Conference on Medical Student Education

General Session Speakers

The Dynamics of Health Care Disparity and Equity: Closing the Gaps

Friday, February 1, 8:40–9:30 am

Jo Ann Rooney, JD, LLM, EdD, President, Loyola University Chicago

Dr Rooney, was inaugurated as Loyola University’s 24th president in 2016. She is the first lay president of Loyola University Chicago and the first woman to hold the position. President Barack Obama nominated Dr Rooney and the US Senate confirmed her as principal deputy undersecretary of defense for personnel and readiness in the U.S. Department of Defense. While at the department, she also served as acting undersecretary of defense for personnel and readiness, managing recruitment, health care, education, pay, and benefits for approximately 2.7 million active-duty personnel and their families. In 2012, Dr Rooney received the Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service, the highest award given to a civilian by the secretary of defense.

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Achieving Health Equity Through Medical Education

Saturday, February 2, 8:35–9:30 am

Joedrecka Brown Speights, MD, Department of Family Medicine and Rural Health, Florida State University College of Medicine

Dr Speights, MD, is professor and chair of Family Medicine and Rural Health at the Florida State University. She is the 2018 recipient of the Dr Martin Luther King, Jr, Distinguished Service Award by the Florida State University. Her experience includes serving as the medical director of the National Community Center of Excellence in Women’s Health, Office of Women’s Health, Department of Health and Human Services at Turley Family Health Center. Dr Speights is a 2017 inaugural fellow of the George Washington University Leaders for Health Equity International Fellowship, now Atlantic Fellows for Health Equity.

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Addressing Micro-Aggressions, Racism, and Discrimination in the Medical Workplace

Sunday, February 3, 8:30–9:30 am

Roberto Montenegro, MD, PhD, Seattle Children’s Hospital, University of Washington, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine

Dr Montenegro is a child and adolescent psychiatrist at Seattle Children’s Hospital and the University of Washington. His research focuses on how perceived discrimination affects both biological markers and mental health. He also specializes in cross cultural psychiatry, transgender mental health, social justice, and health disparities education curriculum development.

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Continuing Medical Education Credits

This Live activity, STFM Conference on Medical Student Education 2019, with a beginning date of 01/31/2019, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 15.50 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity..

AMA/AAFP Equivalency:
AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™ toward the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award. When applying for the AMA PRA, Prescribed credit earned must be reported as Prescribed, not as Category 1.

Presenter Update for Faculty Disclosure/Conflict of Interest
All presenters are required to follow the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support and should disclose any conflicts of interest prior to the beginning of their presentation.

The following conference presenters have noted on their Faculty Disclosure that they and/or a family member may have a conflict of interest regarding the following: Disclosure of a Financial Relationship(s); and/or, Disclosure of Unlabeled/Investigational Uses, Sales, or Promotions of Products or Services. Please be advised that STFM is required by CME guidelines to disclose the following conflicts of interests in the conference Final Program, and presenters are required to disclose any potential conflict of interest at the beginning of their educational session at the conference, on handout materials and/or PowerPoint slide presentations.

Frances Biagioli, MD – L4B, Julia Bisschops – B103, Amanda Cuda, MD – SY08, John Delzell, MD, MSPH – B03, Marguerite Duane, MHA, MD – B32, L37B, Julie Graves, MD – P01, Madeleine Grosland – L35B, Louisa Howard – PG4, Kyu Jana, MD – L38A, Eric Johnson – SY03, Steven Lin, MD – L4A, L9A, L16B, Fangyi Liu – P43, Natalie Long, MD – P66, S06, PE3, L31A, Felix Morales, MD – P05, P60, Christopher Morley, PhD – P44, SY05, PF4, Katherine Peters, MD – L6A, PH5, Mandi Sehgal, MD – PR1, P45, L1A, Nipa Shah, MD – PE4, Genya Shimkin, MPH – S10, Alison Shmerling, MD – L17B, Dwight Smith, MD – L25A, Jonathan Temte, MD, PhD – S12, Katherine Wagner, MD – B28, Jeffrey Weinfeld, MD – SY12, Eric Wiser, MD – P33

Session Formats

This conference offers a variety of session formats to satisfy differing​ ​needs. Here is a brief overview of the sessions available for your​ ​participation:

2-hour task-oriented, small-group educational sessions

90-minute didactic presentations with audience discussion

90-minute sessions on collaborative work from multiple
​ ​institutions or departments with a moderator organizing a brief​ ​presentation to stimulate focused discussion by participants.

45-minute didactic presentations, with
​ ​discussion; two lectures are paired and offered consecutively in a​ ​90-minute session.

In-Progress and Completed Projects: 
15-20 minute consecutive
​ ​sessions on original work, with focus on research.

Poster Presentations: 
Visual presentations with an informal information
​ ​exchange; attendees can peruse the posters and speak with the​ ​presenters. 90-minutes total, during refreshment breaks.

Hot Topic Sessions: 
45-90 minute sessions with topics and
​ ​presenters selected based on the current need of the discipline.

Special Topic Breakfasts: 
60-minute informal presentations to share
​ ​experiences, ideas, problems, or solutions; leaders briefly present​ ​material and facilitate discussion. Limit 10 participants per table.

STFM Collaboratives and Open Table Discussion Breakfasts:​ ​
60-minute informal discussions by STFM Collaboratives to share experiences and ideas about common topics in family medicine education.​ ​Limit 10 participants per table.


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Jan 31-Feb 03, 2018—Conference on Medical Student Education

Apr 27-May 1, 2018Annual Spring Conference




January 26: Deadline to submit applications for CERA Program Directors Survey

February 15: Deadline to apply for the STFM Medical Editing Fellowship

February 22: Applications are due for the Building Better Clinical Training Experiences pilot project

March 15: Last day for submissions to the Annual Poetry and Prose Contest