Family Medicine Midwest 2021 Plenary Speakers

Opening Plenary / Thursday, September 9, 2021, 5:00 - 6:00 pm CT
Going Viral: Social Media as a tool for Patient Care and Advocacy 
Presented by Rose Marie Leslie, MD
Recent graduate of the University of Minnesota North Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program.

Learning Objectives:
•    Emphasize the importance of social media in our current healthcare landscape
•    Illustrate how to use social media to impact health behaviors in patients
•    Describe best practices for using social media as a clinician
•    Review strategies for using social media to advocate for patients on a broader scale.

Keynote Plenary / Friday, September 10, 2021, 12:00 – 1:15 pm CT          
Beyond Bias Training: Lessons in Anti-Racist Organizing in Medicine with White Coats for Black Lives
Presented by Dorothy Charles, MD
Resident Physician, University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria (UICOMP) Family Medicine & Organizer, White Coats for Black Lives

Learning objectives:
•    Identify racism, rather than race, as the driver of health inequities
•    Describe how "race" used in disease risk stratification and medical decision-making reinforces the pseudoscience of biological race
•    Recognize institutionalized racism as interlocking systems of oppression beyond the social determinants of health
•    Utilize the WC4BL Racial Justice Report Card as a tool for identifying racial inequities within your own institution

Closing Plenary / Saturday, September 11, 2021, 9:00 – 10:00 am CT
Delivering Equitable Care to the LGBTQ+ Community
Presented by Jessica Lapinski, DO
Assistant Professor, Northwestern McGaw Family Medicine Residency at Delnor Hospital
Pronouns: She/her/hers

Learning Objectives:
•    Recognize health disparities faced by the LGBTQ+ community
•    Discover the role that Family Medicine providers play in enhancing the care of the LGBTQ+ community
•    Describe avenues for incorporating community engagement, advocacy, and leadership

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