Diversity Matters (CC)
This session has been identified and designated as Credit to Address Regulatory Mandate for Cultural Competency. Learn more about state regulatory mandates.
From the pipeline to the ivory tower, diversity matters. The workforce and our patient populations are becoming increasingly diverse. Diversity in leadership and the ability to communicate with competence to a heterogeneous group is critical to an organization’s success. It also increases the ability of an organization to adapt to changes. It has been shown that diverse groups produce better results and demonstrate higher productivity and more creative problem-solving abilities. Harnessing the power of diversity requires a culture of inclusivity and cultural competency so that individuals can feel heard and have a voice. Identification of systemic gaps in creating this environment is critical. We will highlight leaders in the surgical workforce who’ve built diverse and inclusive organizations.
Moderator: Amelia C. Grover, MD, FACS, Richmond, VA
Co-Moderator: David T. Cooke, MD, FACS, Sacramento, CA
Diversity and Inclusion: The Return on Investment
David T. Cooke, MD, FACS, Sacramento, CA
Promoting a Departmental Culture of Diversity and Inclusion
Herbert Chen, MD, FACS, Birmingham, AL
The Intersectional Challenges of Achieving Equity
Michaela A. West, MD, PhD, FACS, Minneapolis, MN
Sponsored by the Committee on Diversity Issues and the Women in Surgery Committee
- Practicing surgeons
- Apply new knowledge and ideas to improve their surgical practice
- Adapt concepts and quality measures in support of research advancements
- Enhance the quality of patient care
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In accordance with the ACCME Accreditation Criteria, the American College of Surgeons must ensure that anyone in a position to control the content of the educational activity (planners and speakers/authors/discussants/moderators) has disclosed all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. For additional information, please visit the ACCME website.
The ACCME also requires that ACS manage any reported conflict and eliminate the potential for bias during the educational activity. Any conflicts noted below have been managed to our satisfaction. The disclosure information is intended to identify any commercial relationships and allow learners to form their own judgments. However, if you perceive a bias during a activity, please report it on the evaluation.
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Faculty and Disclosures
Amelia C. Grover MD, FACS - Nothing to Disclose
Andre R. Campbell MD, FACS - Nothing to Disclose
David Tom Cooke MD, FACS - Nothing to Disclose
Herbert Chen MD FACS - Nothing to Disclose
Michaela A. West MD, PhD, FACS - Nothing to Disclose
Program Committee and Disclosures
CHAIR: Henri R. Ford, MD, MHA, FACS, FAAP, FRCSEng(Hon), Miami, FL - Nothing to Disclosure
VICE-CHAIR: David T. Cooke, MD, FACS, Sacramento, CA - Nothing to Disclosure
David C. Borgstrom, MD, FACS, Morgantown, WV - Nothing to Disclosure
Daniel L. Dent, MD, FACS, San Antonio, TX - Nothing to Disclosure
Roger R. Dmochowski, MD, FACS, Nashville, TN - Allergen: Honoraria: Consultant
Cynthia D. Downard, MD, FACS, Louisville, KY - Nothing to Disclosure
Audra A. Duncan, MD, FACS, London, ON - Nothing to Disclosure
Mariam F. Eskander, MD, Boston, MA - Nothing to Disclosure
Paula Ferrada, MD, FACS, Richmond, VA - Nothing to Disclosure
Neil H. Hyman, MD, FACS, Chicago, IL - Nothing to Disclosure
Martin S. Karpeh, Jr., MD, FACS, New York, NY - Nothing to Disclosure
Dennis H. Kraus, MD, FACS, New York, NY - Nothing to Disclosure
Kenneth W. Sharp, MD, FACS, Nashville, TN - Nothing to Disclosure
Daniel M. Herron, MD, FACS, FASBMS, New York, NY - Nothing to Disclosure
Edith Tzeng, MD, FACS, Pittsburgh, PA - Nothing to Disclosure
Barbara Lee Bass, MD, FACS, FRCSEng(Hon), FRCSI(Hon), FCOSECSA(Hon), Houston, TX - Nothing to Disclosure
Quan-Yang Duh, MD, FACS, San Francisco, CA - Nothing to Disclosure
B. J. Hancock, MD, FACS, FRCSC, Winnipeg, MB - Nothing to Disclosure
Ronald V. Maier, MD, FACS, FRCSEd(Hon), Seattle, WA - Nothing to Disclosure
Note: Residents will receive a Certificate of Completion.
- 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 1.50 Certificate of Completion
- 1.50 Self Assessment Credit