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WEBINAR: Getting Past Discomfort: Mitigating Bias to Become Upstanders in Healthcare



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IPAC Canada Members can now receive an education credit towards their CIC® recertification by attending IPAC Canada educational webinars.

This is to comply with recertification requirements of the Certification Board of Infection Control (CBIC). CBIC has approved the use of a generic certificate of completion which will be available for download at the end of the webinar.

1 IPU per hour is approved for IPAC Canada webinars.

The Certificate will be available to all participants to download.

Date: Thursday 27th August, 2020
Time: 1030 PT, 1130 MT/SK, 1230 CT, 1330 ET, 1430 AT, 1500 NL
Duration: 1.5 hour


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An important part of leadership development is understanding barriers that may impede success for those you lead. This session will discuss the historical and contemporaneous impact of racism in healthcare, uncover different kinds of unconscious bias, and discuss ways to address them when they occur. This session is perfect for anyone who may lead, participate with, or care for diverse groups of people.


  1. Describe how structural racism impacts healthcare delivery
  2. Define unconscious bias and how it impacts healthcare professionals and delivery of care to patients
  3. Identify steps to mitigating implicit/unconscious bias in healthcare and leadership


Jasmine Marcelin

Dr. Jasmine R. Marcelin is an Assistant Professor of Medicine/Infectious Diseases, Co-Director of Digital Innovation & Social Media Strategy for the Division of Infectious Diseases (@UNMC_ID), and Associate Medical Director of Antimicrobial Stewardship at University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC). As an Associate Program Director of the Internal Medicine Residency at UNMC, Dr. Marcelin founded the DIVERSE (Developing an Inclusive and Varied Environment for Residents, Students, and Educators) Taskforce. Dr. Marcelin effectively uses social media for her mission to advocate for diversity in medicine, and this led to her major involvement as a founding member of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) Inclusion, Diversity, Access & Equity Taskforce, where she has played a pivotal role in developing and maintaining principles of Inclusion, Diversity, Access and Equity in IDSA, and is a current director candidate for the Board of Directors of IDSA. She is also a founding member of TimesUp Healthcare, Vice-Chair of the IDSA Digital Strategy Advisory Group, and founding member of the AMWA Ignite Board of Directors.  You can follow her work on twitter @DrJRMarcelin.