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Closing Keynote: Building Capacity for the Future: Fostering Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Academe

Closing Keynote From the 2020 Clinical Laboratory Educators Conference (February 29, 2020)
Presented by Jerrihlyn McGee, DNP, RN, CNE
This presentation focuses on our population that annually grows older and more racially and ethnically diverse. This population will challenge the current healthcare system in many ways, particularly in the lack of diverse healthcare professionals who reflect this population. Academic institutions must strategically diversify their programs, thereby diversifying the healthcare workforce.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:
1. Describe the changing landscape of the United States and how this change impacts healthcare systems and access to quality care
2. Analyze current data on the healthcare workforce, emphasizing clinical laboratory scientists
3. Propose ways to diversify the clinical laboratory scientists workforce, and create more equitable and inclusive learning and work environments

CE ACCREDITATION

This recorded presentation is P.A.C.E. ® accredited. The instruction level for this activity is Intermediate. One (1) P.A.C.E. ® contact hour and one and one (1) Florida credit hour in the area General will be awarded to participants. ASCLS P.A.C.E.® is accepted by the ASCP/ASCLS/AGT Board of Certification and all states, including Florida and California, as an approved provider of continuing education for recertification and licensure. ASCLS is an approved provider with CE Broker for Florida licenses.

LEVEL OF INSTRUCTION

This intermediate-level program is appropriate for laboratory professionals working in clinical, public health and academic settings.