Annual Conference 2021 

Saturday, October 9 | 7:30 am - 12:00 pm

Register now to join the Oregon Medical Association on Saturday, October 9, 2021 for Medicine Now: A Path Toward Health Equity, the association’s annual conference. Again a virtual event with free admission, the conference will feature keynote speakers, breakout sessions and addresses from OMA leadership.

Last year, OMA looked to identify and confront social determinants of health and discuss strategies for creating change in practices across the state. After a year and a half of remarkable tribulations, OMA is now looking to reflect on this time of challenge and change, as well as seek hope for the future as we embrace a new focus on health equity.

More than ever, individuals are looking to the healthcare industry to address longstanding inequities within our society and institutions. This year's annual conference features keynote speakers and engaging breakout sessions addressing various areas of health equity, including:

Implicit Bias + Inclusive Communities
Monica DeMasi, MD, Providence Medical Group

Addressing Climate Change: Improving Health
Stewart Decker, MD, Sky Lakes Medical Group (Moderating)

LGBTQ+ Health, Importance of Gender-Affirming Care
Olivia Danforth, MD, Samaritan Health Services

Homelessness: The Need for a Wraparound Approach
Sharon Meieran, MD, JD, Multnomah County Commissioner

Issues of Structural Racism in Longterm Care
Harry Krulewitch, MD

Maternal Mortality
Rachel Piliod, MD, OHSU
Osii Mbata, MD
Mary Solomon, MD

Keynote Speakers

Anthony Iton, MD, JD, MPH

Anthony Iton - MD, JD, MPH, is Senior Vice President for Programs & Partnerships at The California Endowment, a private, statewide health foundation whose mission is to expand access to affordable, quality health care for underserved individuals and communities, and to promote fundamental improvements in the health status of all Californians. Dr. Iton provides critical insight on life expectancy and a person's zip code.

Alisha Moreland-Capuia, MD

Alisha Moreland-Capuia, MD is the Founder and Director of McLean Hospital's Institute for Trauma-Informed Systems Change, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and an Affiliated Faculty member of the Center for Law and Behavior. She is frequently tapped to advise on matters of medicine, public health, systems change and education. Dr. Moreland-Capuia will focus on the trauma of racism, drawing on content from her recent publication.

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