Annual Conference Focusing on COVID-19, Health Equity is Tomorrow

The MMA’s virtual Annual Conference, which will focus on COVID-19 and health equity, is tomorrow (Sept. 24) from 12:30 to 5:15 p.m.

Highlights include: 

Infectious disease expert Michael T. Osterholm, PhD, MPH, will discuss “The COVID Pandemic: The Evolving Reality” during the keynote address from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. In the session, attendees will learn more about what the state, federal, and global response to COVID-19 has been; the role of vaccines; the effect of variants in the fight against COVID-19; and where we go next, as a global community.  

Concurrent breakout sessions from 2:15 to 3:15 p.m. will address the role medicine can play in policing, microaggressions, and the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the mental health of physicians.
•    “What Role Can Medicine Play on Issues Related to Policing?” will feature Erika Kaske, David J. Satin, MD, and Joel T. Wu, JD, MPH, MD, HEC-C. It will be moderated by MMA Secretary/Treasurer Carolyn McClain, MD. 
•    “ Mitigating microaggressions from patients, promoting relationship-centered care” will feature Taj Mustapha, MD and will be moderated by MMA member Nathan Chomilo, MD. 
•    “The Compounding Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Mental Health of Physicians” will feature Jessi Gold, MD, MS and be moderated by MMA member Natalia Dorf-Biderman, MD. 

Harriet A. Washington, a prolific science writer, editor and ethicist, will close out the 2021 virtual Annual Conference from 3:45 to 5:15 p.m. 

Washington is author of Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present, which won a National Book Critics Circle Award, the PEN/Oakland Award, and the American Library Association Black Caucus Nonfiction Award. She has also authored A Terrible Thing to Waste: Environmental Racism and its Assault on the American Mind as well as Carte Blanche: The Erosion of Informed Consent in Medical Research.

Visit the Annual Conference website for more information on the sessions and faculty. 

Register here.  

Cost: $89 for members; $139 for non-members; $79 for retirees; $25 for residents/fellows/students.

COPIC, the MMA’s endorsed medical professional liability insurance provider, is the premier sponsor of the 2021 MMA Annual Conference.