• Start: November 3, 2017 12:00 pm
  • End: November 3, 2017 5:00 pm

Rand Boulevard, Sarasota, Florida, United States

Sarasota Prematurity Forum:

Examining the Impact of Gender and Racial Bias on Healthcare

Friday November 3rd, 2017 - 12pm to 5pm - At HealthFit powered by SMH
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FREE Event - Open to the Public - 4.0 CME/CE for Healthcare Providers!

We all make assumptions, but as providers of healthcare and support to vulnerable populations, we need to be especially aware of any unconscious bias. Numerous studies have shown that unconscious bias contributes to poor health and poor support.

Birth and health outcomes in our area, like many places in the US, show a disturbing disparity between racial and ethnic groups. This is especially demonstrated in the rates of our preterm births, Cesarean deliveries, and breastfeeding.

The consistent presence of these disparities brings attention to the fact that more needs to be done to support diverse families in our community. This Forum will bring together dynamic speakers who are experts in their fields to address topics relevant to our community, our families, and your patients.

Guest Speakers:
- Eddy Regnier, MFW, MA, PhD - Licensed Psychologist at Assessment & Psychotherapy Services
- Jessica Gordon, PhD, ARNP, CLC - President of Florida Breastfeeding Coalition
- Estrellita "Lo" Berry, MA - President of REACHUP
Nathan Bruemmer, JD - Executive Director of ALSO Youth
- Carol Buchannan - Board Member, Embracing Our Differences

Event moderated by Washington Hill, MD, FACOG

By the end of the forum, attendees will be able to:
- Define the impact implicit bias has on health and wellness
- Determine the role diversity plays in prematurity prevention and birth outcomes
- Recognize the significant role diversity plays in managing the treatment of women's health care
- 4.0 CME/CE Available - No partial credit will be given.

Sarasota Memorial Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of four (4) AMA PRA Category 1 Credit (TM) Physicians should claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Sarasota Memorial Hospital is accredited by the Florida Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Sarasota Memorial Health Care System is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commision on Accreditation. Sarasota Memorial is an approved provider of Continuing Education for the Florida Board of Nursing under Provider No. 50-1749.
Additional CE credits may be available through AHEC upon approval. Requested 4.0 credits for
Mental Health: Gulfcoast North Area Health Education Center, Inc., is a Florida Board of Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Licensed Mental Health Counselor provider, CE Broker Provider # 50-839. No partial credits will be awarded.

Thank you to our event sponsors!
Gulf Coast Community Foundation
Dr. Pam Beitlich – Sarasota Memorial Health Care System
Detwiler's Farm Market
Ben & Jerry's


How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Questions can be directed to Jamee Thumm, Educational Services Manager, Healthy Start Coalition of Sarasota County 941-373-7070 ext 307 or jamee.thumm@healthystartsarasota.org.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
A paper copy of your ticket is not needed to enter the event, please conserve paper. We will be checking in attendees electronically. For faster registration, please have a digital copy of your ticket on your mobile device.

Is there a charge for CME/CE credits?
CE credits are provided at no charge. CMEs for Physicians, PA, and ARNP requesting AMA PRA Category 1 credit™ are subject to conditions.
Those participants that attend activities sponsored by SMH (Grand Rounds, Various Symposiums, Cancer Conference, Education Day for Required State Licensure Renewal, Journal Clubs, etc.) who want to receive Category I CME credit will need to pay the annual assessment fee of $50.00( this covers all activities sponsored by SMH for the 2017-2018 year). Other participants requesting CME credits will need to pay $25.00 to Sarasota Memorial Hospital via check or cash the day of the event. Please have your name and license number at registration.