Following are recordings of conference sessions hosted by The Gold Foundation that relate to diversity, equity, inclusion and anti-racism (DEIAR).
Dreamers in Medicine
Dreamers in Medicine. In this special 2022 event hosted by the ACGME (Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education), the Vilcek Foundation, and The Arnold P. Gold Foundation, winners of the prestigious Vilcek-Gold Award for Humanism in Healthcare share inspiring stories of diversity, equity, inclusion, activism, and social justice.
Dysaesthesia aethiopis: The Dismissal of Black Suffering & Listening to Healing
Dysaesthesia aethiopis: The Dismissal of Black Suffering & Listening to Healing. This session from the 2021 Gold Humanism Conference featured a re-enactment of the poetic scene, “To Feel no Pain” from “The Anarcha Project: J. Marion Sims and the Medical Plantation” (Core Collaborators Petra Kuppers, Anita Gonzalez, Carrie Sandahl, Tiye Giraud, Aimee Meredith Cox, 2006), a collaborative performance that evokes haunting memories of three Alabama slave women who in the 1840s persevered through years of medical experimentation at the hands of J. Marion Sims, “the father of gynecology.”
HOUSE CALL: Medical Students Partner and Learn from Women Who Are Incarcerated
HOUSE CALL: Medical Students Partner and Learn from Women Who Are Incarcerated. This session from the 2021 Gold Humanism Conference features the 2020 project led by Ohio State University College of Medicine students. Members of their Physicians for Human Rights chapter reached out to the warden of the Ohio Reformatory for Women to form a video forum series about women’s health while incarcerated.
Othering: A Kaleidoscope of Perspectives
Othering: A Kaleidoscope of Perspectives. Othering is a social and political construct that undergirds “us” vs. “them” culture and the marginalization of group identities, which frames our personal interactions as well as major global conflicts. It manifests through expressions and behaviors of prejudice that are exclusionary and dehumanizing. The session from the 2021 Gold Humanism Conference explored how this topic relates to racism in medicine and identified tools to promote equity.
Addressing the Human Dimension through Diversity in Medical Images
Partnership with HBCUs: Challenging Systemic Racism in Health Education, a Nursing Story
Partnership with HBCUs: Challenging Systemic Racism in Health Education, a Nursing Story. This keynote address from the 2021 Gold Humanism Conference featured two nursing deans sharing their two colleges’ collaboration and strategies in addressing systemic racism.
The Significance of “Sankofa” in the Fight for Anti-Racism
The Significance of “Sankofa” in the Fight for Anti-Racism. The session from the 2021 Gold Humanism Conference provided perspective on the history of racism in medicine in Atlanta, followed by small group discussions around vaccine access and hesitancy.
COVID-19 and the Racial Reckoning
COVID-19 and the Racial Reckoning. In this keynote address from the 2021 Gold Humanism Conference, two doctors – one Black and one white – discussed leadership and progress in healthcare during the dual pandemics of the 21st century.
Advocacy and Grassroots Change Panel
Advocacy and Grassroots Change Panel. This session from the 2021 Gold Humanism Conference features five Pearl Birnbaum Hurwitz Award honorees in conversation: Veda Johnson, MD, Nancy Oriol, MD, Dinali Fernando, MD, Mardge Cohen, MD, and Nani Cuadrado, PA. These remarkable women share how they identified a problem within healthcare for at risk populations and successfully advocated for change.
4 Video Vignettes of Bias and Racism
4 Video Vignettes of Bias and Racism. Gold Humanism Honor Society at Central Michigan University College of Medicine developed short video vignettes to spark conversation about structural racism and implicit bias within medicine. During this one-hour session at the 2021 Gold Humanism Conference, they facilitated discussion among conference participants after presenting each video.
Fad-Vocacy and Arm Chair Empathy: Inspiring Sustainable Action
Fad-Vocacy and Arm Chair Empathy: Inspiring Sustainable Action. This session from the 2021 Gold Humanism Conference addressed “what’s next” for those who had recently become involved in social justice advocacy and is likewise applicable to long-time advocates who hope to turn today’s social justice momentum into sustainable, long-lasting action.
Anthropismos – Journal of Humanism: Inaugural Edition
Anthropismos – Journal of Humanism: Inaugural Edition. Anthropismos is a peer-reviewed humanistic journal that celebrates the Gold Humanism Honor Society’s national initiatives. The class of 2021 piloted this journal to honor the 2020-21 National Initiative- Humanism and Healing: Structural Racism and Its Impact on Medicine. This session taught attendees how to create a peer-reviewed humanistic academic journal.
Integrating Anti-Racism Health and Disparities Training with Residency Programs
Integrating Anti-Racism Health and Disparities Training with Residency Programs. This session from the 2021 Gold Humanism Conference addressed ways to create an educational intervention for learners focused on diversity, equity, inclusion and anti-racism. The panelists shared their experiences in creating such curricula, and discussed challenges and solutions.
A Celebration of Diversity: A Student-Led Initiative of the Gold Humanism Honor Society
A Celebration of Diversity: A Student-Led Initiative of the Gold Humanism Honor Society. Members of the University of Texas Medical Branch Gold Humanism Honor Society chapter developed an installation of student-submitted commentary to showcase both the difficult events of 2020 and their community’s response and commitment to equality. In this session from the 2021 Gold Humanism Conference they shared their experiences initiating and implementing this project and discussed practical skills and challenges of creating the Celebration of Diversity Installation.
The Stories Behind Racism in Medicine
The Stories Behind Racism in Medicine. Gold Humanism Honor Society members at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine gathered and recorded a series of intriguing first-person stories that embody experiences of racism in medicine.
The Ultimate “Anti-Racism Statement” that Medicine Can Make Is to Diversify Our Ranks
The Ultimate “Anti-Racism Statement” that Medicine Can Make Is to Diversify Our Ranks. This keynote address from the 2021 Gold Humanism Conference tackled issues including the lack of diversity in medicine, barriers to enhancing diversity such as bias and racism, and the benefits of diversity in medicine. The talk concluded with dialogue on the strategies for enhancing diversity in medicine.
Blueprint for Social Factors that Impact Health
Blueprint for Social Factors that Impact Health, supported by BD. This panel discussion from the 2021 Gold Humanism Conference highlighted the role community health centers have in creating and maintaining a healthy community and offered an understanding of what social factors people living in underserved communities grapple with. Speakers addressed the importance of building trust and good relationships as essential to providing the highest quality healthcare to patients who typically come from underserved communities.