Advancing Health Equity in Healthcare and Beyond

Health Equity 2023
September 28 - 30, 2023
San Francisco, CA
Onsite and Live Stream Conference

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September 28 - 30, 2023
UCSF Mission Bay Conference Center • San Francisco, CA
Course# MDM24M22

COVID-19 Guidelines



Registration Fees

$899 Physicians

$799 Advanced Practice Professionals/Nurses

$599 Residents/Fellows

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations received in writing before Sept 27, 2023 will be refunded, less a $100 administrative fee. No refunds will be made on cancellations received after that date.

Please email your requests to [email protected]



After years of documenting disparities in health and health care based on race, ethnicity, gender, education, and socioeconomic status, the medical community has shifted its focus to pursuing health equity or “striving for the highest possible standard of health for all people and giving special attention to the needs of those at greatest risk of poor health, based on social conditions.” (Braveman, 2014) With publicly insured and uninsured patients making up about half of all outpatient visits in the US and millions of previously uninsured patients continuing to access health care through Medicaid expansions, becoming an expert in caring for the complex medical and social needs of vulnerable and underserved patients is crucial to every healthcare provider. World-class experts and front-line practitioners from the Zuckerberg San Francisco General and the UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations will present approaches to mitigate the challenges in caring for patients from marginalized, oppressed, and under-resourced communities and enhance the profound joy clinicians can experience when engaging with patients in greatest need. Topics will include updates on a broad range of diseases that disproportionately affect marginalized patients, such as HIV, obesity, and chronic illnesses such as heart failure, diabetes, renal disease, mental illness, and substance use. In addition, we discuss how clinicians can address social factors that complicate the management of medical conditions, such as homelessness, a history of trauma or incarceration, food insecurity, low health literacy, etc. Each day we will feature a nationally renowned figure in the care of marginalized populations who will deliver pearls and impart wisdom on staying engaged, connected, and inspired in this work.



An attendee completing this course should be able to incorporate into practice:

  • the latest updates in research on health disparities and health equity
  • approaches to considering social vulnerability in medical care
  • best practices in care of transgender patients
  • the effect of food insecurity and homelessness on patient outcomes
  • a trauma-informed approach to care
  • updated care of patients with heart failure, obesity, diabetes, renal disease and substance use
  • improved strategies for the recognition and treatment of latent tuberculosis infection
  • new strategies in telehealth with diverse patients
  • new strategies in communication for equitable care with diverse patients
  • new strategies in natural history, diagnosis and treatment of Long COVID
  • new strategies in abortion care and medical abortions

Onsite and Live Stream Conference

The course will be offered as a live conference. Registrants have the option to attend in person or to tune in remotely via zoom live stream during programming hours (Pacific Time). Login instructions along with the digital syllabus will be shared with attendees before the meeting. Included in your registration fee is access to the course recordings on demand after the conference and for 30 days after the course. You must tune in to the live conference (in person or remotely) to claim CME.

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The University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine (UCSF) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


    Course Outline

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    Course Chairs

    Soraya Azari, MD
    Associate Professor of Medicine

    Dean Schillinger, MD
    Professor of Medicine

    Margaret Wheeler, MD
    Professor of Medicine



    (University of California, San Francisco unless indicated)

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    Travel & Lodging

    UCSF Mission Bay Conference Center
    1675 Owens Street
    San Francisco, CA 94143-3008

    Phone:    415-476-2019


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