Published: August 2, 2021

Coming Soon! 2021 Annual Meeting Debuts a Video Series on Implicit Bias

The AAO-HNSF is debuting an education video series on implicit bias during the 125th Anniversary Annual Meeting & OTO Experience.

During the 125th Anniversary Annual Meeting & OTO Experience in Los Angeles, California, October 3-6, the AAO-HNSF is debuting an education video series on implicit bias. This professionally produced series includes separate videos on 10 different scenarios where implicit bias is prevalent as well as an introductory video discussing the topic. This project came about following discussions between the staff of the Membership and Global Affairs Business Unit and Past Chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee, Christina Cabrera-Muffly, MD. The production of this valuable series was made possible by a significant staff effort to identify funding sources and secure the needed resources for the production.

Dr. Cabrera-Muffly worked with the Diversity and Inclusion Committee to secure authors for each of the diverse clinical situations covered in the series, “How to Avoid Implicit Bias when Treating Patients.” The series currently includes the following topic areas:

  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer or Questioning (LGBTQ) Patients
  • Transgender Patients
  • Older Patients
  • Spanish Speaking Patients
  • Patients from Rural Areas
  • Women
  • Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) Patients 
  • Obese Patients 
  • Patients with Cultural Dress
  • Hispanic Patients 

After their release at the Annual  Meeting, they will be housed on and donated/distributed to all otolaryngology academic programs. They will also be available for free download for other interested parties. For all attendees at the Annual Meeting, the entire video series will be available through the Juno virtual platform. We would like to thank our sponsors—Medtronic, the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation, Acumed, Integra Foundation, and Olympus Corporation—for their generous support that allowed production of this valuable resource. 

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