Ableism in Medicine and Clinical Research workshop April 27 and 28, 2023

March 31, 2023

The Ableism in Medicine and Clinical Research workshop will be hosted by the National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research at NICHD, in collaboration with the Trans-NIH Medical Rehabilitation Coordinating Committee. 

 Workshop details:

  • Date: April 27 and 28, 2023
  • Time: 10:30 a.m. –4:30 p.m.
  • Location: Virtual
  • Cost: Free
  • Purpose: The workshop seeks to raise awareness of ableism—prejudice and discrimination aimed at people with disabilities—in both clinical care and the biomedical and behavioral research enterprise and to identify research opportunities to mitigate the effect of ableism.
  • Audience: The workshop is open to the public. Researchers, clinicians, trainees, people with lived experience, and caregivers are all welcome to attend.

Scientific sessions during this workshop will focus on ableism across multiple dimensions, including the following:

  • Ableism as a barrier to clinical care and a contributor to health disparities experienced by people with disabilities
  • Ableism in the biomedical and behavioral scientific workforce and graduate education system
  • Accessibility in biomedical and behavioral research
  • Research opportunities addressing structural and cultural barriers created by ableism

Learn more and register now!