Health Equity Events

Race in Medicine: A Conversation
Aug. 25, 2020 (6:45pm-8:30pm)

This live virtual CME session brings together a panel of physicians to discuss the implications for using race as a proxy for biology in medicine and how to move away from race-based medicine and clinical-decision making. No cost. Register here

Event Details

The MMA, Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians (MAFP), Minnesota Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the Twin Cities Medical Society are co-hosting an important live conversation on the use of race in medicine and medical decision making.

This live panel discussion builds on a race-based medicine presentation from the MAFP Virtual Refresher “What’s Race Got to Do With It? The Use of Race in Medical Decision-Making and Clinical Care.” Registrants are asked to listen to that session prior to the panel discussion, either on your own time OR join others for a streaming of the session immediately prior to the panel conversation (beginning at 6:45 pm). Listen to “What’s Race Got to Do With It?”

Event Timing

  • 6:45 pm – Optional streaming of “What’s Race Got to Do With It?” presentation
  • 7:30 pm – Live panel discussion


  • Moderator: Zeke McKinney, MD, MPH, MHI, occupational medicine physician and chief medical editor for Minnesota Medicine 
  • Panelist: Andrea Westby, MD, FAAFP, family physician and MAFP Health Equity Task Force co-chair 
  • Panelist: Mary Owen, MD, family physician and Center of American Indian and Minority Health director 
  • Panelist: Nathan Chomilo, MD, pediatrician and adjunct assistant professor at the University of Minnesota
Learn more here