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University of Dayton and Miami Valley Hospital Healthcare Symposium

2021 Symposium

Breaking Down Racism to Build Cultural Intelligence and Understand Health Disparities

The eleventh annual University of Dayton and Miami Valley Hospital Healthcare Symposium will be 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 will be held virtually from 1:30 to 2:30 pm.

Registration for the 2021 Symposium opens on March 12, 2021.  Check back for registration information.

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 will reflect 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 are some of the questions to be addressed in the 2021 University of Dayton & Miami Valley Hospital Healthcare Symposium.

This activity has been 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 


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

Dr. Gary LeRoy and Fabrice Juin, M.P.H.

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 >

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 >


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