Advanced EM Workshop

Advanced EM Workshops

Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity in Emergency Medicine Research, Education, and Clinical Practice (ADIEM Sponsored)

Tuesday, May 15
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: White River Ballroom C: First Floor
CE Hours: 3.5

Through interactive sessions, panel discussions, standard didactic presentations, and group participation, this workshop is the fifth in a series of a longitudinal curriculum that seeks to advance diversity, inclusion, and equity in the delivery of emergency care and training and development of culturally competent emergency providers. At the end of this workshop, participants will be better equipped to advocate for diversity; serve as a resource for diversity issues that may occur in their institutions; discuss initiatives that address the ACGME and LCME diversity standards; and understand best practices for teaching inclusion.


1:00 PM Welcome - Ava Pierce, MD
1:05 PM Why Diversity Matters - Joel Moll, MD 
1:20 PM  Caring for Immigrants and Refugees: Considerations for the EM Practitioner – Pooja Agrawal, MD, MPH, FACEP
1:50 PM  Dealing with Bigoted Patients–  Alden Landry, MD, MPH 
Break – 15 min
2:40: Cultural Competency: The Deaf Patient- Jason Rotoli, MD  
3:20 PM: Ethics and challenges to implementing principles of diversity and inclusion – Aasim Padela, MD, MSc, FACEP
3:50PM: Beyond Diversity in Medical Training- Jeffrey Druck, MD,  David Duong, MD
4:20 PM Incorporating Social Justice Curriculum into Medical Education-Tehreem Rehman 

Upon completion of this session, participants should be able to:

Ava Pierce

University of Texas Southwestern

Ava E. Pierce, MD, FACEP completed her undergraduate degree at Louisiana State University and earned her medical degree at Louisiana State University School of Medicine at Shreveport. She completed an emergency medicine residency at Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Pierce is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and an Emergency Medicine attending at Parkland Health and Hospital Systems. She is the Director of the Emergency Medicine Research Associate Program. She also serves as a member of UT Southwestern Medical Center’s Medical School Admissions Committee, and is a faculty liaison for Housestaff Emerging Academy of Leaders (HEAL), which focuses on professional development and mentoring for residents and fellows from under-represented groups. Her research interests include medical education, diversity and inclusion, and cardiac resuscitation. She completed the Medical Education Research Certificate (MERC) Program and the AAMC s Healthcare Executive Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Program and is committed to making innovative changes that will enhance diversity and inclusion and improve excellence in health care, thus strengthening a diverse workforce that will provide culturally competent quality medical care to all. She has served as the Development Officer for the Academy for Diversity and Inclusion in Emergency Medicine (ADIEM) and is the president - elect for ADIEM for 2017-2018, and will serve as ADIEM’s president 2018 – 2019. She was awarded the 2016 Outstanding Academician Ward by ADIEM in recognition of her impact on the academic success of students and residents from underrepresented minority groups.

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Joel Moll

Virginia Commonwealth University

Joel Moll, MD is an emergency physician and Emergency Medicine Residency Program Director at Virginia Commonwealth University.. In addition to his interest in graduate medical education, he has been actively involved in areas of diversity, inclusion, and bias in medicine affecting lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals. Dr Moll is president of the Society of Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM) Academy of Diversity and Inclusion, and has served as chair-elect of the Emory University Presidential Commission on Sexuality, Gender Diversity, and Queer Equality. He has published on LGBT cultural competency in graduate medical education in peer reviewed journals, and given numerous presentations on LGBT diversity and inclusion, including at Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), SAEM, and Emergency Medicine Council of Residency Directors (CORD).

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Dowin Boatright

Yale University

Dowin Boatright, MD, MBA, MHS earned his undergraduate degree from Morehouse College. He received his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine along with an MBA from Rice University. Dr. Boatright completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at Denver Health and fellowship in the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program at Yale University. He is interested in diversity in the healthcare workforce, high utilizers of the emergency department, and emergency department quality measures. He currently serves at co-chair of the ADIEM Research Committee.

Presentation(s):

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Elizabeth Samuels

Yale School of Medicine, National Clinician Scholars Program

Elizabeth A. Samuels, MD, MPH is an emergency physician, public health researcher, and second-year scholar in the Yale National Clinician Scholars Program.

Presentation(s):

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Pooja Agrawal

Yale University

Pooja Agrawal, MD, MPH, is an emergency medicine and global health specialist with a specific focus on refugees and other displaced populations. Her research focuses on the use of various field methodologies to study issues specific to forced migration and implement sustainable interventions to affect the challenges these populations face. Dr. Agrawal is an assistant professor and the Director of Global Health Education in the Yale University Department of Emergency Medicine. She is a graduate of Cornell University, received her MD from the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, and completed her emergency medicine residency at the Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency. Dr. Agrawal is a graduate of the Brigham and Women’s Hospital Global Health and International Emergency Medicine Fellowship and received her MPH from the Harvard School of Public Health. She holds faculty appointments in the Yale University School of Medicine, the Yale Center for Asylum Medicine, and the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative.

Presentation(s):

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Aasim I. Padela

University of Chicago

Dr. Aasim Padela is Associate Professor of Medicine in the Section of Emergency Medicine, Director of the Program on Medicine and Religion, and faculty member at the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics at the University of Chicago.

Dr. Padela holds an MD from Weill Cornell Medical College, completed residency in emergency medicine at the University of Rochester, and received an MS in Healthcare Research from the University of Michigan. His Islamic studies expertise comes via a BS in Classical Arabic from the University of Rochester, seminary studies during his formative years, and continued tutorials with Islamic authorities.

Dr. Padela is a clinician-researcher and bioethicist whose scholarship lies at the intersection of community health and religion. He utilizes diverse methodologies from health services research, religious studies, and comparative ethics to examine the encounter of Islam with contemporary biomedicine through the lives of Muslim patients and clinicians, and in the scholarly writings of Islamic authorities. Through systematic research and strategic interventions, he seeks (1) to improve American Muslim health outcomes and healthcare experiences, and (2) to construct a multidisciplinary field of Islamic bioethics.

As a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar from 2008-2011 he developed a community-based research methodology to study and intervene upon American Muslim health disparities. In 2010, as a Visiting Fellow at the Oxford Centre of Islamic Studies he studied Islamic moral and theological frameworks, and from 2013 to 2015 as a Templeton Foundation Scholar he led a national survey of Muslim physicians’ bioethical attitudes and professional experiences. His current areas of research in cancer screening, end-of-life care, neuroscience and theology are funded by the Templeton Foundation and the American Cancer Society.

Presentation(s):

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Jason Rotoli

University of Rochester

Jason Rotoli, MD is an atttending emergency physicain at the University of Rochester Medical Center/Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NY. He is currently the Assistant Emergency Medicine Residency Program Director. He also is the director of the Deaf Health Pathways humanities elective within the URMC medical school.

Jason is enthusiastic and dedicated to meeting the health needs of the deaf community. He learned American Sign Language in college at the University of Rochester. He continued his interest in the deaf community while in graduate school and medical school working part time in residential Deaf schools in Philadelphia and Buffalo in graduate school and medical school, respectively. He is currently involved in a volunteer community deaf health group, Partners in Deaf Health, which is well integrated into the surrounding local deaf community. This organization is designed adovcate for the Deaf community and to disseminate healthy lifestyle and medical information. Through this group, he has presented at the Rochester Club for the Deaf on a variety of health related and emergency care topics. He has been involved with planning, fundraising, and lecturing at regional deaf health fairs as well. He seeks to increase provider awareness of the needs of this underserved population through both local and national residency and medical student education. Jason also hopes to continue to improve deaf patient health care delivery and medical knowledge through providing direct access and communication to a physician while working clinically in the emergency department at Strong Memorial Hospital.

Presentation(s):

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Jeffrey Druck

University of Colorado

Dr. Druck is an associate professor of emergency medicine with an extensive background in medical education. Additionally, Dr. Druck has served as an associate program director for the Denver Health Emergency Medicine residency and now serves as an Assistant Dean for Student Affairs of the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Dr. Druck is also the co-director of the Office of Professional Excellence for the School of Medicine.

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David Duong

Highland Emergency Medicine

Dr. Duong is an associate program director at the Highland Emergency Medicine residency program, and has extensive experience directing diversity efforts in Emergency Medicine, including efforts at Highland and UCSF. Moreover, Dr. Duong has given numerous lectures on how programs can implement systematic changes to improve diversity and inclusion in Emergency Medicine residencies.

Presentation(s):

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Tehreem Rehman

Yale University School of Medicine

Tehreem Rehman is a medical student at Yale School of Medicine where she co-founded a course on US Health Justice that seeks to train medical, nursing, and physician associate students at Yale on structural determinants of health inequity and advocacy. She is also the co-founder of Systemic Disease, a project that seeks to address bias in medicine through storytelling and curricular reform.

She received her MPH from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health as a fully-funded Sommer Scholar and completed my undergraduate studies at Columbia University as a John Jay Scholar. Previously, She served as National Chair of the American Medical Student Association’s Race, Ethnicity, and Culture in Health Committee and as a National Editorial Advisor for The New Physician Magazine.

Presentation(s):

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Elizabeth Samuels

Yale School of Medicine, National Clinician Scholars Program

Elizabeth A. Samuels, MD, MPH is an emergency physician, public health researcher, and second-year scholar in the Yale National Clinician Scholars Program.

Presentation(s):

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Alden M. Landry

Harvard Medical School Office of Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership

Alden M. Landry, MD, MPH is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center at Harvard Medical School, Senior Faculty at the Disparities Solutions Center at Massachusetts General Hospital, and Faculty Assistant Director of the Office of Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership at Harvard Medical School. He received his BS from Prairie View A&M University in 2002, MD from the University of Alabama in 2006 and completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in 2009. In 2010, he earned an MPH from the Harvard School of Public Health. He completed the Commonwealth Fund/Harvard University Fellowship in Minority Health Policy in 2010 as well. He was also awarded the Disparities Solutions Center/Aetna Fellow in Health Disparities award in 2010-2011. He serves on the National Advisory Committee for the Summer Health Professions Education Program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. In addition to his clinical interests, Dr. Landry is involved in research on emergency department utilization trends and disparities in care and quality of care. He is also the lead instructor for a course at Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health and teaches cultural competency to residents

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