Session 4: Covid 19 Comorbidities and Cutaneous Manifestations of Systemic Diseases in Adults and Children
Wednesday, December 2, 10:00-11:15 AM PST
Implicit bias and structural racism play a central role in the development of health care disparities. One of the critically important areas in medicine is the misdiagnosis of disease in people with darker skin types due to implicit bias and the lack of awareness among physicians in recognizing the disease pattern. Clinicians in primary care, emergency medicine, hospital medicine, surgery, pediatrics, and other medical specialties can deliver improved care if they can recognize and diagnose medical conditions based on skin findings in patients of color. This four-part series aims to improve diagnosis in people of color, describe pathogenesis and treatment of diseases, develop cultural competency, and impact change in healthcare policy so more is done to reduce racial bias in medical practice and medical research. Providing this education, in turn, will ultimately help reduce health disparities and improve the lives of underrepresented minority populations.
This event series is brought to you by NEJM Group, the Skin of Color Society Foundation (a non-profit, with its mission of education, mentoring, and research in skin of color), and VisualDx (the leading visual clinical decision support system).