Leadership and Faculty Development Program Conference

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 | REGISTER HERE



Thursday, May 3, 2018

Joseph B. Martin Conference Center at Harvard Medical School
Rotunda, 3rd Floor
77 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston, MA


Improving the Care of Patients with Disabilities through Research, Education, Policy and Advocacy

9:00am : Registration (Outside Rotunda, 3rd Floor)

9:20 - 9:30am    Opening Welcome Remarks

Joan Y. Reede, MD, MPH, MS, MBA
Dean, Diversity and Community Partnership, Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School;
Professor of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health


Alden Landry, MD, MPH
Faculty Assistant Director, Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership, Harvard Medical School;
Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

9:30 - 10:10am    Guest Speaker

"Disabusing Disability: Striving for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in Medicine"
Oluwaferanmi O. Okanlami, MD, MS

Founder, Executive Director, Okanlami Strong, LLC;
Assistant Professor of Family Medicine and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 
Faculty Lead for Student Success in The Office for Health Equity and Inclusion, Michigan Medicine

10:10 - 11:10am    Panel Discussion: Education and Policy

Moderator: Lisa Iezzoni, MD, MSc
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School;
Director, Mongan Institute Health Policy Center, Massachusetts General Hospital


Nicole Mazwi, MD
Instructor in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Harvard Medical School;
Co-Director, Traumatic Brain Injury Fellowship Program, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital

John Winske
Executive Director, Massachusetts Disability Policy Consortium

Commentator: Lisa Iezzoni, MD, MSc

11:10 - 11:20am    Break

11:20am - 12:35pm    Panel Discussion: Research and Advocacy

Moderator:  Chloe S. Slocum, MD, MPH
Instructor in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Harvard Medical School, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital


Kerry Thompson
Information and Program Coordinator, Disability Rights Fund and Disability Rights Advocacy Fund;
Executive Director, Silent Rhythms

Rachel Tanenhaus
ADA Coordinator / Executive Director, Cambridge Commission for Persons with Disabilities (CCPD)

William Henning
Executive Director, Boston Center for Independent Living

Commentator: Lisa Iezzoni, MD, MSc

12:35 - 1:20pm    Luncheon Guest Speaker

Greg Galeazzi
Harvard Medical School Student
US Army Veteran

1:20pm    Closing Remarks

Alden Landry, MD, MPH


3:00 - 6:00pm    Reede Scholars 9th Annual Health Equity Symposium & Reception

Rotunda, Joseph B. Martin Conference Center

"Oral Health & Equity: Integration in Action"


Event Date: 
Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 9:00am to 6:00pm