Diversity & Inclusion Matters: Understanding the Terminology & Making a Difference


Tag(s)Diversity & Inclusion, Webinar


RELEASE DATE: 9/2/2020


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Increasing awareness of disparities in healthcare, systemic racism, and other forms of discrimination have sparked interest in work around diversity and inclusivity. Utilizing precise terminology is often a first step that enables establishment of concrete goals, allocation of resources, and tracking metrics of impact. A second important component that enables success is the establishment of a network of allies; the success of many inclusivity strategies frequently requires direct support of individuals (that belong to a minority) as well as broader and durable institutional efforts.

Would you know what to say or do when someone tells an inappropriate joke in the workplace? Would you intervene? Unfortunately, decades of bystander apathy literature would suggest that most people don’t speak up for a variety of well-intentioned reasons. These microaggressions have a cumulative impact on those who are targeted, creating a difficult work place, typically for those who identify as traditionally underrepresented in medicine. This session will discuss microaggressions and how you can be prepared to respond in the moment.


Upon completion of this activity, participants will have strategies to:

  • Review important terminology on the subject of diversity and inclusivity;
  • Describe characteristics of effective allies;
  • Present examples of various types of allies and the impact they have on minorities surrounding them;
  • Learn about the bystander apathy effect;
  • Understand how to interrupt instances of incivility;
  • Feel prepared to respond in the moment.


Erin Simon Schwartz, MD, FACR

Two Pillars in Diversity and Inclusion: Clear Terminology and Effective Allyship
Camilo Jaimes, MD

Interrupting Microaggressions Utilizing Active Bystander Strategies
Dave McIntosh, PhD


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The American Society of Neuroradiology designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Jaimes, Camilo: Nothing to disclose
McIntosh, David: Nothing to disclose
Schwartz, Erin Simon: Nothing to disclose