This event is free for students, interns, residents, patients, and family members. American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters will be available on Zoom during the conference.
This conference is about the importance of forging community, and academic partnerships to respond to the health service needs of our most vulnerable citizens. This program is intended to help participants to improve their competence in recognizing the resources and supports that exist in our community to serve people with complicated health and mental health conditions and who experience inequities in access to treatment. These barriers may be related to mental illness, thought disorder, developmental and intellectual disabilities, linguistic barriers, physical disabilities, racial, religious, cultural, or gender-related differences. During the conference, we encourage participants to reflect on the need for interdisciplinary and community collaboration and the relevant systems of care that exist in the everyday lives of the patients and families that we serve.
We are pleased to offer this educational activity for the third consecutive year with the support of UPMC, the community, and the university.