C163 - Creating a Roadmap for a Diverse Workforce in Academic Neurology

Event Time: Tuesday May 7, 2019 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Topic(s): General Neurology, Academic
Director(s): Nimish Mohile MD, FAAN, Roy Hamilton MD, MS, FAAN
Description: Neurology departments throughout the United States face innumerable challenges when it comes to increasing diversity, creating equity, and fostering inclusion. The purpose of this program is to bring together constituents in academic neurology departments to begin creating a roadmap for a diverse workforce in the field of neurology. The course will address three core topics including gender equity, inclusion of LGBTQI faculty, and improving representation of under-represented minorities. A roundtable discussion at the end will allow current diversity officers to share their experiences, discuss challenges, and begin a conversation about how best to define the roles and responsibilities of a diversity officer in an academic neurology department. The discussants will highlight specific actions that can be taken to begin to improve diversity in one's department. This two-hour session is part of the AAN Academic Initiative and is designed for diversity officers in academic departments, department leadership, and any faculty or staff members interested in improving diversity within academic neurology.
Completion Message: Participants will be able to describe the current state of diversity, equity, and inclusion in academic neurology programs in the United States. They will be aware of initiatives to improve gender equity, LGBTQI diversity, and increase representation of under-represented minorities. Participants will become familiar with the roles of diversity officers in various academic neurology departments. Participants will begin to think of ways in which they can promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in their respective institutions.
CME Credits: 2
Core Competencies: Interpersonal and Communication Skills, Professionalism

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