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MUSC Inclusion to Innovation Summit

MUSC’s 3rd Annual Inclusion to Innovation Summit

Embassy Suites by Hilton Charleston Airport Hotel and Convention Center
5055 International Blvd, North Charleston, SC 29418

November 7-8, 2019

Featured Keynote: Howard Ross 

Howard Ross
Howard Ross is a lifelong social justice advocate and the founder of Cook Ross, a consulting firm that provides solutions to organizations around the world in the areas of diversity, inclusion, cultural competency, leadership development, and organizational change management. Howard is considered one of the world’s seminal thought leaders on identifying and addressing unconscious bias. He has authored several important books on diversity and bias, including, “Everyday Bias: Identifying and Navigating Unconscious Judgments in Our Daily Lives,” “ReInventing Diversity: Transforming Organizational Community to Strengthen People, Purpose and Performance,” and “Our Search for Belonging: How the Need for Connection is Tearing Our Culture Apart.” To learn more about Howard, please visit the Cook Ross website.

Dr. Lisa Moreno, MD, MS, MSCR, FAAEM

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President-Elect of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine & Professor of Emergency Medicine, Director of Research, Diversity, Viral Testing and the Latino Scholars Program at Louisiana State University- New Orleans

Dr. Lisa Moreno is Professor of Emergency Medicine, Director of Research, Diversity, Viral Testing and the Latino Scholars Program at Louisiana State University- New Orleans. 

Dr. Lisa Moreno is President-elect of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine and an NIH Research Scholar. Her multiple awards include the SAEM Martin Leadership Award, Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Professionalism Award, CORD Distinguished Educator Award, ADIEM Outstanding Academician Award, AAMC Healthcare Executive Diversity & Inclusion Certificate, and the Order of the IFEM.   The recipient of many research grants, Dr. Moreno has over 500 academic presentations, 45 publications, 6 book chapters, and two authored textbooks.  Her research interests include HIV, violence prevention and treatment, diversity and healthcare disparities.  She has mentored over 300 students, residents and junior faculty around the world.  A global health consultant and educator, she has served in over 20 countries, focusing on the development of research and elimination of healthcare disparities for women, underrepresented minorities, and the under-resourced.  

Dr. Lisa Moreno Workshop Description:

Macro and Microaggressions:  How they Erode Confidence, Energy and Productivity

Session Description: In this workshop, there will be a short didactic presentation on macro- and microaggressions, followed small group breakouts.  Each group will discuss a real case from the textbook Diversity and Inclusion in Quality Patient Care:  Your Story, Our Story.  These are cases in which medical professionals experienced overt prejudice, threatening behavior, or microaggressions directed at them by patients or colleagues because on their race, ethnicity, religion or sexual preference.  The large group will reconvene and small groups will report out on the case and how they managed it.  The workshop will conclude with a discussion of the impact of macro- and microaggressions and productive ways to manage such encounters.  

Our Purpose

  • Create an opportunity for organizational diversity strategists and thought leaders to learn from each other
  • Provide a forum for honest and challenging conversations about inclusion and innovation
  • Build and strengthen the network of diversity leaders across South Carolina and the Southeast region

Our Design

  • Interactive, informative and intentional
  • 2 keynote speakers
  • 4 workshop sessions
  • Networking opportunities throughout the event