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University of Dayton and Miami Valley Hospital Healthcare Symposium

2021 Symposium

Thank you to all who participated in the 2021 symposium.  We look forward to seeing you next year!

Breaking Down Racism to Build Cultural Intelligence and Understand Health Disparities

Saturday, April 17, 2021

The eleventh annual University of Dayton and Miami Valley Hospital Healthcare Symposium was held in a virtual format from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on April 17, 2021.

The annual poster session for UD students presenting capstone projects was held virtually from 1:30 to 2:30 pm.

About the Symposium

The University of Dayton and Miami Valley Hospital Healthcare Symposium is a unique opportunity for University of Dayton students, alumni, health care professionals and community members to come together for a day of dialogue and continuing education.

Our recent symposia have focused on the fact that most of health – possibly up to 80% – comes from factors outside of what we usually do in the clinic or hospital. What are some of the ways that healthy communities have engaged their residents in caring for their health through innovative initiatives? What are some initiatives available or on the horizon in Dayton?

This year we reflected on lessons extracted from the difficult year of 2020. What can we learn from both the #BLM movement and our response to the Covid-19 pandemic in terms of health equity? How do we develop skills and competencies to serve patients as antiracist providers? These were some of the questions addressed in the 2021 University of Dayton & Miami Valley Hospital Healthcare Symposium.

This activity was planned and implemented in accordance with the essential areas and polices of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Wright State University (WSU) and Miami Valley Hospital.

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2021 Symposium

Breaking Down Racism to Build Cultural Intelligence and Understand Health Disparities

Presentations on April 17, 2021

covid-talks: fostering health equity in our local crisis response

Gary LeRoy, M.D., Fabrice Juin, M.P.H., Paula Thompson, M.S. HCA

Dr. Gary LeRoy and Fabrice Juin will provide a local perspective on the Covid-19 pandemic and racial disparities in healthcare.  This conversational presentation will include local data related to the pandemic and initiatives to combat racial disparities in the Dayton area and in Montgomery County, as well as a discussion of major take-aways that Covid has revealed and what individual community members can do to help with our community response.

Dr. LeRoy is a family medicine physician practicing in Dayton and Associate Dean of Student Affairs and Admissions at Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine. More about Dr. Leroy >

Fabrice Juin is Project Manager for the Local Office of Minority Health at Public Health - Dayton and Montgomery County. More about Fabrice Juin >

Paula Thompson is President and CEO of Fidelity Health Care.  More about Paula Thompson >

workshop:  Culturally intelligent solutions for becoming an antiracist

Robin Shabazz, Esq.

Robin Shabazz will facilitate a workshop that addresses how healthcare professionals can take intentional actions to combat systemic racism in healthcare.  Robin Shabazz is a diversity, equity, and inclusion expert who founded the Eastledge Group, LLC consulting firm in 2018 in order to assist organizations in building culturally intelligent teams.  Through engagement in activities and discussions, workshop participants will develop skills to practice antiracist behaviors.  More about Robin Shabazz >

Student Health Careers Forum

In addition to the main event on April 17, UD is proud to sponsor the following virtual events for students as part of the UD & MVH Healthcare Symposium.  More about Student Health Careers Forum >

Medical School Mock Interview

     April 15, 2021 at 7:00 pm

A Day in the Life of...

     April 19, 2021 at 7:00 pm

Gap Year Experiences

     April 19, 2021 at 8:00 pm


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