American College Of Surgeons - Inspiring Quality: Highest Standards, Better Outcomes

Session Code: PS235
Title: Current State of Health Care Disparities in Surgery and Solutions for the Future
Date and Time of Session: Tuesday, October 24: 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: San Diego Convention Center - Room: 8
Description: In this session we will: 1. Discuss the current state of health care disparities in surgery. 2. Present current knowledge regarding the role of providers, academic health centers and surgical leaders in mitigating disparities. 3. Propose solutions aimed at providers, hospitals and surgical leaders – that could lead to a reduction in health care disparities. This will be a 90 minute session featuring some of the most prominent voices in health care disparities in the United States. The session will begin with a review of recent activities of the ACS Committee on Health Care Disparities resulting in the first ever – National Institute of Health (NIH) funding announcement devoted to surgical disparities research. This will be followed by a keynote address and then three shorter talks focused on specific mechanisms of disparities and potential solutions. Ample time will be protected for a robust and interactive panel discussion with live questions and answers from the audience and via Twitter.
CME Credit Hours: 1.5
Webcast Package Available: Yes
Audio Package Available: Yes
General Surgery (GEN), Surgical Humanitarian Outreach (HUM)
Credit to Address Regulatory Mandates:
Cultural Competency
Sponsored By:
Program Participants:
L.D. Britt, MD, MPH, D.Sc (Hon), FACS, FCCM, FRCSEng (Hon), FRCSEd (Hon), FWACS (Hon), FRCSI (Hon)
Regina James, MD
Speaker Introductory Remarks
Speaker Keynote Address
Jonathan Woodson, MD
Speaker The Role Surgical Leaders Must Play in Order to Ensure Access and Equal Care for All Patients
Carlos A. Pellegrini, MD, FACS
Speaker The Role and Responsibilities of Academic Medical Centers in Reducing Surgical Disparities
Edward E. Cornwell , MD, FACS, FCCM, FWACS
Speaker What Individual Surgeons can do Today to Mitigate Surgical Disparities
Adil H. Haider, MBBS, FACS
Panel Discussion/Questions and Answers