Upcoming Meetings Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic
Elections, Board of Governors’ meetings, Continuing Medical Education and other necessary meetings will be through videoconferencing or conference call.
Baltimore County Medical Association Virtual Town Hall –Sponsored by The University of Maryland School of Public Health Center for Health Equity and Co-sponsored by the Baltimore City Medical Society & MedChi, The Medical Society of Maryland
Thursday, February 25, 2021
The Colors of Covid 19: A Black History Month Webinar With Dr. Michael Osterholm
How to Protect Everyone from Infection: Advancing Equitable Distribution of the Covid-19 Vaccines in Communities of Color
Hosts and panelists will look at our troubled history in medical research for Black Americans and respond to physician questions about patients with deep-seated concerns regarding equity and historically based fears in healthcare, who don’t have confidence in the vaccination or vaccine development.
OUR TOWN HALL PANEL:
Michael T. Osterholm, PhD, MPH Director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota and member of President Joe Biden’s Transition Covid-19 Advisory Board.
Host- Stephen B. Thomas, PhD, Professor, UMD School of and Director, Maryland Center For Health Equity.
Moderator- Omar Neal, Host, You Got the Power Radio Show and Former Mayor of Tuskegee, Alabama.
Dr. Gregory Branch, Director Baltimore County Department of HealthDr. Dr. Leonard Richardson, internist and flight surgeon
Leslie Sherrod, Social Worker, Owner at Strength for the Journey
John Ruffin, Director, NIH-NIMHD (Ret.)
Sandra Quinn, Professor and Chair, Department Family Science, Senior Associate Dir. Maryland Center for Health Equity
*List examples of unconscious bias and how it may impact delivery of medical care and public health services.
*Associate with how to listen to and develop trust in patients with generational mistrust.
*Explain historical reasons for medical mistrust.
*Identify the difference between institutional racism in health care and tailored solutions with policy implications.
*Describe the burdens of race and history underlying structural inequality and social determinants of health associated with the excess burden of COVID-19 illness and premature death among people of color.
*Distinguish between the potential bias behind algorithms and data
*Discuss the origins of bioethics and its roots in the history biomedical research abuse of human subjects recruited from communities of color. *Define the difference between anti-vaxxers and vaccine hesitancy.
Accreditation Statement: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through Baltimore County Medical Association. Baltimore County Medical Association is accredited by MedChi, The Maryland State Medical Society, to provide Continuing Medical Education for physicians.
Designation Statement: The BCMA designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
To RSVP: For Physician Registration –please provide name and email address.
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For more information
Call 410-539-0872 ext.3318
MedChi’s Virtual House of Delegates Meeting
Sunday, April 25, 2021, 9:00am to 12:00pm
This meeting will be held via Zoom. Committee members will be notified of any updates. Please visit MedChi’s website for additional updates.