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Overview: Physician and Provider Wellness and the MEDtalks series have collaborated to bring you a live webinar helping clinicians to identify and define types of microaggressions, how they affect the wellness of clinical teams from physician to support staff, and their effect on patient outcomes. In addition, this series will share our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiatives and why they are important professionally and personally.

Guest speaker will be Sheryl Heron, MD, MPH, FACEP, from Emory University. At Emory, Dr. Heron is the Professor and Vice-Chair of Faculty Equity, Engagement and Empowerment; the Assist. Dean of Clinical Education/Student Affairs and Assoc. Director for Education and Training in the Injury Prevention Research Center. In the open discussion segment our panelists will include Dr. Heron and our System VP, Erickajoy Daniels, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer of Advocate Aurora Health. 

Guest Speaker:
Sheryl L. Heron, MD, MPH, FACEP Professor & Vice-Chair of Faculty Equity, Engagement & Empowerment, Dept. of Emergency Medicine
Assist. Dean of Clinical Education/ Student Affairs, Assoc. Director for Education & Training
Injury Prevention Research Center at Emory (IPRCE) Emory University School of Medicine 

Additional Panelists:

  • Frank Belmonte, DO - CMO, Advocate Children’s Hospital
  • Ericajoy Daniels - SVP, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer
  • Rashard Johnson - President, Trinity & South Suburban Hospital
  • Frank LaVora, DPM, MHA - CMO, Greater Milwaukee Market

Course Directors/Planners:

  • Mila Felder, MD, MS - Provider & Physician Wellness Webinar Activity Director & Vice Chair Emergency Dept.
  • Diana Bottari, DO - MEDtalks Activity Director & Lead Physician Opioid Mitigation Strategies

Moderator/Planner: Oyinkansola Okubanjo, MD - Residency Director of Social Simulation and Simulation Projects

Additional Planners

  • Rev Kathie Bender Schwich, FACHE - Chief Spiritual Officer
  • Randall Levin, MD, FACEP-Life - Past Emergency Department Chair, Aurora West Allis Medical Center, Retired & Affiliated Physician, Aurora West Allis Medical Center

Target Audience:
All AAH medical staff and team members

Recommended (though not required) Educational Video

Click here or visit to access a free, 15-minute video on microaggressions in the workplace:

  1. Go to “Get Instant Access to a Full Course Trial”
  2. Once logged in, you will have access to three Diversity & Inclusion Training-related videos
  3. Click the second, assigned video titled “Microaggressions in the Workplace”

This interactive video explores microaggressions and the effect they can have on others and will help prime you to be active in the conversation.


  1. Identify and define types of microaggressions
  2. Identify how microaggressions affect patient outcomes
  3. Identify how microaggressions affect the wellness of physicians, nurses and other ancillary staff members
  4. Understanding the difference between D&I and DEI
  5. Why is this important for healthcare professionals, professionally and personally
  6. DEI, what is “equity” in context of the ACMC framework and how do we provide tangible programming/ opportunities for it

Format: Lecture, panel discussion, and Q&A

Financial Disclosures: The planners/moderators, speaker, panelists, and other planners have no financial relationships with commercial interests to be disclosed.

Accreditation Statement: Advocate Aurora Health is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement: Advocate Aurora Health designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Session date: 
Thursday, November 12, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
United States
  • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    Aurora Health Care is accredited by the Wisconsin Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Aurora Health Care designates this activity for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • 1.50 Attendance
    Attendance Credit

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