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Diversity Champion Workshop


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Join other dermatology faculty champions Oct. 28, 2021 to discuss dermatology diversity outreach programs and initiatives, exchange ideas, and share success stories.

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Reserve your place for the Diversity Champion Workshop, coming Oct. 28, 2021.

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Attendees will:

  • Drive awareness of the important role residency programs have in improving the diversity of the dermatology workforce.

  • Facilitate the establishment and development of diversity outreach programs.

  • Learn what other programs are doing to improve underrepresented minorities in medicine (URM) diversity in dermatology.

  • Increase awareness of holistic review processes for residency applicants.

  • Help expand cultural competence within all residency programs.

  • Contribute to improved patient health outcomes in minority communities.

Learn about the second annual workshop

Read an interview with the co-chairs of the second annual Diversity Champion Workshop.

Read the interview

Overview of the next Diversity Champion Workshop

It’s vital our future dermatologists provide the highest level of specialty care to patients; however, significant disparities in care remain, especially among minority populations. Evidence indicates that work force diversity reduces healthcare disparities. We believe by increasing the number of practicing dermatologists who are, themselves, under-represented minorities, we can positively impact these disparities.

The American Academy of Dermatology is partnering with the Association of Professors of Dermatology, Skin of Color Society, the Society for Investigative Dermatology, and the Women’s Dermatologic Society to host this workshop which is designed for faculty members in dermatology residency programs who are involved in the evaluation and selection of candidates for their program.

We encourage you to become a Diversity Champion and attend this important workshop to discuss diversity outreach programs, exchange ideas, and share success stories.


2021 Diversity Champion Workshop agenda

Thursday, October 28, 2021

All sessions include time for Q&A with participants.

8:00 a.m.
State of the Specialty (Updates) with Amit Pandya, MD, FAAD UT Southwestern

8:30 a.m.
Intersociety (Updates)
with Pearl Grimes, MD, FAAD

8:35 a.m.
DEI initiatives led by AAD/Diversity Committee Leadership
with Kanya Ferguson, MD, FAAD

9:05 a.m.
New ACGME Equity Matters initiative –
Outside dermatology, updating milestones to include language promoting DEI, data acquisition to promote workforce diversity with Bonnie Mason, MD, President, Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education

10:05 a.m.
10-minute break

10:15 a.m.
Lack of African Americans in Medicine/Dermatology
with Bonnie Mason, MD, President, Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education

11:05 a.m.
Holistic Review –
Rubric used, challenging concept of fit, case scenarios with Laura Rubinos, MD

12:05 a.m.
Lunch

12:35 a.m.
Restructuring dominant cultural norms
with Sunny Nakae, MSW, PhD

1:35 p.m.
Curriculum Development –
How do we develop curricula for knowledge gap areas in dermatology, specifically SOC & LGBTQ with Susan Taylor, MD, FAAD, University of Pennsylvania and Klint Peebles, MD, FAAD, Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group

2:25 p.m.
10-minute break

2:35 p.m.
DEI Initiatives –
Lessons learned, and the Diversity and Community Engagement Residency Position with Susan Taylor, MD, FAAD and Lynne Mckinley-Grant, MD


Breakout sessions

Breakout sessions run concurrently.

3:05-5:00 p.m.

1. How to start a diversity committee at your program with Loren Kruger, MD, FAAD, Emory University

2. Responding to patient harassment & microaggressions: Workshop and Skills Practice with Kanya Ferguson, MD, FAAD, University of Iowa

3. Faculty support and retention with Henry Lim, MD, FAAD, Henry Ford Hospital

Supported by educational grants from Amgen and Janssen Biotech, Inc., administered by Janssen Scientific Affairs, LLC.

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