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USCAP's Focus on Diversity and Inclusion

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Original release date: May 11, 2020
Access to this course expires on:  March 2, 2023 at 11:59 PM Pacific Time

Course Description
USCAP introduced its first seminar dedicated to diversity and inclusion at its 2020 Annual Meeting at the Los Angeles Convention Center on March 2, 2020. The intent was to present an initiative that would intuitively evolve into a core value that drives acceptance of the differences among people to reinforce the Academy’s belief in one world of pathology. Mahatma Gandhi said: Our ability to reach unity in diversity will be the beauty and the test of our civilization. Maya Angelou wrote: We all should know that diversity makes for a rich tapestry, and we must understand that all the threads of the tapestry are equal in value no matter what their colour. Malcolm Forbes advocated: Diversity is the art of thinking independently together.

A diverse academic faculty was selected to frame the issues in diversity and inclusion, discuss the challenges and advantages of diversity in medical education, examine the disparities in biomedical research that exist because of diversity, concentrate on the issues integral to healthcare for transgender individuals, and place these discussions in perspective through interaction among the audience and the presenters.

Target Audience
Practicing academic and community pathologists, and pathologists-in-training

Learning Objectives
  1. Understand the need to embrace the differences signified by diversity
  2. Discover the challenges and advantages inherent in diversity in medical education
  3. Analyze the disparities in biomedical research and how certain populations are adversely affected by race, color, sexual preferences
  4. Take an honest and open look at the quality of healthcare for transgender people
  5. Develop a sense of community that unifies pathologists through acceptance of diversity and inclusion in the discipline

The faculty, committee members, and staff who are in position to control the content of this activity are required to disclose to USCAP and to learners any relevant financial relationship(s) of the individual or spouse/partner that have occurred within the last 12 months with any commercial interest(s) whose products or services are related to the CME content. USCAP has reviewed all disclosures and resolved or managed all identified conflicts of interest, as applicable.

The following faculty reported no relevant financial relationships: Marisa R. Nucci, MD, Marissa J. White, MD, Scarlett Lin Gomez, PhD, MPH, Robin D. LeGallo, MD, Mahmoud Khalifa, MD, PhD, Nicole D. Riddle, MD and Carlos Parra-Herran, MD

USCAP staff associated with the development of content for this activity reported no relevant financial relationships.

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