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Accommodating Students with Disabilities in Health Science Programs

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9:30 - 10 am: Introductions, Overview, and Context Setting
10:00 - 11 am: How to Make a Determination on Reasonable Clinical Accommodations
11:00 - 11:30: 20,000 Foot Overview of Technical Standards in Health Education
11:30 - 12:00: Self-Assessment of Health Education Technical Standards
  • Participants should plan to bring a set of technical standards from one of their health education programs from their institution
12:00- 12:15 - Break and Grab Lunch
  • Take a quick break, grab a lunch from Zingerman's and get ready for an exciting learning lunch that will expand your accessibility toolbox!
12:15 - 1:00 - Lunch and Learn: Assistive Technology Solutions for Clinical Settings
  • Learn how using assistive technology solutions in clinical and health education programs can open up a world of possibilities for access.
1:00 - 1:15 - Break
  • Please take a quick break and move to your assigned table.
1:15 - 2:15 - Case Studies
  • It's time to apply what we have learned as we work through some actual cases!
2:15 - 2:30 - Presentation of Resource Packets
Dr. Lisa M. Meeks is an expert in disabilities in medical education. As an administrative leader and researcher, Meeks has co-authored several articles and books on the subject of disability in medical education, helping to inform policy and best practice in the area of disability services. She also consults with leading health science programs, colleges, and universities on a myriad of disability related issues.
Meeks' research interests include: Improving access to medical education for learners with disabilities, medical student and resident well-being, disability curriculum in medical education, reducing health care disparities in patients with disabilities, and the performance and trajectory of learners and physicians with disabilities. Her work as been featured recently on NPR, the Washington Post, CNBC, in Slate, cleveland.com, and in The New Physician magazine from the American Medical Student Association (AMSA).

Dr. Meeks is the co-founder and current President of the Coalition for Disability Access in Health Science and Medical Education, co-developer of both the AAMC Disability Webinar Series and the UCSF Disability Training Series for Faculty and Administrators, co-editor and author of the seminal text on disability in health science The Guide to Assisting Students With Disabilities: Equal Access in Health Science and Professional Education and co-PI and lead author of the AAMC Special Report: Accessibility, Inclusion, and Action in Medical Education: Lived Experiences of Learners and Physicians with Disabilities.
In addition to her work in the department of family medicine, Dr. Meeks is an Institute for Healthcare Policy & Innovation (IHPI) Clinician Scholar.
Conference Fee: $50

If you are paying by check or purchase/money please contact Kelly Dormer at:
MI-AHEAD, c/o Kelly Dormer, Treasurer
Email: kdormer@wayne.edu
Phone: 313-577-4637
Parking: Complimentary Parking is available at the Washtenaw ISD.
Lunch: Lunch will be provided by Zingermans Deli. Please indicate any dietary restrictions by contacting Kelly Dormer at kdormer@wayne.edu.
Accommodation Requests: Please contact Kelly Dormer at kdormer@wayne.edu to make an accommodation request as soon as possible to ensure we are able to meet the needs of all attendees.

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