Wednesday, May 10, 2017 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM EDT
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3:00 p.m.  Registration and Snacks
3:30 p.m.  Unconscious Bias Presentation
5:00 p.m.  Adjourn 


Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association Bldg 
4200 Innslake Drive
Washington/Jefferson Conference Rooms
Glen Allen, VA 23060

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Unconscious Bias

Wednesday, May 10 | 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Glen Allen, VA 

Course Description
A study at an Atlanta hospital determined that the single biggest factor in who received pain medication for a long bone fracture was the race of the patient. Do these Atlanta doctors have a race-based pain management strategy? Of course not! Our brains, however, are biased, often against our will and our stated beliefs. When we are busy, moving fast, or stressed out, these unconscious biases fill in the gaps, influencing everything from mundane to serious health care decisions. The goal of this presentation is to begin to understand how bias works, where it shows up, and begin to point a path towards what we can do about it.

About the Speaker

Matthew Freeman, MA
Principal Consultant
TMI Consulting  

Matthew’s passion for racial equity and social justice has led him across the United States and overseas, helping people connect across difference and begin to address the challenges that divide them. Matthew believes the solutions to our most intractable problems, like social division and poverty, require bold leadership willing to try risky and innovative solutions. When given the opportunity, he can help groups find the courage to tackle their most pernicious problems and move toward collaboration, mutual understanding, and action.