Welcome and Opening Remarks followed by Keynote Panel Discussion: Racism in Medicine: Correcting actions and improving care

October 16, 2020 from 10:45am EST to 11:50am EST

Events in recent months have highlighted the pressing need to acknowledge and correct long-standing racism in Canada. Excellent and equitable healthcare for all depends on embracing diversity and promoting cultural safety. We must face up to our systemic social challenges by understanding their origins, gaining cultural literacy, and committing to improving conditions in our communities and healthcare systems.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this session the participant will be able to:

  1. Acknowledge racism as a systemic social problem in Canada that leads to health inequities for Black, Indigenous & People of Colour (BIPOC) communities;
  2. Recognize ingrained and acquired biases that contribute to racism in our communities and healthcare systems;
  3. Identify strategies to oppose racism and improve the quality of and access to healthcare for all;
  4. Develop a personal plan to act as an effective and supportive ally to BIPOC individuals and groups.