OH-AFP Webinar: Race-Based Medicine

Thursday, April 22, 2021 | 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Race is a historically rooted, social construct that categorizes people based on basic physical characteristics, assumed geographic ancestry, and patterns of behavior. Using race as a proxy for biology is a dangerous shortcut when making medical diagnoses and care recommendations, which ultimately can lead to racial health disparities.

This webinar will be moderated by Roma Amin, MD, and will help learners understand the origins of race-based medicine, the implications of conflating race with genetic ancestry, identify the racist underpinnings of many commonly practiced treatment plans and diagnosed diseases, and set a plan for meaningful change that will help advance true health equity.

Learning Objectives
Understand the origins and effects of how racism has shaped scientific advancements, tools, and diagnoses of commonly held medical guidelines practiced today
Understand the importance of adopting and following the same standards and guidelines for diagnosis and treatment of all patients regardless of race
Understand how physicians and interdisciplinary teams can combat racism in practice
Identify areas for future awareness and develop a plan for action and change in practice.

American Academy of Family Physicians’ (AAFP) Policy on Race-Based Medicine
Institute for Healing and Justice in Medicine
What Is Race-Based Medicine? Biased Medical Practices Go Back to the Country’s Founding, and they Hurt People of Color (Healthy Women article by Tiffany Onyejiaka)
The Problem with Race-Based Medicine (TEDMED video by Dorothy Roberts, JD).

Registration Fees
OAFP members: $75
Non-Ohio AAFP members: $100
Non-Members: $150
Residents & Students: $25.
Groups of 10 or more can receive a 20% discount off their total registration cost. Please contact Caitlin Laudeman to process a group registration.

Registration Deadline and Cancellations
The deadline to register is Wednesday, April 21. No refunds will be given for cancellations. Please contact Caitlin Laudeman with questions.

This activity has been reviewed and  is acceptable for up to 1.5 Live Prescribed credits by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) as equivalent to AOA Category 2 credit.

For more information, please contact Director Education Erin Jech or call 800.742.7327.

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