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October 2021

Understanding the contribution of social, economic and environmental drivers in the spread of antimicrobial resistance in Ecuador

October 19, 11:40 am12:30 pm PDT
Online – Virtual Event

The emergence and dissemination of antimicrobial resistance among humans, animals and the environment poses an enormous threat to human health worldwide. Current evidence suggests that widespread dependency on antibiotics and complex interactions between humans, animals and the environment, have contributed to the propagation and spread of resistant organisms. This presentation will cover some environmental issues that contribute to antimicrobial resistance, including water and soil related factors, animal husbandry and wastewater and irrigation water management, and food safety, with examples drawn…

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Maternal Fetal Medicine Physician Use of Telehealth During Covid-19

October 26, 11:40 am12:30 pm PDT
Online – Virtual Event

The COVID-19 pandemic has hastened the transition to telehealth in obstetric care to provide safe and continuous care. Multiple factors are associated with uptake and amount of telehealth use in maternity care. Yet studies performing multivariable modeling are scarce, raising many questions about the actual drivers of telehealth use among providers and consumers. We drew data from the Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine (SMFM) Telehealth Survey administered online to SMFM members in December 2020. Maternal fetal medicine clinicians provide care…

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November 2021

Inflamed: Decolonizing Medicine for Better Health Outcomes

November 16, 12:00 pm1:00 pm PST
Online – Virtual Event

This event is co-sponsored with Berkeley Center for Social Medicine Associate Professor of Medicine, activist, composer, and co-author of the bestselling book Inflamed: Deep Medicine and the Anatomy of Injustice, Rupa Marya, MD, will describe how medicine is limited in its capacity to serve the health of all people by the same histories and contours of power that create and recreate the structural inequalities in society. To achieve the possibility of different health outcomes, we must re-conceptualize health with the…

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