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Ethics Forum

Race and the COVID-19 Vaccine
November 7, 2020, 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Virtually via Zoom 

Program Description

Presented by the Committee on Ethics, Grievances, and Professional Standards, the Ethics Forum alerts physicians to the ethical implications of issues that arise in daily practice and offers information on issues at the intersection of ethics, medicine, and professionalism. The Ethics Forum at the Society’s Interim Meeting will explore the ethical considerations for the COVID-19 vaccine, from development to distribution.

This session is complimentary for Members. Non-Members will be charged a fee of $70 to attend.

Moderator

Rueben Warren

Rueben C. Warren, D.D.S., M.P.H., Dr. P.H., M.Div.
Director of the National Center for Bioethics in Research and Health Care at Tuskegee University
(Read full bio here)

Speakers

David Hodge

David Hodge, PhD, DMin, M.Ed., M.T.S.
Associate Director of Education and Associate Processor, National Center of Bioethics in Research and Health Care at Tuskegee University
(Read full bio here)

Robert Truog

Robert Truog, MD, MA
Director, Harvard Center for Bioethics, Frances Glessner Lee Professor of Legal Medicine, Professor of Anaesthesia (Pediatrics)
(Read full bio here)

Target Audience

This activity is designed for health care leaders, physicians, residents, other health care professionals and students in all health care professions.

Activity Objectives

  1. Describe the historic legacy of racist exploitation, abuses, and mistreatment by the medical system
  2. Describe the historic legacy of racist exploitation, abuses, and mistreatment by the medical system
  3. Examine barriers to greater participation of Black people in COVID-19 trials
  4. Discuss barriers to vaccination and how these barriers may be overcome
  5. Explore ways that public health officials and providers can address gaps and racial disparities related to a forthcoming COVID-19 vaccine

Accreditation Statement

The Massachusetts Medical Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement

The Massachusetts Medical Society designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Risk Management Study

This activity meets the criteria for risk management study.


2020 Annual Oration

Diversity in Medicine Matters: The Benefits of a Diverse Workforce
Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at 7:30 pm Virtually via Zoom

2020 Annual Oration

Program Description

With the racial and political turmoil surrounding our culture and healthcare environment, it continues to be essential to confront longstanding health care disparities. Improving workforce diversity is one strategy to improve patient medical outcomes and reduce health care disparities. Recruiting, retaining, and sustaining a diverse racial and ethnic workforce within health care is vital for our population’s well-being.

Join us as we discuss and explore what health care leaders, physicians and other health care professionals gain from a firm understanding of cultural competence, racism and the need to support and retain a representative workforce to provide optimal effective care for patients from different backgrounds. Successfully building a culture of inclusion and belonging across health care requires commitment, accountability, and transparency at all levels of the organization.

History of the Oration

The MMS Annual Oration dates back to 1804 when Dr. Isaac Rand delivered his dissertation entitled, On Phthisis Pulmonalis, and the Use of the Warm Bath. For more than 200 years, MMS orators have addressed a wide spectrum of topics germane to the evolving practice of medicine.

About the Orator:

Joan Y Reede

Joan Y. Reede, MD, MS, MPH, MS, MBA
Dean for Diversity and Community Partnership; Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Professor of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
(Read full bio here)

Target Audience

This activity is designed for health care leaders, physicians, residents, other health care professionals and students in all health care professions.

Activity Objectives

  1. Describe the benefits to patients, medical staff, and employers of a diverse workplace to achieve an inclusive working environment and better health outcomes
  2. Address racial, cultural, system, and other barriers that may arise as your organization works towards a more diverse workplace
  3. Recommend actions/opportunities for all individuals to promote diversity and eliminate racism within their practice or healthcare setting

Accreditation Statement

The Massachusetts Medical Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement

The Massachusetts Medical Society designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


CME Credit

Registered attendees will receive an email 7-10 business days following the 2020 Interim Meeting, which ends on December 5, 2020. The email will include a link to the online evaluation. Once you complete the online evaluation, you will receive instructions on how to claim your CME credit and receive your certificate.

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Registration 

The 2020 Interim Meeting of the MMS House of Delegates will be held virtually on Saturday, November 7, and Saturday, December 5. Click below to register.

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Save the Date for These Upcoming Meetings

  • 2021 Annual Meeting – May 6-8, 2021
  • 2021 Interim Meeting – December 3-4, 2021

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