Webinar series: Dialogues in diversity

Dialogues in Diversity: Centering EDI in Medical Research

This series from the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine, Continuing Professional Development department introduces the tenets and practices of equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) for those interested in incorporating these aspects into their research programs. Healthcare researchers, clinicians and administrators at every level are welcome.

This 10-part digital series promotes the integration of EDI-related considerations in research design and practices to achieve a more equitable, diverse and inclusive health care system. Led by academics, clinician-scientists, EDI practitioners and social justice advocates, the series examines various aspects of current and emerging priorities in health care focused on pediatric health. The series explores how the application of inclusive best practice, and a focus on the social determinants of health, not only highlights issues of disparity but is essential to develop frameworks to increase access, remove barriers and improve health outcomes.


This series starts on March 18, 2021 and will run for 10 sessions over 4 months. Each session will be held on Thursdays bi-weekly from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. EST from March 18 to July 22.

Topics include (in order):

  • Precision health care: Bringing health equitable outcomes into focus
  • Allies in immunology: An examination of structural inequalities in health care
  • Childhood obesity: Weighing the long-term consequences and health outcomes
  • Not reinventing the Medicine Wheel: Centering Indigenous approaches to health care and well-being in Canada.
  • Life on the spectrum: Disparities in ASD diagnosis and delivery of dare in children and adolescents
  • STEMming the pipeline. Enhancing diversity in the health sciences
  • The healthy immigrant effect: Social determinants of health, health disparities and health outcomes for Canadian immigrants and their children
  • Accessibility and accommodation
  • Mental health
  • Adolescent sexuality


Learn more and register now.

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