Trainee Diversity & Inclusion Conference

November 2nd & 3rd, 2019
Saturday 7:30am-5:00pm & Reception 5:30pm-7:00pm | Sunday 10:00am-12:00pm

TDIC is sponsored by the UVA Housestaff Council for Diversity and Inclusion and the Office of Graduate Medical Education. This year’s conference theme is Advocacy in Action. The goal is to build on the groundwork laid in the inaugural 2018 event to further transform challenges faced by GME trainees and faculty, historically underrepresented in medicine, into actionable strategies for success. Our esteemed speakers will lead discussions and interactive workshops designed to develop concepts and skills that can help attendees address three specific advocacy domains; personal, professional, and our undeserved patients.

Keynote Speakers

Dr. M Norm Oliver, MD, MA

State Health Commissioner, Virginia Department of Health

Dr. Alden Landry, MD, MPH

Assistant Dean for the Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Workshop Presenters

Greg Townsend, MD
(UVA Associate Dean for Diversity)

Topic: “Stepping in”

Leigh-Ann Webb, MD
(UVA Assistant Professor of Emergency)

Topic: “Career Development”

Irène Mathieu, MD
(UVA Assistant Professor of Pediatrics)

Topic: “Story Slam”

Alden Landry, MD, MPH

Topic: “Cultural Competency in the Professional Landscape”

Special Events

Past, Present, and Pitch

An e-presentation competition, designed to highlight how you used last year’s conference to develop programming at your home institution related to diversity and inclusion (past), or to discuss an ongoing initiative in your department or at your institution (present), or to propose a potential project related to a problem with diversity/inclusion at your home institution (pitch). Submitted abstracts will be reviewed and selected for a 3 min quickshot e-poster presentation.

Cocktail Reception

Join conference presenters and attendees for a post Day One wrap up over drinks and appetizers.

Sunday Networking Brunch

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