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.
|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.