2023 DEI Science Summit

Friday, October 20, 2023
1:00 - 3:00pm, EST

About the Summit

The Arthritis Foundation DEI Science Summit will bring together thought leaders and practitioners in clinical rheumatology, experts in curriculum development, researchers of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in rheumatology care, fellows and people with arthritis. The goal is to discuss strategies to encourage outreach and retention of underrepresented in medicine individuals in rheumatology training programs.
Our speakers will present on curriculum development to address the lack of diversity of students in the medical training pipeline and health equity research in clinical rheumatology. Increasing the diversity of clinical rheumatologists improves the health outcomes of patients and increases health equity for people with arthritis across the United States.

Following the event, the speakers’ presentations and the recording will be available.

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Highlights from the 2022 DEI Science Summit
Opening Remarks
AF DEI Curriculum Development Award - Dr. Criscione-Schreiber
AF DEI Curriculum Development Award - Dr. Martha Rodríguez
AF DEI Research Award - Dr. Alfredo Rivadeneira
AF DEI Research Award - Dr. John FitzGerald
AF DEI Research Award - Dr. Olivia Kwan
Best Practices for Outreach, Recruitment and Retention of URiM Individuals in Clinical Rheumatology
Collaborative Models for DEI Programs
Keynote: DEI in Rheumatology Recruiting - Dr. Will Ross
AF DEI Research Award - Dr. Danny Soulsby
The Challenges We Face

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