Friday, March 6, 2020

4th Annual Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Symposium: Disabilities - POSTPONED

Given the current circumstances around COVID-19, and the need to put the health and well-being of our employees, students and community first, we have decided to postpone the 4th Annual Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Symposium scheduled for Thursday, March 26th.  We are considering a new date-- September 17, 2020; we will keep you posted.

We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for understanding.

The 4th Annual Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Symposium:
Disabilities A Multidimensional Experience for All
Thursday, March 26, 2020
Ad Astra Room, HEB; Zoom Available upon registration
7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Please join us for all parts of the day as your schedule allows.
Continuing Education Credit is available.
Pre-Register at
Day-of Registration begins at 7:30 a.m.
You must register in order to get CE credit.
Breakfast and Lunch Provided

Session Information

8:00 a.m. 
Welcome, DEI Efforts, and KUMC’s 2019 Disabilities Survey Outcomes
Jerrihlyn L. McGee, DNP, RN, CNE; Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, University of Kansas Medical Center
Natalie Holick, JD; Director, Office of Compliance, University of Kansas Medical Center

8:30 a.m. Consumer Panel Discussion
Moderated by Jeff Radel, PhD; Associate Professor, KUMC School of Health Professions

9:30 a.m. Perspectives Presentations 1.0
Cultural, Community, Rural & Aging

11:30 a.m. Lunch buffet opens

12:00 p.m. Keynote Address:
Health Disparities among People with Disabilities: Looking Beneath the Surface
Presented by Jean Hall, PhD; Director, Institute for Health and Disability Policy Studies,Bureau of Child Research, University of Kansas
Addressing Health Disparities Among People with Disabilities: Resources for Clinicians
Presented by Dot Nary, PhD; Bureau of Child Research, University of Kansas

1:00 p.m. Perspectives Presentations 2.0
Cultural, Community, Educational & Training

2:45 p.m. Open Discussion Where do we go from here?
Q&A Session with all presenters
Moderated by Dot Nary, PhD

Sponsored by: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Cabinet Programming Subcommittee and Office of International Programs