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Educational Conference: “Racism as a Root Cause of Medical Error” | Panel Discussion Moderated by E. Vanessa Spearman-McCarthy, MD

April 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Format: Panel Discussion

Topic: Racism as a Root Cause of Medical Error

Location: WebEx

Learning Objectives:

As a result of this educational regularly scheduled series, learners as members of the healthcare team will be able to:

1. Discuss how Physicians and Medical Professionals can counteract racism in daily medical practice.

2. Relate a Black Man’s experience receiving emergency care and what can be learned from medical errors in his care

About the Speakers:


Dr. E. Vanessa Spearman-McCarthy

Dr. E. Vanessa Spearman-McCarthy is the Associate Dean for Learner, Diversity, and Inclusion as well as an Associate Professor with dual appointments in the departments of Internal Medicine and Psychiatry at Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University. Outside of Augusta University, she serves as the Chair of the Association of Medicine and Psychiatry Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee as well as the Chair of the Health and Wellness Committee for the National Alumnae Association of Spelman College (NAASC).




Alyson Myers, MD

Dr. Alyson Myers is the Associate Chair for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for the Department of Medicine at Montefiore/Albert Einstein in the Bronx and serves as an adjunct Associate Professor at the Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. She has several publications on the topics of diabetes disparities and diabetes technology and has been a reviewer for several journals including, Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology and Diabetes Care. Dr. Myers also serves on the American Board of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism.



DeJuan White, MD

Dr. DeJuan White is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Emory University School of Medicine. He also serves as the Medical Director of the Psychiatric Emergency Service at Grady Memorial Hospital. Dr. White was appointed to the Georgia Behavioral Health Reform and Innovation Commission to evaluate and provide recommendations to improve Georgia’s mental health system. He has lectured and published articles on various topics including medical conditions in individuals with severe and persistent mental illnesses, diversity and equity issues in healthcare, and mental health concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Dwayne Cumberbatch

Born and raised in Queens, NY, Dwayne Cumberbatch received his undergraduate degree from Hofstra University and his masters from Concordia University in educational leadership. Dwayne has built a career as an educator, community leader, and mentor. As executive director of A2O Youth, he continues to build programs and projects for the youth. In addition he works as an adjunct professor working with NYC Men Teach at Bronx Community College and expanding programs.

WebEx Information:

Wednesday, Apr 20, 2022 12:00 pm | 1 hour | (UTC-05:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
Meeting number: 2623 619 0915
Password: ROOT (7668 from phones)

Join by video system
Dial 26236190915@uwmadison.webex.com
You can also dial and enter your meeting number.

Join by phone
+1-415-655-0001 US Toll
+1-312-535-8110 United States Toll (Chicago)

Access code: 262 361 90915

About the Series:

The Educational Conference series is a series of lectures designed to provide clinically useful information to the practicing psychiatrist (faculty or trainee).  Every 1 to 2 months an intra- or extra-departmental speaker is invited to speak on a topic of interest selected by current faculty.  This educational series is open to the public and anyone is welcome to attend.  Continue Medical Education units (CME’s) are available to eligible attendees.

Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, the University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


Credit Designation Statements

American Medical Association (AMA)

The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Psychological Association (APA)

Continuing Education (CE) credits for psychologists are provided through the co-sponsorship of the American Psychological Association (APA) Office of Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP). The APA CEP Office maintains responsibility for the content of the programs.

 Continuing Education Units

The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP, as a member of the University Professional & Continuing Education Association (UPCEA), authorizes this program for 0.1 continuing education units (CEUs) or 1 hour.


April 20
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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