MAY 18 MAY 18
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Open to the public.

1st Annual Diversity and Inclusion Forum

LPCH West Building - Freidenrich Auditorium

Save the Date! Registration and more details coming soon!


Dear Stanford Community, 

Join us for the 1st Annual Diversity and Inclusion Forum! The event will highlight innovative workshops developed by our pediatric trainees and educational mentors who have participated in the inaugural LEAD (Leadership Education in Advancing Diversity) Program. The event will be an enriching opportunity for faculty, trainees, students, postdocs, and staff to learn tools and strategies to enable participants to become effective change agents for diversity and inclusion in medical education. We will conclude with a diversity fair to celebrate the people and organizations promoting diversity and inclusion in the Stanford community. All are welcome to participate and we look forward to seeing you on Friday, May 18th!


LEAD Steering Group
Carmin Powell, MD
Lahia Yemane, MD
Michelle Brooks, C-TAGME
Carrie Johnson, MBA
Becky Blankenburg, MD, MPH



Education Goals

  • Describe the value of building leadership and scholarship capacity for trainees to improve diversity and inclusion efforts in medical education. 
  • Demonstrate tools and strategies to:
  •     Debrief implicit bias
  •     Identify and manage micro-aggressions in the workplace
  •     Optimize the care of patients and families with limited English proficiency
  •      Address discrimination by patient and families
  • Create a learning climate that embraces inclusion and supports the scholarship of diversity. 


08:00 AM - 09:00 AM        
Pediatric Grand Rounds (CME Credit)
Good Medicine: Caring for Children in a Climate Committed to Social Justice
Patricia Poitevien, MD, MSc
Program Director, NYU Pediatrics Residency Program

09:15 AM - 10:30 AM
Workshop 1: Death By A Thousand Paper Cuts: Microaggressions and Their Effects on the Learning Climate
Workshop 2: “I don’t want someone like you taking care of my child” Strategies to Address Discrimination by Patients and Families

10:45 AM - 12:00 PM        
Workshop 3: Code Bias: A Novel Tool for Trainees to Debrief Cultural Biases
Workshop 4: Empowering Providers to Improve the Care of Families and Patients with Limited English Proficiency 

12:00 PM - 01:30 PM        
Diversity Fair and Lunch


Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, Auditorium
725 Welch Road
Palo Alto, CA 94305