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The Quillen College of Medicine Alumni Lecture: Health Disparities in Medical Education and Medical Practice

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QCOM Alumni Lecture: Health Disparities in Medical Education and Medical Practice

Saturday, July 30, 2016

7:30 am 10:00 am

Millennium Centre, Johnson City, TN 


About this Conference:

There are many challenges in clarifying the contribution of sex and gender to health. If the question Does sex and gender matter? is not continually voiced, healthcare will become rooted in a gender neutral mentality. Gender neutrality in medicine compromises care for both men and women and contributes to medical errors and health disparities. If women and men are not more equally represented in research studies and if health outcomes data are not gender stratified, then critical knowledge gaps will remain. Even the known body of evidence has not been fully incorporated into US medical school curricula.  Without this occurring, patients, both women and men, cannot reap the benefits of truly personalized care.

Keynote Speaker(s):

Marjorie Jenkins, MD


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Presentations will be emailed to pre-registered attendees prior to event. Please ensure you have an accurate email address and are able to access the Google Drive.

Target Audience:

Family Medicine Physicians, Internal Medicine Physicians, OB/GYN Physicians, Pediatricians, Psychiatrists, Surgeons, Emergency Medicine Physicians, Advanced Practice Nurses, Physician Assistants, Pharmacists, and Psychologists

Overall Conference

As a result of attending this activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Recognize health disparities across medicine and how education and clinical practice are moving to address these
  • Understand the unique terms sex and gender
  • Recognize the limitations of one sex medicine
  • Apply a sex and gender lens to achieve personalized patient centered care



Millennium Centre, Johnson City, TN

2001 Millennium Pl. Johnson City, TN 37604

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Quillen Medical Students  No Charge; All Others - $19.99


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Activity Director:

Caroline Abercrombie, MD




ACCME Accreditation: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University.  The Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


CME Credit: Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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