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.
Practicing academic and community pathologists, and pathologists-in-training
- Discover the challenges and advantages inherent in diversity in medical education
- Understand the need to embrace the differences signified by diversity
- Analyze the disparities in biomedical research and how certain populations are adversely affected by race, color, sexual preferences
- Take an honest and open look at the quality of healthcare for transgender people
- Develop a sense of community that unifies pathologists through acceptance of diversity and inclusion in the discipline
- Diversity and Inclusion
Original release date: May 11, 2020
Access to this course expires on: March 2, 2023