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2017: Beyond Reimagining

Conference 2017:

Beyond Reimagining, Accelerating Praxis
Social Medicine in Practice Today

The Social Medicine Consortium hosted our annual Conference On April 29, 2017 at Malcolm X College in Chicago
Thank you for helping to make it a success!

Conference Materials
Slides and resources will be posted as they become available. 

Watch the Conference Videos here (breakout sessions coming soon!)


Presentation: Dr. Camara Jones- Achieving Health Equity: Tools for a national campaign against racism

Presentation: Dr. Selwyn Rogers- Addressing Intentional Violence Through a Public Health Lens


Conference Information


Purpose of the Conference:

The purposes of this activity are to:
1. Deepen participant appreciation for the social determinants of health;
2. Strengthen participant ability and confidence in recognizing and responding to the social determinants of health;  
3. Disseminate examples of tools necessary for the teaching and practice of social medicine, such as critical pedagogy, advocacy, deep listening and narrative medicine, and self-care and resilience, and promote participant development of the skills necessary for use of such tools


Conference Goals:

-Facilitating critical dialogue: creating a space for critical dialogue among health professionals and the broader community of social justice activists locally and globally toward a deeper understanding of social medicine, inequity in health, and opportunities for collaboration toward change. 
- Training for change: training participants in the pedagogy of social medicine, including advocacy skills to build a platform for the year ahead. 
- Disseminating best practice tools: sharing best practice tools being used in social medicine to develop practical skills and deepen strategic partnerships around curriculum development and transformative social medicine education. 
- Reinforcing our commitment: radically reinforcing SMC's commitment to interprofessional and multisectoral engagement in social change among a diverse body of planners, speakers and participants, while broadening SMC membership beyond physician-led initiatives.
- Building solidarity: on the foundations of critical dialogue and community organizing, building solidarity and leadership in social medicine globally. 

Conference Objectives: 

After participation in the conference, participants will be able to:
1. Incorporate advocacy strategies into efforts to promote health equity;
2. Draw upon relevant social science and social epidemiological literature to inform patient care and health system design;
3. Utilize transformational pedagogy and curricular strategies to teach health professional students about the social determinants of health;
4. Partner with a global network of social medicine teachers and practitioners to generate innovative ideas and strategies;
5. Gather the structural context of patients and communities; and
6. Utilize self-care and resiliency tools to prevent burn-out.

Convening Leadership: 
David Ansell, MD, Senior Vice President, Community Health Equity at Rush University Medical Center
Michelle Morse, MD, MPH, Co-founder, Social Medicine Consortium
Michael Westerhaus, MD, MA, Co-founder, Social Medicine Consortium

Sponsoring Organizations: 
Center for Community Health Equity - DePaul University and Rush University Medical Center
Rush University Medical Center

Thank You To Our Sponsors:

Rush University Accreditation Information

In support of improving patient care, Rush University Medical Center 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.

Rush University Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 7 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Rush University is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. Rush University designates this live activity for 7 Continuing Education credit(s).

This activity is being presented without bias and without commercial support.

Rush University is an approved provider for physical therapy (216.000272), occupational therapy, respiratory therapy, social work (159.001203), nutrition, speech-audiology, and psychology by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation.

Rush University designates this live activity for 7 Continuing Education credit(s).