2022 ADEA Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Workshop
Dates: October 26, 2022
Venue: Hyatt Regency St. Louis At The Arch
Location: St. Louis, MO
The 2022 ADEA Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Workshop is back in person on Oct. 26 in St. Louis, MO!
Impact 2030: Building a Culture of Inclusivity
The annual ADEA Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB) Workshop provides dental education administrators, faculty, staff, residents, fellows and students with tools and strategies to promote and understand the important role that access, diversity, inclusion, belonging, equity and well-being play in promoting a humanistic environment within academic dentistry and society.
This year’s ADEA DEIB Workshop is a joint symposium of the ADEA Office of Access, Diversity and Inclusion and the Journal of Dental Education (JDE), featuring scholars and authors from the September 2022 JDE special issue on expanding and improving social justice, equity, access, diversity, inclusion and health equity in the academic health professions and oral health. Focusing on lessons learned, the JDE special issue is forward thinking in its effort to drive change and present contemporary solutions necessary to address the difficult systemic challenges related to antiracism, gender equity and equality for all persons.
The symposium theme is Impact 2030: Building a Culture of Inclusivity. Participants will engage in quality discussions and exchange ideas related to key DEIB issues facing dental education and oral health; issues at the intersection of health care and education; and our desire to provide inclusive, just and equitable communities throughout the world, particularly for underserved and marginalized populations.
Additionally, this one-day networking and learning symposium will assist participants in further understanding cultural competence, social determinants of health, inclusive cultures and related Commission on Dental Accreditation standards (e.g., predental Standards 1-4 and 2-16, dental hygiene Standard 1-2 and dental therapy Standards 1-3 and 1-4) to better assist them in developing and building mission-driven diversity initiatives for their institutions and the patients they serve. Consistent with the JDE special issue, the symposium discussions build upon ongoing lessons and knowledge gleaned from scholars, presenters and authors for both long- and short-term forward momentum in our strategic planning and ambitions.