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Navigating a Complex World WEBINAR

January 28, 2020
Waltham Woods Conference Center
Massachusetts Medical Society, 860 Winter Street
Waltham, MA 02451-1411 
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***Registration for this event has been closed as of 5:30 p.m., Jan. 28th***

Presented by the Massachusetts Medical Society’s Minority Affairs Section with endorsement from of the Medical Graduates Section, Resident and Fellow Section, Committee on LGBTQ Matters, and Committee on Young Physicians.
In an increasingly complex and ambiguous world, it is paramount that physicians and others understand how biases influence decisions and interactions with others. Many people assume that their implicit associations about race, gender, sexual identity, and other topics are conscious thoughts and beliefs. However, our brains are wired to make snap decisions. A study done at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences revealed that our subconscious brain is already formulating a decision seven seconds before it reaches our consciousness.
Unconscious bias comprises the attitudes or stereotypes that are outside of our awareness and affect our understanding, interactions, and decisions. They exist as learned responses influenced by stereotypes that can also prompt us to jump to unwarranted and inaccurate conclusions. Evidence shows that medical conclusions can be based just as much on who a person is as on the symptoms they present with and are linked to discriminatory outcomes. Women, racial minorities, and individuals who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender are more vulnerable to negative forms of implicit bias. In an increasingly complex world, uncovering our unconscious biases will help us better serve our patients and lead to improved health outcomes.
Accreditation Statement
The Massachusetts Medical Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement
The Massachusetts Medical Society designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Risk Management Study
This live activity meets the criteria for risk management study.

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