State of the Science Symposium: Social Determinants of Health Disparities in Rehabilitation and Reintegration

May 26, 2021

Dual panel sessions exploring the social determinants of disparities in rehabilitation and reintegration. This topic will be discussed by two panels of subject matter experts, allowing exploration of regional and national trends as well as those at a global level. Pre-recorded panelist presentations posted at https://www.herl.pitt.edu/healthdisparities for recommended viewing.

Target Audience

The target audience for this symposium includes civilian and military physicians and counselors, policy-makers, and educators at all levels.

Additional Information

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 3.00 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.
  • 3.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
05/26/2021
Course expires: 
12/31/2021
Event starts: 
05/26/2021 - 10:00am
Event ends: 
05/26/2021 - 1:00pm

1000-1130 EST: Global Health Disparities 
Jody Mills (World Health Organization) 
Dr. Eliana Ferretti (Brazil) 
Dr. Urs Schneider (Germany) 
Dr. Markus Besemann (Canada) 

1130-1300 EST: Domestic Health Disparities 
Dr. Lynda Davis (Department of Veterans Affairs) 
Dr. Allen Lewis (SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University)
Dr. Yetsa Tuakli-Wosornu (University of Pittsburgh)

Live Virtual Conference

International Panelists:
Ms. Jody-Anne Mills, Rehabilitation Programme
World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

LCol Markus Besemann CD, BSc, MD, FRCP(C), Dip Sport Med (CASEM), Dip CSCN(EMG)
Chief of Rehabilitation Medicine Canadian Armed Forces, Canada

Dr. Eliana Ferretti, PhD, OT
Dept of Science of Human Movement, Federal University of São Paulo, Baixada Santista Campus, Brazil

Moderated by: Stuart M. Campbell, USARMY MEDCOM HQ, San Antonio, Tx

Domestic Panelists:
Allen N. Lewis, Jr., PhD, CRC
Dean & Professor, School of Health Professions, State University of New York Downstate Health Sciences University

Lynda Davis, PhD
Former Chief Customer Experience Officer (CXO), Veterans Administration
Yetsa Tuakli-Wosornu, MD, MPH, IOC Dip. Sp. Med
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pa

Moderated by:
Paul F. Pasquina, MD, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Washington, DC

No 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 with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients to disclose.

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the University of Pittsburgh and the Human Engineering Research Laboratories, the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, and the Department of Veteran Affairs. 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.  

Physician (CME)  
The University of Pittsburgh designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. 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.  

Available Credit

  • 3.00 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.
  • 3.00 Attendance
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