Overview and Taarget Audience
Bariatric surgery is an exciting specialty within surgery. With shifting US population, demographics studies have shown the importance of more racial/ethnic diversity among healthcare professionals. This could lead to improved access to care, communication, and health care decision making for patients. This session will discuss the importance and benefits of diversity and inclusion in the health care profession including our society. Specifically, speakers will address the following topics:
- What is the importance of diversity and inclusion in the healthcare profession?
- How does diversity and inclusion benefit our society?
- How to build and develop diversity and inclusion (diverse pathways to leadership)?
- Recognizing barriers to diversity and inclusion?
- Inclusion vs Exclusion
Farah A Husain, MD FACS FASMBS
What is the importance of diversity and inclusion in the healthcare profession?
Folahan Ayoola, MD ACS FASMBS
How does diversity and inclusion benefit our society?
Arghavan Salles, MD PhD
How to build and develop diversity and inclusion (pathways to leadership)?
Aurora Pryor, MD FACS
Recognizing barriers to diversity and inclusion?
Crystal Johnson-Mann, MD
Vafa Shayani, MD