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The Academy for Professionalism in Health Care
7th Annual Meeting

May 15 (1 pm) - May 17 (4:30 pm), 2019

The Jung Hotel
1500 Canal Street
New Orleans, Louisiana
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Social Justice and Professionalism:
Exploring the Challenges and Opportunities


The 2019 APHC Annual Meeting will explore social justice in health professions education and practice in health professions across the U.S. and internationally. While there are many definitions of social justice, it is emphasized as a key value in the 2002 Charter on Medical Professionalism, the 2017 Code of Ethics for Social Work and included in the Code of Ethics for Nursing.  What does our experience with healthcare in the 21st century tell us about successes, failures, and opportunities in embracing social justice as a professional value? What is our path moving forward?

Keynote Speakers:

Thomas LaVeist, PhD, Dean and Professor, the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine at Tulane University: My journey to discover why disparities exist…and what to do about it


Rebekah Gee, MD, Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health: The State of the State Address 
Camille Burnett, RN, PhD, Associate Professor or Nursing, Academic Director, Community Engagement and Partnerships at the University of Virginia School of Nursing: Imperatives of Social and Structural Justice Through Action and Compassion 
Ayelet Kuper, MD, DPhil, Associate Director at the Wilson Center; Associate Professor Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto: Teaching for Social Justice: Privilege, Power and Voice

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