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EFPC - Atlanta

EFPC Conference: October 19-20, 2013
Two Pre-Conference Symposia: October 18, 2013
FREE Chapter Officer Training: October 18, 2013

Designed by AMSA & Hosted by Morehouse SOM
in Cooperation With Medical College of Georgia
Morehouse SOM

EFPC Atlanta

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EFPC Conference, October 19-20

Dr. David Satcher Dr. David Satcher, Former US Surgeon General to keynote at EFPC - Atlanta!

Our health care system operates within the larger structure and organization of our society. Far too often, the health care system reflects – and replicates – the structural injustices of racism, classism, sexism, and homophobia which are found throughout our political, economic, and cultural institutions. There is a growing body of data which relates health outcomes not only to personal interventions between patients and providers, but also to structural, socio-political and socio-economic factors. The feminist movement has made the claim that “the personal is political”: this is just as true today as it was then, and can be applied across the intersections of race, class, gender, and sexuality. This conference will feature:

  • From Tuskegee to today: the recent history of racism in US health care
  • The economics of food: from factory farms to food deserts
  • The experiences of trans folk in health care
  • Creating safe space for gender and sexual minority patients and providers
  • Where are the black male applicants: the crisis of diversity for medical education
  • Advocating for women’s reproductive health care rights and access
  • Clinical skills sessions: workshops on suturing, airway management, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, OSCEs, and more
  • Professional skills sessions: workshops on networking, communications, team building, personal statement writing, CV preparation, and more

Pre-Conference Symposia, October 18

Symposia sponsored in part by the SHLI and MSM Alliance Group.
Satcher Health Leadership Institute MSM Alliance Group

Gender & Sexual Health Advocacy

Far too often, in discussions of gender and sexuality, gender is assumed to be a “women’s issue” and sexuality is assumed to be a “gay men’s issue.” And yet, it is true that gender and sexuality influence, limit, or even determine how all of us experience ourselves, others, and the world around us. Holistic care and wellness for patients, communities, and providers themselves must include comprehensive, open, honest, and supportive discussions about the diverse experiences of human gender and sexuality. This symposium will address:

  • Becoming visible: case studies in women’s and LGBTQI empowerment in health care
  • Of borders and abortion: international and “underground” movements to ensure abortion access
  • Hope is not a form of birth control: the state of sexual and reproductive education in the US
  • Sharing our stories of gender and sexual health empowerment
  • Gender and sexual health advocacy training

Structural Competency

For some time now, the health care professions have been engaged in a conversation about cultural competency. While closely related to this, structural competency goes beyond the cultural specificities of patient care to address the larger social (structural) inequalities of race, gender, economics, and “place.” It is essential that we have a new conversation among health care providers, patients, urban planners, sociologists, and community organizers regarding these structural issues at the heart of the health care challenges we face today. This symposium will address:

  • Social determinants of health
  • Racial and ethnic disparities in health care access and outcomes
  • Intersectionality: the experiences of African American women living with HIV/AIDS
  • Global health “voluntourism”: questions of ethics, sustainability, and colonialism
  • Grassroots organizing and building intentional communities

FREE Chapter Officer Training, October 18

toolsAre you a chapter officer that missed out on national training? Well, do not dismay... we are now offering FREE chapter officer training at the symposia at both EFPC's! Not only will we help you develop your skills as an AMSA officer but we will show you how to build a vibrant AMSA chapter.
Don't wait, register today.

Conference Location

Morehouse SOM
Morehouse SOM
720 Westview Dr SW
Atlanta, GA 30310
(404) 752-1500

Conference Registration

Register On-site!

MEMBER On-site
 Conference $89
 Symposium * $29
 Chapter Officer Training FREE

 Conference $99
 Symposium * $39

 *Register Early - Limited Space

Book Your Hotel for EFPC

hotelFairfield Inn & Suites
Atlanta Downtown

54 Peachtree Street SW
Atlanta, GA 30303
Book a Double Suite for $109/night

  • Complimentary hot breakfast buffet
  • Free wifi
  • Complimentary shuttle to Morehouse
  • 10 miles from Atlanta Hartsfield Airport (ATL), accessible by MARTA for approx $2.75

SAVE $$ - Post to the EFPC InEx community once registered to inquire about room & ride-share options.

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Win a Humanitarian Service Trip in 2014

Join a Humanitarian Service Trip and Start Changing the World, Today. Ripple EffectNon-profit Heart to Heart International and Welch Allyn are sending two medical students on a medical mission trip in 2014. As part of the Ripple Effect program designed to encourage medical students to give back to their communities, students may submit a short video or image with caption explaining how their medical schooling will help them change the world. Two lucky winners will join the organizations, practicing physicians and other aid volunteers on a humanitarian service trip to a place in need. Enter online on Facebook or in person at AMSA’s EFPC conference.

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