Using Inclusive Language in Scholarly Writing (IDEAS) - August 18

Includes a Live Event on 08/18/2022 at 12:00 PM (EDT)


This webinar will serve as a primer for educational scholars who aspire to communication, specifically writing, that is free from bias, inclusive, and accurate in its depiction of identity, health, and risk. Speakers will discuss the principles of using inclusive language across their roles as educators, clinicians, health professions education scholars, and journal reviewers and editors. Speakers will also share available resources and practical strategies that scholars can adopt to align their writing with current best practices around the intentional use of words and descriptors that welcome the diversity of all people and their identities. This webinar will conclude with interactive case studies for attendees to practice what they have learned. Note: This webinar is open to all who are interested in attending but will address inclusive language in the context of its use in the United States.

Learning Objectives 

  • Understand the reasons for using inclusive language in scholarly writing 
  • Adopt best practices for writing that is free from bias, inclusive, and accurate in its depiction of identity, health, and risk  
  • Identify key resources and strategies to support learning and practice in this work

The AAMC IDEAS (Inclusion Diversity, Equity, Antiracism) Webinar series provides actionable information about DEI strategies that you can put into practice to become a more effective and successful leader, educator, and member of the academic medicine community.   

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Julia Raney, MD

Julia Raney, MD, is a clinical fellow in the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine at the University of California San Francisco. She earned her medical degree from Yale School of Medicine and completed her pediatric residency at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford University. Her research interests include health disparities, adverse childhood experiences, resiliency, and adolescent health. She also co-developed an anti-bias workshop focused on identifying and removing stigmatizing language from clinical settings, which she has presented at multiple national conferences and published in MedEdPORTAL. 

Javeed Sukhera, MD, PhD, FRCPC

Javeed Sukhera, MD, PhD, FRCPC, is the Chair of Psychiatry at the Institute of Living and Chief of the Department of Psychiatry at Hartford Hospital in Hartford, Connecticut. He is also an Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Sukhera comes to Hartford HealthCare from Western University in London, Ontario, Canada where he held various clinical and academic leadership roles. He graduated from the University of Toronto and Ben-Gurion University and completed his residency and child/adolescent fellowship training at the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York. He completed his PhD in Health Professions Education from Maastricht University. He is an internationally recognized health professions education researcher. His research program explores novel approaches to addressing stigma and bias among health professionals, and he has also been involved in advocacy and cross-sectoral work in education, policing, and community services. He is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Canadian Medical Association Journal and Deputy Editor of Perspectives on Medical Education.

Monica Lypson, MD, MHPE

Monica Lypson, MD, MHPE, is the Vice Dean for Education at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons. She is also the Rolf H. Scholdager Professor of Medicine. She graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and completed her internal medicine residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Her research interests include resident assessment, historical and contemporary trends in medical education, academic leadership, and the underrepresentation of minorities in academic medicine. She is the co-founder and former co-director of the COVID-19 Recovery Clinic at the George Washington University.

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