Science Writer, Editor and Ethicist to Close Out This Year’s Annual Conference

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. on Friday, Sept. 24.

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.

Along with Washington’s talk, the conference will include a keynote address by infectious disease expert Michael T. Osterholm, PhD, MPH, on “The COVID Pandemic: The Evolving Reality” as well as concurrent sessions on policing, microaggressions and mental health. The conference will also include a medical student/resident/fellow poster symposium, and virtual exhibit booths featuring several MMA partners.

In the days leading up to the virtual conference, the MMA will release videos on the 2021 MMA awards winners, an MMA business update and the MMA president’s inauguration.

Registration 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.