2022 Quality Improvement Symposium

October 11, 2022

The last several years have highlighted the importance of ensuring that science and fact-based objectivity align with the public discourse. A deepening body of literature makes clear the association of bias, discrimination, and injustice as historic contributors to disparities in care and deleterious health outcomes.  This presentation surfaces recent and rooted evidence outlining the critical importance of dismantling the structures responsible for, and that perpetuate, systemic societal inequities including the practice of race-based medicine.

Target Audience

Physicians, Nurses and Allied Healthcare professionals interested in the quality improvement of health care.

Learning Objectives

1.    Recognize the fallacy of race as a biologic proxy.
2.    Identify inequities embedded in clinical practice guidelines.
3.    Define the pathway for moving from race-based to race-conscious medicine.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
10/11/2022 - 12:30pm MDT
Event ends: 
10/11/2022 - 1:30pm MDT
Children's Hospital Colorado
Aurora, CO
United States

This lecture will take place in Mt. Oxford, in the Children's Hospital Colorado Conference Center.

Joseph L. Wright, MD, MPH is the inaugural Chief Health Equity Officer of the 12 campus, 30,000 employee University of Maryland Medical System. He previously served as tenured Professor and Chair of Pediatrics at the Howard University College of Medicine, and as Senior Vice President within the Children's National Health System, where he provided strategic leadership for the organization’s advocacy mission, public policy positions, community partnership initiatives. He maintains appointments as adjunct professor of emergency medicine and health policy at the George Washington University, and teaches as professor of health policy and management at the University of Maryland School of Public Health. He served 17 years as the inaugural state pediatric medical director within the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems, in addition to 8 years as principal investigator of the National Resource Center for the federally-funded Emergency Medical Services for Children program.

Medical: Children’s Hospital Colorado is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Children's Hospital Colorado designates this Live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.    Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Others: A general certificate of attendance will be provided to all others upon completion of the online evaluation.  Claim credit commensurate with your participation.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Attendance


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