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Diversity, Inclusion & Implicit Bias

Location: Health Discovery Building Auditorium 1.208

Address: 1601 Trinity St., Bldg. B, Austin, TX 78712 | View Map »

Date: Thursday, January 31, 2019

Time: 7–8 a.m.

Contact: Shannon Southerland

About the Event

Hear from Annesley Copeland on diversity, inclusion and implicit bias. Copeland is the surgery core clerkship director and associate professor of surgery for the Uniformed Services University’s Walter Reed Department of Surgery.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this presentation, the audience participant should be able to:

  • Discuss the value of diversity and distinguish diversity from inclusion.
  • Define implicit bias and discuss the biologic basis of it.
  • Review the impact of implicit bias in the health care setting.
  • List some strategies to reduce the effects of implicit bias.

Target Audience

  • Primary: Attendings, residents, registered nurses, advanced practice nurses and students.


This activity has been designed to promote some of the following desired physician attributes and competencies:

  • ACGME: Patient care, medical knowledge, practice-based learning and improvement, interpersonal and communication skills, professionalism and systems-based practice.

For more information, please contact Shannon Southerland.

Copeland has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

The Dell Medical School General Surgery Grand Rounds planning committee members are Jayson Aydelotte, M.D.; John Uecker, M.D.; Victoria Navarro and Shannon Southerland. Uecker reports a relevant financial relationship with Alifair (serving on the Medical Advisory Board). The other members of the planning committee have no financial conflicts of interest to disclose relating to the educational content of this series.

Accreditation Statement:

The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.