About this conference
Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS) is pleased to announce their second conference aimed at sharing Anti-Racist Practice in Medical Education: this time, we focus on the intersection between ‘Race’ and ‘Gender’ and how it impacts health outcomes.
The conference will aim to include both pedagogical/curriculum innovations that can help us understand how to teach medical students these subjects with sincerity and sensitivity. We also welcome research papers (working papers and full papers) that aim at increasing our understanding and knowledge in this area in a humanising manner.
The conference will be held completely virtually via Zoom as that allows individuals without travel budgets and time constraints to attend.
As last year, the conference looks to past, present and future, and invites abstract submissions of up-to 300 words describing your teaching, research or reflections that explore the intersection of ‘Race, Gender and Health’ along the following themes:
- Decolonising Histories in Medical Education
- Promoting Anti-Racist Practice in Contemporary Research and Pedagogy
- Safeguarding the Future: towards Anti-Racist Medicine
Decolonising Histories in Medical Education
As we did last year, this theme will discuss narratives around Histories of Medicine- some of which we feel like have been ignored in our consideration of how Modern Medicine has come to be. In line with our conference theme, we invite submissions that can highlight how Race and Gender have interacted in the past to create some of the myths that underpin systemic nature of racism in our current systems. To push Medicine towards it’s own egalitarian ideals, we need to understand the histories of these structures.
Promoting Anti-Racist Practice in Contemporary Research and Pedagogy
This theme will discuss ‘Race and Gender’ intersection of ‘Equality, Diversity and Inclusion’ work that is currently happening across medical schools, e.g. curriculum changes, changes to working practices, formation and strengthening of staff and student collectives. We invite colleagues and students who wish to present and discuss their work in progress through this strand.
Safeguarding the Future: towards Anti-Racist Medicine
This strand looks out to what’s on the horizon. This is our space to discuss how to embed the cultural change that colleagues are striving for; as well as look at technologies of the future, such as Artificial Intelligence, and how they may replicate the biases of yesterday.
Kimberlé Crenshaw explains here how the concept of Intersectionality is inspired by how road junctions (Intersections) work in the USA. Continuing the same metaphor, through this conference we aim to provide a place for propagation of knowledge that may help us steady our direction over the many ‘roundabouts’ we might end up going around repeatedly - travelling a lot but not going very far.
The descriptors above are brief summaries – if you have concerns about whether your submission will fit into our conference, please email Gaurish Chawla at G.Chawla@bsms.ac.uk with any queries.
We aim for this conference to be as inclusive as possible, but we can’t do that without your help. If you have any requests or recommendations, please do not hesitate to contact us at email@example.com.
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