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Opening Keynote - Creating Diverse, Inclusive and Equitable Curricular Content

From the 2021 Clinical Laboratory Educators Conference (CLEC) - Recorded February 25, 2021
Presented by Amy Caruso Brown, MD, HEC-C

Bias, shame, stereotype and stigma are pervasive in healthcare, with detrimental effects on the learning environment, student/faculty retention, and the health of our patients and communities. How can educators learn to create diverse, equitable, inclusive content? Dr. Caruso Brown provides a concrete framework for educators to move forward with intentionality.

At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to

  1. Define the concepts of bias, shame, stereotype and stigma in the health professions.
  2. Identify where bias and related concepts are mostly likely to be found in education, and explain how they impact learners, educators and future patients.
  3. Describe several specific examples of intentional curricular change to create diverse, equitable and inclusive content, using a checklist-based approach.

ASCLS is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E. ® Program. One (1) P.A.C.E. ® contact hour and one (1) Florida credit hour in the area Education/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 licensees.

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