Advancing Health Equity: A Gold Human Insight Webinar Series with NYU

This illuminating Gold Human InSight Webinar series is a Gold-NYU collaboration that spans 10 sessions, all of which offer CME credit and further dialogue on the timely issue of health equity across the healthcare ecosystem.

“Advancing Healthcare Equity with Medical Humanities” uses critical humanities scholarship to educate physicians about racism, sexism, and other forms of prejudice that harm the delivery of medical care. The intended outcome of the project is to reduce the adverse effects of bias on human healthcare. The webinar series aims to maximize accessibility and promote dialogue between medicine and the humanities. CME credits are available for $10 / 1 hour per webinar. Download full CME information (PDF)

 

UPCOMING WEBINARS

July 14: The Value of Life

August 18: Drowning: Film and the Challenges of Migrant Health Ethics

More information on each webinar and accreditation below.

 

PAST WEBINARS

April 28: Abolition Medicine: Re-Imagining the Role of Social Justice in Healthcare

May 19: Living to Grow Up: Progress and Persistent Disparities in Infant and Child Mortality

June 14: Race and Racism in U.S. Medical Education

About this NYU-Gold series

The webinars will cultivate diversity competency using a medical humanities framework. Scholars in the humanities and social sciences will address healthcare equity using literary analysis, anthropology, sociology, history, journalism, and philosophy. Each lecture will be followed by an interactive question and answer session with attendees. The webinars will integrate race, gender, and identity in medicine using material from humanities research: literary texts, historical accounts, sociological studies, and philosophical theories.

The humanities and social sciences—given their ability to teach critical thinking, perspective taking, and reflection—are well-positioned to help address implicit and explicit biases. Following the AAMC’s report on “The Fundamental Role of the Arts and Humanities in Medical Education,” we seek to promote the key function of “social advocacy” in medical education, asking our learners to “question, critique, and transform norms as well as potential inequalities and injustices in healthcare and society more broadly.” This initiative will bolster physicians’ ability to identify and respond to biases in healthcare and enable them to similarly educate the learners whom they teach.

CME Credits

CME ACCREDITATION STATEMENT

The NYU Grossman School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CREDIT DESIGNATION STATEMENT
The NYU Grossman School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

PROVIDED BY
NYU Grossman School of Medicine

Abolition Medicine: ReImagining the Role of Social Justice in Healthcare

This session aired on Thursday, April 28, 2022, 6:00 PM ET

The “Abolition Medicine: Re-Imagining the Role of Social Justice in Healthcare” webinar featured speakers Sayantani Dasgupta, MD, MPH, Zahra Khan,MS, and Yoshiko Iwai, MS, MFA. The presentation focused on Abolition Medicine, a medical practice that is designed with the express objective of building an anti-racist future. Abolition Medicine moves beyond narratives of heroism which have been shown by several public health crises, including the pandemic and police brutality, to be futile. Instead, it focuses on the truly reparative and palliative responsibilities of medicine.

Watch the webinar here.

If you registered for CME, NYU will be emailing you further instructions. Please note that CME is only available for those who watched the initial live airing.

Living to Grow Up: Progress and Persistent Disparities in Infant and Child Mortality

This session aired on Thursday, May 19, 2022, 5:30 PM ET

“Living to Grow Up: Progress and Persistent Disparities in Infant and Child Mortality” webinar featured speaker Perri Klass, MD. Dr. Klass looked back more than a century to a time when infant and child mortality was vastly more common among all population groups in the United States, and parents had to accept–and even expect–the loss of children as a facet of family life. The lecture looked both at the progress that has been made and the disparities that persist, bringing to bear the voices of parents who lived in an era of high mortality, including poets, writers, doctors, and scientists, and also the pioneering activists, physicians, and nurses who worked to bring down infant and child mortality and to address those disparities across the changing landscape of pediatrics. 

Check back soon for the full video recording.

If you registered for CME, NYU will be emailing you further instructions. Please note that CME is only available for those who watched the initial live airing.

Race and Racism in U.S. Medical Education

This session aired on Tuesday, June 14, 2022, 5:30 PM ET

“Race and Racism in U.S. Medical Education” webinar featured speaker Lauren D. Olsen, PhD. Dr. Olsen reviewed the historical and contemporary manifestations of racism in medicine through two central themes, both of which she will situate historically and then trace into the present: 1) the formation and maintenance of the profession; 2) knowledge production and application in the clinic. The objective of this lecture was to build a critical awareness of the underpinnings and extent of racism in medicine today.

Check back soon for the full video recording.

If you registered for CME, NYU will be emailing you further instructions. Please note that CME is only available for those who watched the initial live airing.

The Value of Life

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, July 14, 2022, 6:00 PM ET

This lecture interrogates practices for inscribing the monetary value of human life, from antebellum protocols for insuring enslaved people to histories of incarceration. I show how these financial practices involved forms of clinical expertise and suggest how learning about these protocols can enhance clinical care.

Register for The Value of Life webinar.

 

Drowning: Film and the Challenges of Migrant Health Ethics

Thursday, August 18, 2022, 5:30 PM ET

This presentation will explore how film—fiction or documentary—can enable clinicians to think through some of the ethical challenges posed by the health care needs of displaced persons, migrants, or refugees. I will draw from several recent films, about people attempting to migrate from Africa to Europe by sea, in order to consider questions of trauma, justice, responsibility, and the imagination. I end by considering the state of migration to the United States by sea, and how the stories of shipwreck, drowning, and survival in these films provide powerful metaphors for thinking about how to seek liveable answers to sometimes impossible questions.

Register for the Drowning: Film and the Challenges of Migrant Health Ethics webinar.

 

Check back often for the remaining 5 webinars, which will be released monthly.