Sun • Sep
22

Sunday, September 22, 2019

8:30AM-4:00PM

Venue

The New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street, New York, NY 10029

Cost

Free for medical students and health professionals with current ID; advance online registration is required.

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The second annual Advocacy in Medicine (AIM) Conference will bring together healthcare advocates and trainees from various local academic institutions interested in health advocacy for full day of talks, interactive panels, breakout sessions and networking. The conference opens with keynote speakers addressing the role of physician advocacy followed by an interactive Q&A panel discussion with physicians on advocacy, activism, and their personal career trajectories. The afternoon will be dedicated to small workgroups with the opportunity to focus on skill-building and topic-focused content.

Keynote Speakers who will address the role of physician advocacy:

Oxiris Barbot, MD
Commissioner, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Gustavo Rivera
New York State Senator
Chairman of Committee on Health

Gary Butts, MD
Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Mount Sinai Health System
Senior Associate Dean for Diversity Programs, Policy and Community Affairs, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Panel Discussion focused on advocacy, activism, and personal career trajectories:

Uché Blackstock, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine
Faculty Director for Recruitment, Retention and Inclusion, Office of Diversity Affairs
NYU School of Medicine

Richard N. Gottfried
New York State Assembly Member

Chanelle Diaz, MD, MPH
Attending Physician, Montefiore Medical Center

Frank Dowling, MD

Moderator
Torian Easterling, MD, MPH
Deputy Commissioner
Center for Health Equity and Community Wellness
New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Afternoon Breakout Sessions
Attendees pre-select one of six breakout sessions offered during the afternoon. The sessions will include a short topic-based discussion, followed by an advocacy skill building activity. Topics are:

  1. The Impact of Climate Change on Health
  2. Challenges to Immigrant Health Access
  3. Segregated Care
  4. Patient Experiences During Childbirth: the Ideal Patient Encounter
  5. Drug Price Reform
  6. Disability Justice and Rights

AIM 2019 would not be possible without the generous support of our financial sponsors:

NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Center for Health Equity and Community Wellness
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Weill Cornell Medicine
SUNY Downstate College of Medicine
CUNY School of Medicine
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

ABOUT AIM
AIM's Mission

  • Educate: Provide the skills to integrate advocacy into all areas of future healthcare practice
  • Connect: Bring together healthcare advocates and trainees from various local institutions interested in health advocacy
  • Act: Create a sustainable student alliance to organize future healthcare professionals to bring about change

The 2019 Advocacy in Medicine Conference is delivered in partnership with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Center for Health Equity and Community Wellness and The New York Academy of Medicine, and is organized by a committee of medical students from Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, CUNY School of Medicine, NY Medical College, NYU School of Medicine, SUNY Downstate College of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medicine and Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell.

Did you miss last year's conference? Get caught up here:

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2018 Materials