series: Part III of IV Building an Inclusive Environment
Diversity and Inclusion has become an increasingly dominant part of everyday discussion. This need for action comes on the tails of increasing public outcry with recent events and tragedies in the country. However, discrimination, whether it be based on race, sex, disability, sexual orientation or any other protected class, has been prevalent for years in both overt and covert ways.
Because of the growing need for awareness and education, we have formed a collaboration and are conducting a quarterly development series by the Departments of Surgery, Otolaryngology, and Plastic Surgery to address and discuss these issues with the goals of becoming more well-rounded departments that foster an environment in which everyone feels included and allowed to thrive.
In part I of this series, we provided a snapshot of the current climate with the general, otolaryngology and plastic surgery departments as it relates to diversity and inclusion and determined that there are multiple areas for improvement including enhancing diversity of faculty/trainees and increasing awareness of the negative effects of microaggressions/implicit bias on the experiences of faculty/trainees. Part II, focused on building an inclusive environment by high lighting factors that lead to lack of inclusion and sharing practical tools/suggestions as well as engaging in discussion to foster inclusivity across our departments at all levels. Part III will explore barriers to diversity and strategies for overcoming them.
Faculty, Fellows, and Residents of the Departments of Surgery and Otolaryngology are invited.
6:00-6:50 - Building Diversity in the Surgical Specialties: Retention and Recruitment by Keith Norris, M.D., Ph.D.
6:50-7:30 - Q&A moderated by Drs. Lee/Nance
7:30 - Adjournment
Virtual Conference held Microsoft TEAMS.
Keith Norris, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Medicine
UCLA Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research
Melonie Nance, MD
Vice Chair of Education
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Otolaryngology
UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA
Stella Lee, MD
Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Department of Orthopedic Surgery
All individuals in a position to control the content of this education activity including members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, and/or content reviewers have disclosed all relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients.
The following relevant financial relationships were disclosed:
Emilia Diego, MD - Other: DSMB, Xoft Inc.
No other planners, members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Accreditation and Designation Statement:
In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
The University of Pittsburgh designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Other Healthcare Professionals
Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.
- 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
- 1.50 Attendance
Faculty, Fellow and Residents of Surgical Specialties are invited.
**First 30 trainees to register for each session will receive a $20 dinner voucher
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o Speak for yourself, do not generalize your thoughts to an entire group
o Challenge privilege and your assumptions
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