Webinar: Challenging Race-Based Medicine in Practice

April 22, 2021
Virtual | 7 pm-8:30 pm ET | , ,

Intended Audience

Family physicians, family medicine residents, medical students


In partnership with the Ohio Academy of Family Physicians (OAFP), MAFP is co-hosting a webinar on Challenging Race-Based Medicine in Practice. Race is a historically rooted, social construct that categorizes people based on basic physical characteristics, assumed geographic ancestry, and patterns of behavior. Using race as a proxy for biology is a dangerous shortcut when making medical diagnoses and care recommendations, which ultimately can lead to racial health disparities.
This webinar will help learners:
  • Understand the origins of race-based medicine and the implications of conflating race with genetic ancestry
  • Identify the racist underpinnings of many commonly practiced treatment plans and diagnosed diseases
  • Set a plan for meaningful change that will help advance true health equity


Roma Amin, MD


Joseph Betancourt, MD, MPH, senior vice president of Equity and Community Health at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH); founder, senior advisor, and faculty at the Disparities Solutions Center (DSC) at MGH; faculty at the Mongan Institute; associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School; and a practicing internal medicine physician.


Active Members: $100
Resident and Student Members: $25
Non-members: $150
Groups of 10 or more can receive a 20% discount off their total registration cost. Please contact Caitlin Laudeman at OAFP to process a group registration.

Registration Information

Contact Information

Erin Jech, Director of Education, Ohio Academy of Family Physicians


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This activity has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 1.5 Live Prescribed credits by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.