August 28, 2018
Area(s) of Interest: Cultural Competency Physician Leadership
Physicians for a Healthy California is thrilled to announce that California State Senator Holly Mitchell (D-Los Angeles) is joining the 2018 Network of Ethnic Physician Organizations (NEPO) Summit as keynote speaker. Senator Mitchell is a strong advocate for children, passionate defender of women’s rights and the environment, and fighter for equity and justice. She is also the founder and chair of the Senate Select Committee on Women and Inequality.
The 2018 NEPO Summit will be held September 13-15 in Pasadena. This year's theme, Building the Best You: Celebrating the Joy of Medicine, will address issues of physician burnout and provide solutions to create a culture of wellness and physician well-being.
The three-day summit is an innovative educational event for physicians, public health professionals, health care advocates and community leaders that offers policy and best practices for reducing health disparities, building diversity in the workforce and increasing cultural competency in clinical care.
Other featured topics and speakers include:
- Sleep medicine for physicians and patients: Raj Dasgupta, M.D. (as seen on The Doctors)
- Providing care to undocumented immigrants: Lilia Cervantes, M.D.
- LGBTQ cultural competency: John Madrigal
- Advancing diversity and inclusion: Christine Santiago
- Improving diagnosis of dementia: Freddi Segal-Gidan, Ph.D.
- Medi-Cal funding and Prop 56: Jodi Black, CMA Vice President of Economic Services and Janus Norman, CMA Senior Vice President and Chief Lobbyist.
- Women physicians in leadership roles: Eleni Linos, M.D., MPH, Dr.PH
- Mental health disparities: Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola, M.D., MPH
- Health care in immigration detention centers: Scott Allen, M.D.
The California Medical Association/Institute for Medical Quality (CMA/IMQ) designates this live activity for a maximum of 10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The California Medical Association/Institute for Medical Quality (CMA/IMQ) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.