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Beyond Reimagining, Accelerating Praxis: Social Medicine In Practice Today

Modified: January 31, 2017

Beyond Reimagining, Accelerating Praxis:Social Medicine In Practice Today
April 29, 2017
Chicago, IL

The Social Medicine Consortium will be hosting their second annual Conference On April 29, 2017 at Malcolm X College in Chicago
Registration is now open

Registration: is $50 for the general public and $25 for students, and includes snacks and lunch. 
Fee Waiver: SMC believes that financial pressure should not be a barrier to attendance. To request a registration waiver, email them at socialmedicineconsortium@gmail.com.
International travel grants: Limited assistance is available to help cover travel expenses for international colleagues. Apply here

Conference Goals:
  • Facilitating critical dialogue: creating a space for critical dialogue among health professionals and the broader community of social justice activists locally and globally toward a deeper understanding of social medicine, inequity in health, and opportunities for collaboration toward change. 
  • Training for change: training participants in the pedagogy of social medicine, including advocacy skills to build a platform for the year ahead. 
  • Disseminating best practice tools: sharing best practice tools being used in social medicine to develop practical skills and deepen strategic partnerships around curriculum development and transformative social medicine education. 
  • Reinforcing our commitment: radically reinforcing SMC's commitment to interprofessional and multisectoral engagement in social change among a diverse body of planners, speakers and participants, while broadening SMC membership beyond physician-led initiatives.
  • Building solidarity: on the foundations of critical dialogue and community organizing, building solidarity and leadership in social medicine globally. 
Convening Leadership: 
David Ansell, MD, Senior Vice President, Community Health Equity at Rush University Medical Center
Michelle Morse, MD, MPH, Co-founder, Social Medicine Consortium
Michael Westerhaus, MD, MA, Co-founder, Social Medicine Consortium

Convening Organizations: 
Center for Community Health Equity (DePaul University and Rush University Medical Center)
Rush University Medical Center
Professional Development