The National Academy of Medicine’s Leadership Consortium is holding a biannual meeting via the video-conferencing app Zoom from 1 pm – 4 pm EDT on July 7.
The webinar sessions by the Consortium’s Culture and Inclusiveness Action Collaborative will be focusing on the engagement of patients, families, and caregivers in care settings during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Participants will also discuss “innovative strategies to advance health equity as COVID-19 disproportionately impacts communities of color” and “the existing gaps in engagement and equity that are critical to address at this time,” according to the event brief.
Among the speakers at the webinar are Michael McGinnis, National Academy of Medicine; Mary D. Naylor, University of Pennsylvania; Bill Novelli, Georgetown University; Sandra Hernández, California Health Care Foundation; Beverley Johnson, Institute for Patient and Family-Centered Care; Knitasha Washington, ATW Health Solutions, and Tekisha Everette, Health Equity Solutions.
Webinar access information will be available soon for attendees.
“The National Academy of Medicine (NAM), established in 1970 under the name Institute of Medicine (IOM), is an independent organization of eminent professionals from diverse fields including health and medicine; the natural, social, and behavioral sciences; and beyond,” the event brief explains.
NAM, located at 500 5th Street NW Washington, DC, serves as an adviser to the country and the international community, along with the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering.