Learn About Racism and Racial Bias in Medicine on CME Webcast

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Learn About Racism and Racial Bias in Medicine on CME Webcast. Most humans hold implicit biases. And that doesn’t necessarily mean that we are evil. But it does mean that as healthcare providers, awareness of our own implicit biases are a necessary first step in eliminating bias in order to ensure that we treat our patients equally and that we treat ourselves equally. Last year, at the American College of Chest Physicians annual meeting, the keynote speaker for the conference was an interventional cardiologist who gave a fantastic and very moving presentation on implicit bias and discrimination in health care. And so, we’ve asked him to speak with us today on MedNet. Let me welcome Professor of Internal Medicine and the Vice Dean for Faculty Affairs at the Ohio State University, Dr. Quinn Capers.

What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: LIST 2 examples of how
racism or racial bias can impact patient care; and LIST 2 strategies to reduce racism or racial bias in medicine.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Racial bias in American medicine
  • Eliminating racism and racial bias in healthcare

You can find this and many other MedNet21 programs on the OSU – CCME website.

Call our MedNet21 Program Manager at 614.293.3473 for more details about subscribing to MedNet21 as a hospital or as an individual. You can also e-mail him at derrick.freeman@osumc.edu.

On-line Enduring Material Provides Guidance on Cancer Prevention

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 On-line Enduring Material Provides Guidance on Cancer Prevention. Most cancers can be prevented by changing behaviors at an early age, by appropriate vaccinations, and by detection of pre-cancerous conditions. On this CME webcast, we are going to show you how to prevent cancer in your own patients. Joining our moderator in the studio are cancer prevention experts from the Ohio State University. Dr. Electra Paskett is a Professor and the Director of the Division of Cancer Prevention and Control. And Dr. Darrell Gray is a gastroenterologist and an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine.

View a video introduction of this webcast

What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: UNDERSTAND evidence-based cancer prevention recommendations; and DEVELOP ways to integrate evidence-based cancer prevention and early detection recommendations in clinical practice.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Brief overview of causes of cancer
  • Screening for pre-cancerous conditions
  • Lung cancer screening programs
  • Improving colon cancer screening rates
  • Addressing racial disparities in childhood obesity
  • Experiences with cancer screening in Appalachia

You can find this and many other MedNet21 programs on the OSU – CCME website.

Call our MedNet21 Program Manager at 614.293.3473 for more details about subscribing to MedNet21 as a hospital or as an individual. You can also e-mail him at derrick.freeman@osumc.edu.