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Tuesday, May 11, 2021, 10:00am and 1:00pm

Title: Dismantling Structural Stigma in Medical Education

Presenter: Dr. Javeed Sukhera, Western University

Biography: Dr. Sukhera is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Paediatrics at the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Western University Canada. He is also a Scientist at the Centre for Education Research and Innovation at Western University. He practices in the Paediatric Chronic Pain and Child and Adolescent Mental Healthcare Programs at London Health Sciences Centre. His interdisciplinary research program explores novel approaches to stigma reduction and bias recognition and management in health professionals. He is also involved in numerous committees and councils at local, national, and international levels. He is Chair of the London Police Services Board, and a former member of the Association of American Medical Colleges Board of Directors. He is also Past President of the Ontario Psychiatric Association.

Overview: In this presentation, Dr. Sukhera describes how and why mental health and substance use stigma is maintained in medical education. He will describe research on stigma that suggests that perfectionism and power asymmetry perpetuates a deeply embedded form of stigma known as structural stigma. He will also review potential implications for this research including ways to dismantle stigma through advocacy, activism, and accountability.

Objectives:

  • Describe the concept of structural stigma and its relevance to medical education.

  • Review research on how structural stigma is understood and enacted in medical learning environments.

  • Provide suggestions for how structural stigma can be dismantled through individual and organizational actions.

 

 

Register at ohmes@ucalgary.ca 

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Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Title:  Virtual care

Presenters:  Dr. Maria Mylopoulos and Dr. Nikki Woods, University of Toronto

Time:  10:00am

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