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DDW 2022 Diversity Symposium: Current Issues and Initiatives in Diversity, Equality and Inclusion in Digestive Diseases

Inequalities continue to exist in both the research of digestive diseases and the care of patients with those diseases. During the DDW® Diversity Symposium, faculty and participants will discuss how the digestive disease community can create a more diverse, equitable and inclusive environment that ultimately will improve the health of our communities and create a workplace where providers can thrive.

The symposium takes place in person Monday, May 23, from 4–5:30 p.m., in Room 23 of the San Diego Convention Center (SDCC). Participants will leave knowing how to:

  • Recognize the benefits of creating a more equitable and inclusive environment for their colleagues and the digestive disease community.
  • Implement strategies, including workplace policies, that promote a diverse, inclusive and equitable workplace.
  • Implement useful tips for increasing the recruitment of diverse populations in GI research.

This session will conclude with a panel discussion of the following topics.

Presentation TitleSpeaker
Strategies to Reduce Health Disparities in Colon Cancer Fola May, MD, PhD, MPhil
Strategies to Reduce Health Disparities in Liver Transplantation Dinee Simpson, MD, FACS
Clinical Trial Diversity Lanla Conteh, MD, MPH
Workplace Equity in Policies for Parental/Paternity Leave Lauren Feld, MD
Initiatives to Create a More Diverse, Inclusive and Equitable Workplace Quinn Capers, MD

DDW Diversity Reception

Immediately following the symposium, a reception will take place from 5:30–6:30 p.m. in the lobby of Room 20D. This special event will celebrate diversity and promote relationship-building among minorities in GI. Don’t miss this opportunity to network with your colleagues, explore professional opportunities and exchange ideas. This reception is supported by Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc.

2 Responses

  1. These are important topics that everyone should be interested in. Please consider an option for attending virtually for those who are not yet ready for the big crowded spaces.

    1. You can attend DDW 2022 in person or virtually. Select sessions will be livestreamed and others will be available to view on demand.

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